Tagged: Amateur Radio, BPQ32, LinBPQ, Packet Radio, qtsoundmodem
QtSoundModem: Configuration Examples
New #PacketRadio documents created: BPQ32 QtSoundModem KISS Port Setup BPQ32 QtSoundModem AGWPE/UZ7HO Port Setup Pros/Cons listed within.
Categories: Red’s Amateur Radio BlogTagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, VARA, VARA HF
Linux: Latency Mitigation
New documents published to help mitigate latency induced issues for Linux users.
VARA HF & Latency Issues With RPI4 Gateways
We found a problem with RPI4-to-RPI4 VARA HF connection establishment and have found the solution.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, Packet Radio, QRG, VARA
“New” 10m band NET10 QRG
We have coordinated a thing
Tagged: Amateur Radio, APRS, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio
BPQ32 Recommended 40m APRS Setup
A quick rundown of recommended BPQ32 APRS settings for use on HF frequencies.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Hacker News, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, VARA, VARA HF
Hacker News – Via Shortwave Radio
This is a full length demonstration showing a 900km link beyond line of sight. Using robust narrowband data transport bouncing off the ionosphere to access the Hacker News website as well as pull an article across the link. The link is bidirectional and interactive. Using 500hz bandwidth. Later in the demonstration the same data is…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, Packet Radio, Pactor, qtsoundmodem, UZ7HO, VARA, VARA HF
Packet Radio / QRG Update
This update does not affect anyone using 14.105 LSB with a standard old fashioned TNC. For those operating on the USB QRG, we have recently had to alter the QRG dial frequency slightly up and compensate by moving one of the modem tone pairs down 100hz in order to put sufficient spacing between the multimode…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Licensing, Restrictions, Ukraine
Ham Radio Usage in Ukraine War Clarified
The explanation (English) has been kindly provided by Reddit user /u/Maksym_Kozub. The information below is in his own words, verbatim minus a few formatting edits for readability.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, Raspberry Pi, VARA, VARA HF
New RPI4 Image Available
My first RPI image has been created to flash an SDCard which will boot a RPI4 into a bank of TNCs – ARDOP, Packet and VARA for use simultaneously. With huge thanks to the WheezyE Winelink project for the integration of VARA on Linux, this image includes all the setup tweaks to get them all…
KickTNC.sh – Raspberry Pi & VARA HF TNC Stabilization
A couple of iterations later and a new setup has evolved to help poke VARA TNC back to life while running inside the box86 emulator. On occasion, the TNC can lose its TCP connection ports and become virtually undetectable. The full scripts and documentation have been published in the Packet Radio section of the site…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Bash, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, Raspberry Pi, SystemD, TNC, VARA, VARA HF
VARAWatch – Wine & Box86 Socket-loss Workaround
The VARA process running within the Wine & box86 emulator environment on the Raspberry Pi4 has a slight issue when VARA TNC dies or is terminated manually or restarted via systemd- this is a workaround for it.
LinBPQ: portfreq – FREQS Node Command
New how-to article: setting up a new node command to provide the current radio frequencies of all ports to a node user
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Packet Radio
Where to find Packet on 10 meter band (EU)
New article providing information about the experimental 10 meter band setup for multimode (VARA/ARDOP/Packet AX300+FX25) operation
Running Interactive External Scripts as an Application in LinBPQ
New article demonstration how to add your own external application to the node with a simple Node Search application provided as an example.
VARA, ARDOP and QtSoundModem as System Services
New article – making the setup run smoothly by leveraging the power of systemd process management to monitor and control the various TNCs with remote provisioning of their interfaces for convenient visual monitoring.
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, LinBPQ, Linux, Packet Radio, PTT, VARA, VARA HF
BPQ32 Rig Control – VOX and/or CAT PTT
An additional segment for the VARA and native Linux TNC modem tutorial focusing on getting them working together on a single audio interface as well as control the radio PTT keying simultaneously across all TNCs
Tagged: Amateur Radio, ARDOP, Linux, Packet Radio, rSyslogd, Syslog, VARA, VARA HF
RPI4: VARA & Syslog
New Article: Leveraging the native Linux rsyslogd to monitor the VARA TNC
RPI4 Trifecta: VARA, Packet & ARDOP – One Audio Interface
A major new development for anyone interested in running a Raspberry Pi4 with VARA, ARDOP and Packet modem QtSoundModem together on a single audio interface. The last hurdle standing between a full Linux integration of the popular and extremely powerful but Windows-only x86 application VARA on very low power ARM architecture has now been crossed…
QtTermTCP Setup Tutorial
A new video tutorial providing a visual guide to setting up QtTermTCP for use with BPQ32 Node suite.
Categories: AntennasTagged: Amateur Radio, Antennas, Shortwave
The Vector 4000 Antenna
Preface This began as a journal blog entry just about a newly acquired antenna however I have expanded it to include some backstory about the early days of my youth before I became a fully licensed radio amateur, a little bit of my life from the age 14 and up. I hope you enjoy the…
Tagged: Amateur Radio, Ionosphere, Propagation, Science, Solar Cycle, Solar Physics, Space, Space Weather, Sporadic E
Sporadic E Propagation
A short write up about the “sporadic E” ionospheric phenomenon.
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