In my Radio User Decode column I’ve been describing a receiving station for the NOAA polar orbiting weather satellites and in this post I’m including a few examples so you can see the station’s capabilities. All the images are taken directly[…]Click to read more..
For those reading my January 2017 Decode column, here’s a sample of a DMR repeater signal:
Several people have asked if it’s possible to upgrade an existing Pi-2 SD card to run the on the new Pi-3. It can be done, though some of the downloads seem to take quite a long time. To achieve the[…]Click to read more..
Installing RTL SDR Software NB: UPDATED 20 July 2018 Added copy command for udev rules Amended required packages to include git and libusb-1.0.0-dev Manual Installation The first step is to install a few packages that are required by the RTL-SDR[…]Click to read more..
Bill Sykes and Bob Cobey have produced of the best home-build designs for a weather satellite antenna on their web site at: QFH Antenna. Their instructions are easy to follow and the result is a robust QFH antenna that is tuned[…]Click to read more..
As promised at my lecture this afternoon, I have posted the slides and you can view and download themvia the following link: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/mikerichards1610-2936133-pi-pitaya-shack-rsgb-convention-2016/
I’ve just wasted lots of time trying to get Ubuntu Mate 15.10 working so I could start work the WSJT-X build. No matter what I tried, I always had a blank screen. However, if I ran the card on a Pi[…]Click to read more..
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to install the software required to use the ThermApp thermal camera with the Pi. Once installed, you will be able to display thermal images using a standard video player such as VLC, mplayer, etc.[…]Click to read more..
The Ubuntu Mate OS works very well on the Pi so is well worth a try. If you have Mate 15 already installed and want to update to the recently released Mate 16 you’ll be glad to hear that is[…]Click to read more..
Here is a technique for creating an image of an SD card (or any other filesystem) and then reducing the size of that image to exclude unallocated space in the image file system. If you are doing this on a[…]Click to read more..