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..
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/
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..
Solving the rtl-sdr Segmentation Error on Raspbian (16-2-2015) The problem appears to be caused by the 11.1 version of libusb-1.0 that is used for the current Raspbian build. Upgrading to the latest version, 19.1, solves the problem. The following procedure[…]Click to read more..
I’ve had Spy Server working very successfully with the Pi 3 for a while now and have written a few time-saving scripts that others might find useful. These can be found in the zip file below. Here’s a quick run[…]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 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[…]Click to read more..
I’ve just completed reviewing the new Airspy SDR receiver and can tell you that it’s a very good little receiver that I’m sure will prove very popular. You can see full details in the next Radio User magazine. Coverage is 24MHz[…]Click to read more..
*UPDATED 31st October 2018: A few typos corrected and instructions updated for Stretch. Also made amendments for Airspy-Mini receiver. NB: Spy Server is undergoing active development so it’s important to regularly update both Spy Server and SDR Sharp. Introduction SpyServer[…]Click to read more..
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..
Raspberry Pi Tips Auto-Starting rtl_tcp during boot To avoid having to use ssh to access the Pi and start the rtl_tcp stream, we can hook into the rc.local script to automatically start the server if an IP address is available[…]Click to read more..
In my last Decode column I gave details of the UKHASnet network along with links on how to build your own super cheap nodes and start experimenting. Having spent some time playing with these I have a few tips that[…]Click to read more..