Needed info for pi build
During the install you will need a few pieces of information depending on what you choose to install. If installing all apps, you will need:
For Hotspot: Current WiFi SSID & Current WiFi Password
For Pat Winlink: Winlink Password & Grid Square
This script is intended to run on a brand new installation of Buster. It should not be run on a pi that you have already started installing applications on. Install additional apps that you require after running this script.
Flash a fresh copy of Buster to a SD card and run the following command
git clone https://github.com/km4ack/pi-build.git $HOME/pi-build && bash $HOME/pi-build/build-a-pi
Issue Reporting - Feature Requests
Please report issues & feature requests here https://github.com/km4ack/pi-build/issues
Available Apps to Install
RTC | Real Time Clock
Software for DS3231 real time clock
Hotspot is used to generate a wifi hotspot that you can connect to with other wireless devices. This is useful when in the field so you can connect to and contol the pi from a wireless device.
This will install the needed utilities to get a GPS device configured as a time source on the pi. Helpful when you are not connected to the internet since the pi doesn't have a real time clock and therefore will NOT keep accurate time when powered off. Confirmed to work with this GPS https://amzn.to/2R9Muup Other GPS units may work but have not been tested.
Rig contol graphical interface. http://www.w1hkj.com/
Digital Mode Software http://www.w1hkj.com/
Forms manager for FLDIGI http://www.w1hkj.com/
Amateur Multicast Protocol - file transfer program http://www.w1hkj.com/
Winlink client for Raspberry Pi https://getpat.io/
HF modem for Pat. Recommended if installing Pat https://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/ARDOPC.html
GUI interface for ARDOPC. Recommended if installing Pat
Menu for configuring Pat. Recommended if installing Pat. https://github.com/km4ack/patmenu
Software TNC. In this setup, direwolf is used for 2M packet connection with Pat and can be used for APRS connection with Xastir. Recommneded if installing Pat or Xastir https://github.com/wb2osz/direwolf/tree/master/doc
AX25 tools for Direwolf & Pat. Recommended if installing Pat.
Rig contol software. https://sourceforge.net/projects/hamlib/
Pulse audio. Provides a way to configure virtual sound cards. REQUIRED for AMRRON ops.
JS8Call digital software https://js8call.com
Tools for working with JS8Call. Recommended if installing JS8Call https://github.com/m0iax/
FT8 & WISPR software suite. https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/
Software to program radios. https://chirp.danplanet.com
GUI interface useful when configuring APRS nodes. https://sourceforge.net/projects/xastir/
Yet Another APRS Client GUI interface useful when configuring APRS nodes. https://www.ka2ddo.org/ka2ddo/YAAC.html
Logging software https://github.com/ctjacobs/pyqso
Satellite Tracking http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/
Loggin Software https://www.cqrlog.com/
Slow scan tv http://users.telenet.be/on4qz/qsstv/index.html
Propagation Prediction Software https://www.qsl.net/hz1jw/voacapl/index.html
Emergency Email Server (EES):
My personal EES. Requires hotspot to be installed. https://youtu.be/XC9vdAnolO0
To access the EES, connect to the pi's hotspot, open a web browser, and navigate to email.com
or open a web browser and navigate to the pi's ip adderss on your local network.
Admin credentials are admin/admin by default but can be changed in the file found at
For more configuration options - https://youtu.be/KaEeCq50Mno