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APRS on Linux with YAAC (Yet another APRS Client) and Direwolf

This is the counter blog post to the windows version with pinpoint here. The blog follows along with our Modern Introduction to Packet Radio. Please note, that before proceeding below, you need to have a working dire wolf configuration for your radio. If you do not yet have the dire wolf TNC working with your radio, please follow the documentation […]

Easy APRS iGate and Digipeater Setup with Direwolf.

I’m not going to pretend like there isn’t guides for creating an Easy APRS iGate and Digipeater Setup with Direwolf on the internet already. But in an effort to consolidate this information with the rest of the packet radio information, I will make my own here. As always, I’ll also be explaining things so you can make adjustments for your […]

Ultimate Direwolf TNC Installation Guide for Windows and Linux

This is this follow up to my introduction on Packet Radio. Direwolf is a software TNC, and one of the best things to happen to packet radio in the 21’st century. Gone are the days of expensive Kantronics TNC‘s. Direwolf gives us a free, opensource TNC, that is highly customizable for just about every need, and runs on about any […]

Modern Introduction to Packet Radio, AX25, APRS and TCP/IP

As time moves on, I think it’s important to revisit older, but relevant technologies from time to time that still have a place in the modern age. With time, words seem to loose their meaning, resources fade into obscurity, and we loose those that were mentors. I only started amateur radio 5 years ago. I’ve had a fascination with packet […]

Installing VARA on Debian 12 Linux

I started a project that required I run VARA on linux. I tried following some documentation from winlink, and the first 5 pages of google didn’t get me anywhere. The write ups were old, and there were just too many snags. I got it working, so I thought it best to document it here, and maybe help another poor lsot […]

Host a Website from your Xiegu X6100

One of the main reasons I bought the Xiegu X6100 was the fact it was running a Linux kernel with root access. I’m not sure if Xiegu intended this, but it’s here so I’m going to use it. I think we are still sleeping on a lot of use case for this. Youtube channels such as TemporarilyOffline have highlighted this […]