TheLinkBox Install Tutorial

How to build
IRLP experimental reflector
with The Linkbox




THESE COMMANDS WILL INSTALL THE LINKBOX
ON YOUR DEBIAN 9 or 10 MACHINE



cd /home
wget https://github.com/wd5m/misc/raw/master/thelinkbox-compiled-debian9.tgz
tar xvzf thelinkbox-compiled-debian9.tgz
cd /home/thelinkbox
wget http://75.127.13.79/TheLinkBox/tlb.conf




Now go into the file /home/thelinkbox/tlb.conf
and put in your personal echolink callsign and password
Then start up the linkbox with the following command


linkbox/tlb -d -f tlb.conf


Or you can use this script to do the install

Install Script

After the software is installed and working to your satisfaction
you can run it in the background with this script

Script to run The Linkbox in the background



Once your Linkbox is running properly you can connect to it with
Echolink, IRLP, Speakfreely(for Windows) and/or ispeaker/imike (for linux)
Speakfreely for windows zip file download
ispeaker/imike for linux on intel processor boards zip file download
ispeaker/imike for linux on the Raspberry Pi boards zip file download



To connect with IRLP you can request an experimental node number from Dave Cameron
or
you can connect directly to the IP address of your Linkbox using the "Remote Admin" feature




Connect using the IRLP "Remote Call" feature





If you have any questions you can send me a message at this link
Ask Craig a Question




Your Linkbox reflector is now fully operational with GSM compression
If you want to go further and explore the advanced features of the Linkbox
Check out the information links below




Here is a list of advanced Linkbox commands from David WD5M.
LinkBox commands and settings



Ask questions about The Linkbox on their discussion group
The Linkbox discussion on groups.io



More information on Source Forge
CQiNet



Notes from Fred W5MGM
His install of the linkbox going beyond simple GSM compression
to add transcoding and full duplex
W5MGM notebook