As regular readers are well aware, my main PC runs Linux Mint, and has for many years. I do run a Windows 10 PC as well, in order to build code for that platform as well as to play games, but it’s my preference to do nearly all of my work on my Linux box.… Read More Some PC Software for NanoVNA
During some discussions with AA7EE regarding a seeming lack of 20 meter propagation between us at any time right now, we both decided to do a bit of research into what was even feasible according to predictive software. Dave went to the VOACAP web service from OH6BG to get some nice plots which showed that indeed… Read More VOACAP For Linux
The January 2010 issue of Linux Journal is hitting the newsstands, and this one has the theme of Amateur Radio and Linux. One of the featured articles was written by none other than the local Linux guru, KK7DS. I haven’t purchased the issue yet, but I got a sneak peak at this particular article, and… Read More Ham Radio Hits Linux Journal
I just updated the shack PC to Ubuntu Karmic beta and I’m impressed. Nothing earth-shattering, but lots more polish compared to Jaunty, and seems quite a bit snappier. I think it’s worth the upgrade if you’re already an Ubuntu user. If you are not, then download the ISO and try it in live CD mode.… Read More My First Impression of Karmic Koala
No, you got your ham shack in my Linux! I’ve been grumbling to myself about the lack of active ham radio podcasts (sorry but the usual generic ham radio news shows don’t count as podcasts in my book). Lo and behold, I see that KB5JBV and K5TUX have just launched a new podcast, Linux in… Read More You Got Your Linux in My Ham Shack!
As I mentioned on the Avnet Spartan-3A Eval Kit Google Group, I’ve created a C program that will allow you to configure the FPGA via your Linux box. I don’t have a lot of time to elaborate on how to use this program, but the basic steps are listed below. These instructions assume that you… Read More Configuring the Avnet Spartan-3A Eval Board on Linux (Alpha)
Completely by accident, I happened to stumble upon a program that gives you an easy way to learn DSP techniques by focusing on the underlying algorithms and not the hardware details. The program is called BasicDSP and is available as a Linux source tarball or Windows executable. BasicDSP was created by PA3FWM and PE1OIT as… Read More Learning DSP Concepts with BasicDSP