Thinking of Raspberry Pi? It's easy!

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by MW1CFN, May 10, 2018.

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  1. MW1CFN

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    This is just for those of you who, like me, thought getting a Raspberry Pi to run your digi modes is just too complex or somehow 'lesser' than running on a more 'mainstream' unit.

    I'm very happy to say my experience was of an easy set-up, with the added advantage of the board (most of us have a spare HDMI screen and keyboard lying around), costing around 1/10th the price of a basic laptop. Also a bit more convenient to power from 5V (at 2.3Amps or so), rather than stepping up to 19V for a laptop.

    Overall, other than for things like games, the current Pi is now a very capable all-round computing solution. If you look up advice online, you may well find a lot of it is outdated. A number of functions are now, much more conveniently, available from the graphical interface of Raspbian (the OS), without the need for ventures into issuing obscure commands.

    https://mw1cfnradio.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/more-pi.html

    Again, this is to encourage folks, not an invitation to troll.
     
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  2. KA9JLM

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    The RPi3 B+ looks like a nice box to play with.

    Have Fun.
     
  3. KV6O

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    It's a very fun platform, I have an original RPi polling my Peet Bros Wx station and uploaded the data to the internet, as well as decoding a data channel on VHF using an RTL-SDR device, and it's been doing this for many years now. I have the 2nd and 3rd models doing various other tasks in my house - dirt cheap computing.
     
  4. K6CLS

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    I don't bother with the laptop or desktop any more. RPi 3 is my main system. Good enough.

    That said I dream of building a maxed out Ryzen system!!
     
  5. KA8NCR

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  6. WQ2H

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    The RPi3's are amazing.

    I got one set up as a Direwolf ARPS digipeater (headless) with a $24 Boafeng HT. Unbelievably, and it's been running 24/7 for about a year now.

    Just picked up another one for a headless WSPR 20m beacon. A little more complex because I added an MFJ QRP tuner and an RF filter. But one thing is certain - everybody loves Raspberry pie........!

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    73
    Jim, WQ2H
     

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