Cross Roads Ham Radio Club uses AllStar as the core of our linked repeater system. With the increased popularity of personal, portable AllStar node hardware such as the SHARI (SA818 Ham Allstar Radio Interface) and the Node-Ventures ClearNode, personal AllStar node usage has grown in popularity.Several of our members stay connected to the CRHRC as they travel using a portable node. The ClearNode App allows you to: ... I recommend Clearnodes to all of my blind Ham radio contacts. so far we have seen an increase in blind people purchasing these little pis. so thankful I have found a product and a person who I can stand behind and support 100 percent. Node and Controller solutions for AllStar, EchoLink, DMR, P25, YSF, FCS. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola). This is a large and very visible forum. How To Use AllStar & DMR Tips by (Jesse WH6AV) Big Island Monthly Siren Net (AllStar) | Hawaii County Siren Net (DMR) When keying up any radio, folks need to wait 2 seconds before saying anything. Here is a rule of thumb, hold mic at waist level, key radio, and bring mic up an inch away from mouth and speak. The Battery. The radio is supplied with a Ni-MH, 9.6 V, 1900 mAh, battery-pack (SBR-32MH), as well as a AA battery holder. You can charge the supplied battery pack while the radio is connected to an external DC supply. Last Updated on May 15, 2021. Providing up to six watts of power output, the FT-818 is designed for operation on the 160-10.