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Top : Software : Home and Education : Hobbies : Amateur Radio

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Handy Disk Image Tools
There are a number of different ways of mounting an ISO image under Linux. The venerable mount command offers an easy solution. But if you need tools that offer more functionality for working with disk images, try some of the following excellent open source tools.

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Balsa
Balsa is a GNOME email client that supports mbox, maildir, and mh local mailboxes, and IMAP4 and POP3 remote mailboxes. You can send mail via sendmail or SMTP. Optional multithreading support allows for non-instrusive retrieval and sending of mail. It also has an address Book that integrates with GnomeCard, support for multiple character sets for composing and reading messages, and GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption. Read more

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  • Aldo
    Aldo is a Morse code tutor. At this moment it has four kinds of exercises: Classic exercise, the Koch method, Callsign exercise,and exercises read from files. In classic exercise, you must guess some random strings of characters that Aldo plays in Morse code.
  • antennavis
    antennavis is a OpenGL visualization toolkit that was designed to aid the user in better understanding the data generated by the NEC2 antenna modelling software.
  • BCD396T Manager
    BCD396T Manager controls the Uniden BCD396T scanner. It supports full radio remote control, systems programming, and scanner settings.
  • CQRLog
    CQRLOG is an advanced ham radio logger based on MySQL database. Provides radio control based on hamlib libraries (currently support of 140+ radio types and models), DX cluster connection, online callbook, a grayliner, internal QSL manager database support and a most accurate country resolution algorithm based on country tables developed by OK1RR. CQRLOG is intended for daily general logging of HF, CW & SSB contacts and strongly focused on easy operation and maintenance.
  • Cute CW
    Cute CW makes learning morse code easier by breaking it into phases.
  • CW Trainer
    CW Trainer is an easy-to-use CW trainer that is adaptable for both the Koch and Farnsworth method of learning CW. It can generate random tests or read text from a file. Sample QSOs are included.
  • cwtext
    cwtext converts text to International Morse Code. Input is ASCII text. Output can be: - . -..- - on the console, raw 8bit PCM suitable for piping to /dev/audio, .wav files or even (mp3|ogg). Good for headlines on your MP3 player or code practice.
  • CwTutor
    CwTutor is a Morse tutor supporting the Koch and Farnsworth method. It can play random characters, random files and random words taken out of one or more text files. CwTutor is written in C++ using the Qt library and uses the soundcard for playback.
  • cwwav
    cwwav takes one or more text files (or text read from standard input) and converts the text into a WAV audio file containing the CW (Morse code) representation of the text.
  • DBLog
    DBLog is a logging program for radio amateurs based on a relational database. It allows the user to log QSOs and export a range of them in ADIF format. It can read the radio frequency via CAT interface. It includes a CW Keyer based on cwdaemon.
  • DitDah
    DitDah makes it easy to practice Morse Code. It is based on Alan Cox's morse program, uses an ncurses gui and the speaker. It only works on the console.
  • DReaM DRM Receiver
    DReaM DRM Receiver is a software implementation of a Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) receiver. All you need to receive DRM transmissions is a PC with a sound card and a modified analog short-wave (MW, LW) receiver.
  • dxcc
    dxcc is a small command line utility that determines the ARRL DXCC entity of a ham radio call sign.
  • FT-100 Rig Control with Doppler Correction
    FT-100 Rig Control with Doppler Correction allows you to operate amateur radio satellites using a Yaesu FT-100/D radio that is controlled via the serial port using the CAT interface.
  • gMFSK
    gMFSK is a terminal program for amateur radio digital communication modes for GNOME. It supports MFSK, RTTY, THROB, PSK31, MT63 and Hellschreiber modulations. It is used for keyboard-to-keyboard chatting and not reliable packet communication.
  • Grig
    Grig is a graphical user interface to the Ham Radio Control Libraries (version 1.2.0 or later), written using the Gtk+ widgets.
  • HamExam
    HamExam is a short Perl script that generates self scoring DHTML practice tests as a study aid to prepare for the US Amateur radio licensing exam.
  • HamFax
    HamFax is a QT/X11 application for sending and receiving facsimiles in amateur radio.
  • HamLog
    HamLog is an Amateur Radio Logging program for X using GTK.
  • HamSphere
    HamSphere is a fully fledged Ham Radio software transceiver for Linux, Mac or Windows.
  • K-Track
    K-Track is a KDE3 satellite prediction software, especially suited for radio amateurs operating through the satellites that are providing linear transponders.
  • KC2IVL FT100
    KC2IVL FT100 is a combination of tools used to control a Yaesu FT100/(D) Transceiver.
  • KPSK
    KPSK is a psk31 software for linux. It features a nice user interface and an integrated SQL based logbook.
  • KT7F
    KT7F is a rig-control program to modify easy the 10 frequency memory places in the T7F Data transceiver. You can program your T7F via serial adapter kabel.
  • libax25
    libax25 is a library that can be used by other programs to do all the low level stuff that you need to talk to the kernel. The idea is that the API of the library stays the same as much as possible even if the kernel changes. It also allows things like name to address translation to occur.
  • LinKT
    LinKT is an easy to use, full featured packet radio terminal using Linux' kernel ax25 services for the KDE environment.
  • Marote
    Marote is a ham radio application that provides a GUI to the Elecraft K2 ham radio via the RS-232 port.
  • Morse Classic
    Morse Classic is a full-featured Morse-code trainer for radio hams, with many options to control training method and speed.
  • MSF Clock Decoder
    MSF Clock Decoder is a simple public domain utility which enables a machine running a Linux operating system to decode and act on radio time signals received from MSF Rugby by a 'Galleon' Atomic Radio Controlled Computer Clock (ARC) receiver.
  • PM-SDR
    PM-SDR is software for a low-cost, DDS-less "Software Defined Radio" full coverage receiver for all HF bands.
  • pmsdr
    pmsdr is software for a low-cost, DDS-less "Software Defined Radio" full coverage receiver for all HF bands.
  • qrq
    qrq is a Morse telegraphy trainer, similar to the classic DOS version of Rufz by DL4MM.
  • qsstv
    qsstv is a program for SSTV for Linux.
  • Reza's Rio Receiver
    Reza's Rio Receiver is an open source replacement for the client software that runs on the Rio Reciever. It will support additional audio formats and audio streams, as well as providing other neat functionality.
  • Smart Gnome Control
    Smart Gnome Control is a graphical user interface to multiple communications receivers via the Hamlib library. The specific purpose is to let you control your communications receiver from a personal computer, and to simplify the hobby of shortwave radio listening.
  • spx10
    Spx10 provides asynchronous raw serial port communication with the X10 CM17A Computer Interface and MR26A RF Receiver used in many home automation systems. The program is intended to provide simple and reliable serial port communication between a computer running Linux and the X10 CM17A (e.g. "Firecracker") Computer Interface and MR26A RF Receiver (both on the same port), and allows X10 devices to be controlled and monitored via RF transmission by the computer. The X10 UR81A Universal Remote, often distributed with the MR26A, is also supported.
  • SvxLink
    SvxLink aims to develop a flexible general purpose voice services system for ham radio use. The svxlink server consists of a core that handles the connection to the tranciever. The transciever audio is connected to the PC through the sound card and the PTT is controlled by a pin in the serial port. The voice services are loaded into the core as plugins called modules in SvxLink lingo.
  • thebridge
    thebridge is an iLink/EchoLink compatible conference bridge that runs under FreeBSD, Linux, QNX, Windows and hopefully most other Posix compatible operating systems.
  • tk120
    tk120 is a multiplatform programming and cloning utility for the portable Yaesu VR-120 receiver.
  • tk150
    tk150 is a multiplatform programming and cloning utility for the portable Standard (Yaesu) VR-150 receiver.
  • tk2
    tk2 is open source software designed for the ICOM IC-R2 receiver.
  • tk5
    tk5 is open source software designed for the ICOM IC-R5 receiver. Though tk5 is intended chiefly for Linux, MacOS X, and BSD users, it will work on Microsoft Windows (95 and later), too. It can display data from a memory image and let a user change the limit search bank, television bank, and most other settings.
  • tk500
    tk500 can program three versions of VR-500: USA, Japanese, and Export. It can read a memory image from the VR-500 receiver, read an RT Systems .RDF file (for the VR-500) and extract the memory image data, and display most data from a memory image using a graphical user interface.
  • tk545
    tk545 is open source software designed to control and program the Japan Radio Co. NRD-545 receiver.
  • tk7
    tk7 is software for configuring the ICOM IC-Q7A walkie-talkie radio. It lets you read a memory image from the IC-Q7A walkie-talkie, a native tk7 file, or from a Q7 file.
  • tk75
    open source software designed to control and program the ICOM IC-R75 receiver. tk75 lets you scan memory channels. A limit search feature is planned for a future release. tk75 tk75 can be used to load the IC-R75 memories or read memory data from the radio and store it in a file.
  • tk8500
    tk8500 is open source software designed to control and program the ICOM IC-R8500 receiver.
  • tk92
    tk92 is open source software designed for Radio ShackŪ PRO-92 and PRO-2067 multi-system trunking scanners. Though it is chiefly intended for Linux, MacOS X, and BSD users, it will work on Microsoft Windows, too.
  • xcall
    xcall is a packet-radio program for X which supports the AX.25, NET/ROM and Rose protocols.
  • xconvers
    Xconvers is a client for the amateur radio convers system (port 3600), which resembles IRC. Servers are connected over the internet or by packet-radio. In a split-screen xconvers session you can type text into the bottom line. The reply from the server can be seen in the top screen.

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