Re: Linux, inside a radio (Xiegu X6100)


roy murray
 


That is simply TOO COOL! what'll they think up next?

Roy - KI7PKL


On Monday, April 25, 2022, Chris, WA4NDR <buescher.christopher@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I saw this post on YouTube from a channel called "Temporarily Offline Ham Radio".
> These guys have been playing around with Xiegu's newest HF radio, the X6100, and found that it runs Linux inside.
> They have been trying to boot their own different flavors of Linux on it in an attempt to get a GUI and eventually software like WSJT-X up and running.
> For the longest time they had been running into various issues like the screen being displayed sideways, or certain features not working properly.
>
> Well, it looks like someone cracked the code. A user on Github by the name of Links2004 managed to get Armbian to boot up on the X6100.
> Not only that, but they managed to get WSJT-X up and running, allowing them to run FT8 directly on the radio.
>
> Check it out here:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz551tZGX4Y
>
> The fact that these guys were able to get a Linux GUI and more running inside of a radio really goes to show just how flexible Linux can be.
>
> 73
> Chris, WA4NDR
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