WSPR and Raspberry Pi

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WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK3LU » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:59 am

Does anyone use a Raspberry Pi to do all their WSPRing on?
If so, what flavour of Linux do you use, or do you use Win 10 :roll:
I would imagine it would be a less power hungry setup than a laptop, let alone a desktop pc.
Just curious.

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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK2AVR » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:13 am

Why would you ruin a Pi by installing Windows on it? :P

Plenty of guides on the net for turning them into WSPR transmitters by toggling one of the GPIO pins at high speed (needs a low pass filter!). Haven't really seen anyone do it on receive as well but if you added a proper radio interface to it there's no reason why you couldn't make a very nice bidirectional interface.
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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK3LU » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:51 am

Thanks Geoff,
I was thinking of using a Pi for receiving only actually, but a look at the WSPR forum has put me off it a bit.
Too many people are having problems with it. :shock:
I think I will stick to my old laptop and XP!

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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK2AVR » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:25 pm

What sort of problems?

This guide seems pretty straightforward and uses a Signalink as the interface to a real radio. transmits and receives:

http://wsprnet.org/drupal/node/5353

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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK3BQ » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:25 pm

I made one to do TX'ing, and it works as advertsied,

http://www.vk3bq.com/2014/08/12/raspber ... -wsprrypi/

i never looked at a specan of the quality of the output, however i did get decodes around australia/NZ..

if I wanted a serious wspr TX setup, id be using a Ultimate 3 kit http://www.qrp-labs.com/ultimate3.html

no RX though, on either of the above..
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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK3LU » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:44 pm

Geoff
I am currently using-- IC7000 --Signalink USB--Asus 10" notebook running XP.
The above works great, no problems at all from the beginning.
I just wondered how the Pi would perform.
Unfortunately I am not really keen on compiling programs...I thought it would be a bit easier than the talk on that post.

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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK2AVR » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:37 pm

VK3BQ wrote:i never looked at a specan of the quality of the output


I'm sure it's a very high quality square wave :P
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Re: WSPR and Raspberry Pi

Postby VK2ZIW » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:24 am

Hi,
I use Banana Pi, linux, Fedora 23.

The Banana Pi has 1Gb ram and SATA disk interface.

Program: MSHV
Sound dongle: Behringer UCA202

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