Those of you who have followed my blog for a while may be aware that our household has relied upon Linux for years. Earlier on, it was Ubuntu, and then later I migrated to Linux Mint shortly after the Unity environment was released for Ubuntu. I do have a dedicated Windows box for use in… Read More Linux Mint 18 Has Arrived
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
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
Like I don’t have enough ham radio interests to keep me busy, but sometimes I have the attention span of a hummingbird and want to try new things that catch my eye. Such was the case when I saw VK2TPM’s blog post about getting WSPR up and running on his Ubuntu Intrepid box (thanks for… Read More Shhh…WSPR…
WIIGII! Tonight I had my first QSOs with the new station! I was considering CW but I was feeling a bit sheepish about trying because I’m so out of practice right now. So I dragged out my homebrew sound card interface and homebrew CI-V level converter and hooked them up to the IC-718. A bit… Read More First QSO!
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)
Lately, I have been using my Ubuntu Hardy Heron box for coding and programming my AVR projects using the simple combination of gedit, the avr-gcc toolchain and the USBtinyISP. It’s a little bit of a pain to get set up correctly, but it works very well once it’s up and running. I’ve been pretty happy… Read More Programming AVR Microcontrollers in Eclipse