Category Archives: Linux

APRS on RF from your computer network

Enable Server Ports.  Those three words have baffled me for years.  It’s a menu item, under Interface, on Xastir and I’ve been wondering what it does for a while.  I had searched the Internet before without a positive result but … Continue reading

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Apps for Ham Radio Networks

You’ve built your mesh or 802.11 network to support your activity.  Now what?  Unfortunately, most client software doesn’t support peer-to-peer activities.  You have to have a server acting as the central repository and distribution point for your data.  Sounds complicated… … Continue reading

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Linux, the Yaesu FT-1D, and the SCU-18

I had almost given up on programming my Yaesu FT-1D on my Linux computer.  The software provided by Yaesu wouldn’t work on Linux and CHIRP didn’t support the radio.  Well, CHIRP didn’t support it until now.  While it’s not official, … Continue reading

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Fedora Amateur Radio Guide

Cross posting to Sparks’ Linux blog. Earlier today John WB8RCR and I released the Fedora Amateur Radio Guide. Depicting many of the programs available in Fedora’s repositories, these free and open source software packages provides many tools to turn any … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio in January’s LINUX Journal

I just received the January 2010 issue of LINUX Journal and was surprised to see a penguin with headphones, a microphone, and a amateur radio callsign!  Awesome!  There is a four page article which starts to show the relationship between … Continue reading

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