VK6-HUB

The VK6-HUB is a series of Allstar nodes that link several different internet radio platforms and repeaters together. It can be connected into using either Allstar, DMR or Echolink via the node numbers/names below. The hub allows many nodes to connect and interact without having bandwidth limitations associated with slower home internet connections.

Allstar: VK6-HUB (42732)
  *Setup Your Own Node*: ClearNode (The Best!)
DMR: VK6RX – Brandmeister Talk Group 505005 (42716)
Echolink: *VK6-HUB* – 9610 (42717)
Web Browser: Listen via Broadcastify in your Web Browser or via the app here.

Normally the VK6-HUB  is connected to VK6ZGN’s (Bob) Allstar node 28608 which provides a radio path to VK6RLM 146.750 (146.150 input). The hub is also normally connected to the SW-Hub (South West) 42842 (also hosted on the same server), but this hub is a point for repeaters and nodes in the South West of Western Australia to connect into.

Quick Links
Allmon (VK6-HUB) – Use this page to view information on the HUB and other nodes within the VK6 Allstar network.
Allmon (VK8MT)
F-Troop (F-Troop)
Echolink Current Logins (echolink.org)
VK6 Allstar Network Group

Many thanks to Mal, VK8MT for providing the Supermon site and Bob, VK6ZGN for providing the link into VK6RLM. And also thanks to all the hams that have setup and are maintaining nodes that connect into the hubs.

VK6-HUB is hosted on my home Proxmox VE cluster in Kununurra Western Australia. It has plenty of bandwidth and processing power available for practically limitless connections no matter how you choose to connect (DMR, Allstar and Echolink etc.) The cluster allows for the virtual machine that the hub runs on to be migrated between cluster nodes without down time. For those interested, the cluster specs are below.

Cluster Node 1
CPU: Intel Xeon L5640 @ 2.27GHz.
RAM: 24GB.
Storage: 2x 2TB HDD as ceph OSDs, 6x 1TB HDD in ZFS RAIDz2 for backups.
Software: Proxmox VE.
Network: 2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE.

Cluster Node 2
CPU: Intel Xeon W5590 @ 3.33GHz.
RAM: 36GB.
Storage: 2x 2TB HDD as ceph OSDs.
Software: Proxmox VE.
Network: 2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE.

Cluster Node 3
CPU: Intel Xeon X3470 @ 2.93GHz.
RAM: 32GB.
Storage: 2x 2TB HDD as ceph OSDs.
Software: Proxmox VE.
Network: 2x 10GbE, 2x 1GbE.

Router/Gateway
CPU: Dual Pentium III 800E Slot 1.
RAM: 2GB PC133.
Storage: 32GB SSD.
Network: 2x 1GbE.
Modem: Netgear DM200.
Software OPNsense.

Internet: 100Mb/40Mb nbn VDSL2+.

 

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