Friday, March 11, 2016

WSPR via WSJTX on Raspberry Pi 3

My thanks to Ross, VK1UN, for the following instructions which allow the easy installation of WSJTX on a Raspberry Pi 3 (and earlier is no doubt fine too) running Rasparian.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 862549F9
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following to the end of the sources.list file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty main

Ctrl-X to save and exit.

sudo apt-get update # important
sudo apt-get install wsjtx

Then just run from the command line the first time to see any errors, after that run it from the Ham Radio applications menu.

I'm running a SignaLink USB interface and controlling an FT-817 via Hamlib. It correctly found the audio interface on first run.


Here it is sitting on top of the PC tower it has replaced.


3 comments:

Jerry Repine said...

Nice article, it inspired me to try once again and was able to get the RPI-3 working. Thanks
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Unknown said...

Do you have any information about sound card usage?

john mcc said...

Seems to work ok on a RPi 3 but how do you change the sub modes in JT4 ?

Cheers John