Raspbian, like most Linux distributions, has changed to using systemd as the primary software suite to control the Linux system. Part of systemd’s responsibilities include running the services that provide much of the Linux functionality. Systemd is also the ideal[…]Click to read more..
Several customers have asked me how they can move their settings and macros from one Pi image to another. This post attempts to simplify the process. To preserve your settings, you just need to copy a few files from the[…]Click to read more..
Having just wasted time trying to get this going, I’ve discovered that the Ubuntu Mate download on the official Raspberry Pi site doesn’t work on the Pi3B+! This has been known about since March but has not been resolved! The supplied[…]Click to read more..
The latest release of Raspbian Buster for the Pi has replaced the familiar NTP application with a lightweight solution using timedatectl. As a result, many of the online tutorials for adding a GPS USB dongle are out of date. After[…]Click to read more..
I recently has a case where one of my Austrian customers was using my Data Modes card but couldn’t start FLDIGI. When starting from the desktop, FLDIGI would show no response. When started from the command line, it would fail[…]Click to read more..
My Raspberry Pi RTL Dongle server cards run the server as a service under systemd. This has several benefits including a better-defined start and the facility to stop/restart a service gracefully. One of my customer recently asked if it was[…]Click to read more..
Windows 10 still includes the Backup and Restore facility from Windows 7 but it’s been hidden! Here’s how to find it: In the Windows search box (bottom left of screen) enter: control panel Open the control panel and in the[…]Click to read more..
Introduction I recently wasted many hours trying to get the PiFace board to work with Python. I eventually discovered the root cause of the problem, so have documented it here, both for my own reference, and for anyone else who might[…]Click to read more..
I frequently get asked to help with, seemingly random, behaviour of the Raspberry Pi. By far the most common cause is the power supply. Whilst the use of a USB socket for the power supply connection is very convenient, it[…]Click to read more..
Version 2.0.0 of WSJT-X brings several new enhancements but is incompatible with previous versions of WSJT-X. As a result, all users must update to version 2.0.0. The update process shown below can also be used for a new installation. In[…]Click to read more..
** Updated 3rd Jan 2019 – To add extra DISM commands and recovery options. Windows includes a number of tools to get you out of a fix if your computer starts misbehaving. In this post, I’ll run through the repair[…]Click to read more..
NB: Updated 21st Aug 2018: Changes to the rtlsdr.service file to add a start-up delay to ensure an IP address has been allocated before starting the server. NB: This post assumes that you have already installed the RTL-SDR server on[…]Click to read more..