Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 By Julien M Dedier 9Z4FZ

Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 By Julien M Dedier 9Z4FZ
Amateur Radio Linux Alternative
By Julien M Dedier 9Z4FZ
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Before installing any software on your computer, please make sure your system Meets the
minimum system requirements. This step only applies to extremely old Computers. If your
computer is capable of running Windows XP, then it will Definitely work with PinguyOS and
other Linux OS. Although there are no viruses, security flaws if any they get patched quickly,
and Linux is much safer Than Windows, it is important to apply patches updates are shown
on the computer.
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2.Open Source versus Proprietary Software
3.The Major Problems With Windows
4.Stealing Files On Windows Computer
5.Computer Security
6.Linux is not Windows
7.Windows Under Linux
9.Ham Radio Linux OS
10.Linux OS For Hams
11.SourceForge Linux Ham Radio
13.Linux Platform Ham Radio Programs
14.Wireless Router Project
15.Linux Ham Radio Links
16.Linux VoIP
18.Linux and mostly Linux
20.Internet base radio station
21.Linux Matters
22.Launch Pad
23.International Distress Frequency
24.Amateur Radio by VE3SRE
25.Google Code Archives
Linux ham radio software is at the cutting edge of technology, free to install and use. Because
Linux is also open source, you can even modify the software if you like! You will find a list of
ham radio applications as you go along reading the manual
Are you a mac or windows user thinking about the wonderful open-source Linux distros
(Operating System).
Your computer life is now going to change, ask yourself one question do you have a learning
curve with mac and windows.
Can you design the type of operating system you want to use with mac and windows, the
answer is ''no'', with Linux and open-source the sky is the limit, you have alternative choices,
based on your needs and likeness.
Getting our youths involved from an early age into open source is a good way for parents to
enhance their thinking and ability to be creative and imaginative.
Do you know many of the electronics gadgets people use are run by Linux, please watch the
video How Linux is Built.
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While Linux is running our phones, friend requests, tweets, financial trades, ATM’s and more, most
of us don’t know how it’s actually built. This short video takes you inside the process by which the
largest collaborative development Project in the history of computing is organized. Based on the
annual report“Who Writes Linux,” this is a powerful and inspiring story of how Linux has become
a community-driven phenomenon.
The Choice is Yours
 A learning curve-Very easy to manage-Free operating system-No anti virus software to
worry about
 Get to learn more about the computer and open source software you use
 Social Media;Office, Art, Video, Skype, Facebook, Mumble, Instagram, Netflix and plenty
 For Amateur Radio and other hobbyist tons of software to install already preinstall in
synaptic Package Manager or Muon Package Manager
Here are your choices
 Upgrade to Linux. Yes there is a learning curve and Massive Development building your
own Operating System with a Software Bank of over forty thousands plus software.
 Linux Desktops Have Better User Interface and Unix As Compared To Windows And Mac!
 The quality of Linux from using the distros. It has the most attractive User Interface and
elements now. Leading Linux distro companies like Canonical are hiring young and
talented designers to improve the looks and User Interface of Linux platform. The user
experience is not just about themes anymore. The progress of User Interface changes is real
and measurable now.
 Linux distros are best at customization. Since Linux is an open source OS, companies
releasing new distros are offering much more customization options as compared to
Windows or Mac OS X. You can do anything you want with Linux, users have access to the
code, core features, packages, repositories and every single thing.
 Proprietary operating systems like Windows and Mac lack at flexibility in User Interface.
While Linux likes to continue its minimalistic approach towards all the User Interface
elements, proprietary OS are little complex. The changes in Linux User Interface can be
done with great ease. No wonder why Linux has such massive active developers
 User can easily install and configure dock within few clicks on Linux distros. Installing a
theme is an easy task too. Proprietary OSs lack these kinds of customization options. The
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window decoration and positioning of User Interface elements is neat and tidy in Linux.
Distros like Fedora 21, Arch Linux, elementary OS, Ubuntu distros have very beautiful User
 Distros like Ubuntu have employed the powerful Unity Unix in the system too. Everything
in the latest versions of leading Linux distros is very neat and professional. If you compare
the User Interface in next generation Linux distros., it makes Windows and Mac OS X look
extremely encumbered. Linux has the breath of fresh air. The freedom that Linux gives is
just incomparable. tch the video Easing into open source
2.Open Source versus Proprietary Software
Get a betting understanding of open source and propriety software
Proprietary software are those that are created by companies to turn a profit. On the other hand,
open source software are created by individuals and open source communities alike to promote
access to the product’s source materials etc, that will create economic and social development for
those who do not have in society.
Read more Definition - What does Proprietary Software mean?
Read more Open Source: Is It Too Good to Be True?
PCWorld The Hottest Tech Arguments Open Source vs. Proprietary Software
3.The Major Problems With Windows
 Do nothing. Keep using XP. No learning curve. No expense and Development.
 Upgrade to the latest windows Yes there is an expense and someone spying on you via a
back-door protocol
 Having to used useless products like registry cleaners and system tuners that waste your
money, but how do you go about cleaning up after uninstalling shady Windows base
freeware software? With Windows You don’t. You always have to avoid installing nonsense
on your PC it is constant and become a way of life
 At the presence computing development all Windows base freeware software is bundled
with spyware, crapware, adware, or with a back-door protocol to spy on you, which
includes things like the awful Ask Toolbar or the terrible Trovi browser hijacker malware.
 Every other download site is either wrapping crapware filled freeware with their own
crapware, or they are just distributing installers full of crapware. Some of them will only
bundle the crapware if you are using Internet Explorer — so you think you’re
recommending a clean source to your family because you’re using Chrome, only to help
them get infected because they are still on IE. Even Windows base open-source software
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isn’t safe.
 New Windows base Computers The useless, irritating programs that come pre-installed on
your PC or sneak onto your system a midst an innocuous download aren’t malicious, but
they will clog up your system and get in your face constantly. It’s almost worse than
malware, because instead of just nuking your computer, they stick around and make your
experience dreadful.
 Every Microsoft Word document you create contains a hidden log of everything you did to
it, ever. Specifically, it contains a revision history showing who touched the document, and
when. You'd think this would be the sort of thing military intelligence would care about
when creating sensitive word documents, but you'd be wrong they are totally unaware.
 Everyone who is unaware of the dangers of back-door entries in Microsoft Windows and
associated software including governments make the mistake of posting online in its
original Word documentation this mistake its revision history is visible to anyone who
know where to look and find other information, this is how in many cases leaks are
obtained from IT Spies and computers sniffers
 Inspect documents for hidden data and personal information
Microsoft Support
while they try to address the problems just by using your keyboard with specific commands
and recovery software the information can be retrieve, it's stores on the hard drive.
 Now that you have this information about Microsoft Word Document are you still crazy for
it and wanting to use it.
4.Stealing Files On Windows Computer
How safe are you using a windows' computer, is it that easy to steal files on the windows as is
said by many IT Specialist how true is it to steals files.
Can anyone comprise your computer if sensitive data is stored on the computer, it is that
easy ready the following articles and see for yourself if it that easy.
How to secretly copy (steal) files from a computer to a USB Flash drive
How your washing machine can steal computer files
Trojan horse designed to steal your photos
5.Computer Security
 Why Linux Is More Secure Than Windows
 Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux
 How to secure your Linux system
 Basic Ubuntu Security Guide, Desktop Edition
 Seven Free Security Tools for Linux
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6.Linux is not Windows
Are you're a relatively new Linux user who's having some problems making the switch from
Windows to Linux. This causes many problems for many people, hence this article was written.
Many individual issues arise from this single problem, so the page is broken down into multiple
problem areas. Read the article Linux is Not Windows.
Read Windows to Linux: A Beginner's Guide
7.Windows Under Linux
There are a certain number of applications, both open-source and commercial, that will allow
Windows applications to run under Linux. They are referred to as emulators, meaning that they
replicate the functions of Windows on a Linux platform. Many MS Office applications, games and
other programs can be run using an emulator with varying degrees of success ranging from nearnative speed and functionality to only basic performance.
Wine is the primary open-source Windows emulator for Linux. It is a kind of compatibility layer
for running Windows programs, but does not require Microsoft Windows to run the applications.
Installed through any Linux distro via the software center Package Installer. Wine versions are
rapidly packaged by the Community Repository members and made available to users.
Wine is pre-installed on all Linux operating, it can be downloaded from the software center (aka
apps store)
Minicom is a text-based serial port communications program, similar to Cutecom. It is used to talk
to external RS232 devices such as mobile phones, routers. It's available for all versions of the
Ubuntu family. Links to several specific guides for configuring hardware are detailed in the 'Useful
Links' section below. Website
Serial Communication
Linux comes with many serial text and gui based serial communication programs. My favorite is
minicom - friendly menu driven serial communication program.
If you are addicted to DOS / Windows TELIX (a telecommunications program originally written for
DOS and was released in 1986), minicom is for you under Linux / UNIX. Website
Minicom For Linux Read More
Using Minicom to give commands to a modem Read More
Minicom serial video how to Watch The Video
Serial Console HowTo
Linux Serial Console HOWTOby Van Emery
Intro to Linux (for Ham Radio Operators)
Tanner Lovelace
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9.Ham Radio Linux OS
DX Zone Amateur Radio Linux Distribution
hamOS- Sourceforge net project
hamOS - A Debian based Linux respin for Amateur Radio Operators
A Debian based Live and Installable operating system for radio amateurs. hamOS contains many
preinstalled ham radio applications as well as a custom menu. This respin is geared toward the
newer Linux user. hamOS uses the lightweight LXDE desktop environment and is therefore
suitable for older hardware (I've used it on a PII 300mHz machine w/ 256mb ram). Check out the
Get Extras folder on the desktop to run some custom scripts that will automatically grab flash,
codecs, and other non-libre software.
Instructions for fixing the repositories in hamOS 12.48.
Download the sources.list file and the thirdparty.list files to your Downloads folder.
Open up the file manager (icon looks like a filing cabinet) and navigate to your Downloads folder.
Open up a terminal in the Downloads folder by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard.
Copy the following command to the terminal and hit ENTER (You will be asked for your password).
sudo cp sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo cp thirdparty.list
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/thirdparty.list && sudo apt-get update
This should copy the correct sources and update the available software.
Harv's Hamshack Hack
The most advance Linux distribution for ham radio operators
(current version to download)
User / password:
herve / 123456789
root / 123456789
By default, keymap layout is set to french, don t forget to change it!
Instead of type « name server » as said in the file please type nameserver
Sorry for that, that ll be fixed in next version.
Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD Ver. 14 supports RTL-SDR, HackRF and more
KB1OIQ - Andy's Ham Radio Linux
10.Linux OS For Hams
Arch Linux
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You can find a selection of amateur radio packages in AUR. Follow the instructions in the AUR User
Guidelines to install the packages. Use an AUR Helper to assist with installing packages and
The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproduceable platform
derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We are now looking to expand on
that by creating the resources needed by other communities to come together and be able to build
on the CentOS Linux platform. And today we start the process by delivering a clear governance
model, increased transparency and access. In the coming weeks we aim to publish our own road
map that includes variants of the core CentOS Linux.
Since March 2004, CentOS Linux has been a community-supported distribution derived from
sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. As such, CentOS Linux aims to be functionally
compatible with RHEL. We mainly change packages to remove upstream vendor branding and
artwork. CentOS Linux is no-cost and free to redistribute .
CentOS Linux is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core
developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network
administrators, managers, core Linux contributors, and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.
Ham radio Software on Centos Linux - Configuring multitudes of Amateur / HAM Radio software for
Centos6 / Centos5
Enabling everything HAM radio on Centos Linux! This document is my journey into Linux-assisted
HAM radio with Centos. This covers many topics along my personal discovery which started with
AX.25 packet radio, then into HF digital modes, and most recently SDR and D*star technologies!
This doc will be constantly evolving but here is the index to give you an idea of what it covers
WHAT is Debian?
The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a Free
operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.
An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the
core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the
computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs.
Software Packages in "wheezy", Subsection hamradio
Recommended Linux base distro for Amateur Radio Operators less updates than Ubuntu and Ubuntu
base distro.
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What is the Fedora Project?
The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe.
The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution
called “Fedora.”
Our Mission
The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and
content as a collaborative community.
Elements of Fedora's Mission
The three elements of this mission are clear:
 The Fedora Project always strives to lead, not follow.
 The Fedora Project consistently seeks to create, improve, and spread free/libre code and
 The Fedora Project succeeds through shared action on the part of many people throughout
our community.
Fedora Amateur Radio Sig
Fedora Amateur Radio Guide
Gentoo is a highly configurable and adaptable Linux distribution. The Portage system allows you to
choose which packages to install and how to configure them on a very fine-grained level.
Amateur radio software can be found in the portage tree mainly in the categories
PSKmail on puppy Linux
Puppy Linux is an excellent operating system to run PSKmail, both the client and the server.It
runs on fairly old hardware, and is much faster than UBUNTU or Windows
The openSUSE distributions all have most of the AX25 drivers built into the kernel as modules.
Ham radio packages are now available through the build service repositories.
SUSE distributions all have most of the AX25 drivers built into the kernel as modules. Ham radio
packages are now available through the build service repositories.
Ubuntu. com
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Ubuntu. org
Ubuntu packages
11.SourceForge Linux Ham Radio Ham Radio Software Python
Sourceforge Linux ham radio
Recently Updated Sourceforge Linux ham radio
Search Sourceforge Directory over 2200+Pages of Open Source Software
Nixory is a free and open source antispyware tool written in Python/PyGTK aimed at removing
malicious tracking cookies from your browser. It currently supports Mozilla Firefox, Internet
Explorer and Google Chrome. It runs on all OS, including Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
13.Linux Platform Ham Radio Programs
DX Zone Ham Radio Programs For Linux Platform
A Gnome Multimode HF Terminal
GNU/Linux for the Radio Amateur
amateur radio
information technology
electromagnetic wave propagation
Ham Radio India
Linux Hamsoft
The Linux operating system is perhaps the only operating system in the world that can boast
native and standard support for the AX.25 packet radio protocol utilized by Amateur Radio
operators worldwide. This document describes how to install and configure this support.
ALL Software
ANTENNA Software
DIGITAL Software
LOGGING Software
MORSE Software
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PACKET Software
SDR Software
UTILS Software
14.Wireless Router Project
Broadband-Hamnet™ (formerly called HSMM-Mesh™)
DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN
routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling
while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities within the framework of the
respective hardware platform used.
15.Linux Ham Radio Links
BeagleBone Black vs Raspberry Pi for Digital Ham Radio
From The Key Of N1ABS
KF8GR Main Page
Welcome to the KF8GR Linux Ham Software Links
Linux for Amateur Radio Applications
Linux Journal Ham Radio
When All Else Fails—Amateur Radio, the Original Open-Source Project
Linux Ham Radio Software Packages Manager
Linux-ham -- Amateur Radio meets Linux
ON4QZ Ham Software For Linux
CW with Linux…learning, receiving, sending
The Not-Very-Technical Linux Ham Radio Page
VE3SRE Linux Distros I've Played Around With
16.Linux VoIP
Echolink / Linux Echo-Link KJ6ZD
GitHub Installation Instruction Installation using package
The support for installing SvxLink from prebuilt packages is unfortunately poor in most distributions. To
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improve the situation, more active package maintainers are needed. Maybe you are the right person for the
Here are some distributions where packages exist in one or another form:
Svxlink .Net
VoIP, bringing the world closer Echolink Linux
EchoLink on Ubuntu (Setting up Svxlink server and qtel) ZR6AIC
VOIP / DV applications and Ham Radio
I started this VOIP/DV page in 2007. I have added links and documents
over time, but the following intro paragraphs have pretty much not
changed, pay specific attention to the “Toward Software Defined Radios
and Digital Voice” part that has also remained unchanged since 2007.
CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports numerous
manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and
Hackerrussia Radio service software
18.Linux and mostly Linux
 BSD UNIX (with links to project sites)
 ClosedBSD
 Coyote Linux
 Debian
 distrowatch (every distro under the sun)
 everything linux
 FreeBSD
 Free BSD based firewall and servers
 gnoppix Linux
 justlinux
 Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO
 Linux Australia
 Linux firewall by Craig Zeller
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 Linux Questions
 LEAF - Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall
 Linux Knoppix
 linuxlinks
 Mark Suter's Talks
 OpenBSD
 PicoBSD
 Redhat
 RPMSeek
 Samba
 SmoothWall (open source firewall distribution)
 SuSe Linux
 The Linux Kernel Archives
 Waikato Linux Users Group
 Discover an open source world
 Best Free Software for Linux
 Linux Link .Com
 Linux Mini Distributions
Amateur Radio Packet Dictionary
Amateur Radio Codes and Alphabets
Amateur Radio Dictionary of Ham Radio Terms
The Information security glossary
Welcome to the glossary of information security and computing terms and phrases. This resource
will hopefully prove to be useful in helping you to understand the jargon and terminology used
within the information security industry and sector
20.Internet base radio station
What about a ham radio internet base radio station ?
Airtime is everything you need to broadcast streaming radio on the web.
Features like advanced automation, DJ management, and seamless transitions between live and
scheduled programming make running an online radio station easier than ever before.
With Airtime doing the heavy lifting, you’ll be able to focus on what you do best: creating truly
professional radio content.
21.Linux Matters
Linux.Com Linux News
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ISS dumps Windows into the vacuum of space
Here Are The Best Linux Distros of 2016
Best Lightweight Linux Distros of 2016
It's Open
Ubuntu MATE is a heavyweight among the lightweight distributions
Linux in the Ham Shack » » Linux « Linux in the Ham Shack
Linux, Open Source and Ham Radio for Everyone
22.Launch Pad
From launch pad you can get PPAs to add to your OS
Launchpad is a software collaboration platform that provides:
Bug tracking
Code hosting using Bazaar
Code reviews
Ubuntu package building and hosting
Mailing lists
Answer tracking and FAQs
Specification tracking
Pages matching "hamradio" in Launchpad
Pages matching "echolink" in Launchpad
Pages matching "ppas ham radio" in Launchpad
Just type in the search box what you looking for once it is there it will come up and you can add
the PPAs to you OS
23.International Distress Frequency
An international distress frequency is a radio frequency that is designated for emergency
communication by international agreement.
24.Amateur Radio by VE3SRE
An Inspiration To Amateur Radio: Five Reasons Why Its Still Relevant!
Isn’t amateur radio “old-fashioned”?
Most amateur radio operators are very much in tune with today’s “hi tech” world and tend to be
“early adopters” of emerging technologies. A lot of hams work in hi tech. For example the Finnish
cellphone giant Nokia recruits a large part of its workforce from the local ham radio community.
25.Google Code Archives
Google Code was launched in 2006, with the goal of making it easier to collaborate with others on
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open-source software. It offered Subversion, Mercurial, and Git source code hosting. It soon
expanded to offer wikis, downloads, and even issue tracking.
But alas, in 2015 Google bid farewell to the service, which had since been eclipsed by other, richer
open-source project hosting providers.
The archives still hold lots of Linuxes Ham Radio Projects for one to explore or try
Ham Radio
Ham Radio
LinBPQ written by John Wiseman G8BPQ is an award wining packet radio Linux software with
APRs, Linbpq is highly Technical and is not for the average email users, CB hams but for highly
technical technocrat amateur radio operators.
To Mike V3UIL Canada, Mike N9PMO USA and Peter 9Y4PJ Trinidad & Tobago great hams in the
pursuit and development of Packet Radio globally, thanks for your contribution over the years and
encouragement to the younger hams
Notes on installing and running LINBPQ.
LinBPQ Applications Interface
Index of /users/john.wiseman/Downloads
Notes on installing and running LINBPQ.
All Protocol Observed
Credits To All Information Sources and Links On The World Wide Web
All logos and trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
® and ™ denote registered trademarks in the United States and other countries.
Julien M Dedier - 9Z4FZ / M0JDD
Arima, Trinidad & Tobago
[email protected]
My Linux boxes, ''what are yours''
Centos 5 IRLP
Debian Xfce Amateur Radio
UberStudent 4.3 Academic
Fedora Workstation 23 Technical
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