Free PACTOR-1/2/3 Monitoring Software for Raspberry Pi available

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by DL6MAA, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. DL6MAA

    DL6MAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Meanwhile, I could reproduce here in the lab that there are cases where the DR-7800 captures a packet, but PMON for RasPi does not.
    This only happens with "borderline" SNR. I'm still looking for the cause of this effect. Probably there will be the first update next week. :)
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  2. KX4Z

    KX4Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    You’ll find it, eventually.

    The natural course of groundbreaking new developments
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  3. DL6MAA

    DL6MAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Beta Version of Update for PMON for Rasberry Pi available

    We invite you to test the latest beta version of PMON for Raspberry Pi, V 1.0-2.
    The sensitivity on PACTOR 3, speedlevel 2, could be improved, some other flaws could be fixed.

    Enjoy PACTOR monitoring!

    73's de Peter, DL6MAA


    Please be aware that the test version overwrites the standard version on your RasPi!

    This is the update information:

    Using PMON testing packages

    If you like to try test versions of the PMON tool, please add our APT testing repository to your system:

    echo "deb buster non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scs-testing.list > /dev/null

    After adding the testing repository use

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade


    to get the testing version of PMON.

    Another way is to download the testing package directly, eg.:


    Now install the package manually:

    sudo dpkg -i pmon_1.0-2_armhf.deb

    There is no need to uninstall the package when the stable version will be released.

    Simply use

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

    as usual.
  4. DL6MAA

    DL6MAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is an example of how PMON works on the hardware modems with PMON_LZH.
    PMON for RasPI works the same way, but no status messages are interspersed...

    Please be aware of the fact that this is a real-world connection, no "controlled conditions" in the lab...

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