Greetings from RPi 2

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Papabravo, May 18, 2015.

  1. Papabravo

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    Picked up a Raspberry Pi 2 at the Dayton Hamvention last Saturday. I'm going to use it for generating a precisely timed RTTY FSK signal for my K3. As a bonus it runs Linux and has a web browser which I'm using to create this post.
     
  2. MrChips

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    Shucks! I miss going to the Dayton Hamvention. How was it this year?
     
  3. Papabravo

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    It seemed less crowded than previous years, but there were more booths in the flea market. Mendelson's was doing a land office business in their tent, and Elecraft intoduced the K3S. Yeasu, Icom, and Kenwood seemed more subdued this year, and TEN-TEC was about the same level of activity as last year. MCM was also doing a land office business in RPi 2 starter kits for $64.00

    I went to the forums on RTTY Contesting, and HF Backpack Antennas. They were both worthwhile.
     
  4. Brownout

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    What's a k3?
     
  5. nsaspook

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    It's one sweet board for the price. Just be sure to get a good USB supply (2A 5VDC) with larger wires for it. It's a power hog. :p
     
  6. Papabravo

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    It came with it's own wallwart and had a mini-USB connector for the power. I did have to get a new HDMI cable at Walmart because my box of miscellaneous cables is buried.o_O
     
  7. killivolt

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  8. Papabravo

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    It is a transceiver designed for use on the amateur radio bands. RTTY (Radio TeleTYpe) is one of the supported modes of communication.
     
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