Well really just a dedicated amateur radio VoIP system.
EDIT 26APR22 – Check out the Wiki at Hamshack Hotline, as many of the questions I’m being asked are covered in detail at their Wiki.
Set mine up April 2022, and I am now 610-000-0781 as Steve K9ZW in the Hamshack Hotline Directory.
I scrounged a Cisco SPA303 of eBay for the purpose.
Okay – easy-peasy setup (there is a video https://youtu.be/-XRUnnjTugQ )
By using one of the “supported phones” I could use their ready-to-go script to make it super easy.
- Bought a Cisco SPA303, a NOS one off of FleaBay
- Once the phone arrived (as you need its specific MAC address) I took a picture of is label
- Did the Helpdesk ticket, including sending a picture of my phones label
- Next day by email and on the HelpTest ticket system I was assigned 610-000-0781 as Steve K9ZW
- Ran the script for my phone, and backchecked it just because that is me
- Following day after the email info arrived the line was provisioned at the server level, making my extension active
- Set up my voicemail/greetings next (*97)
- And did a bunch of testing – looks very good! Left a couple voicemails on buddies extensions, one who left me a voice message reply. The system will email you if have received a voice message.
Not certain if the bridges mentioned on their website are just conference rooms or something else?
There is a bunch of steaming stuff you can check out of course, a latency test server and other extras. I found all this in the website directory under admins. My information was added to the directory at their next directory update a few days later as updates are done in batches.
I’ve slapped a NOT A 911 CAPABLE PHONE sort of sticker and also sticker with my extension number on the phone, again just because that is me.
More exploring down the road I am sure.
Thinking thought that I will about jump out of my skin if I am in the radio room and it rings!
Have some ideas how this Ham-Batphone could be useful!