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DarkW0lf
August 26th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Edit by bapoumba :
Please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHams and https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams for up-to-date information.

These pages are gone.

They have been abused more than once and now there is a team that is trying to usurp them.

Leave it be, they are dead and gone.
They have ceased to be, they have passed on and joined the choir invisible.
They are an ex-wiki

But I am sure they can't and will probably revert them soon.

No Respect.

(To those that added the url's for your countries agencies and were able to edit responsibly, you have the new team to blame. They couldn't just play nice like the rest of us.)

DarkW0lf
August 31st, 2007, 07:44 PM
I found the pages I made moved to (link removed)
I don't know who JamesTaji is but he moved them today and the original wiki is blank with no message or link regarding the move.

DarkW0lf
September 2nd, 2007, 01:31 AM
I changed them back to the wiki.
I hope to keep them from being messed with in the future.

Those interested in Amateur Radio and have experience in the different operating modes is invited to participate.

w4ett
September 2nd, 2007, 03:14 AM
I found the pages I made moved to http://help.ubuntu.com/community/AmateurRadio
I don't know who JamesTaji is but he moved them today and the original wiki is blank with no message or link regarding the move.

I agree with you Darkw0lf, the un-coordinated move was in BAD form....The page should remain in the Wiki.

DarkW0lf
September 3rd, 2007, 07:07 PM
Does Great Britain have an emergency service like we have ARES or RACES in the US ?
I added that other link to the radio socety.

Edit:

Nevermind, I didn't have time to go browsing through links earlier. Also grabbed a copy of the band plan too.

jtaji
September 19th, 2007, 04:41 AM
These messages from Matthew East, the Ubuntu Documentation team (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-doc) owner, explain why the pages were moved from the main wiki, which is intended only for development and team coordination, to the documentation wiki:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2007-September/009231.html

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2007-September/009276.html

DarkW0lf
September 22nd, 2007, 10:49 PM
I started out researching packet tonight and ended up reading mostly APRS.
There aren't any ubuntu specific sites out there and all the linux packages were made by third parties. I have been checking the copyright files and alot is downloaded from ftp and package by maintainers. It is kinda hard to track down sources and not the derivatives.

But anyway, I'll plug away at the packet radio and post more later.

w4ett
September 23rd, 2007, 12:30 AM
Good luck with the packet racket... :)

I've got a project for this winter if you are interested darkw0lf....a custom Gutsy live cd devoted to Ham Radio similar to the Free BSD live disk here:

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/ham-radio-on-freebsd-14564

Wanna drum up some support?

DarkW0lf
September 30th, 2007, 01:44 AM
I couldn't get your link to work (it just sat there loading)

But this looks like the FreeBSD project page
http://wiki.freebsd.org/Hamradio_on_FreeBSD

There also used to be a debian based (not really) distro but work seems to have stopped on it.

There is an Ubuntu based ham radio liveCD in the works, check it out here:
http://hamspot.com/ham/Ham_Radio_LiveCD

Looks like there is similar inactivity, the mailing list is loaded with spam
They have one package that was uploaded in 2004.
I also found one at radio.linux.org.au but the ftp server doesn't respond.

Well since there doesn't seem to be an active one in the works, why not ?
Which Gutsy flavor (U/K/E/X) ?
I am thinking of xubuntu with the lower resources requirement to start with.

I have a book called Ubuntu Hacks that shows how to edit an Ubuntu ISO.
I don't see why we couldn't add the ham radio packages into one of the ISO's
And remove apps to make space if needed ( like evolution :-P )
But X is pretty small there should be some space remaining, will need to look.

w4ett
September 30th, 2007, 02:07 AM
I'll look over that link....the one I posted was the blog entry with links to the live CD ISO....:

http://www.bfst.de/hamfreesbie/

The above is a download link

PsycoGeek
September 30th, 2007, 03:30 AM
First, a few questions. With the internet and the ability to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world, what is the big interest in ham radio AND your PC's? What about ham radio is keeping it around yet? I'm not trying to insult anyone's hobby here, just trying to understand.

I was, and mabe still am, interested in short-wave radio for a while. I have noticed that there are some apps for controlling some radio's out there, but are there any apps for more modern ones like the Winradio (http://www.winradio.com/index.htm) cards and external models, or the TenTec RX320D (http://radio.tentec.com/Amateur/Receivers/TT320)? I have not seen any yet.

DarkW0lf
October 1st, 2007, 01:23 AM
Yeah I found the wiki page eventually but haven't gotten around to checking it out.
(Had to work overtime)

There are two pages for altering the ubuntu distros:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization

I was thinking it might be easier to start with altering the pool so that it runs/installs the Amateur Radio software and working from that.

DarkW0lf
October 1st, 2007, 01:44 AM
PsychoGeek:
99% of the time Amateur Radio is a hobby and that last 1% is when some disaster strikes and standard communication is lost (phone, IM, celluar, Internet, etc...).

That is when you can use your radios to keep in touch with friends and loved ones or to help handle traffic between relief agencies (who usually have incompatible radio systems).

With Winlink you can handle email over the radiowaves like you were a regular email server. Actually that is in general how it works, Winlink is like an email server that connects your radio and PC.

Check out www.openaprs.net and see what hams are operating in your area.
Cool site really, my area has the highest concentration of APRS systems.
I am starting to get more interested in APRS than packet (maybe both).

There is also independency, no reliance on ISP's to commuicate when using packet, aprs or psk31. With Winlink and IRLP you can link existing radio nets with the Internet.

PsycoGeek
October 1st, 2007, 02:06 AM
Interesting. I knew about the first one, but the others I was unaware of. So I guess radio does have a very useful place alongside computers. What is APRS?

As always, learning is good. Thank you for the info DarkW0lf.

w4ett
October 1st, 2007, 02:22 AM
http://www.aprs.net/ Automatic Position Reporting System is a method of identifying the relative position of an Amateur Radio APRS/GPS capable station....this information is also uploaded in real time via the internet for use.

The newtork of Ham radio stations forward their position coordinates via vhf or uhf radio to radio network node, who in turn re-transmit this data to all connectied stations.

This capability is especially useful during severe weather or natural disaster situations and when search and rescue is going on.

PsycoGeek
October 1st, 2007, 03:28 AM
Wow. I never knew Ham radio was so useful, or interesting. I always thought it was a way for you guys to just sit around and talk about your playboy collections...:lolflag:

I don't know if I am quite interested enough to buy any equipment for TX/RX, but short wave still interests me a bit. It holds some nostalga for me. My uncle was into it for many years, and had gotten interested in it during WW2 when he was in France. I remember being up late at night with him and my father (who had a minor interest in it, but was very much into CB radio during the 70's), listening to whatever we could get on an old portable (something like one of the Trans-Oceanic types you can find on eBay now, with the fold down front panel and the World map with time zones).

Keep the info coming, please.

perryrt
October 1st, 2007, 03:47 AM
I just stumbled upon this discussion - I've not really gotten deep into Ubuntu and Ham Radio, as I currently live in an apartment (I'm KF4BAL, in case someone is interested.)

Last year at my local hamfest (Hamcation, here in Orlando) there was a group giving away (for donation) a Kubuntu disc with most amateur radio programs preinstalled.

Turns out you can download an ISO from their website here (http://www.leap-cf.org/dl.php3).

I've tried it and everything seems to work OK, but I have to admit, I can't say for sure, not having an operating station right now and all.

So....good luck with it - hope I've helped somewhat.

subzero27
October 1st, 2007, 01:44 PM
I am planning to implement packet radio for data transfer for my local community....any help on this would be appreciated.

thanks
Jason
matrix7i (http://www.matrix7i.com/jobopenings.html)

perryrt
October 2nd, 2007, 04:37 AM
What kind of data, frequency and transfer rate? There are way too many variables to be able to give you any real advice.

That having been said, basic packet modems with backbone/transfer and "store and forward" modes have been on the market for at least a decade or more... I've always liked Kantronics, but that's a personal preference. I would also generally recommend a hardware/stand-alone solution rather than a software-based solution for this kind of thing - they tend to be more reliable/rugged.

Can you talk more about your intended uses?

subzero27
October 4th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the reply Richard....what i had in mind was long distance packet radio...ummm something like shortwave.

probably intercontinental....lower frequencies can travel long distances so basically that was my idea.

jason
matrix7i (http://www.matrix7i.com/jobopenings.html)

w4ett
October 4th, 2007, 12:17 AM
http://www.tapr.org/pr_intro.html

HF Packet runs at 300 baud...quite slow but ok for basic messaging....then there is PSK31, AMTOR, RTTY and Digital Sideband

perryrt
October 4th, 2007, 12:41 PM
I would agree with that, and TAPR is just about the most advanced outfit experimenting with the use of digital transmission and amateur radio.

You might also want to look into a commercial system like SailMail (which is based on PACTOR). However, the bottom line is that - unless you're providing text-only email services - I think you'll be disappointed with the speed.

General rule: lower frequencies = slower speed, higher frequency = higher speeds...but shorter range. (That's actually an oversimplification, but it's a good start.) A decent primer to the issues involved can be found here.
(http://www.rac.ca/opsinfo/infodig.htm)
Also, be advised that the modes you may use and the information you can transmit depend on your country and license class (I have no idea where you are in the world) and can lead to a significant deficit in your bank account :^)

DarkW0lf
October 6th, 2007, 08:56 PM
I looked for more info on the kubuntu cd on the leap site but can't find anything.

Is it a LiveCD ? Did they install the available Synaptic packages to the iso ?

I'll download it to check later I am already downloading two other iso's.

perryrt
October 6th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Try this link:

www.leap-cf.org/download/kubuntu-ham-2007-1.iso
(http://www.leap-cf.org/download/kubuntu-ham-2007-1.iso)
and if that doesn't work, pm me and I'll upload it to my personal webspace so you can get it from there.

DarkW0lf
October 13th, 2007, 11:05 PM
No, I can download it (and I have).
What I meant was that all that is posted is just the iso, there is no documentation, project page, or even an email for the person who made it.

Checked it out and had checksum errors on three of the packages.
But loaded fine and the software works, needs a little cleaned up though.
The desktop is cluttered and unless you know what you are looking at, it is a pain to find what you need. It an aesthetic kind of thing, I only think it needs cleaned up and made to look a little prettier, and that pretty good if that is the only complaint (that and xsmith may be the only app I had a glitch with).

perryrt
October 14th, 2007, 03:44 AM
Woops. Sorry, misunderstood your question.

Yeah, I got the impression it was a dupe of someone's personal desktop, actually. The disc physically is a slim-jewel case from CompUSA with a B/W cover page with the Leap web address and the phrase "Kubuntu Linux - Amateur Radio Edition" on it. As I remember, they had set up a demo station (a HF radio and a laptop) and had some real interest going on...hams are known for being ... parsimonious...so a sign saying "FREE AMATEUR RADIO SOFTWARE" went over pretty well

I noticed the checksum problems too....and honestly, I am not using it currently (as I mentioned, I live in an apartment) so can't really advise you there. Plus, I find I just like the GNOME interface better. Personal choice, but there you go.

As for a contact name, I suppose you could try the emails at this page: http://www.leap-cf.org/contactinfo.php3 (http://www.leap-cf.org/contactinfo.php3)

Unfortunately, they moved the date of the Orlando HamCation (which is where I got the distro last year) from October to February, so it will be a while before I can get a new one or meet the guy/s who made it.

....or I suppose I could haul my lazy butt out of this chair and go to the meeting on Thursday and ask :^)

DarkW0lf
October 19th, 2007, 11:37 PM
The hamfest in my area is next week.
I am going to check out what I can find there and they are having a seminar on software defined radios.

I work with SD amps for those and I am interested in what they are going to show.
I am going to try to catch up with other club members that work on digital and my club now has a Technology Exploration Commitee (TEC :-P )

I think it's TEC doing the seminar.

hostyorkshire
October 24th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Hi, I'm currently setting up a DSTAR repeater here in the UK.

Has anyone had any experience or know anyone who has the D-STAR system running with UBUNTU? Most of the recommended LINUX platforms by Icom are now no longer supported eg redhat9 and fedora.

Thanks

de M3UXC

w4ett
October 26th, 2007, 01:58 AM
Hi, I'm currently setting up a DSTAR repeater here in the UK.

Has anyone had any experience or know anyone who has the D-STAR system running with UBUNTU? Most of the recommended LINUX platforms by Icom are now no longer supported eg redhat9 and fedora.

Thanks

de M3UXC

I would have thought that as long as all the dependencies are satisfied, the D-Star app would run normally given that the kernel modules have not been changer ie: AX.25 and the serial/usb protocols have not been changed in the current kernel. The only difference would be that the application is only available in tar.gz and not .deb for installation purposes.

73 Don

DarkW0lf
October 26th, 2007, 11:31 PM
I was about to suggest http://www.k5tit.org/forums/index.php

But looks like you have already posted there.
TAPR mailing list looks like some people have been talking about it but most are from 2005 or 2006, though there appears to be a YouTube video posted recently.

DarkW0lf
November 12th, 2007, 02:46 AM
w4ett: I spoke to someone from AMRAD at the Hamfest, they were handing out (K)Ubuntu disks and I asked him if they were preinstalled with Amateur Radio software. He said no but that AMRAD was appareantly interested in doing so. Though I can't find an AMRAD project or thread in their Tacos mailing list.

The SDR presentation was pretty cool, Rich N3III who is the chair of TEC, has a website for building a SoftRock40 in stages to learn it's operation. He also has links to ordering other SoftRocks from the yahoo group and links to getting LinRad running under Ubuntu.

http://home.att.net/~geobra

perryrt
November 14th, 2007, 04:04 AM
The SDR presentation was pretty cool, Rich N3III who is the chair of TEC, has a website for building a SoftRock40 in stages to learn it's operation. He also has links to ordering other SoftRocks from the yahoo group and links to getting LinRad running under Ubuntu.

OK, now that is just neat - nice web page!. SDR is really shaping up to be a real interesting field. I saw (another reference to TAPR) a version of the DSP-10 kit - I had put it in my "one of these days" file.

It actually surprises me that more ham groups (listening, ARRL?) haven't created roll-your-own or prepackaged Linux distros. One of the things that hams always seem to be complaining about is that all of the potential new hams have already been seduced by computers ... it's a "can't beat 'em, join 'em" thing. Grab the portion of youth already interested enough in computers to break free from the MS world and show them something else kinda cool you can do with your laptop.....

Anyway, enough of that. 73 DE KF4BAL.

DarkW0lf
November 18th, 2007, 12:24 AM
It actually surprises me that more ham groups (listening, ARRL?) haven't created roll-your-own or prepackaged Linux distros.

The now out of date kubuntu edgy distro put together at the LEAP site was the most functional Linux distro related to ham radio I have seen.

All the others (like Debian Ham) have stopped development or (like HamFreesbie) was buggy.

DarkW0lf
December 2nd, 2007, 05:21 AM
I added pages for the SoftRock now that I am not getting that authentication system warning from the wiki (yeah, I am not going to do anonymous edits).

And some info for electroinc circuit design, except I am a little flaky on the simulation. I don't know if simulation is in the gEDA package or not and SPICE does not seem to be in the Repos no more. The gEDA docs can be read either way, some others have posted similar questions in the forums. There a site for symbols for gEDA, I am going to look there for radio related info and either post links in the electronics page or make some symbols to post.

DarkW0lf
December 9th, 2007, 02:36 AM
Quick post, for those interested in what Ham's do when we're not 'playing' around with our toys.
This was posted to my local club's mailing list.

Oregon's unsung heroes
http://www.kptv.com/weatheralert/14776224/detail.html

DarkW0lf
December 24th, 2007, 02:19 AM
Added two more pages for SDR's.

I have some source code and gEDA schematics but I am not familiar with wiki markup that much and will probably post them later (Code and specs for USRP mostly).

And that would be just about everything from the AMRAD disc I got that is Linux related.

KB1LQC
January 2nd, 2008, 12:28 AM
Just read a few posts and I'd be happy to help with some Amateur Radio software in Ubuntu! I've been trying to get a nice setup but haven't quite found the right software so If I could be of any help I'd gladly participate! My only real restriction is time since I'm in college but when I can I will definitely do my part!




Thank You,

KB1LQC

k4eez
January 9th, 2008, 12:44 AM
hello
new to ubuntu but not new to ham or amateur radio
use to own an AMIGA 1200 back in the day but back then i was not all that fond of radio apart from jamming loud music into my erehole''':lolflag:

anyhow its nice to see a friendly desktop, the last straw was windose Vista or should i say VISA as u need to take out a loan to buy the O/S
lets put it like this:
Win 311 good
win95 crap:confused:
win98 crap:confused:
win98se good:guitar:
winME Crap:confused:
Win2000 ok i guess:popcorn:
WinXp xp pro good:guitar:
Vista or Visa Crap, JOKE :lolflag:

thats how i see it, vista sux bux!!
now
i need to get and understand a whole new O/S (UBUNTU 7.10)
ok so i took thr plunge and installed the O/S, it was a lot easyer than i thought to install, now how do i find and install ham radio programs and where do i find them, i like a programs that decode digital EG Packet, Amtor/pactor, Rtty, SSTV Etc Etc i am not into the APRS but like to get into satellites software

however i will NOT be buyin anyother O/S that is made by
Microscoft... where did i put that Amiga 1200 now....

any advice ?
tnx
K4eeZ

DarkW0lf
January 26th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Right now my main PC is without Internet access (almost 4 weeks now maybe) and that I was using for most of my research.

As for where to find Ham software, there are three places to check:
Synaptic under the Amateur Radio category (maybe Electronics too) for Ubuntu software.
TAPR.org for linux software.
radio.linux.org.au is the hamsoft database.

Somethings like Winlink haven't been ported to linux but I did find a possible driver for telpac.
That is posted somewhere in the software wiki page.

Almost forgot, there are several satelite applications in Synaptic for tracking. Look for predict, gpredict and I forget what the KDE version is called (kpredict???)

g7kse
February 20th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Darkwolf,

just to tidy something up...we have Raynet in the UK for emergency work although it's not as popular as it was.

I would love to move everything I have over to Ubuntu but am struggling to let go of ham radio deluxe as it doesn't run under wine and I can't get the soundcard to work under VMWare.

If there is a linux alternative to HRD that could do CW,PSK31,RTTY etc, CAT control and logging and DX Clusters and well pretty much all that HRD can do under one package then I'll gladly pay for it but I haven't found it yet.

My chosen geekiness is beacon monitoring for all the HF beacons, if you're interested then its at my website (http://g7kse.co.uk/Faros)... but at the moment the propagation is just plain awful.

73's

DarkW0lf
March 1st, 2008, 01:19 AM
The LEAP distro that was kubuntu based (there's a link somewhere in this thread) had programs that handles most of what you listed except I don't recall off the top of my head anything related to CAT.

There is no single suite of apps that I know of, Linux applications typically is a collection, each providing a separate function.

I am working on a page for live distros, read in my clubs mailing list of a distro called PSKMail (also the name of an app) that functions like Winlink does but uses PSK125.

DarkW0lf
March 9th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Okay below is how I am thinking I am trying to get the pages to look like.



Amateur Radio/
Activity/Software
Bandplans
Hardware/MFG/Model
Sitemap
Software/Category


I would like to have a page for an activity and a subpage for the related software. Hardware should be logically sorted by manufacturer and model. The broader software page is not related to an activity and subpages will deal with each category (I did that for electronics, and need to figure out what's up with simulation).

And there is a page for Ham-related LiveDistros (I am downloading the newer version of FreeSBie).

jeffinhedon
March 21st, 2008, 08:10 AM
Greetings from Sunny Hedon in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
I hope I havnt missed anything on the thread!!
However I was looking for software similar to CQ100
A virtual transceiver which works in Windows.
I understand that this software does not work in Linux.
So My question?
Is there an equivalent or similar program that I can install on My Ubuntu 7.1 setup
Just for the record I have completely abandoned Windows XP after many probs and crashes.
I find Ubuntu to be a very comprehensive OS and am learning fast !!!
Any advice will be very much appreciated
Thanks in advance
Geoff G0VAY:)

DarkW0lf
March 22nd, 2008, 09:55 PM
It looks like a graphic front end to a private IRLP (Internet Relay Linking Project)
It takes the speech from your PC and transmit over the Internet to a Repeater.
There are graphic interfaces to 'real' radios but I don't see anything in Synaptic related to IRLP or a 'virtual' rig.

Hadn't found anything in hamsoft either.

g7kse
March 25th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Whilst looking around for some kind of VOACAP type software for ubuntu i came across this (http://homepage.mac.com/jimwatson/voacapl/) and after a bit of fiddling, mainly through my own inability to sort out the permissions.

Definately worth a look and adding to the wiki

DarkW0lf
March 30th, 2008, 08:05 AM
I'll make note of it.

Have you tried minimuf from Synaptic Amateur Radio (for comparisons sake) ?

g7kse
March 31st, 2008, 03:25 PM
I haven't but I will install it and do a comparison. VOACap for linux is the full works. it took a bit of installing to get it done but now it runs perfectly well. The installation has to be done with a mixture of sudo and non sudo cammands and the permissions caused a bit of a problem.Once these were fixed it was easy.

Jim is going to update the doc's and put up a screen shot of it working on my machine so it'll run nicely. All thats left is to get it onto synaptic and it'll be easy. :wink:

DarkW0lf
April 5th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Cool.

I need to get back to that page to finish tracking down author's sites and other software that relates to ham radio.

g7kse
April 5th, 2008, 07:54 PM
It's come in handy for the SP contest even though I'm not participating. US stations were clear as they could be earlier today

hughjohnfraser
April 6th, 2008, 07:08 AM
a custom Gutsy live cd devoted to Ham Radio. what a good idea.

Perhaps it could encompass programs for the wandering sailors among us, like winlink, and navigation programs. The only thing remaining on my duel boot, is winlink, Max Sea, Total tide, my Icom710 Control Panel.
73 from, AE6 OL.

DarkW0lf
April 13th, 2008, 06:27 AM
http://download.prgm.org/dl5di-soft/telpac-node/

There is no winlink for linux but the above link is for telpac that will let you connect to a winlink server.

This is the same telpac that I posted in the wiki earlier but I got an email that it has been updated lately.

g7kse
April 23rd, 2008, 02:02 PM
Has onyone come across a beacon monitoring app for linux?

g7kse
April 23rd, 2008, 02:06 PM
I've put a social group on the forum for ham radio if anyone wants to show their support.

DarkW0lf
April 26th, 2008, 09:23 AM
Anyone famaliar with the IC-T7H ?
This is the model HT I have and I am interested in linking it with my laptop. I know there is Windows software to program it but I was wondering if anyone had used Icom HT's with Linux.

I have been using VirtualBox to run some Ham Radio LiveCD's.
I am going to edit the LiveCD page later.

gw3uig
May 4th, 2008, 10:53 PM
I was about to suggest http://www.k5tit.org/forums/index.php

But looks like you have already posted there.
TAPR mailing list looks like some people have been talking about it but most are from 2005 or 2006, though there appears to be a YouTube video posted recently.

Try "Ham_Shack Hack" in Google this should take you to a site whare you can download a iso which has a lot of ham radio programs
psk31 , aprs , cw, echolinx (echolink in windows)I have used it as a live cd also installed and psk31 and have worked for me. (callsign EI7AF )
HOPE SOMEONE FINDS THIS OF INTEREST
CHEERS

Paul Sherman
July 25th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Hi all;

I've been using Ubuntu for a few years off and on, but got my ham ticket in Dec 07. I'm just getting started in setting up my systems for digital modes. So far the default PSK package that came with Ubuntu seems to be working (I was working with it a bit Wednesday night). I'm not at that system right now, but can add the package info later on. I'm definitely interested in helping with a Packet package and documentation to help that get going.

Regards
Paul KD0CIW

DarkW0lf
July 27th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Paul, is your rig made to connect to a PC or are you using a soundcard interface ?

kr4ey
July 27th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Have you tried jLog?

http://jlog.org/

DarkW0lf
August 1st, 2008, 10:12 PM
The only beacon apps I have seen in Synaptic are ibp and baken (baken is no longer in repo as of 8.04). I haven't seen anything like VOACAP.

g7kse
August 3rd, 2008, 01:33 PM
shame about the beacon thing but for VOACAP try this (http://homepage.mac.com/jimwatson/voacapl/)

Paul Sherman
August 7th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Paul, is your rig made to connect to a PC or are you using a soundcard interface ?

Darkwolf;

I am building an interface. Right now I breadboarded the receive
signal and am using the old "mike to the speaker" trick to get out.
I have the parts for the xmit audio, but am still futzing with the
PTT circuit. I need to get to the back of the workstation and
see if the serial port is operating at logic levels or RS232 levels.
I may have to hook the PTT to the printer port. I'm doing tthe PTT this
way as I also want to use the interface for packet.

DarkW0lf
August 16th, 2008, 10:22 PM
All interfaces I have seen use the serial port.

What I was wondering was why is the PTT needed, I mean if the hand mike for an HT has PTT then the PTT signal is sent over the same cable as the audio. But when using soundcards, PTT is separated from the audio, why can't we get the soundcard to send the PTT signal over the audio channels like the hand mike ?

It's not hardware related in my case, the HT can get the PTT from the mike, is it software related ?

N8NOE
August 23rd, 2008, 04:32 AM
Guess I qualify for this thread..
Hey All, New here Name is Jeff..
Mac OSX user but got a Mini-Note HP-2133 and working Ubuntu.
did a search for Linux/Radio and here I am!..
Used to mess with Red-Hat back in Version 3-4 I think, Seems Linux in general has come a LONG WAY? Trying to remember some of what I knew and reading a lot!.

73 dit dit..
( guess if you on the thread, you'd get it?)

N8NOE
August 23rd, 2008, 04:40 AM
Quick Question?..
Any software for Programing a VX3R from Yaesu?..

This an LogChecker are the only 2 things I really need a Wintel Machine for. I like this Ubuntu on the Hp-2133 more than Windows XP but I'm still a Mac Guy at heart!

RMP
October 23rd, 2008, 03:19 PM
Hi to all. New to Ubuntu and trying to set up some Ham Radio programs. I've installed Predict from Synaptic. The installation appeared to go ok. Took a lot of searching to figure out how to actually run the program (finally found I could type Predict in the termainal to open it). Program only opens to the configuration page and will not go beyond that. Can anyone help?
Also very interested in doing packet radio with Ubuntu. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks and 73,
Randy K4EZM

kjacobs
November 26th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Hello all,

I'm another non-newbie to amateur radio, but newbie to ubuntu and loving it so far. I'm glad to see some serious activity for linux ham software going on. Keep up the great work. Hopefully, I can start migrating my packet, packet node and winlink telpac stuff from the windows box it is on now over to the ubuntu machine soon. Of course, I'll probably need help with that, but at least I know there are others working it, too. Thanks again.

Ken KD6PGI
Hood River County ARES
Assistant Emergency Coordinator - Digital

DarkW0lf
December 27th, 2008, 01:13 AM
N8NOE:

I know there is hamlib and ICOM interfaces in the Synaptic repos, maybe you could google hamlib+yaesu

RMP:

predict-gsat, is the gui to the predict program. I don't do much with satellites so I'm not sure.

ken:

There is a telpac driver but apart from that I don't know of any winlink software. There is plenty for packet.

antirem
December 29th, 2008, 05:50 AM
I was thinking of going for certification and eventually getting my generals class.. is there a program that helps study for the exam? I hear each test just has a pool of 350 questions.

Morticutor UK
December 29th, 2008, 01:46 PM
OK, so it looks like I need to join in this thread.

Basically our uni doesn't have a radio station and so it has fallen to our newly-formed Journalism degree (of which I am a student) to set up our own newspaper and radio station.

I want to keep everything as simple as possible and that means running the radio through computers (especially as we want to provide MP3s to download after the fact a la the BBC and record as MP3s).

We already have a transmitter; can someone tell me what else we'll need?

w4ett
December 29th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Well if your user name is an indication...a good place to start is with the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) website: http://www.rsgb.org/...from there you might be able to identify a local club or individual ham, who might be able to Elmer you.

I can think of many things that are required for a good radio station...Antennas, Good Grounding (Earth), filtering to preclude RF from entering the computers...the list goes on and on.

Welcome to the community, and also to Ham Radio!

geforce123
December 31st, 2008, 08:08 AM
The topic is growing rapidly...

Maybe we should ask for a forum category if you guys think we're going to be more active on the Ubuntu forums.

i.e creating packages, developping softwares, for Ubuntu Linux.

This way it'll be easier to separate topics...

BTW, I think it would be a bad idea to make a custom "Ubuntu-HamRadio" distro. We should go for a bundle package or something. I mean, I'd love to see new amateur radio softwares, but I'd hate to have to move from my generic Ubuntu Desktop distro.

Oh, also, I found a nice library (mostly in C) to control ham radios, it's called hamlibs.

Another nice software is EchoLink: http://www.echolink.org/

n3gbz
January 20th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Another nice software is EchoLink: http://www.echolink.org/

Just a little follow-up, EchoLink is not native to Linux so requires WINE (or other emulator). Echolinux (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=56357&package_id=62933) is a similar Linux client and there is also QTel (http://svxlink.sourceforge.net) (QT EchoLink client, user mode only) available at http://svxlink.sourceforge.net/ (http://svxlink.sourceforge.net)

All three work fine on my Ubuntu 08.04 system.

Ivan4
April 10th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Hello my fellow HAMS! I have been doing some research myself in using Ubuntu, or a flavor of it, for Amateur Radio use. Will be following this thread and others.

DarkW0lf
April 24th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Is this school station supposed to be a ham station or does the journalism department want a 'normal' FM station ? You may have to check as there might be different licenses involved in your area.

DarkW0lf
April 24th, 2009, 05:45 PM
I was thinking of going for certification and eventually getting my generals class.. is there a program that helps study for the exam? I hear each test just has a pool of 350 questions.

I'd get a book from Gordon West WB6NOA. I have always used them and swear by them (Got my general class myself last year at hamfest). They only cost about 20$ (you don't need the more expensive ones that come with software).

myhelipad
May 14th, 2009, 08:12 AM
Just a little follow-up, EchoLink is not native to Linux so requires WINE (or other emulator). Echolinux (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=56357&package_id=62933) is a similar Linux client and there is also QTel (http://svxlink.sourceforge.net) (QT EchoLink client, user mode only) available at http://svxlink.sourceforge.net/ (http://svxlink.sourceforge.net)

All three work fine on my Ubuntu 08.04 system.

Hi,

Still new in linux and just installing Ubuntu 9.04, i'm also an amteur radio. I would like to know how do i install this Echolinux.

Coz in windows just install everything done, but in Ubuntu still learning so keep asking "How To..."

Regards from 9m2 land.):P

9w2bba

DarkW0lf
July 9th, 2009, 08:52 PM
I don't know if echolinux is in the 9.04 repos (I still use LTS) but check echolinux's sourceforge site.

craig10x
July 27th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Hi!

First post in the Amateur Radio section of Ubuntu Forums....Has anyone had any luck installing the CQ-100 (simulated ham radio) program on Ubuntu? Any way to do it, other then through windows or a virtual windows installation?
When i downloaded Ubuntu 9.04, i wiped Windows off completely and prefer to keep it off my computer, if at all possible ;)

ml41782
August 8th, 2009, 03:46 PM
It this group still active ?

I have a problem with a signalink USB device and I can't seem to start a thread. I don't see any recent messages.


I have an HP mini with the ubuntu remix loaded. When I plug in the signalink USB It never gives me the /dev/dsp device.

I was able to look at the var message log and this is what I get.

otg1017@Michael-Lussier-K4MQF:~$ sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.296540] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.411722] usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.415448] input: Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio CODEC as /class/input/input8
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.448493] generic-usb 0003:08BB:2904.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Device [Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio CODEC ] on usb-0000:00:1d.3-1/input3
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.448532] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.448539] usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.569902] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
Aug 7 08:28:38 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: Called
Aug 7 08:28:38 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF sudo: pam_sm_authenticate: username = [otg1017]
Aug 7 08:28:38 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF sudo: Warning: Using default salt value (undefined in ~/.ecryptfsrc)




Any Thoughts

podex_at
August 10th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Hi!

I have also a SignaLink USB and it works with fldigi for me!


Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.448532] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.448539] usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver
Aug 7 08:28:01 Michael-Lussier-K4MQF kernel: [ 538.569902] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio


My log is the same
[128615.916997] usb 1-2.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[128647.000030] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[128647.325693] usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[128647.334945] input: Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio CODEC as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.3/input/input6
[128647.363972] generic-usb 0003:08BB:2904.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Device [Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio CODEC ] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2/input3
[128647.493179] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

I can access it via OSS (/dev/dsp1) or PortAudio (USB Audio CODEC : USB Audio (hw1:0))

But I have a problem with PR and soundmodem. I got the following
podex@rosi-atom:~$ sudo soundmodem -v 5
sm[6395]: mkiss: ifname sm0 mtu 256 ipaddr 10.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.0.0.255
sm[6395]: audio: starting "/dev/dsp1"
sm[6395]: audio: sample rate 38400 input fragsz 1024 numfrags 512 output fragsz 1024 numfrags 891
sm[6395]: unknown kiss packet: 0x80 0xa2
sm[6395]: unknown kiss packet: 0x20 0xa2

And I receive not a single packet! I had already asked the question, what happens, because in Ubuntu 7.xx it worked, but stopped in 8.04.

Who can help me?

73 de Christof, OE8BCK

piju
September 9th, 2009, 03:59 AM
Hi,

Still new in linux and just installing Ubuntu 9.04, i'm also an amteur radio. I would like to know how do i install this Echolinux.

Coz in windows just install everything done, but in Ubuntu still learning so keep asking "How To..."

Regards from 9m2 land.):P

9w2bba

im have installed and using echolink on wine.
just install wine, and install echolink on it.
works perfectly here. QSOing on Malaysia's echolink gateways.

podex_at
September 9th, 2009, 07:19 PM
I am also running Echolink within wine in Ubuntu 9.04. Just start Synaptic Paket Manager and select wine (optional in section universe). After installing it, just double-click on the installer .exe file. That's it. Work's flawlessly.

73 de Christof

jimwatson
September 22nd, 2009, 01:37 PM
Hi, Following a number of requests, I've created a .deb for the voacapl application. It can be downloaded from the downloads section on the voacapl website;

http://www.qsl.net/hz1jw/voacapl/index.html

The accompanying 'pythonProp' package should be updated in a couple of days to support user defined areas when performing voaarea calculations and (hopefully) a Spanish translation. Further details of pythonProp may be found here;

http://www.qsl.net/h/hz1jw/pythonprop/index.html

73's

Jim (HZ1JW)

DarkW0lf
September 23rd, 2009, 05:29 AM
If there is anyone in the Central Maryland area is interested:

On Sept 26 there will be a SimSat balloon flight, launch will be around 8am
Telemetry will be on 433.920 (there may be drift)
HF Net 3860 kHz
VHF Net 145.410 MHz

Telemetry is encoded in CW, can be decoded by fldigi (and similar)

More info at http://patkilroy.com/simsat/4/


Canceled this morning due to weather conditions

piju
September 28th, 2009, 01:45 AM
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AmateurRadio

I posted a wiki page for Amateur Radio after some users where asking in another thread.

It's mostly empty now but I have been going through Synaptic and trying to find homepages for the various software.
I made subpages for some activities but haven't covered everything. Anyone involved in those activities is invited to flesh out the wiki.

And please ask general questions if you don't know what Ham Radio is.
We are happy to help, really :-)

KB3IMT

What I got:
Poor definitions of activities (I'll fix this as the wiki progresses, I'll admit they're placeholders right now)
Band plans (finished them)
Links to author's sites for the software available in Synaptic.
Software Defined Radios
Electronic Circuit Design
LiveDistros Software page

What's needed:
Programmers for software not available in Synaptic, like Winlink or LinRAD.
If you are active in a mode that I am not, you can fix the page for that activity.

please add this link for malaysia

http://www.skmm.gov.my/

http://www.marts.org.my/

http://www.mares.org.my/

http://www.astra.org.my/

Genefreak
October 5th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Just attended the national HamFest in Newark, UK. A great big bunch of geeky, technically minded, logic based people who love experimenting with electronics and who make it their life quest to push the boundaries of what's possible... YET.. all software and computer stuff was all windows based (and some cracking signal decoding stuff there was too - stuff the CIA wouldn't even have.) It's such a shame with such a mindset, hardly anybody even knows of the existence of Linux.. where you can see the workings of your own computer, keep old hardware alive for years and have much more control over your hardware down to the binary level. I'm dumbstruck that the Linux community and the Amateur Radio communities aren't talking to each other. I can only imagine what would be possible with such a partnership. What I've found though is that recently, the Ham Radio scene has noticed a huge decrease in interest over the last few years and the hardware manufacturers responded to this by producing more 'plug and play' software that just works and my father (my ham radio connection) commented on the fact that you hardly ever see a soldering iron in a radio shack any more (and I'm not talking about the shop). This is a sad state of affairs. It looks like Amateur radio has gone the same way as Linux in trying to appease the masses.. selling it's soul and making everything shiny. There is also a lot more computer control of hardware than there was in the olden days, but windows seems to be taking the lead.

Just wondering what your views on this were because each community (with such like minds) could learn so much from each other in not only producing a better range of software, but bringing the experimental aspect back to the forefront and avoiding going down the sealed magical box path.

Steve (UK)

g7kse
October 5th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Whilst there are a lot of ‘cheque book’ hams floating around there are still a load of home brewers who can churn out some pretty amazing stuff. Take the SDR side of things for example and its easy to see that both software and hardware is pretty much homebrew if you want to go that way or you can shell out for a nice shiny flex radio and plug yourself in.

Are you suggesting that ‘we’ ought to build up some new applications that rival the windows ones or package up the existing ones in a more friendly way?

g7kse
October 5th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Hi, Following a number of requests, I've created a .deb for the voacapl application. It can be downloaded from the downloads section on the voacapl website;

http://www.qsl.net/hz1jw/voacapl/index.html

The accompanying 'pythonProp' package should be updated in a couple of days to support user defined areas when performing voaarea calculations and (hopefully) a Spanish translation. Further details of pythonProp may be found here;

http://www.qsl.net/h/hz1jw/pythonprop/index.html

73's

Jim (HZ1JW)


I can testify that its a useful program. Thanks Jim

kl2qo
October 19th, 2009, 09:24 AM
A question about Echolink as a sysop user: I have a SignaLink USB interface attached to my computer, running Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and am trying to set up an Echolink Simplex link. I've tried to do as many tests as possible, of which all Echolink-related audio tests were done through Echotest, so here are the results in nauseating detail.

I ended up setting up a VirtualBox Windows XP installation on an external hdd, just so I could see if I could get the link up at all, which I did. I could connect to the echotest server, pass audio through the radio->interface->echolink->echotest, and the transmission would come back to me, as expected, in the opposite order. In other words, it worked fine, except, and I suspect it has to do with the number of "layers" of software the audio had to go through, or simply the way in which VirtualBox passes audio from virtual machine to actual machine, the audio was chopped up something terrible between VirtualBox and the radio.

Back to Echolink via Wine: for some reason, running through Wine, audio through Echolink seems to be able to travel one way; that is, if I set up the audio tab so that both input and output are through the USB audio codec, I can transmit through the radio into echolink, but cannot get anything back. In fact, the blue audio level bar that varies with my speaking voice as I transmit through the link refuses to budge when I know Echotest is passing audio back through. The welcome greeting, with the audio options in this configuration, will not sound, nor the blue audio bar move, until I hit the audio tab again and move the output to another device, after which the tail end of the announcment is heard through the computer speakers.

I did test to make sure Echolink will activate the SL USB interface during transmit by setting output to USB audio codec and input to the sound card, and it worked just fine. Let me also add that I checked and unchecked the "open in full duplex" option in the audio tab with no change in the above results.

Now, I read somewhere that someone had an issue with a half-duplex-only sound card, but I was able to get the link functional on both transmit and receive through VirtualBox. Does anyone have any clue where to go from here?

DarkW0lf
October 27th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Simsat launch rescheduled for this Sat. Oct 31 (same time and place)

A smaller payload with less telemetry was launched at a local hamfest last Sunday, it was just a demo but CW telemetry could be heard for an hour. The PICetSat (an Atmel PIC I think) was built that morning and worked better than they thought.

http://simsat.net or http://patkilroy.com/simsat/4/

If you have fldigi you can easily decode and log the telemetry data.

DarkW0lf
October 27th, 2009, 05:40 PM
A question about Echolink as a sysop user: I have a SignaLink USB interface attached to my computer, running Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and am trying to set up an Echolink Simplex link.

I take it to mean a Wi-Fi adapter ?
Is there an echolink node that operates on 2.4Ghz in your area ?


I ended up setting up a VirtualBox Windows XP installation on an external hdd, just so I could see if I could get the link up at all, which I did. I could connect to the echotest server, pass audio through the radio->interface->echolink->echotest, and the transmission would come back to me, as expected, in the opposite order. In other words, it worked fine, except, and I suspect it has to do with the number of "layers" of software the audio had to go through, or simply the way in which VirtualBox passes audio from virtual machine to actual machine, the audio was chopped up something terrible between VirtualBox and the radio.

I had never tried this, not sure how VB could interfere (if at all) with audio. However you may want to try different soundcards (VB has both Intel and Creative) or it may be the Windows Drivers (I have some issues with Vista and Intel).


Back to Echolink via Wine: for some reason, running through Wine, audio through Echolink seems to be able to travel one way; that is, if I set up the audio tab so that both input and output are through the USB audio codec, I can transmit through the radio into echolink, but cannot get anything back. In fact, the blue audio level bar that varies with my speaking voice as I transmit through the link refuses to budge when I know Echotest is passing audio back through. The welcome greeting, with the audio options in this configuration, will not sound, nor the blue audio bar move, until I hit the audio tab again and move the output to another device, after which the tail end of the announcment is heard through the computer speakers.

Not sure about some of what you are describing had a little trouble following some of that. Make sure that you are using the correct settings in the Audio tab. Not sure what you mean by the USB audio codec but make sure that what ever you use, OSS/ALSA/whatever, that your soundcard is supported.

I think I am a little confused, are you using an USB Wi-Fi adapter as a soundcard in WINE's configuration ?


I did test to make sure Echolink will activate the SL USB interface during transmit by setting output to USB audio codec and input to the sound card, and it worked just fine. Let me also add that I checked and unchecked the "open in full duplex" option in the audio tab with no change in the above results.

Now, I read somewhere that someone had an issue with a half-duplex-only sound card, but I was able to get the link functional on both transmit and receive through VirtualBox. Does anyone have any clue where to go from here?

Which is it that you can't do without VB, transmit or receive ?

There is a linux version of echolink at cqinet.sourceforge.net called echolinux.
http://svxlink.sourceforge.net/ has a echolinux gui called Qtel.

DarkW0lf
October 27th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Just attended the national HamFest in Newark, UK. A great big bunch of geeky, technically minded, logic based people who love experimenting with electronics and who make it their life quest to push the boundaries of what's possible... YET.. all software and computer stuff was all windows based (and some cracking signal decoding stuff there was too - stuff the CIA wouldn't even have.) It's such a shame with such a mindset, hardly anybody even knows of the existence of Linux.. where you can see the workings of your own computer, keep old hardware alive for years and have much more control over your hardware down to the binary level. I'm dumbstruck that the Linux community and the Amateur Radio communities aren't talking to each other. I can only imagine what would be possible with such a partnership. What I've found though is that recently, the Ham Radio scene has noticed a huge decrease in interest over the last few years and the hardware manufacturers responded to this by producing more 'plug and play' software that just works and my father (my ham radio connection) commented on the fact that you hardly ever see a soldering iron in a radio shack any more (and I'm not talking about the shop). This is a sad state of affairs. It looks like Amateur radio has gone the same way as Linux in trying to appease the masses.. selling it's soul and making everything shiny. There is also a lot more computer control of hardware than there was in the olden days, but windows seems to be taking the lead.

Just wondering what your views on this were because each community (with such like minds) could learn so much from each other in not only producing a better range of software, but bringing the experimental aspect back to the forefront and avoiding going down the sealed magical box path.

Steve (UK)

It was six years ago I got my first copy of Ubuntu. Back then when you signed up for ShipIt you also got a launchpad and wiki ID and pages. I guess the idea was to encourage people to participate but there was no guidelines or even any explanation on what to do with them.

A year or so ago I first wrote the wiki pages for ham radio and within a few weeks someone had moved them. No one talked to me, sent me a message or otherwise collaborated. All I knew is that I tried to start something to help out and someone took it upon themselves to be an ***. My first post in this thread was invite for programmers or anyone who had knowledge of particular modes. Following that is an argument between me and the moron who moved things (what a thing for new comers to see).

He tried to sell himself to the Doc team as doing their work but tells me he is not acting in an "official" capacity. All he did was go through the wiki alphabetically and since I was on top I was the first sucker targetted by him (All the B's are still there so for some reason I was singled out).

Ha there are still some A's too. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CategoryDocumentation I know I removed the category tag to keep from being visible on the documentation page but there is still a tag at the top of my pages ??

I don't see the problem with putting wiki pages up for ham software in Ubuntu. And I had hoped there would be some cooperation, (oh well). I found more support for linux in my ARC than support for Amateur Radio in Ubuntu "community".

I have seen only two projects here:
w4ett who was working on a Amateur Radio LiveCD (I hope he got it working) and jimwatson who put together a nice VOACAP package.

I tend to be a little bipolar and drifted away from the wiki I was writing but am still interested in SDR or PICs and interfacing with the PC (most interface designs though suck). I used to work with software based RF amps so this is my field.

UNIX was originally a hobbyist or an engineers OS but Linux has become a geek's toy. I was looking into FreeBSD and I think the web forum community there is a similar one track mindset.

Despite the individualism and arguments we (hams) may have had I have found the Amateur Radio community having a "meeting of the minds" more often than Linux/Ubuntu. I can trace most modern advances to Amateur Radio. In fact most of the technology found in cellphones, internet, satellites or television can be traced to a ham.

Amateur Radio has been a "community" for about a 100 years (since the advent of radio) Ubuntu could learn something.

piju
November 6th, 2009, 09:37 PM
anyone using xastir for APRS here ?

podex_at
November 7th, 2009, 12:11 AM
I use XAstir fpr APRS. In Ubuntu 7.x it was working with soundmodem, but in Ubuntu 9.10 I am working with a TNC2C.

73 de Christof

andrewc6l
November 7th, 2009, 12:55 AM
I had Xastir with soundmodem-0.14 working on 9.04 - haven't got it back up since upgrading to 9.10 though.

podex_at
November 7th, 2009, 08:47 AM
soundmodem did not work for me since 8.04, so I switched over to OpenTracker+ and also got a used TNC2C. So I do not use soundmodem any more.

How did you get it working in 9.04? I think I tried it once and did not succeed. Maybe if you describe what you didi in 9.04 I can help with 9.10.

73 de Christof

kl2qo
November 7th, 2009, 11:09 AM
DarkWolf: thank you for replying, and accept my apologies for not getting back, but I, after a series of mishaps and such, managed to set up a dual boot machine with a windows partition strictly used for Echolink and few other amateur radio programs. I still haven't figured out why I can't get things working in Ubuntu (even in Ubuntu 9.10), but until I feel up to giving it another go, this will suffice. If I find out, I'll repost, but I doubt that's likely.

zl1ogx
November 9th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Hi All

I'm quite new to this linux amateur radio side, and quite enjoying it. I run a Asus 4g eeepc, and using the netbook version Ubuntu 9.10. I have a usb to serial adaptor which I used in windows need to look for drivers for linux for that, either that or I have to do it via the soundcard.

I have got a hold of a logbook, xlog, and psk31 programs. Been wondering what programs are available for RTTY. Your suggestions would be appreciated.

Ian
ZL1OGX

andrewc6l
November 11th, 2009, 12:07 AM
soundmodem did not work for me since 8.04, so I switched over to OpenTracker+ and also got a used TNC2C. So I do not use soundmodem any more.

How did you get it working in 9.04? I think I tried it once and did not succeed. Maybe if you describe what you did in 9.04 I can help with 9.10.

I had to grab the tarball from http://www.baycom.org/~tom/ham/soundmodem/ and compile it manually. The 0.14 version has a number of fixes that allow you to transmit again.

ml41782
November 11th, 2009, 09:13 PM
anyone using xastir for APRS here ?

Yes I am,

It has been a little flaky for me. It just takes and opccasional restart or under extreme condions I have had to boot the box before.

jimwatson
November 28th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Hi,

I've justed posted Ubuntu 9.10 (i386 and amd64) .debs for voacapl-0.5.5 at the homepage;

http://www.qsl.net/hz1jw/voacapl/

The pythonProp GUI is enjoying a lot of development activity at the moment so it's worth checking in there now and again for updates.

73's

Jim

cjp
December 4th, 2009, 06:03 AM
I have got a hold of a logbook, xlog, and psk31 programs. Been wondering what programs are available for RTTY. Your suggestions would be appreciated.


Have you tried fldigi (http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html)? It does RTTY, MFSK, PSK, Olivia and some other modes. It's Free Software and it's very lightweight and performs well.

Chris N2MCS

mocha
December 7th, 2009, 06:54 AM
In case anyone cares, there's a number of posts at this blog (http://linuxmoc.wordpress.com/) which provide a method for a linux "scanner recorder" type application, one which records live audio and deletes the silent portions.

zl1ogx
December 16th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the reply, sorry I have been out of it for a while.

Got fldigi installed and wish I had found it earlier.

Thanks & 73

Ian ZL1OGX

n0njy
February 16th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Hi folks. Wanted to introduce myself to the ham community here at the forums.

I'm Rick, N0NJY. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now on a lap top.

Over the weekend I upgraded from 8.04 all the way to 9.10 and started messing with the ham radio packages (installing them as packages).

Even though I've been using linux in various forms for years, I'm far from an expert and still have to dig out books to look up commands I've not used in awhile at the command line.

My real life job has me using Windows, VMS and very occasionally a unix-like OS - but mostly, I'm an electronics technician from way back.

I came to this specific thread for a reason. Because the OP made a wiki which I found about ham radio software.

I'd like to "help"- but like I said, not an expert on linux, but I'm a decent radio guy :) (Amateur extra class, and have been doing radio for about 40 years now in the military, starting as a SWLer as a kid and eventually being a Senior Radio Tech for two Presidents in the US here at the White House Communications Agency!)

So, if I CAN help, holler.

steve.conklin
March 13th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Hi, I just realized that this thread exists - not sure how I missed it for this long :(

There are a couple of launchpad teams for Ubuntu Amateur Radio now - the primary one is here:

Ubuntu Amateur Radio Team (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams)

There's a second team for people interested in development or maintenance of ham packages in Ubuntu, it's linked from the page above.

There are almost always a handful of us hanging out in #ubuntu-hams on freenode, so you can drop in there, too.

Steve AI4QR

DarkW0lf
March 15th, 2010, 07:59 PM
The synaptic packages for amtaeur radio can also be found under the "general pages" I wrote as well.

Also Live Distros, Software Defined Radio and software that should be packaged but isn't.

DarkW0lf
March 22nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
(Note this is not address to any actually licensed ARO)

If and when the damn wiki will let me log in I'll be deleting my pages.

Three years later, there has been only a sporadic offer of help.

When I started, I didn't expect to have one guy move my work wholesale to another site. Another three bad mouth me on the DocTeam mailing list, which I couldn't reply to because my emails wouldn't go through. Have another group duplicate what I was trying to do but I don't hear about them for a year because appearantly it's too hard to use the email address at the top of the page. It's not until the wiki's automated notification I find out about them. Then someone else rewrites most of the intro for prep for *his* blog. But that is all OK because at least someone "thanked" me. Not in an email, not in a pm, not here in this thread. No he thanks me in a comment when altering my page. In plain english we call this a back-handed compliment.

Is there a particular reason why the "community" feels to act this way ?
Am I not part of any "community" ?

You cannot argue that I haven't done anything in three years, I don't have anything to work with. The very first post in this thread stated and asked for offer of help and what I was looking for, mostly help for programming because I can do most documentation myself.

Here what I did:
Band plans (finished them)
Links to author's sites for the software available in Synaptic.
Software Defined Radios
Electronic Circuit Design
LiveDistros Software page

Here's what they did:
Move pages
Copy only a portion of work
Unecessary edits to pages
Oh and one new thing, a bug list.

I was accused of making a "shopping list" in the mailing list days after I first started. Yet that is the extent of the work of an "offical team". Why is that ? Isn't my shopping list any good.

I offered for some volunteers to help flesh out some of those pages, doesn't anybody want to ? And I mean to collaborate/cooperate, but that is the kicker isn't it. Unless it was branded by Ubuntu then I guess it's no good. How dare I start something independently.

Read that again it's a word Ubunutu/Canonical can't use.

Independence, how dare I try something myself. No mentor, no "team", no hand-holding brainwashing, opinionated, malible wiki guidelines. There's a joke, an immutable wiki page.

15 minutes now and I still haven't got the login page to load because of whatever damn communication it is doing with ssl.google-analytics.com

Has anyone not watched their webpages, why is my https://wiki.ubuntu.com login connected with https://ssl.google-analytics.com/urchin.js ?

DarkW0lf
April 1st, 2010, 05:34 PM
Once again deleted because the new team are dicks and cannot leave well enough alone.

Scott, you have your wiki page for your team. Leave mine alone.

Clearly the whole matter is being abused. I will not have some team latched on like a remora, leeching from a work that noone will collaborate on. You and Taji are in the same boat, now stop.

Or do you want to continue to abuse you position and violate that code of conduct that joey mentioned ?

Are you not capable of promoting on your own that you have to name drop and redirect from what was my work that none wanted to help support.

Technoviking
April 5th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Once again deleted because the new team are dicks and cannot leave well enough alone.

Scott, you have your wiki page for your team. Leave mine alone.

Clearly the whole matter is being abused. I will not have some team latched on like a remora, leeching from a work that noone will collaborate on. You and Taji are in the same boat, now stop.

Or do you want to continue to abuse you position and violate that code of conduct that joey mentioned ?

Are you not capable of promoting on your own that you have to name drop and redirect from what was my work that none wanted to help support.

The tone of your post will not be allowed here.

T-V

rktompsett
April 9th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Dark Wolf seems to have issues! Specially about "Free" Beer

DarkW0lf
April 11th, 2010, 04:22 AM
That's right just perpetuate the ignorance.

Of course, *I* have issues.

No reasonable persons would have issues when they try to start something only to have others steal it and use it for their name. All in the good "spirit of ubuntu". Oh and naturally it has something to do with beer.

The "free as in beer" is a statement regarding economic value. Can you explain how the economy factors into this ? The "free as in beer" mantra also relates to the OS itself, does the OS have anything to do with the wiki or the "Teams".

Now I can't even delete the wiki page THAT ISN'T EVEN BEING USED

That right, it's not used it is just a redirect to the UbuntuHam page.
Why, it is not needed just delete it. In fact, I have, several times; it's not used no one refers to it, there is no link to it from here or anywhere else I know. Yet for some reason it is still being reverted, why ?

The UbuntuHam team can use their own wiki page. Why did they make it if they don't want it ?

rktomspett; do you want to work on a ham radio page ? No of course not, you are just chiming in with your two cents. Why ? All your post will do is help create the image within the social structure that I have some kind of altered mental state. Do I ? You have some information on the matter to share ?

Scott and Joey had no intention of working with me and used the system to advertise their wiki page and personal blog (in the case of Joey). Others (JamesTaji I believe) had also made a similar statement that he would not work with me, yet would not stop editing the page when asked to.

At least three people could not refrain themselves from altering a work that they would not collaborate on and one "editor" from the DocTeam that felt that was the way things should be.

So now I am the one with the infraction despite at least four others not able to follow the so-called "Code of Conduct" that they public announced in their launchpad profiles they have signed. There is a point in that code that says "To Collaborate", do I need to get a dictionary ?

collaborate, v.i., -rated, -rating
1. to work with another or others, esp. as a co-author.
2. to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, esp. with an enemy occupying one's country.
collaborator, n.

You have taken the situation closer to number two except that I am unwilling.

This is why I have "free as in freedom" in my sig, as "free speech" or "free beer" cannot clearly be found here.

But I must be the one in the wrong because I can't navigate the mire and miasma of Social Engineering as well as the rest of you.

But that's okay, block me out of my own wiki page and cite me, after all that would be in the "spirit of ubuntu".



Be collaborative - Collaboration is central to Ubuntu and to the larger free software community. This collaboration involves individuals working with others in teams within Ubuntu, teams working with each other within Ubuntu, and individuals and teams within Ubuntu working with other projects outside. This collaboration reduces redundancy, and improves the quality of our work. Internally and externally, we should always be open to collaboration. Wherever possible, we should work closely with upstream projects and others in the free software community to coordinate our technical, advocacy, documentation, and other work. Our work should be done transparently and we should involve as many interested parties as early as possible. If we decide to take a different approach than others, we will let them know early, document our work and inform others regularly of our progress.

cariboo907
April 11th, 2010, 06:39 AM
DarkW0lf, instead of airing your complaints here, where it doesn't do much good, why don't you take your grievances to the Comunity Council (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda) to see if your issues can be resolved.

piju
April 14th, 2010, 08:18 PM
hello,
i know that ubuntu got it's own wiki for amateur radio

how about listing all of ubuntu hams callsign there ?

just my suggestions after i saw fedora amateur radio special interest group http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/AmateurRadio

thanks.

piju
April 15th, 2010, 10:09 AM
ham radio is for anyone who likes to communicate with others via wireless technology. It is also for anyone who enjoys experimentation. Licensed amateur radio operators communicate with each other in nearby places, across the country, around the world or even with astronauts in outer space!

+1 :)

SelahJadenCaldwell
April 16th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams," use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public services, recreation and self-training.

steve.conklin
April 19th, 2010, 02:52 PM
hello,
i know that ubuntu got it's own wiki for amateur radio

how about listing all of ubuntu hams callsign there ?

just my suggestions after i saw fedora amateur radio special interest group http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/AmateurRadio

thanks.

There's a list of the wiki already - it's here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHamsMembers

It's associated with the launchpad team for Ubuntu hams:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams

Steve AI4QR

DarkW0lf
April 27th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Now let's see if they will stop editing my wiki page.
Just had to delete the redirect; AGAIN !

Is there some reason why there is a select few that can't make their own threads in the forum and promote their own wiki pages without piggy backing on what I tried to do.

DarkW0lf
April 27th, 2010, 06:24 PM
DarkW0lf, instead of airing your complaints here, where it doesn't do much good, why don't you take your grievances to the Comunity Council (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda) to see if your issues can be resolved.

Because I don't expect it to do any good. The system is broken.

Matthew East on the council is the same guy that supported JamesTaji when he wholesale moved all my wiki pages to the community help site, *while* I was editing them. And then they both bad mouth me on the DocTeam mailing list which I couldn't reply to (it kept rejecting my emails).

I expect Matt would also support steve and joey because they all have the same socialist mind set.

Here it is public and they cannot hide their actions.

Technoviking
April 29th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Darkwolf,
I have been trying to contact you to talk about your grievances against Ubuntu Hams. I have tried to contact you via e-mail and forums PM.

The actions you are using against Ubuntu Hams on the Ubuntu Wiki is not with the spirit of Ubuntu or Amateur Radio. I would still like an opportunity to talk you on this subject.

Thanks,
Mike Basinger (N9YYO)
Ubuntu Community Council


That's right just perpetuate the ignorance.

Of course, *I* have issues.

No reasonable persons would have issues when they try to start something only to have others steal it and use it for their name. All in the good "spirit of ubuntu". Oh and naturally it has something to do with beer.

The "free as in beer" is a statement regarding economic value. Can you explain how the economy factors into this ? The "free as in beer" mantra also relates to the OS itself, does the OS have anything to do with the wiki or the "Teams".

Now I can't even delete the wiki page THAT ISN'T EVEN BEING USED

That right, it's not used it is just a redirect to the UbuntuHam page.
Why, it is not needed just delete it. In fact, I have, several times; it's not used no one refers to it, there is no link to it from here or anywhere else I know. Yet for some reason it is still being reverted, why ?

The UbuntuHam team can use their own wiki page. Why did they make it if they don't want it ?

rktomspett; do you want to work on a ham radio page ? No of course not, you are just chiming in with your two cents. Why ? All your post will do is help create the image within the social structure that I have some kind of altered mental state. Do I ? You have some information on the matter to share ?

Scott and Joey had no intention of working with me and used the system to advertise their wiki page and personal blog (in the case of Joey). Others (JamesTaji I believe) had also made a similar statement that he would not work with me, yet would not stop editing the page when asked to.

At least three people could not refrain themselves from altering a work that they would not collaborate on and one "editor" from the DocTeam that felt that was the way things should be.

So now I am the one with the infraction despite at least four others not able to follow the so-called "Code of Conduct" that they public announced in their launchpad profiles they have signed. There is a point in that code that says "To Collaborate", do I need to get a dictionary ?

collaborate, v.i., -rated, -rating
1. to work with another or others, esp. as a co-author.
2. to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, esp. with an enemy occupying one's country.
collaborator, n.

You have taken the situation closer to number two except that I am unwilling.

This is why I have "free as in freedom" in my sig, as "free speech" or "free beer" cannot clearly be found here.

But I must be the one in the wrong because I can't navigate the mire and miasma of Social Engineering as well as the rest of you.

But that's okay, block me out of my own wiki page and cite me, after all that would be in the "spirit of ubuntu".

DarkW0lf
May 14th, 2010, 09:44 PM
But that's okay, block me out of my own wiki page and cite me, after all that would be in the "spirit of ubuntu".


Hey what do ya know, the Ubuntu Power Structure can actually take my advice for a change.

Now there's an ACL that permanmently redirects the wikipage that *I* created to people who wanted *nothing* to do with me.

I am going to have to remember this one, maybe I can put an ACL in place in the future to keep out those who won't cooperate.

For some reason the UbuntuHam team is so hyped up to keep this redirect, gee I wonder why ??

Guess the so-called community (that only exists of about five people who have done nothing themselves) has no need of what I can offer. I'll have to keep this mind in the future.

rktompsett
May 15th, 2010, 12:35 AM
Dark Wolf,

Just what was your original beef?

This thread seems to be a waste of the broadband spectrum.