Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio

While I was setting up a Raspberry Pi to decode AIS messages I had a look at whats available for the Pi and found that they now do a 7″ touch screen. This opens up more possibilities for using the Pi for portable Radio operation, it doesnt need a lot of power so wont use up the battery like the laptop does.

So I ordered one over the weekend. Im hoping to get time to set it up this week.

Ive got over 100 subscribers on here now, do any of you use the Pi for your amateur radio? If so what software have you installed? Or are you all just spambots?

Feb 14 2018

Ive been trying out various software builds and have loaded FLDigi and WSJT-X. And before I even start using it for radio I’ve hit a problem. The default screen resolution isn’t big enough and it’s upside down. To fix this I found this post https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=184762

so to set the screen the right way up enter the following command:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Then add the following line near the top of the file

lcd_rotate=2

Next find the 2 lines that start framebuffer and edit to remove the hash and set the new resolution

framebuffer_width=1024

framebuffer_height=614

Save the file and reboot. The screen resolution will change and you will see all of the WSJT-X window on screen when you run it.

 

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