Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

How to update and upgrade your Pi-Star based hotspot

There are a couple of methods of updating a Pi-Star based MMDVM hotspot, one upgrades Pi-Star itself and the other method does a full operating system update as well as Pi-Star. The Pi itself automatically runs a process overnight that … Continue reading

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A quick tip for your hotspots

With all the hotspots I have in the house for various modes, I decided to do something about the RF. They all run very low power but they’re only for me to use and I didn’t want the RF escaping … Continue reading

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How to set up a Yaesu System Fusion reflector (YSFReflector)

Over the last four or five years I’ve been a regular user of two digital voice modes, D-STAR and DMR. I don’t particularly like to use them to work ‘DX’ but they both have their advantages regarding linking repeaters together … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and raising my ADS-B receiver

Earlier this year I replaced my Hexbeam (with another Hexbeam) and I wrote about it on this site. There was a gap of a couple of weeks when I was between aerials and to take advantage of that, I temporarily … Continue reading

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Building an MMDVM hotspot on a budget

I bought myself a new handheld at the Newark rally earlier this year, an Anytone AT-D878UV to use on DMR. When I went on holiday in October, I took a couple of copies of RadCom with me and in one … Continue reading

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Essex Radar

I’ve been running an instance of Virtual Radar Server (VRS) for some time and recently decided that this is something I can easily share to anyone who is interested. What is VRS though? VRS is a server running on my … Continue reading

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Moving to VNC Connect from TeamViewer

Technically this isn’t directly about amateur radio although there is a sort of radio connection. As part of my involvement with the Martello Tower Group, I look after some equipment at two of our remote sites. We have a Linux … Continue reading

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