A new hobby that I have started

Anyway I’m starting out a new hobby, which is my FreePBX phone system based on Asterisk. The server that is running the FreePBX is a HP laptop with a 600GB Toshiba HDD with 4GB x 2 DDR3 RAM cards making a total of 8GB, which is running Linux Debian 12 with FreePBX 16 and Asterisk 18. The phones running on the system are two Cisco phones: SPA303 and a 7961G, and two Grandstream ATAs, HT801 which connected to an AT&T phone, and a BasicTalk branded Grandstream HT701 which is connected to a Bell trimline phone. Plus an Algo 8180 alerter used as a pager.

I will probably add more to it, and maybe a FXO adapter for a outgoing trunk since the AT&T router has the phone line built-in already.

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You might also be able to get an intercom network going in place, I watch Mr Mercury Fixit and he has whole phone/intercom system in place throughout his house and a fire alarm system too.

Newest addition to the phone system, Cisco 8861 3PCC phone.

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Hey nice, I’ve been meaning to spin up a small IPBX at my place, I don’t have any IP phones besides a Cisco SPA122 ATA and three old Socotels S63 phones :rofl:

And then I realized that of all the S63 phones I have, only one works on the SPA122 as it has the decimal DTMF keypad, the other two both are old-timey “spinning dial” ones.

I really like that Trimphone by the way, I like how compact it is.

Just as an update, I went to the FreePBX Distro Version.

Are you going to post any videos about it?

I made one, but I need to some editing.

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