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Portable Raspberry Pi 4 Amateur Radio Station

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KI6NAZ, Dec 29, 2019.

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  1. KI6NAZ

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    Here is my current rasperberry pi 4 portable ham shack setup. This all packs into a Pelican 1040 waterproof case for easy portability into the field. The advantage of using a Raspberry Pi is that you can interface with any tablet or laptop that can use VNC for acessing the devices desktop. Linux for ham radio is very stong with regards to applications, so you will likely have all your bases covered after a little preparing.

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  2. K1ZBT

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    Great video!
    Much appreciated thank you!
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  3. W1YW

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    Nice job:)

    Now tell us about the 3D-printed knob extension on the KX3:)
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  4. KI6NAZ

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    Oh, I definately will!
  5. AC8WS

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    Very nice video.... I'm using the same setup and logging into CQRLog for both WSJTX and FLDigi. I was wondering what you are using as logging software? BTW, thanks for the GPS idea. I have a USB GPS that I didn't think to attach. If I am not attached to a hotspot for cellular I am using Adafruit PiRTC (Precise DS3231 Real Time Clock for Raspberry Pi) for time control. GPS is a much better idea!

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  6. KC5BIE

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    OH8STN also has great videos on portable operation using a Raspberry Pi, here's one:

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  7. NZ5J

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    Great video. However, I like to know that my remote activation offers something more than just making contacts. A QSO would be better. Have you tried running JS8CALL? That would be more worthwhile. FT8 to me is just a contact app for folks that do not really want to have a QSO. Don't get me wrong, I love it too. It has its place, just would like more functionality than that if activating in the field.
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  8. N1IPU

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    No real info in the OPs vid. I will stick with OH8STNs. Julians vids are chock full of practical info without the narcissism.
    The problem with Youtube is too many people want to be a star and produce nothing.
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  9. KF4FVE

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  10. W1YW

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    Frankly, its at exactly the level I need to be informed. Perhaps you desired something more detailed.

    I find these 'home expert videos', for the most part, very helpful.

    For example, I am installing a piezo pickup on my acoustic guitar today and was not happy with the manu's instructions. On youtube I found 5 installations of the product by 'home experts' and some great tips I hdan't seen before--because I was taught that 'shop' , in high school, was for dummies. Hardly!

    The truly useless videos are easy to pick out in just a few seconds.

    Also, if you RUN youtube videos as TWICE normal speed on settings, you can easily preview a video and figure whether its helpful for you, usually in less than 20 seconds.

    Chip W1YW
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