Raspberry Pi Ham Radio

Here I will list details of some of the many uses for Raspberry Pi computers in ham radio

In the short time the Raspberry Pi has been around it has gone through a few changes, each time improving memory, processor, connectively ETC. The following Ham Radio applications for the Raspberry Pi are not mine, they are found from around the internet. If you know of something you think should be listed, please send me details.

ADS-B flight tracker with your Raspberry Pi.

Want to build and run your own ADS-B ground station for USD$100 / EUR€80? FlightAware has easy instructions that walk you through the purchasing, assembly, and setup of a PiAware ADS-B receiver. It takes about two hours to setup your own ADS-B ground station and track flights in real-time.

Echolink and much more with your Raspberry Pi.

SvxLink is a project that develops software targeting the ham radio community. It started out as an EchoLink application for Linux back in 2003 but have now evolved to be something much more advanced.

D-Star radio access point point Raspberry Pi

There is more than one way of getting your Raspberry PI up and running your D-Star radio kit using the G4KLX Jonathan Naylor packages, here are a few alternatives. This will work with DVAP / DVRPTR or DVmega

“SDR” software-defined radio and a Raspberry Pi

Although dedicated SDR hardware like the HackRF allow you to tune an immense range of the radio spectrum, you can easily get started with SDR using a Raspberry Pi and inexpensive RTL-SDR tuner.

WSPR (pronounced “whisper”) stands for “Weak Signal Propagation Reporter” Pi

Usually a WSPR station contains a computer and a transceiver, but it is also possible to build very simple beacon transmitters with little effort. For example a simple WSPR beacon can be built using the Raspberry Pi for the transmitter

Make your own FM broadcast transmitter Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi FM broadcast transmitter

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers).

APRS tracking with the Raspberry Pi

APRS with the raspberry pi

TNC-Pi is a special version of TNC-X designed to interface directly with the Raspberry Pi computer. It can connect to the Pi either via the Pi’s serial port, or via the I2C protocol. In the latter case, a single Pi can support multiple TNC-Pi’s at the same time, since each TNC-Pi can be given a unique I2C address.

RemoteQTH Server – great Linux features for everyone with the R-Pi

Remote QTH server with Raspberry Pi Ham radio

Software running on the Raspberry PI and configuring Linux programs through a web interface for use with your remote station. All software is the Open-source. Control up to 8 arduino (K3NG code) rotators modules, Azimuth maps, Cluster support, Band decoder, contest Web Log, Webcam with RaspiCam support

W6KD image for Dstar hotspot but this one is auto config for the R-Pi

W6KD easy setup raspberry pi image

The DStar Commander enhanced images for the G4KLX ircddbgateway on the Raspberry Pi are released! This supports all versions of the Raspberry Pi Model B (B/B+/2B) and all versions of the DVAP and the dvMega board. All Raspbian updates (including security updates) current as of the build date are already incorporated into the image. Full documents come with the W6DD image download.

RasHAWK spectrum monitoring, signal intercept and direction finding

RasHawl RF DF with Raspbery Pi

The RasHAWK team has used a Raspberry Pi as the basis for a networked RF sensor capable of supporting spectrum monitoring, signal intercept and direction finding (DF) operations. All of these are fundamental capabilities of any ISR and EW system. For our AOC Tech Challenge demonstration, several RasHAWK sensors are deployed in a distributed sensor grid, wirelessly tethered to a command and control (C2) laptop.

Here is a bunch of short videos to give you a good understanding of the Pi: