Thanks postie

I’d almost forgot that I had an order in for one of these. But my royal weekend was topped off nicely a royal (mail) delivery of 1 Raspberry Pi.

I had a few plans for one of these when I first heard about it but first off I’ll spend a bit of time getting to know the linux distro and I’ll assume there is a way of running something like WSPR without too much trouble as it has a native Debian (.deb) version. First off though will be trying to get a video signal out to my rather old monitor that doesn’t have a HDMI input.

In the mean time I think I’ll have a google about to see what anyone else has done. Always a good start to learn from others.


Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Thanks postie”

  • Hans (BX2ABT):

    Lucky fella you are! I am still waiting for a mail from RS that I can order one. I am planning to run my 1-Wire weather station on one and possibly my NOAA weather receiver. Once you’ve got it up and running you can run it headless and connect from any other Linux workstation. Fun stuff.

  • Alex G7KSE:

    I was a bit slow at registering for one…8am on the release day

    I do think its a real break through in terms of functionality. I have grand plans for mine and would love to have a go with WSPR as a command line programme. Later on I think I’ll have a go with an APRS iGate but at my pace I’m sure someone will have an all singing / dancing something or other before I get too far in.

  • w3fis:

    Let us know how the wsprnet goes. If you have the code, or can give me a link, I would appreciate it.

    Mine hasn’t arrived yet…. 🙁

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • Alex G7KSE:

    Hi Paul,

    I’ll tackle it at the weekend when I have a bit more time. The .deb file is available on the WSPR downloads page ( so I am assuming it’ll be a simple install and fiddly config. I did notice that 2E0SQL had manged to get Xastir up and running very easily so APRS is also well catered for.


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