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 say that Fldigi runs very well on it.
The Raspberry Pi 3 doesn’t take up much room at all! See the photo. It’s about the size of a Signalink USB.
Raspberry Pi 3, Raspbian, Fldigi, Update, Setup and QSO!
- Update all of it. Run> sudo apt–get update and > sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
- Set the clock to UTC and localisation settings under Preferences and Raspberry Pi Configuration.
- Connect your cables to your radio or Signalink
- Install Fldigi. Go to the Raspberry Icon> Preferences> Add/Remove Software
- Search for Fldigi and install the packages you want. I installed Fldigi, Flrig and Flmsg
- Open Fldigi. Fldigi will be under the Internet Program Group.
- Go to Configure and setup Rig Control. I’m using the IC-7300.xml and the Prolific CI-V cable.
- Go to Sound Card. I’m using the USB Audio CODEC
I’m happy to say that the software found my cables and all I had to do was select them from the drop down menus in Fldigi.
See the following for more detail. I made this impromptu video using my phone. You can see the setup and a PSK31 QSO I make. It’s pretty awesome!
You can buy a Raspberry Pi on Ebay
Here’s a clip I made over the weekend using the Raspberry Pi 3, Fldigi and my Icom 7300.
Now if I can get WSJT working I’ll be a happy camper. Linux requires a bit of patience, but it’s worth it. If you have any questions please comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.