Joining Texas GMRS Using Your Existing Node

If you are unfamiliar with Linux, Allstar/Hamvoip or know you will need assistance, prior to starting, please schedule a phone call so we can assist you through the process. We may need to remotely connect to your desktop/laptop during this process. – If you need additional support, please Contact Admin Here.

Remember you may need to adapt these instructions to your specific system and configurations. If you encounter any issues, having a backup of the rpt.conf file allows you to restore the previous configuration.

  • Backup Reminder
    • Before you begin, please consider making a full backup of your SD card or files. This script will modify important configuration files.
  1. Access the System:
    • Log in to your node using SSH or with physical console access.
    • To find your IP address, you can download Port Scanner
    • To SSH into your node, you can download PuTTY
    • Make sure you node is connected to the internet.
  2. Ensure you have your New Node # and Password
    • You will be asked to enter your old node number, new node number & new password.
  3. Select the Bash Shell Interface <Option 9>
  4. Copy & Paste the Following Commands
    • After running the script the node should reboot, if the script hang you can use CNTRL+C to cancel the operation and try to re-run the script.
wget "" --no-check-certificate -O ./
chmod u+x
  1. Verify Changes:
    • Check the configuration files to ensure they contain the new node # were updated without errors for the following files:
      • /etc/asterisk/rpt.conf
      • /etc/asterisk/iax.conf
      • /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf
    • Verify the entries by typing “crontab -l” for the following files:
      • @reboot bash /usr/local/sbin/ >/dev/null 2>&1
      • @reboot bash /usr/local/sbin/ >/dev/null 2>&1″
      • */10 * * * * bash /usr/local/sbin/ >/dev/null 2>&1″
      • 15 5,18 * * * bash /usr/local/sbin/ >/dev/null 2>&1″
    • Check the Supermon page by visiting:
      • http://<your-node-ip-address>
    • Ensure your node number and IP address is showing up by visiting:
  2. Testing:
    • Test the new configurations by connecting to the Texas GMRS Network.