MFJ's RigPi Station Server will allow you to remotely control an amateur radio via a browser or mobile phone - or build it yourself from a Raspberry Pi

Posted on: Mon, 2019-10-07 - 23:21 By: admin

One problem with ham radio these days is that most hams live where you can’t put a big old antenna up due to city laws and homeowner covenants. If you’re just working local stations on VHF or UHF, that might not be a big problem. But for HF usage, using a low profile antenna is a big deal. However, most modern radios can operate remotely. According to MFJ, you can operate voice, Morse code, or digital modes easily and remotely. The box uses open source software that can control over 200 different radios and 30 rotors.

This Pi based device is a pretty cheap and effective alternative and interfaces to the radio either using the built-in audio card, or many radios like the FT-991A already have that built-in so the plain USB connector will work. For an Android phone you'd just use the browser with the Mumble audio app running in the background for the sound.

I've also found some remote control software for radios is not easily found for Linux computers so this is also a useful device for Linux users wanting something easy to plug-and-play with.

See https://hackaday.com/2019/10/07/raspberry-pi-ham-radio-remote-reviewed/ where there is also a video showing how it can be used.

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One problem with ham radio these days is that most hams live where you can’t put a big old antenna up due to city laws and homeowner covenants. If you’re just working local stations on …

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