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Install WSJT-X and fldigi on Raspberry pi

Nowadays, digital communication is popular in amateur radio. JT65 and FT8 are capable of DX communication with weak signals.

In the era of urbanization, the space for installing antennas is gradually diminishing. So we seem to prefer communications that can be transmitted away with weak signals.



Install wsjtx, the most representative software for weak signal digital communication, in Raspberry Pi.

The basic setting for Raspberry Pie is 'Raspberry pi 3 Setup (basic)' on this blog.
http://www.hamskey.com/2017/12/raspberry-pi-3-setup-basic.html

If the installation order changes, it may not work normally or you see the many erros because wsjtx uses other libraries.


0.Turn on Raspberry PI




1.apt-get update
  Click Terminal Icon on taskbar
  type 'sudo apt-get update' [enter]





2.Click Raspberry pi Icon on taskbar -> Preferences -> Click Add/Remove Software



3.type 'fldigi' enter on left top edit box


4. Check all items



5.Press [OK] Button


6.wait moment, then type password for user pi
  default password of pi is 'raspberry'



7.wait for install complete (2~5 minute)



8.When all the installation is finished, the Add/Remove Software window is closed.
  You can see the installed amateur radio related software like blow image

  click Raspberry pi icon on taskbar -> Hamradio



9.apt-key update
type 'sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 862549F9' inter terminal

type 'sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list'
add 1 line
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty main




9.1 apt-get update 
  Click Terminal Icon on taskbar
  type 'sudo apt-get update' [enter]




10.Install wsjtx
Click Raspberry pi icon on taskbar -> Preferences -> click Add/Remove Software

type 'wsjtx' [Enter]




11.Check item  (Version check -> 1.8.0)


12.Click OK Button, and type password for pi -> click ok button
  pi ha default password as 'raspberry'




13.complete install wsjtx, you can see the wsjtx icon




14.Run wsjtx
perhap you will see Error dialog boxs. - no problem
Click to OK Buttons




15.Clieck Settings menu (File -> Settings)



16.input your Callsign and Grid

If you do not know your grid, see below link.
https://www.qrz.com/gridmapper

(qrz.com)

17.Set Audio
Depending on your audio settings, it may look different from the screen below.

In my case, I used an external USB ($1 in aliexpress) card and it worked when I set it like above.


18.All installations are complete.
  WSJT-X restart and enoy








Comments

  1. root@FriendlyELEC:~# apt-key adv -keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com recv-keys 862549F9
    Executing: /tmp/tmp.vkYCdEMhRB/gpg.1.sh -keyserver
    keyserver.ubuntu.com
    recv-keys
    862549F9

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  2. Err:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty InRelease
    The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5794D54C862549F9
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5794D54C862549F9
    E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty InRelease' is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

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    1. Fix for the error above.

      sudo apt-get install wsjtx
      E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
      s
      udo dpkg --configure -a

      sudo apt-get install wsjtx

      Delete

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