W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

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  1. W3DJS

    W3DJS Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Fellow Hams and Raspberry Pi Enthusiasts,

    I am pleased to announce the release of version 2 of the Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image I've been working on. It has additional applications since version 1, such as Pat WinLink for EmComm, wxtoimg for receiving weather images from NOAA satellites, and D-RATS for D-Star users. I have also included a number of ham-radio related wallpapers you can set the background to. See below for more information.

    I have confirmed this image starts up successfully on the Raspberry Pi Model 2 B as well as newer Raspberry Pi boards. However, some of the applications require more CPU power than the Model 2 can provide, so YMMV.

    You can download it from either: http://bit.ly/W3DJSRasPiv2ImgCompressed or via BitTorrent. Thanks to fellow Ham Norm Schklar, WA4ZXV, for hosting the image on his Google Drive.

    Please send me any comments or concerns via email to w3djs@arrl.net.

    -Dave Slotter, W3DJS

    Version 2 of Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image by W3DJS

    General Ham Radio Applications
    HamLib - Ham Radio Control Libraries
    grig - graphical user interface to the Ham Radio Control Libraries
    CHIRP - Radio Programming Software
    APRS Message App for JS8Call - GUI to send APRS messages via JS8Call
    QTel - EchoLink client
    QSSTV - Slow Scan TV (e.g. "Fax")
    Gpredict - Satellite prediction
    FreeDV - Free digital voice vocoder
    BlueDV - Client for D-Star and DMR
    WsprryPi - WSPR software
    ADS-B Flight Tracking Software
    Pi3/4 Stats Monitor
    - by W1HKJ
    - HF propagation prediction
    GPS Support
    Auto WiFi Hotspot
    - Automatically turn your Pi into a WiFi hotspot when in the field!
    wxtoimg - NOAA weather imaging software
    twHamQTH - an online callsign look up program
    twclock - a world clock and automatic ID for amateur radio operators
    acfax - Receive faxes using your radio and sound card
    colrconv - convers client with sound and ncurses color support
    d-rats - A communication tool for D-STAR
    fbb - Packet radio mailbox and utilities
    gcb - Utility to calculate long and short path to a location
    glfer - Spectrogram display and QRSS keyer
    Xdx is a DX-cluster client
    DXSpider - DX Cluster Server
    fccexam - Study tool for USA FCC commercial radio license exams.
    gnuais / gnuaisgui - GNU Automatic Identification System receiver
    hamexam - Study guide for USA FCC amateur radio (ham radio) license examinations.
    hamfax - Qt based shortwave fax
    inspectrum - tool for visualising captured radio signals
    predict-gsat - Graphical Predict client
    splat - analyze point-to-point terrestrial RF communication links
    wwl - Calculates distance and azimuth between two Maidenhead locators

    Antenna Ham Radio Applications
    antennavis - Antenna Visualization Software
    gsmc - A GTK Smith Chart Calculator for RF impedance matching
    nec2c - Translation of the NEC2 FORTRAN source code to the C language
    xnecview - NEC structure and gain pattern viewer
    yagiuda - software to analyse performance of Yagi-Uda antennas

    Digital Mode Ham Radio Applications
    WSJT-X - Weak Signal (FT8, FT4, etc.) by W1JT
    - Graphical mapping companion program for WSJT-X or JTDX
    JTDX - Alternate client for Weak Signal (FT8, FT4, etc.)
    JS8Call - Messaging built on top of FT8 protocol by KN4CRD
    - Get Grid coordinates using GPS
    (FLDigi is in its own section below.)
    gnss-sdr - GLONASS satellite system Software Defined Receiver
    linpsk - amateur radio PSK31/RTTY program via soundcard
    multimon - multimon - program to decode radio transmissions
    multimon-ng - digital radio transmission decoder
    psk31lx - a terminal based ncurses program for psk31
    twpsk - a psk program

    Software Defined Radio
    CubicSDR - Software Defined Radio receiver
    cutesdr - Simple demodulation and spectrum display program
    GQRX - Software defined radio receiver
    SDRAngel - SDR player
    lysdr - Simple software-defined radio
    quisk - Software Defined Radio (SDR)
    SoapyAudio - Soapy SDR plugin for Audio devices
    SoapyHackRF - SoapySDR HackRF module
    SoapyMultiSDR - Multi-device support module for SoapySDR
    SoapyNetSDR - Soapy SDR module for NetSDR protocol
    SoapyRemote - Use any Soapy SDR remotely
    SoapyRTLSDR - Soapy SDR module for RTL SDR USB dongle
    SoapySDR - Vendor and platform neutral SDR support library
    SoapySDRPlay - Soapy SDR module for SDRPlay
    Support for RTL-SDR
    Support for SDRPlay SDR
    Support for HackRF SDR

    APRS Applications
    Xastir - APRS GUI client / Digipeater / Igate
    YAAC - Yet Another APRS Client
    DireWolf - Software "soundcard" AX.25 packet modem/TNC and APRS encoder/decoder
    aprsdigi - digipeater for APRS
    aprx - APRS Digipeater and iGate
    soundmodem - Sound Card Amateur Packet Radio Modems

    FLDigi Application Suite from W1HKJ
    flrig - Rig Control program which interfaces with fldigi
    fldigi - Digital Modes Communications
    flaa - RigExpert Antenna Analyzer Control Program
    flamp - File transmissions via Amateur Multicast Protocol
    flarq - ARQ data transfer utility for fldigi
    flcluster - Telnet client to remote DX Cluster Servers
    fllog - Logbook application which can use same data file as fldigi
    flmsg - Editor for ICS 213 Forms
    flnet - Net Control Assistant for Net Activities (Check-In Application)
    flpost - NBEMs post office
    flwrap - File encapsulation and compression for transmission over amateur radio
    flwkey - Winkeyer (or clone) control program for K1EL Winkeyer series

    Logging Applications
    TrustedQSL - LotW client
    CQRlog - Ham Radio Logging Application
    PyQSO - Logging software (written in Python)
    klog - The Ham Radio Logging program
    tlf - console based ham radio contest logger
    tucnak2 - VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2
    twlog - basic logging program for ham radio
    wsjtx_to_n3fjp - Logging adapter to allow WSJT-X to log to N3FJP
    xlog - GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators

    WinLink Applications
    Pat WinLink - WinLink for Raspberry Pi (and other platforms)
    ARDOP support for Pat WinLink
    ARDOP-GUI - Provides graphical representation of ARDOP connections
    Find ARDOP - Retrieves local ARDOP sources by KM4ACK
    support for Pat WinLink
    PMON - a PACTOR® Monitoring Utility for Linux

    Morse Code Applications
    aldo - Morse code training program
    cw - sound characters as Morse code on the soundcard or console speaker
    cwcp - Text based Morse tutor program
    xcwcp - Graphical Morse tutor program
    cwdaemon - morse daemon for the serial or parallel port
    ebook2cw - convert ebooks to Morse MP3s/OGGs
    ebook2cwgui - GUI for ebook2cw
    morse - training program about morse-code for aspiring radio hams
    morse2ascii - tool for decoding the morse codes from a PCM WAV file
    morsegen - convert file to ASCII morse code
    qrq - High speed Morse telegraphy trainer
    twcw - sends morse code via the sound card or serial card (Needs RTC installed)
    xdemorse - decode Morse signals to text
    rscw - Receive CW through Soundcard

    *** Ham Radio Wallpaper also included in image ***

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    KL7KN, KK3Q, K8UA and 3 others like this.
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cool Beans. :cool:

    Keep up the good work. ;)

  3. K5DJD

    K5DJD Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. KV5NIC

    KV5NIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Could you (re)post the torrent link? HRCC just did a video on you so you're going to get some traffic...
    N1MID likes this.
  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Torrent link ???
  6. W4EAE

    W4EAE XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Torrents have very legitimate uses. For smaller projects in particular, they can lighten server loads and provide faster downloads.
    KK3Q likes this.
  7. VA2FYI

    VA2FYI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm a new HAM and never really used QRZ but I made sure to log in to thank you! I'll share your image on my local HAM group's page. :)
  8. W3DJS

    W3DJS Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Correct! We put up a torrent to distribute the load when everyone tried to download from Google at once, causing the server to seize up and start rejecting traffic.
    N1MID likes this.
  9. VK1AO

    VK1AO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I really appreciate this image. Thanks for your work. Is there a doc explaining how to switch it from hotspot to LAN? I can get onto it via it's hotspot. I can turn the hotspot off and on but I can't work out how to activate the ethernet after the hotspot is off.
  10. W3DJS

    W3DJS Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Hi Alan.

    Thank you for reaching out about this issue. This has been a common one, unfortunately.

    To remove the auto Wi-Fi hotspot and make all networking perform "normally", do these two steps on the Raspberry Pi console:

    sudo systemctl disable autohotspot.service

    In the /etc/dhcpcd.conf file remove the line that was added ("sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf"):

    nohook wpa_supplicant
    That's it as far as removing it. You can now reboot and wait for the GUI's WiFi menu to become populated with the local SSIDs or go to the console again and run sudo raspi-config and select 2: Network Options, followed by N2: Wi-Fi and enter in your WiFi SSID and passphrase. In addition, the Ethernet will also behave normally.

    Hope this helps!

  11. VK1AO

    VK1AO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wow - thanks - I was sooo close - looking at that nohook line (but no cigar). Just got my licence here - as soon as I get a QSL card together I will send it. Thanks again
  12. KV5NIC

    KV5NIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    again, where's the torrent link?

    nevermind found it on the groups.io thread, but no ones seeding.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  13. M0NDT

    M0NDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am and four others. Are you sure you got the correct torrent?
  14. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I never saw the torrent link in the message. Just the google link.

  15. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    got it downloaded. I'll seed it when I get home from work.

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