2015 RSGB Convention

NB: This page is being updated during the week commencing 12th October so check regularly for updates.

Here you will find links to the presentations I gave at the RSGB Convention along with some supporting web links.

Data Modes Made Easy

Raspberry Pi in the Shack


Data Modes Made Easy

The presentation can be seen here:

Data Modes Made Easy

Data Modes Web Links

Now for some web links you may find helpful:

RSGB Band Plans


To install FLDIGI on a Windows PC you need the setup.exe file from this link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/fldigi/

To install FLDIGI on a Raspberry Pi Model B or preferably a Pi-2:

  1. Power-up your Pi with the standard Linux Raspbian operating system.
  2. Open a terminal window
  3. Enter: sudo apt-get install -y fldigi
  4. This will download and install FLDIGI and its dependencies.
  5. You will now find FLDIGI in the Ham Radio entry via the start button.
  6. When running on a Pi Model B you will need to disable the multi-channel signal browser via the modems menu.

MMVARI is available from here:


WinWarbler is available from here:


Bluetooth Module for linking to phone/tablet

The RN52 bluetooth module I used can be purchased from Farnell here. The data sheet is available on the Microchip site

 Joe Taylor’s Weak Signal Software

You will find links to all of Joe Taylor’s excellent software here:


Raspberry Pi in the Shack

Here’s the presentation:

Raspberry Pi in the Shack

Raspberry Pi Web Links

Raspberry Pi Foundation  Their blog is a good source for the latest official developments and the Downloads page has the operating system downloads.

Pre-Formatted Cards

I have a selection of pre-loaded and configured SD cards for sale in my Web Shop. These are individually tested and come with full printed documentation so are ideal for those that are just getting to grips with the Raspberry Pi.

Raspbian Jessie Operating System

Perexx 707 Plus keyboard/mouse combo

Passive Power Over Ethernet (PoE). The injector and splitter/extractor leads are readily available for £5 – £10. Here’s a link to a set on Amazon

PoE Pi Regulator: The Murata OKI-78SR high efficiency regulator is available from Farnell here.

WSPR Beacon: Here’s the software for the simple Pi WSPR beacon.

Pi-Mote: Control board and RF switched mains sockets for the Raspberry Pi.

Python Programming:

If you want to progress and get the Pi to do all sorts of amazing things, it’s really worth spending some time to learn the basics of Python programming. There are lots of Python training resources on the web and here are a few for you to try:

Code Academy: This is an excellent, free interactive tutorial where you can try your new skills as you progress.

LearnPython: This is another excellent free learning system.

Lynda.com: This training site offers lots of top quality courses and you can try it for free.

KIVY Multi-Touch Framework

Kivi is now available for the Raspberry Pi and is  ideal for building touch-screen applications fro the Raspberry Pi. It’s a Python based library and there are lots of pre-written examples to help you develop your own  applications. Here’s the Kivy Community website.

BLYNK: This is a very powerful system for linking your phone to your Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other micro boards. It was a crowd-funded project and is available for download from the App Store or Google Play.


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