I am not up to speed on these Raspberry Pi's . I have seen them
mentioned on other groups , plus an article on one hams web page
that was using his as a transmitter . Same ham that wrote the QST
January 2013 article about using the foreign TV USB Dongle , as an
SDR and an up converter to also use it on MW , LF , in addition to
its original VHF/UHF configuration I think .
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So for a beginner , I am looking for help and guidance in what to
order to get started . I want a good enough unit that I will be able
to use as I advance . On the MCM web page I think I am looking for
something from the "B" group , since the ones I assume that are
being used are the ones with more memory and in my case , I also
want one , from what I can tell , that already has Linux installed .
Linux is also a pretty weak area of mine also .
So what do you all recommend ? I don't want to go all out right off
of the bat , so I also want to be frugal "read cheap" at first :) I
have far more time than money :)
Charlie , W5COV
I ordered and received mine before OzarkCon but
haven't powered it up yet.
On 04/16/2013 06:35 PM, Jim Sheldon wrote:
I did it. Took the plunge and ordered one of those
little Raspberry Pi credit card sized Linux computer
boards. I've wanted a good reason to learn Linux
but I didn't want to set up a dual boot partition on
my main Windows computer or the laptop so this
little board will fill the bill nicely. It even has
HDMI video out and I ordered an HDMI to VGA adapter
so I can hook it to a decent extra flat screen
monitor I happen to have laying around here. I've
heard that quite a few of the ham radio apps that
have been compiled for Linux will run on it, and
FLDIGI for certain, so it looks to become a really
nice field companion for my Elecraft KX3.
anyone on here has one of these, I'd appreciate any
help available to get started with it. I should
receive it probably early next week. These things
are so popular that most places can't seem to be
able to keep 'em in stock but I lucked out and found
that MCM Electronics had some left. I've dealt with
them before and always had good luck with their
customer service so I ordered the board from them.
The rest of the stuff I'm getting from www.adafruit.com
who was out of the computers but had the accessories
I wanted in stock. I'll probably order one of the
add on "real world" controller/breadboard cards to
enable all sorts of neat external device control
David Martin - K5DCM ---o0o---
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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