How to Secure your Packet BBS / BPQ32 or LinBPQ Instance

After some security research in the packet radio BBS communities, I noticed a major lack of best security practices. I wrote a blog post on it here if your curious. I pointed out WHY things are problematic in the cybersecurity field, and gave a few pointers. This post is a follow up that I can share with others that shows […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create your own TAK Server in the Cloud or at Home

Why are we talking about TAK on an amateur radio blog? One of the big uses for amateur radio is disaster preparedness. Disaster relief efforts require a degree of communciation and coordination between different individuals and different groups to be successful. TAK (Tactical Awareness Kit) allows us to do just that. I also have some big plans for TAK and […]

Host a YSF Reflector on Debian Linux

A lot of guides follow the install on a raspberry pi. Today we will focus on installing a YSFReflector on Debian Linux. We will also cover installing the dashboard, and configuring PiStar to connect to your reflector, as well as registering your reflector online so others may join. Creating Sudo User First we need to create our super user. We […]