drivers for HAM radio
- date: February 23, 2013
I am having a bit of an issue trying to get a radio interface installed correctly. Manufacture claims its been tested a ok on Ubuntu and other owners of interface claim its practically plug and play. (Running Linux Mint 14)
First let me explain the device. Its used for Ham Radio and has a built in sound card and and it allows the program to actually key the radio and then send audio into the radio. So there is two pieces to the puzzle. There is an audio side and what amounts to a USB to Serial side. The main issue I am having is the drivers do not seem to want to install. Manufacture drivers include a batch install.sh file for ubuntu but it appears to fail. When I try to compile, this is what I get:
tar -zxvf RIGblasterDrivers-20110524.tar.gz
~/Downloads $ gedit readme.txt
~/Downloads $ make
make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/wc5b/Downloads modules
make: Entering directory `/usr
Ham Radio & Linux distros.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 13, 2011
I need some help in finding a linux distro that contains a lot of Ham Radio digital; logging;and other programs that Hams would find useful. I've been told that Ubuntu/KBuntu/etc was
perfekt,but after going over to the Ubuntu page, it has a lot of detractors in the various distrobutions. NOT a good thing.
I understand that Debian has a great deal of all kinds of software packages, but may not have many Amateur Radio programs and it's kind of tough to learn as a
Now, I'm 65 and have had some major medical problems, one being understanding what I read and comprehending it. Finding someone who KNOWS what they are doing in Linux here, is vertually impossible. They don't even teach it in the Public schools. :-(
I'm not asking for 'charity', but a bit of a hand up.
Which distro is best for Amateur Radio applications?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 10, 2011
I see that HRD has been sold to 3 ham radio operators.
It's a WIN program. I'd like to know which Linux distro is the best for ham radio applications: digital modes, logging, QTH look-ups, etc.
Ubuntu was touted as the best, but I understand it has problems now. I want something very stable that has a spreadsheet for my work, a good music player, MP3, etc and a good program to store pictures of space and nature shots (woods, streams, rock outcrops, animals, birds, sunrises, sunsets, weather, with NO signs of "man" around, LOL!
Any help you can give me to guide me would be greatly appreciated.
[SOLVED] looking for a distro with hobby software to use with ham radio
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 29, 2013
I have a compaq armada m 300 notebook that I would like to use with my ham radio.
p2 333 mhz
256 mb ram
30 gb hard drive
I want to decode morse code and send pictures using slow scan tv
can anyone help me
thanks in advance
Looking for Ham Radio voice chat program...
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 12, 2008
On Windows I use a client program that connects to a remote server, and allows 2-way voice as well as text chat to logged-in users. It seems to be derived from a ham radio program, and is similar to the split-screen IRC programs.
I am trying to find an equivalent program on Linux.
Sorry if this sounds a bit vague....any help/useful discussion would be appreciated.
Ubuntu for Ham Radio install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 4, 2010
I'm an old member account with a new name and an old problem, LOL!
I have an old, 8 gig hard drive that still works. I think it has a distro of some linux on it. The only working computer I have is my old 1.2 gig(IWILL) with one GIG of P-133 ram. I have WIN 2k Pro installed on the 37 gig hard drive. When I hook the 8 gig up as a "slave", input the data into the BIOS, the computer doesn't recognize the "D" (8 gig) drive.
Now, I'd like to get the computer to "see" the "D" drive and to figure out a way to download the latest Ubuntu version on to the drive. It's not necessary to dual-boot the drive, as I would only hook up the WIN drive and take the Linux drive out.
Now, I'm not the brightest crayola in the box. I'd like to be able to figure out a way to access my M$ Excel spreadsheets, I use for frequency databases (for Part 90 frequencies) during severe weather outbreaks.
Can some, kind, understanding person help me with th
Ham radio and modems and soundcards
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 17, 2006
I want to use my soundcard as a modem.I heard ham radio operators do this and installed soundmodem on my damn small linux laptop.I don't have a ham liscence just a radio scanner that has 2m 6m and 10m ham radio bands.I know I have heard them before but now that I want to find them I can't.
Does anyone knows how I can find these transmission frequencies in my area without many hours of scanning?
I only want to find them to test out soundmodem.I want to know what I can use it to decode.
For example ,If I was to dial in to my isp on speakerphone,could my laptop communicate with it through the sound card?
It's just sort of an experiment.
User (Radio Ham) Found Linux Inadequate, Went Back To Windows
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 14, 2009
At http://www.g4ilo.com/linux.html, an amateur radio enthusiast explains "Why I gave up using Linux". In short, the programs he needed to pursue his hobby were not available for the Linux distribution (not specified) he had.
He says "After several months, during which I found myself booting from the Windows partition more and more often, the situation arose where I had to reinstall the operating system. When it came to the point, I found there was no compelling reason to reinstall Linux. This was not due to any major defect in Linux itself, but simply because there are so many more applications and products that only run under Windows."
When I joined LinuxQuestions in February 2009, I recall seeing a post related to this problem, asking what programs were needed to attract more users to Linux. Julian (G4ILO) mentions several.
By the way, why does the spellchecker flag LinuxQuestions?
Amateur Radio Forum
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 19, 2004
What does Ham radios have to do with Linux? Good question, glad you asked.
Since the birth of the internet many individuals, businesses, hobbiest's, etc., have claimed their peice of the web. Us HAMS have also claimed our piece. There are programs to help with learning morse code, programs to connect ones rig to their computer, places like EchoLink which connect a licensed HAM on the internet to repeaters all over the world, which means that one with a license can use their computer mic and talk to someone in their car on their mobile or walking down the street with their hand held anywhere in the world. Plus much more.
So... What does this have to do with Linux? Relax, I am getting there, lol. Like linux users, HAM users(most anyways,) are do it yourselvers. Things are put together and worked with until they work they way they are suppose to, or the way they are wanted to work. In order to do this we need good software and operating systems that can keep up. Right now, SUR
Hello to all from WA0TKO (ham radio call)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 21, 2011
Looking forward to interacting with other Unix/Linux supporters.
I've been working with Unix since the early 80's.
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