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Re: Introduction

J FLETCHER
 

Hi Paula,
 
I ordered a Pi from CPC last Tuesday morning and it arrived the following day. They told me they'd had a delivery of 2000 the previous week and had 700 left. You may be lucky...
 
73,
 
John G4EDX
Nottingham


--- On Sun, 26/8/12, Paula wrote:

From: Paula
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Introduction
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Date: Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 23:11

 
Hi all, I'm Paula G8PZT and I don't yet own a Pi but would very much like to
:-)

My interest is in writing software for data-over-radio networking, VOIP, and
SDR. Also have emcomms in the back of my mind.

I am hoping to port my applications to the Pi, so I can junk the power
hungry and space wasting PC's that power my packet systems and VOIP
repeater. I'd also like to develop new applications to take advantage of
this exciting little device.

I have very little experience of Linux, being mainly a spare-time DOS and
Windows programmer (asm/c/c++), but I'm hoping this device will finally give
me the push I needed to get my apps ported to Linux.

Now I just need to buy one, or more... ;-) [I was told there was a big
waiting list, so I waited for the rush to die down]

73, Paula


Re: Introduction

John G8BPQ
 

Hi Paula,

 

About a month ago I ordered one from Farnell, and despite being quoted 6 weeks it arrived in two days. This may have been a fluke, but the waiting list seems to be disappearing..

 

If your ax.25 code (like mine) is largely in assembler, then porting to the pi won’t be easy, but C shouldn’t present too many problems. But linux already has ax.25 and Netrom stacks, so you can take the higher level stuff, and hook it into the existing stacks.

 

73, John G8BPQ

 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Paula
Sent: 26 August 2012 23:11
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Introduction

 

 

Hi all, I'm Paula G8PZT and I don't yet own a Pi but would very much like to
:-)

My interest is in writing software for data-over-radio networking, VOIP, and
SDR. Also have emcomms in the back of my mind.

I am hoping to port my applications to the Pi, so I can junk the power
hungry and space wasting PC's that power my packet systems and VOIP
repeater. I'd also like to develop new applications to take advantage of
this exciting little device.

I have very little experience of Linux, being mainly a spare-time DOS and
Windows programmer (asm/c/c++), but I'm hoping this device will finally give
me the push I needed to get my apps ported to Linux.

Now I just need to buy one, or more... ;-) [I was told there was a big
waiting list, so I waited for the rush to die down]

73, Paula


Self introduction

Michael Chen
 

Hi, everyone,

I am Michael. I live in Nanjing, China. Have been license since 1990,
active in HF DX/Contesting, Satellite, and EME. Experienced in
Linux/BSD and Java/C programming. It's interesting to play around with
Raspberry Pi.

Michael Chen, BD5RV/4
AMSAT-China: http://www.camsat.cn
-----------------------------------
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bd5rv
Email: michael.bd5rv@gmail.com
MSN: bd5rv@jsdxc.org
Skype: michael-bd5rv


Re: Introduction

MattB
 

Wonderful. I look forward to learning a lot from this group.

-Matt

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, wu3v@... wrote:

Matt et al, the existing ax25 utils are good but confusing, I am working on a simpler interface and hopefully can produce something useful in about a month. I am also planning to include a 44net option if possible.

Jim
af5ca



________________________________
From: MattB <mbrauer@...>
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:08 PM
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Introduction


 
Hello, all.

I'm Matt, KC2O, from San Francisco, and I've been interested in developing a platform for a low-cost, low-power packet-based emcomm BBS system.

I have a fair bit of experience with PIC and Arduino-based projects, but neither of those seemed to be sophisticated enough to do what I think is needed. Combining RaspberryPi with a TNC-X (or customized equivalent) will be perfect.

(Incidentally, I just rebuilt the AX.25-including bootc kernel to support my wifi usb dongle, by following Dominique Gallot's excellent notes here: http://www.gallot.be/?p=150.)

While I have a fair bit of experience with Linux, I'm new to packet, and look forward to getting help from this group.

-Matt KC2O


Re: Yet Another Welcome message

 

Most of the distros come configured for UK English. The newer Raspbian system has a number of utilities in a startup menu that gets run on first boot. You can set the language and keyboard format then. It is callable once you have the system setup, but I am on Holiday this weekend throug tomorrow and don't have the reference handy. 

--
John D. Hays
206-801-0820

On Aug 26, 2012, at 15:29, "The Silver Fox" <alan.r.hill@...> wrote:

 

I am using a RF usb dongle for the keyboard and mouse.  The mouse works but the keyboard is problematic.  I replaced it with a hard wired keyboard and mouse and had no problems other than the default keyboard definitions were not good mappings for all my keys.  I tried several of the installed mappings and found only a couple really mapped well even though they claimed to support my keyboard makers.  I probably have the RPI powered by more than 5.0 volts and that may be why I am not seeing issues with USB.  Soon I will plug in my USB sound dongle and see what happens.

Cheers,

Alan – W6ARH

 

http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/

http://wb6dhw.com/For_Sale.html

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Jerome K
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:47 PM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Yet Another Welcome message

 

 

The new members has been growing rapidly...

I try to check several times a day to approve if you know anyone who believes they have waited too long pop me an PM here...

I wanted to drop a hint and others are welcome to do same..

Todays Hint for anyone new to the RPi... Never plug anything into the USB portthat draws more then 100mA or any combination... Use a POWERED HUB instead.. You should also go here and check the Peripheral Compatability list... www.raspberrypi.org

Happy experimentation to everyone...

73 Jerry N9LYA

PS I am looking to use my 4Pi as Ham Radio tools. Like Nodes, possibly even some RF Networking linking... anything that can be imagined.. I would even consider owning a dozen or so of these if I could do some really cool things.. The RPi sounds like its only limitations will be the imagination..

Anyone needed a SD card Imaged for their Raspberry... I would be glad to do so just for return shipping charges... I use USPS Priority Mail. There is software available for anyone wishing to do so themselves.. Some is Linux Based another (the one I used is Windows Based. I did it and I did not know the first thing about it... That same info can befound on the Above websites download page.


Re: Yet Another Welcome message

Silverfox
 

I am using a RF usb dongle for the keyboard and mouse.  The mouse works but the keyboard is problematic.  I replaced it with a hard wired keyboard and mouse and had no problems other than the default keyboard definitions were not good mappings for all my keys.  I tried several of the installed mappings and found only a couple really mapped well even though they claimed to support my keyboard makers.  I probably have the RPI powered by more than 5.0 volts and that may be why I am not seeing issues with USB.  Soon I will plug in my USB sound dongle and see what happens.

Cheers,

Alan – W6ARH

 

http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/

http://wb6dhw.com/For_Sale.html

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Jerome K
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:47 PM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Yet Another Welcome message

 

 

The new members has been growing rapidly...

I try to check several times a day to approve if you know anyone who believes they have waited too long pop me an PM here...

I wanted to drop a hint and others are welcome to do same..

Todays Hint for anyone new to the RPi... Never plug anything into the USB portthat draws more then 100mA or any combination... Use a POWERED HUB instead.. You should also go here and check the Peripheral Compatability list... www.raspberrypi.org

Happy experimentation to everyone...

73 Jerry N9LYA

PS I am looking to use my 4Pi as Ham Radio tools. Like Nodes, possibly even some RF Networking linking... anything that can be imagined.. I would even consider owning a dozen or so of these if I could do some really cool things.. The RPi sounds like its only limitations will be the imagination..

Anyone needed a SD card Imaged for their Raspberry... I would be glad to do so just for return shipping charges... I use USPS Priority Mail. There is software available for anyone wishing to do so themselves.. Some is Linux Based another (the one I used is Windows Based. I did it and I did not know the first thing about it... That same info can befound on the Above websites download page.


Re: Introduction

wu3v@...
 

Matt et al, the existing ax25 utils are good but confusing, I am working on a simpler interface and hopefully can produce something useful in about a month. I am also planning to include a 44net option if possible.

Jim
af5ca



From: MattB
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:08 PM
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Introduction

 
Hello, all.

I'm Matt, KC2O, from San Francisco, and I've been interested in developing a platform for a low-cost, low-power packet-based emcomm BBS system.

I have a fair bit of experience with PIC and Arduino-based projects, but neither of those seemed to be sophisticated enough to do what I think is needed. Combining RaspberryPi with a TNC-X (or customized equivalent) will be perfect.

(Incidentally, I just rebuilt the AX.25-including bootc kernel to support my wifi usb dongle, by following Dominique Gallot's excellent notes here: http://www.gallot.be/?p=150.)

While I have a fair bit of experience with Linux, I'm new to packet, and look forward to getting help from this group.

-Matt KC2O




Database of RPi Ham Radio Applications

n6ws
 

All,

I'm new to the group, but I would like to suggest beginning a database of ham radio applications for the Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO Group. The database could contain information on various applications that have successfully or unsuccessfully been ported to or installed on the Raspberry Pi platform.

Application - Name of the application
Type - A descriptor of the application (Satellite, RTTY, JT65, etc.)
Website - URL of the application
OS - Flavor of OS & Version (Debian Wheezy, Android 4.0, Arch 13-06-2012)
RPi - Version of board (B-256, B-512, C-1G, etc)
Successful - Yes, No (Successfulness of installation)
Members - Members having installed application
Additional Instructions - URL for RPi installation instructions
General Information - General information

Would the group members find this information useful?

73, Bill
N6WS


Introduction

Paula
 

Hi all, I'm Paula G8PZT and I don't yet own a Pi but would very much like to :-)

My interest is in writing software for data-over-radio networking, VOIP, and SDR. Also have emcomms in the back of my mind.

I am hoping to port my applications to the Pi, so I can junk the power hungry and space wasting PC's that power my packet systems and VOIP repeater. I'd also like to develop new applications to take advantage of this exciting little device.

I have very little experience of Linux, being mainly a spare-time DOS and Windows programmer (asm/c/c++), but I'm hoping this device will finally give me the push I needed to get my apps ported to Linux.

Now I just need to buy one, or more... ;-) [I was told there was a big waiting list, so I waited for the rush to die down]

73, Paula


Yet Another Welcome message

Jerome K <JKutche@...>
 

The new members has been growing rapidly...

I try to check several times a day to approve if you know anyone who believes they have waited too long pop me an PM here...

I wanted to drop a hint and others are welcome to do same..

Todays Hint for anyone new to the RPi... Never plug anything into the USB portthat draws more then 100mA or any combination... Use a POWERED HUB instead.. You should also go here and check the Peripheral Compatability list... www.raspberrypi.org

Happy experimentation to everyone...

73 Jerry N9LYA


PS I am looking to use my 4Pi as Ham Radio tools. Like Nodes, possibly even some RF Networking linking... anything that can be imagined.. I would even consider owning a dozen or so of these if I could do some really cool things.. The RPi sounds like its only limitations will be the imagination..

Anyone needed a SD card Imaged for their Raspberry... I would be glad to do so just for return shipping charges... I use USPS Priority Mail. There is software available for anyone wishing to do so themselves.. Some is Linux Based another (the one I used is Windows Based. I did it and I did not know the first thing about it... That same info can befound on the Above websites download page.


Introduction

MattB
 

Hello, all.

I'm Matt, KC2O, from San Francisco, and I've been interested in developing a platform for a low-cost, low-power packet-based emcomm BBS system.

I have a fair bit of experience with PIC and Arduino-based projects, but neither of those seemed to be sophisticated enough to do what I think is needed. Combining RaspberryPi with a TNC-X (or customized equivalent) will be perfect.

(Incidentally, I just rebuilt the AX.25-including bootc kernel to support my wifi usb dongle, by following Dominique Gallot's excellent notes here: http://www.gallot.be/?p=150.)

While I have a fair bit of experience with Linux, I'm new to packet, and look forward to getting help from this group.

-Matt KC2O


Re: Linux

K Adlam
 

On Aug 26, 2012, at 12:02 PM, "James" <jamesdboyer@...> wrote:

 

I am the proud new owner of a Raspberry Pi. I know next to nothing about Linux so this is a new experience. Can anyone reccommed any books? I cheated and bought a SD with Denubian already loaded on it.


Re: Linux

Paul Harrison <paul.harrison@...>
 

Ha, that's not cheating, that's sensible.


Paul. DJ0CU


Linux

James
 

I am the proud new owner of a Raspberry Pi. I know next to nothing about Linux so this is a new experience. Can anyone reccommed any books? I cheated and bought a SD with Denubian already loaded on it.


Re: New member Introduction...

vbifyz
 

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "kc7klz" <kc7klz@...> wrote:

PS Even though I have an American Call sign, My current QTH is in Richmond BC. I'm working on getting my Canadian call sign.

'73
EES
Hello, My name is Mike, VE3YXA. My situation is opposite to Eric's, I am in Arizona right now.
I've got my RPi in July, too, and now playing with Raspbian and RaspBMC.
The project I have in mind is meteor radio reflection monitoring (see www.rmob.org). At the moment I have a setup with a VHF Softrock and an old laptop. It is running 24/7/365, so power consumption is a real concern and RPi is a very attractive option for this kind of project.

73, Mike


New member Introduction...

kc7klz
 

Hi All,

My name is Eric, I'm KC7KLZ. I recently acquired a Raspberry PI. When I found out about it, I had been playing with an Arduino uno. I was doing simple things like flashing morse code on LED's and other things just to learn what it can do. Then a friend of mine from work showed me the Raspberry PI web site. Since then I was drooling over it. I put in the purchase request for it last March. It finally arrived at the end of July, and I was able to pick it up a few weeks ago. I've currently successfully placed an OS on an 8 gig SD card. I've got SSH working so I can remote in via my Mac or Ubuntu box, and I've got tightVNC working so I can run a remote desktop on it. (I can hook it up and run a GUI via my Ubuntu box.) Both of these took some time and effort.

My first project I'm looking into is to set up TCP/IP over the AX.25 protocol. I would like to see if I can get a small e-mail server, HTTP server, and a IRC chat server going. The goal would be to create a small form factor packet interface that I can plug into a router, and be a backbone to communicate with a similar setup via a packet link. You will not be able to send huge stuff, but simple text messages, e-mail messages, and small web stuff would be perfect for ECOM usage. The nice thing is the whole thing is DC and can be set up to run off of batteries.

'73

Eric Scott
KC7KLZ

PS Even though I have an American Call sign, My current QTH is in Richmond BC. I'm working on getting my Canadian call sign.

'73
EES


Introduction, new member

Juan A. Bertolin
 

Hi to all,

First at all, thanks to Jerome for accepting my request to joing the group.

I was aware of the Raspberry Pi through a friend and now I am waiting to receive it. I think it will help me to achieve my project.

Due to personal location restrictions, I need to control remotely my ft817 (it will be located in another room of my house... I lost my ham radio room!), Automatic Tuner will be coming later on (I know that Elecraft T1 is managed by means an Arduino, I hope RPi will be able to make the role too).

I am using now a Ubuntu distribution in one of my laptops close to the ft817 and connected using hamlib (rigctld) and the audio with SJPhone for linux. On the other side, a MacOsx Mountain Lion with hamlib, fldigi and SjPhone too connected to Linux environment by LAN (wifi). The goal is being able to control and operation (just CW) of my ft817.

The second phase is replacing the Vaio with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) distribution with a RPi. If it works, I will be able to move the whole station further away to a better position to make radio at lower cost as possible.

Thanks to your comments, I am preparing all the minimum stuff list to setup the RPi (I hope moving from UBuntu to RPi will not be a pain, once all the programs will be able to run -now there are some troubles yet-)

I hope, I will be able to share with you my experiences and results.

73s de Juan, EA5XQ


Re: Some progress

 

There are cards that don't work, or work unreliably.  It's worth checking the list.


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  



On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Jim <wu3v@...> wrote:
 

Flash cards will probably work you may need to format them as ext2. Windoze will not see that partition though. 


On Aug 24, 2012, at 12:14 PM, "Kutche, Jerry (Mitchell) USA" <JKutche@...> wrote:

 

Hi All...  I have 4 here waiting for me to specify what projects I want to try on, what I have two that have 8GB cards and 2 that have 16 GB Cards..
 
Beware you must read the compatability list to avoid obtaining periferals that do not work or do not work well. Do not just grab some of a store shelf thinking they will work.. They may, they may not...
 

 73 Jerry n9lya 

=



Re: Some progress

Jim <wu3v@...>
 

Flash cards will probably work you may need to format them as ext2. Windoze will not see that partition though. 


On Aug 24, 2012, at 12:14 PM, "Kutche, Jerry (Mitchell) USA" <JKutche@...> wrote:

 

Hi All...  I have 4 here waiting for me to specify what projects I want to try on, what I have two that have 8GB cards and 2 that have 16 GB Cards..
 
Beware you must read the compatability list to avoid obtaining periferals that do not work or do not work well. Do not just grab some of a store shelf thinking they will work.. They may, they may not...
 

 73 Jerry n9lya 

=


Re: Some progress

Kutche, Jerry (Mitchell) USA <JKutche@...>
 

Hi All...  I have 4 here waiting for me to specify what projects I want to try on, what I have two that have 8GB cards and 2 that have 16 GB Cards..
 
Beware you must read the compatability list to avoid obtaining periferals that do not work or do not work well. Do not just grab some of a store shelf thinking they will work.. They may, they may not...
 

 73 Jerry n9lya 

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