Pi – Data Modes

(14 customer reviews)


Upgraded to work with the new Pi 400 and Pi Zero 2W!

My popular Data Modes microSD card includes the latest version of all the popular Linux Data Modes applications on a single card. Here’s what’s included:


NB: This card will run on the following Pi models: Pi 400, Pi-4B, Pi-3B+, Pi-3B, Pi-3A+

All cards are individually tested prior to despatch and are supplied with 10 pages of printed instructions. I even provide direct support if you get stuck!

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**** Updated for Pi 400 & Pi Zero2W****


After years of supplying ready-to-go SD cards to the radio amateur market, I have now combined several of the best data modes applications on one micro SD card. The cards are designed to get you and your Pi3B, 3B+, 3A+, 4B, Pi400 or Pi Zero 2W on the air as easily as possible and come with printed instructions covering the hardware and software setup.

The following data modes applications are included:

  • WSJT-x
  • FLmesg
  • FLrig
  • JTDX

All software packages are pre-configured to operate on the Pi3B, 3B+, 3A+, 4B, 400 or Pi Zero 2W – all you have to do is enter your station details!

Each card is individually tested before dispatch to ensure first-time success when you power-up. If you are unlucky enough to have a problem, I’m here to provide support.

The software is normally supplied on a 16GB or 32GB class 10, micro-SD Card but the exact card depends on availability.

Shipping is FREE within the UK and £3 for the rest of the World.

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14 reviews for Pi – Data Modes

  1. tats w fuse

    do you have any BBB version?

    • admin

      Sorry but no. Mike – G4WNC

  2. Tony Bunner (verified owner)

    FLDIGI & FLMSG work great with my sound modem/VOX setup on both my Mobile and HT. I haven’t tried the SSTV but look forward to trying it on the next ISS broadcast. Great instructions and very fast shipping to USA.

    • admin

      Hi Tony,

      Glad to hear it’s all working well for you. It’s always nice to get some positive feedback 🙂

  3. Rich, FN13

    Works like a dream. WJST-X running and now working on FLDIGI. Why reinvent the wheel. Much easier for twelve bucks than downloading all the included software.

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Rich. Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the card. Mike – G4WNC

  4. John (verified owner)

    DE: WB9JPH

    Outstanding! Works well in all respects AND Mike’s printed directions were awesome.

    Having a bit of a problem with LOTW (not data card related) I got TQSL installed (I think) but it only runs if I log into ARRL site. I imported my logbook certificate which can be seen but not accessed in any regard.

    Finally I can’t tell the LOTW configuration page in FLDigi where or how to find TQSL.

    I’m so new to the Pi I don’t even know what questions to ask. HELP

    • Mike Richards

      Hi John,

      Glad to hear you’ve found the Data Modes card useful. I’ve not used TQSL but a look through the install instructions suggests you’ll find the files in /usr/local and /usr/local/include


      Mike – G4WNC
      Here’s a copy of the install instructions:
      2) Building under Linux/Unix

      The quick answer:

      From the parent directory
      cmake .
      make install

      That will install the library and applications under /usr/local. It
      also will install the needed header files under /usr/local/include.
      Configuration and help files will be installed in /usr/local/share.

      You can change the install location via:
      cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/foo/bar .

  5. John Scott (verified owner)

    Thanks Mike,
    Excellent, clear instuctions and everything works well.
    73 John GM0WRR.

  6. Erwin Seyssens

    Hi Mike,

    do you have a card with WSJT-X 2.1.0 version?

    73 de Erwin ON5UN

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Erwin,

      Apologies for the delayed response, I’ve been out of the country. My DataModes card includes WSJT-X 2.1.0


      Mike – G4WNC

  7. Ted

    Hi Mike I am entering the world of PI. I want to initially begin with data decoding ( CW, RTTY, SSTV). Will your product take me in the right direction?
    Ted W0AAS

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Ted,
      Apologies for the slow response. Your best bet is to get the DataModes SD card as this has all the popular data modes software pre-installed and ready to go. You just need to add a $10 USB sound card such as the UGreen USB audio adapter on Amazon.
      I also provide direct support for my cards if you get stuck 🙂



  8. Ted

    Hi Mike I am entering the world of PI. I want to initially begin with data decoding ( CW, RTTY, SSTV). Will your product take me in the right direction?
    Ted W0AAS

  9. Wolfgang (verified owner)

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for the fast delivery. I tried it out right away. everything worked. until I made a back -ub of your SD card. I was then no longer able to start the Fldigi program, even with the SD card supplied … the start other programs. probably shot something at Fldigi …. sorry for my bad English, Googel is my English 😉 and my Linux is also very good
    vy 73 DL4AH Wolfgang

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Wolfgang,

      I’ve just recently discovered this problem via an Austrian customer. It’s not the backup that causes the problem, but you must have changed the locale/language. If the locale is set to anything other than English, FLDIGI will fail to start. I’ll mention this on the author’s forum in case this is a bug.

      Let me know how it goes,

      Mike – G4WNC

      • Mike Richards

        Hi Again, Wolfgang,

        I’ve just spotted a fix.

        When I test the cards here, FLDIGI is installed in English and it automatically creates a couple of preference files to support that. It’s these preference files that cause the problem. The fix is simply to delete the offending files before you attempt to start FLDIGI. These files will be automatically recreated when the program starts, but they will support the selected language.

        The offending files are hidden, so here’s how to find them:

        1. Open File Manager and go to the View menu and select Show Hidden. This will reveal a number of folders with a full stop as the prefix.
        2. Navigate to .fldigi
        3. Locate and delete the following files: fldigi.prefs and fldigi_def.xml

        You should now be able to start Fldigi.

        Fldigi currently only supports: Dutch, French, German, Italian and Polish.

        NB: If you change language, you have to manually delete these files.

        Let me know how you get on.

        I’ll update my current master image to remove those files.

        Mike – G4WNC

  10. Wolfgang (verified owner)

    Hi Mike
    thanks for the fast respond.
    I have set it in German. will change it and report.
    73 de Wolfgang

  11. Wolfgang (verified owner)

    Hi Mike

    thanks for the help, that’s exactly it !!!
    Fldigi is running, TNX

    73 Wolfgang DL4AH

    • Mike Richards


      That’s good to hear. Have fun. Mike – G4WNC

  12. Steven B Sonntag

    Hi Mike,
    New to the pi world. Just got my pi4 2gb up and running. Daunted by trying to download all this digital ham stuff on my own.
    Am I right in assuming that if I buy this card, it will have all the normal rasbian buster stuff on it that I already have PLUS the ham stuff?
    Do I just swap out my card for this new one? Planning on using signalink if that matters. This is a great service you are doing for non-programmers like me.

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Steven,

      Correct. My cards contain the full Raspbian Linux operating system but with the datamodes software pre-installed. All you need is the usual keyboard/mouse/monitor/PSU combo and a USB soundcard. The Signalink works fine as the USB soundcard.
      You simply use my card instead of whatever card you currently have in the Pi. I also suggest you make a back-up of my card using the printed instructions that I supply.


      Mike – G4WNC

  13. Robert isoldi

    can you install grid tracker on this card
    if so how much extea charge?

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Robert,

      Just checked the Grid Tracker site and they have a Pi version so I’ll add it free of charge.



  14. malcolm reynolds (verified owner)

    Hi Mike is there a version with LOG4OM for the Pi, if so can you add it to a new card, I will happily pay extra as tried to down load myself with no luck, TIA,
    Mac G6NLZ

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Mac,

      Apologies for the late reply. I’m afraid LOG4OM is a Windows only package so it won’t run on a Pi. In theory you could install an x86 emulator, then install Wine and put LOG4OM on top, but you would very quickly run out of resources and the whole operation would be painfully slow!


      Mike – G4WNC

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