Hello all, I’ve finally worked out all the bugs in getting my new raspberry pi 3 setup as a station computer and digital mode controller. I’ve had it running for about a week now, and I thought anyone who would like to do the same may have an easier time than I did by reading about my experience. I am connecting my raspberry pi to a yaesu SCU17, controlling an FTDX1200. This guide will mostly be about getting fldigi/flrig running so I hope it will be of help to everyone regardless of your interface. I haven’t gotten WSJTX talking to the radio yet so I’ll post an update when I get back to it. It installs and runs on the RasPi just fine though. So here we go: As we are using the Raspberry Pi in full GUI mode I highly recommend using the newest Raspberry Pi 3. I am impressed with how little system resources Fldigi uses but I think there’s still a noticeable boost over the Raspberry Pi 2 in performance. Also recommended is a class 10 SD card. My first struggle was with compiling the latest Fldigi from source to run on Raspbian. I have done the same on my Debian laptop, but could not meet the same success on the Pi. After solving the dependency issues from [./configure] I was then met with error after error when running [make]. So much so that I gave up and shelved the idea for a while. Then I discovered something that made the whole thing easy- Ubuntu MATE available for the Raspberry Pi. Fldigi and especially Flrig is still hopelessly out of date in the official repository, but thanks to the efforts of KA6MAL we have the Ubuntu-hams-ppa, a wonderful repository we can easily add to our Pi with the latest ham software; no compiling necessary. So we’ll start by installing Ubuntu MATE on the SD card. Direction are available here so I won’t belabor that point; but do mention if you have any trouble and I’d be happy to help. Once Ubuntu MATE is installed and our first user account created, we must run some updates and install the PPA from which we get our up-to-date versions of Fldigi. To do that open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y This will take some time to complete on a fresh install Then run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-hams-updates/ppa sudo apt-get update There is a great bunch of software in the ubuntu-hams-ppa and can be browsed from the link posted above. For now all we’re interested in can be installed with: sudo apt-get install fldigi flrig -y As far as getting the programs installed goes, that’s it! Fldigi and Flrig should run now. Now to get the Pi and Radios talking.