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..
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..
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..
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 As a result many of the online tutorials for adding a GPS USB dongle are out of date.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..
*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..
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..