Category Archives: Raspbian

DV Hotspots – Rethink — Again

Yet another re-think about my hotspots. First I am building a portable SuperSpot which I am also creating build details that will be available for all once the build is complete. Once the build is complete I will then proceed with my other hotspots and how they will play their role in my Amateur Radio Experience.

The SuperSpot will consist of one Raspberry Pi driving 3 or 4 MMDVM boards with one of those being a Duplex MMDVM board running DMR.

More details later when they become available.


I have recently downloaded Raspbian X86_64 to learn to program basic thing on a Raspberry Pi. I installed it on my NETBOOK in DUAL-BOOT mode only to learn very quickly that to use it as the main OS it was very restrictive for what I wanted to do that wasn’t  related to Raspberry Pi stuff and so looked for something similar.

I then Downloaded Ubuntu 19.04 and installed in Dual-Boot mode replacing the Raspian OS. Both Raspbian and Ubuntu are based on DEBIAN a leading Linux version.

If you would like to try it Raspbian, you can download it from the RASPBIAN website HERE

Or if you want to try Ununtu, you can download it HERE

New Website – Update

Website complete. Now to work on the radio section of the system.

My ADS-B receiver is working. The antenna is made and the feed coax of acquired. All I need to do now is run the coax and mount the antenna. Put the receiver in its final working position and then that job is complete.

The receiver is running on a RPi 3B+. The OS for it is Raspbian and the website where you can download you copy is HERE

I will get to the antenna etc after I take a well-earned break on a Greek Island with the XYL that she has organised. This will be the second holiday I have taken in approximately 5 years.