• RPi experiment

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Friday, April 19, 2019 09:24:48
    Hello All,

    Well, after a bit of confusion and a lot of time, the RPi 1 is up and running with Slackware/ARM. It's no speed demon: it took nearly four hours to set up Slackware when on a normal desktop, it takes less then 20 minutes. But it does work. The RPis do not have a RTC on them so I have ntpd set up to run upon startup. The experiment was successful so I've ordered a RPi 3+ (a quad-core 1.2gHz with 1GB RAM) which should be orders of magnitude faster than this RPi 1.

    So hopefully the newer RPi I will be able to use for my shack computer. I'll order a RTC chip to put onboard as with ham radio, timing stuff is sensitive and I don't want to make any mistakes.

    This is just an excuse to tinker. :D

    I am trying to get the shack cleaned up and organized so I can bring out my Kenwood TS-430S and use it next to my Yaesu FT-450D. No sense in having it sit there and rot on a shelf.


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