The Arkansas GMRS Repeater Group is proud to own and put into service an internal, Asterisk-based, GMRS Repeater Linking system. The system is built using Linux-based Asterisk software and self-hosted on our own servers here in Arkansas.
The statewide system is linked full time, however, owners may link in and off as they see fit. Most of the owners will leave the links on full-time, but there is no guarantee.
We are using Dell servers, running Proxmox Virtual Environment with custom software and managed by Arkansas GMRS Repeater Group owners. There are two cores (server locations) with DNS failover so if one goes down, the next one takes over. The servers are in different parts of the state as to alleviate internet issues from one provider. We strive to have as much up time as possible and will continue to add cores in strategic locations for added support.
CORE 1 MAIN: Bauxite (fed with fiber optic broadband)
CORE 2 BACKUP: West Fork (fed with fiber optic broadband).
At this time, the link system ONLY connects to other repeaters in the State of Arkansas and not outside of the area. Links are only repeaters with personal nodes on a case by case basis that suits the Group. There is no requirement for repeater affiliates to link into this system.
Linking to the system is voluntary and not all Arkansas repeaters are linked in. We always invite all who want to link up to do so and welcome all repeater owners!
ARKANSAS GMRS REPEATER GROUP – OFFICIAL ZELLO CHANNEL
This Zello channel is linked to the Arkansas GMRS Repeater Group Network – a wide-area GMRS repeater system with machines across The Natural State.
TRANSMITTING IN THE ZELLO CHANNEL IS ONLY FOR LICENSED MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS GMRS REPEATER GROUP. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REQUEST PERMISSION IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. Thank you for understanding!
You must be “trusted” to transmit. To become “trusted”, FIRST become a member at https://arkradio.net. Once you are a registered member, transmit a voice message in Zello stating your name, callsign, location, and membership status, and ask an admin to make you a “trusted” user. Until you have been “trusted”, your messages will only be heard by admins, and will not be sent to the repeater, network, or other users.