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HAM / Amateur Radio - Integrating the Linux and Radio worlds together


I've just started my journey into understanding the facinating and complicated world of amateur radio. I learned touch of the theory in some of my Electrical Engineering classes but Amateur (or HAM) radio makes it a lot more practical or "real world". This is something you can actually learn and play with!

There is a lot of powerful software available for Linux (though there is sometimes more for Windows). I'm working on fixing that a bit but the following documents will hopefully help other Linux-savvy HAMs!


* Ham radio Software on Centos Linux :


* A packet station map across California and Nevada 145.050 (and others) packet network:

 


* My intro document on
Getting Started with Packet Radio. The index consists of:

 


* Here is some of my Packet TNC cheatsheets to get people quickly started with hardware TNCs:

 

* K9DCI's APRS Beginner Guide v5.1.M [pdf]

 


*
Raspberry Pi Setup with System hardening for APRS & AX.25 Packet Project



* Third follow-on Bay-net presentation on
Yaesu System Fusion 3rd Updates [pdf] | [odp] [ppt]

 


* Bay-net presentation on
HF Digital modes - What / When / Where / Why [pdf] | [odp]

 


* Follow-on Bay-net presentation on Yaesu System Fusion Updates [pdf] | [odp]

 


* Intro Bay-net presentation on
Yaesu System Fusion & c4fm [pdf] | [odp]

 


*
Linux and Amateur Radio - Opening Doors without Windows [pdf] or [odp] - pacificon 2013 presentation covering many ham radio applications available for linux. lots of screen shots, videos, and getting hams to check out andy's ham radio livecd for learning more.

 


*
Internet VoIP Linking for Amateur Radio - A VoIP presentation covering the history, solutions, and demos of IRLP over RF, Echolink over RF, Echolink via a Smartphone, and D*star over RF.

 


*
G35'ed Kenwood D710 - Custom, minimal modification install of a Kenwood D710 into an Infiniti G35 with an ARES/RACES GoKit twist

 


* Repairing an MFJ969 Roller-inductor tuner - My MFJ 969 roller inductor tuner was having intermittent high SWR issues and thus I was getting S9+40db to S4 signal reports. These pages describe how I diagnosted and fixed the problem... for now.

 


*
US Interface Navigator and Linux - Many HAMs have heard of the simple and inexpensive SignaLink USB-sound device for HAM radio. What all HAMs should also learn about is the superior US Interface Navigator USB sound device. It supports more than just AFSK modes but it supports FSK modes and WinKeyer CW modes too! This document fully documents how to bring a Navigator into your Linux shack!

 

* California Hands Free - Mobile HAM radio is legal - This document helps you EDUCATE California law enforcement about NOT being able to ticket you for using a mobile HAM radio.

 

* ARRL's TravelPlus 2009-2010 software - KI6ZHD's thoughts and screen shots on ARRL's Repeater mapping and guide software that can integrate into Delorme StreetAtlas and some vendor's memory programming software.

 

* KI6ZHD's Pskmeter Modifications - Here are some pictures of the fabulous little KF6VSG PSKmeter and some of the simple mods I made to the unit

 

* Field Day - 2010 - PARAA - An ultra high-energy FieldDay experience!


Pictures and Audio Captures


Antennas!


Grounding:

As with most learning HAMs, there are a few topics that domintate all others in terms of disagreements between HAMs but few top grounding. Why? Lots of opinions, different designs work differently for different people, etc. This fantastic (and huge) presentation from K9YC covers what you need to know comes with full diagrams, circuit diagrams, signal plots, etc. Topics include:


Last Updated: 11/18/17

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