Yeah, and I was thinking how well it might work on a case which acts as a heat sink for the cpu, but that would not work either, since the pi top board blocks access to the cpu. HMMMM, it would seem that some experimentation is in order!The hat takes away all your power source for cooling fans and things it looks like anyways...
Careful, it gets shotty reviews. Shotty reviews + high price is a double whammy. The video also says the radioberry software is unstable.I was picturing in my mind, just how I would implement this, and provide good cooling for both the pi and the SDr. Then I decided to check availability. The hat is just a bit pricey as this link shows.
The Engineer in me is screaming to go ahead, and it would certainly be a fun project, but considering the price, I may need to wait a while to implement this one. That is unless I could get one sent to me free. Fat chance of that one, mate!
I assume you are talking about the FLDIGI implementation for the Pi. I was playing with it using the output of my Drake R4B, and I notice that when I dropped the curser on a signal, it would drift down from the one I selected, and eventually to the bottom of the range. This, with the AFC enabled. It also did not decode the 60WPM cw signal, so I tried 21WPM, Nothing decoded! Rats, just when I discover a new toy to play with, it doesn't work. Unfortunately, I have not had another chance to play with it yet, but it has aroused my curiosity. Perhaps I should work on this problem before going any further. What do you think? This combination would be great in a go box for disaster traffic, if we can get it to work.The video also says the radioberry software is unstable.
Yeah, I just watched the video again, and now I understand your comment. It was a quick mention, and I missed it the first time. It must have been my excitement over a Pi hat for hf use.As for the stability, I was referring to the video's assesment.
The 100mw output. Well, I have a key and have practiced, but for whatever reason I could never focus enough to actually use it like a keyboard. Sadly, I do not practice enough to be active on CW.
As for other digital modes. I actually used to use them all the time as I'm more introverted and most ragchewers are extroverted so it worked for me.
These days, I actually prefer SSB over digital modes, just not ragchewing. Most of my contacts happen during contests even though I don't actually participate as a contestant.
I'm more a fan of the physics of electromagnetics than I am someone who just wants to chat over HF/UHF/VHF.
This thread reminds me...I'm more a fan of the physics of electromagnetics than I am someone who just wants to chat over HF/UHF/VHF.
You can grab some replacement guy kits at DX Engineering and raise the mast. Then attach an antenna to it and connect it to your scanner.This thread reminds me...
I have an 80' mast on which one would put an antenna at the top. It's in my barn, stored for a buddy of mine. I keep threatening to get my license and steal his antenna. He got it because he works on them and it was replaced and the owner didn't want the old one. It's missing the guy-wires but is otherwise complete - or so I'm told. I'd have no idea if anything else was missing.
I figure I'll have to figure it out if the zombie apocalypse happens. (I don't actually have any other equipment, except a nice mobile scanner.)
LOL I've forgotten a bit, but my first four years of school were actually as a math minor and EE major. I've done the practice tests. It wasn't until after those years that I decided to apply for grad school with an Applied Mathematics major. I've done the practice tests and they're not too hard. I have come close to getting my license before, but it'd just be an unused hobby. I live in a really remote area of Maine, the zombies won't make it here.The first two licenses (tech and general) for ham radio (You are US-based correct?) are actually pretty easy if you have a basic understanding of physics.
If you are out in the boonies, that is all the more reason to get on the air. More room to farm antennas!!LOL I've forgotten a bit, but my first four years of school were actually as a math minor and EE major. I've done the practice tests. It wasn't until after those years that I decided to apply for grad school with an Applied Mathematics major. I've done the practice tests and they're not too hard. I have come close to getting my license before, but it'd just be an unused hobby. I live in a really remote area of Maine, the zombies won't make it here.