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README.md

VK2BV_aprx_igate

Scripts and documentation to build an image file for a Raspberry Pi Receive only iGate

This Github entry is not finalised... stuff is still all over the place.

The main image is available from the Waverley Members Web Site. You will need to log in to access the file. Waverley club Members Downloads

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Overview

  • Using most Raspberry Pi's with a soundcard and a simple FM radio (e.g. Baofeng UV-5R). You can create an APRS Receiver connected to the APRS-IS system.

  • Note for these projects I use and recommend a SoundBlaster Play USB (original) I haven't tried the Soundblaster Play 2 yet but I expect it to work.

  • I have also had success with some early Logitech Headset USB adapters.

  • I have had nothing but trouble with $1,2,5,6 ebay adapters. They work perfectly on PC's but not so much on Linux and particularly ARM based units like RasPi.

  • UPDATE: several units of cheap USB dongles marked as linux capable are now working.

  • My common setup with this is a Raspi B+ with the soundcard a UV-5R and 2.5 - 3.5 short stereo cable from Ebay. To power it I use an Ebay 12+V to 5V USB adapter module and the battery eliminator module for the 5R.

Additional Features

Installation

Need to put more here at the moment the main action is to create an SD card with the image and boot.

Documentation

Sample setup documents are available in the docs folder linked here: https://github.com/sgtsmall/VK2BV_aprx_igate/tree/master/docs

Pi aprx APRS Setup Oct15 is available in word format and pdf. This has most of what you need to set things up.

VK2BV_aprx_config.md is a copy of the setup documents in Markdown format it needs some work, refer to the pdf or word document for now.

Support

ideas and questions can be handled on the http://vk2bv.org website soon

Configuration Tool

See: https://github.com/sgtsmall/VK2BV_aprx_igate/tree/master/docs/VK2BV_aprx_config.md

Contributing

Contributions are welcome and encouraged. You can contribute in many ways:

  • Documentation updates and corrections.
  • How-To guides - received help? help others!
  • Bug fixes.
  • New features.
  • Telling us your ideas and suggestions.

Next place is the github issue tracker:

https://github.com/sgtsmall/VK2BV_aprx_igate/issues

Before creating new issues please check to see if there is an existing one, search first otherwise you waste peoples time when they could be coding instead!

Developers

Please refer to the development section in the docs/development folder.

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