Some of the neat things I am working on here and also some future plans.
We currently have a Asterisk Box set up here that has Ham Radio ports connected. A person can dial in via radio or phone and then dial radio nodes all around the world. The system supports full and half duplex connections. And is compatible with All_Star, EchoLink, IRLP, & D-Star. (Although we boycot the last two for obvious reasons).
We also have obtained 2x G-Tel 909 (Star Telephone Co. Model 909) Desktop payphones from America. The novelty here is that people can place call’s all over the world using the old style payphone system’s via VoIP. We have some USA Quarters, but it just so happens that the modern Australian 10 cent piece is the same shape size and weight as the American quarter / 25 cent piece.
ProjectMF. There is a big interest in the hacker community in experiencing the old school phone phreaking days. ProjectMF is an adaption of Asterisk to allow all the traditional MF signaling to work so that people can Blue Box etc.
We are also currently working on trying to procure some full size street payphones from the USA. These can often be had brand new for as little as USD$25 as they are being phased out there. Unfortunately USPS have dropped International Surface Mail and at 52 pounds weight AirMail is far to expensive.
We are having problems getting Asterisk set up correctly with the two desktop payphones for detection of incoming calls. If you can help, please contact me. Incoming works fine on a normal ATA so it must be a signaling setting for the TDM400P card I would think ???
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed my little rant on the fun we are having with Asterisk here.
~ Ken - vk4akp ~