After being on and still on the Digital HotSpot craze, I started looking at the Analog options and that brought me to the Open Source AllStar system.
I was actually a little surprised to see how much EchoLink and IRLP are still used for over 20 year old systems. AllStar plays very nice with EchoLink and to a degree IRLP. Most of the IRLP nodes I’ve looked at connects up with AllStar as well.
To find out more check out: https://www.hamvoip.org
Based on that site I invested in the equipment and just got it going about 2 days ago. The setup is harder than the other digital hotspots but most of that is because it’s command line Linux that you need to be familiar with or at least be able to follow from the guides. The guides over on HamVOIP are outstanding.
At any rate my nodes are online!
EchoLink: KV4S-L (37208)
Link up and lets chat!!
For all my modes and ways to connect check out this page: https://kv4s.com/connect