The latest release of Raspbian Stretch 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 As a result many of the online tutorials for adding a GPS USB dongle are out of date.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 some[…]Click to read more..
I recently changed my keyboard/mouse combo to a Perixx Periduo-712. When I restarted the Pi, I found that my mouse pointer had become very slow. A quick look around the Internet revealed a fix as follows: To speed-up the mouse,[…]Click to read more..
NB: UPDATED 31st October 2017 – The following issues are fixed: Typo in the auto boot script. NB: Spy Server is undergoing active development so it’s important to regularly update both Spy Server and SDR Sharp. Installing SpyServer on a[…]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..
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..
Packet Radio TNC with the Raspberry Pi ** Updated 21-2-18 The Pi plus a USB soundcard is all you need to get started with Packet Radio. Instead of using a dedicated hardware TNC, the Pi can be coaxed to do[…]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..
Now that Raspbian has changed to Systemd for managing auto-starting programs and daemons, I thought it was about time I moved away from using rc.local to start the rtl-sdr server. If you ‘re currently using the rc.local file to start[…]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 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..