So, I’ve thought of a potential fun way to use Asterisk in an Amateur Radio setting, however, I’m not sure if Asterisk can do what I would need it to do in order for it to work.
Let’s say I’ve got a repeater on the 70CM band that’s got a very strong transmit signal (the repeater can be heard by mobile and portable stations) everywhere, but some stations who are receiving the repeater strongly can’t hit it because of low transmit power.
I’d like to set up receive stations in these “holes” further out so that people working with handy-talkies and whatnot can hit the repeater via the remote receive stations.
I already know that Asterisk can do “voting” based on audio quality, etc, with certain modules; what I don’t know is if I can get Asterisk to auto-dial and connect a call to a SIP phone that has just connected.
I want to use a bunch of old, but still functioning, SIP phones to convert the audio from the remote receivers to SIP and send that audio stream to the repeater (running an AllStar node, which uses Asterisk), and I’d like to be able to program these phones to connect to either that AllStar node or another Asterisk server, and then have the server initiate a call to each device as soon as it connects.
Is it possible, currently, to have the server auto-initiate a call to a SIP device as soon as it registers on the Asterisk server? If so, how?
Thanks in advance.