[VIDEO] New Getting Started Video
November 12, 2018 Aaron, N3MBH
OpenRepeater - Getting Started with ORPIn this video I provide a quick overview of the process of setting up an OpenRepeater controller with the required hardware and software to go from nothing to basic operation. This guide is intended for users of all skill levels.
It will not cover specifics of all setups, troubleshooting, and all the features of the user interface as those are more in depth topics for other videos and knowledge base articles. Also, this only covers the generalities of the controller side of the repeater. Dealing with the radios and RF side of the repeater is up to each individual operator.
0:00 - Intro
0:41 - STEP 1 - Connecting Interface Hardware
1:53 - STEP 2 - Download OpenRepeater IMG file
2:26 - STEP 3 - Verify & Unzip the IMG file
3:26 - STEP 4 - Burning IMG to SD Card
4:19 - STEP 5 - Insert SD Card & First Boot
5:26 - STEP 6 - Discovering Your IP Address
6:04 - STEP 7 - SSH in and Expand File System & Set Timezone
7:05 - STEP 8 - Logging in to Web UI
7:37 - STEP 9 - Running the Setup Wizard
8:50 - STEP 10 - Connecting Radios
9:52 - STEP 11 - Testing the Controller
10:34 - Final Notes/Securing the Controller
If you need additional help afterwards, be sure to check out these Resources:
OpenRepeater Knowledge Base: https://openrepeater.com/knowledgebase
OpenRepeater Forums: https://openrepeater.com/forums
Repeater Builder: http://www.repeater-builder.com/rbtip/index.html
To learn more about hardware for interfacing to ORP visit:
ORP Hardware Page: https://openrepeater.com/hardware OR
Watch Our Hardware Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnL-GSpoCEA
About the Project:
The OpenRepeater Project is custom software that allows you to use a single board computer, like a Raspberry Pi, as an amateur radio repeater controller with some additional interfacing hardware between the SBC and and the radios. For more information about the project, visit https://openrepeater.com
Please be sure to like and subscribe as well as follow the project on our social media accounts (see openrepeater.com for links).
This has been in the planning stages for some time, but we’ve finally put together a Getting Started video in our efforts to ramp up our YouTube channel and provide video instruction for newcomers to OpenRepeater. This video gives a quick overview of the hardware required to interface the Raspberry Pi to the radios, as well as downloading and burning the OpenRepeater software to an SD card, boot up, running the setup wizard and testing the basic functionality when complete.
If you are interested finding out more about the required hardware, check out our hardware overview video or the hardware page. There are more videos planned that will give a detailed overview of the ORP software.