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Raspberry Pi QRP TX Shield for WSPR And Improvements

On an impulse buy at the Hamvention I picked up a QRP TX shield from the TAPR booth. I’ve wanted to try WSPR mode on the Raspberry Pi for a long time, but couldn’t convince myself it would be worth it. Regarding another purchase, I have a panadapter working on the the Icom 7300, but it needs some improvement, see …

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Icom 7300 WSJT-X Raspberry Pi Operating SPLIT MODE

I’m trying to get the most out of my Icom 7300 and recently I was given some good information by a fellow Ham on Facebook. Operate split mode or as it’s called in the user guide, split operation in WSJT-X.  I was trying to operate dual mode (JT65 & JT9), but was unable to transmit past 2700 Hz (passband limitations). …

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Raspberry Pi WSJT-X WSPR

Well it’s easier than I thought! The Raspberry Pi WSJT-X installation that is. The Raspberry Pi 3 doesn’t take up much room at all! That’s the beauty of this little gem (See the photo). It’s about the size of a Signalink USB. It’s a simple matter of updating your source.list and installing WSJT-X from the package and it was up and …

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Fldigi Running On Raspberry Pi 3 – Icom 7300

Fldigi, Icom 7300, Raspberry Pi 3 I’ve been looking for some more things to do with the Raspberry Pi 3. DXSpider is running on one of them and the other is used for testing. The one for testing is in my office next to my radio, the Icom IC-7300.  I’ve tried a few applications with it and I’m happy to …

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DXSpider Raspberry Pi 3 Configuring Partner Links

Now that we have our DXSpider Raspberry Pi 3 running; the ./cluster.pl launched and we are able to bring up the console, we need to make some partner links. See my previous post, Raspberry Pi 3 DXSpider installation. But first, there is the issue of making our DXSpider Raspberry Pi 3 available on the internet. In the last post I …

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Raspberry Pi 3 DXSpider Installation

The Raspberry Pi 3 DXSpider installation is a little different than on the older units. I found a few guides on the internet for installing DXSpider on the Raspberry Pi 1 & 2, but none were specific to the Pi 3. The hardware is different (adds Bluetooth and Wifi, etc.) and the software, Raspbian, is updated. This is not a …

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Raspberry Pi 3 Ham Radio Projects

Okay what’s a Raspberry Pi 3 you ask? Simply put, it’s a very small, very inexpensive, linux based pc board. The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest, fastest and best of all the models. It features built-in Bluetooth and wireless too. Just add a micro SD Card, HDMI monitor, keyboard, mouse, power supply and you have a very small and …