Raspberry Pi Ubuntu 15.10 Blank Screen

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 with the new touchscreen I had a display. The cause was my screen connection. I […]

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PW Data Modes ESP8266 Correction

  PW Data Modes Fig 6 Corrected I made a mistake in the diagram pin numbering showing the serial connection to the Olimex ESP8266-DEV board. The ground should connect to pin 2 as shown using the numbering in the revised Fig.6. Apologies for the error,   Mike  

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Arduino Code for 0-500MHz, 1nW to 100W RF Power Meter

Here is the code for the Arduino in-line power meter that will feature in my Data Modes column in the August PW. Copy and paste the code below into your Arduino IDE: ————————————————————————————————————————– /* This sketch uses the Adafruit i2c/SPI LCD backpack and shares some code from Adafruit ( http://www.ladyada.net/products/i2cspilcdbackpack/index.html ) Sketch produced by Mike […]

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MotionPie Links

It seems the shortened MotionPie links I provided in my RadCom article are not working. I don’t know the cause of the problem yet but I’ve posted the full links below: MotionPie Download https://github.com/ccrisan/motionPie/releases SDcard Formatter https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ Win32DiskImager http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ Sorry  for any inconvenience. Mike

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Raspberry Pi USB Sound

The Pi comes configured to use the on-board sound system by default. This a problem for those that want to use the higher quality or stereo in and out available from an external USB soundcard. The solution is to change the configuration so that a USB soundcard becomes the default sound system, when present. Here’s a […]

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