Echolink On Linux

Sometime ago, i wrote a bit of a guide on how to install echolink on linux, what packages you needed to install and what not and how to compile and install it. Its one of the posts on here that gets a lot of comments, usually questions as to why its not working for them or upgrading their OS broke everything because of static linking.

Anyway, as it turns out someone has taken over maintaining the project, they have made the few minor changed that were needed to make it compile on modern flavors of linux and they have made packages available for it.

So its now just a simple matter to install it on any debian based distro using aptitude.

And that is all you have to do.




VK4HAT Console Logging Application


I have been tinkering about here for the last couple of days knocking up a logging application for linux/raspberry pi. I am not spending any money on project stuff at the moment so I have been doing things using what I got here and what I am currently trying to do is to shoehorn a raspberry pi into being a shack in the box type situation that runs the whole show within the home brew station I am building. Yeah changed tact yet again, but, its keeping me interested and working towards things.

Anyway, pretty much all the basic functions i want are coded and working now and all that remains is formatting the data correctly for ADIF format, add in some error checking and sanity checking on things like rst reports so I cannot add letters and then add in a MySQL backend for long term data storage. Flat files are fine enough for say one activation of a WWFF, but keeping all the data long term requires a proper database.

Anyway, stay safe and don’t get corona.