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 21st August 2018: Note added to install the RTL-SDR drivers if you want to use an RTL-SDR dongle with Spy Server. NB: Spy Server is undergoing active development so it’s important to regularly update both Spy Server and SDR[…]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..
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..
One of the highlights of the 2014 RSGB Convention for me was the opportunity to meet James Coxon and see his presentation on the formation and development of UKHASnet. For those that haven’t come across it, UKHASnet is a relatively[…]Click to read more..