Hamradio Raspberry Pi OS for dummies.

RadioPi is a Ham Radio Raspberry Pi OS image. It's optimized for remote control and field operation. You can flash it into a SD card, and run it on a RPi computer directly.

RadioPi is desgined to

  • Control your rig, run FT8, log QSO, and upload to LoTW.
  • Control your rig at home, when you take a walk in a park.
  • Go to field without your laptop computer.
  • Discover QSO by SDR and amateur satellites.
  • Rapid Deployment, Plug & Play.


Image file: image_2020-08-01-radiopi.zip
Size: 1.26GB
SHA-256: d949ed21097864aaa6bed4d453d22415e5a25e2479fd835f8398e9dbc0fd6ec4
For users from China Mainland could dowload it from pan.baidu.com, also:
Size: 1.26GB

Features of RadioPi

  • Default user: pi
    Password: radiopi599
  • Setting Locale to en_US.UTF8. Chinese Language also is supported. fcitx fcitx-googlepinyin input method are installed
  • chornyd and gpsd for timing service
  • non-ham softwares are removed。the zipped distro IMG is only 1.28GB
  • Gnuradio and SDR libs are installed, such as hackrf, gr-osmosdr and so on. it is ready for more fun of SDR testings
  • SSH, VNC, Avahi services are enabled for field operation
  • A hotspot "radiopi" is installed for field operation
  • A 1280x1024@60Hz screen resolution is installed. it's better for iPad's VNC to remote control RadioPi.

Software on RadioPi

  • WSJT-X, 2.2.2, The extreme weak-signal communication software
  • JTDX, 2.1.0-RC150, More features than WSJT-X
  • TQSL, 2.4.3, The ARRL LoTW QSL client
  • Xlog, 2.0.14, A light weight logging program
  • Fldigi, 4.1.01, Amateur Radio in Digital Modes
  • CHIRP, daily20190104, Programming amateur radios, supporting a large number of manufacturers and models, such as Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, Baofeng, TYT and so on.
  • QSSTV, 9.2.6, Receiving and transmitting SSTV and HAMDRM(DSSTV)
  • GNU Radio Companion,, GNU Radio is a free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.
  • GQRX, 2.11.5, Gqrx is an open source software defined radio receiver (SDR) powered by the GNU Radio and the Qt graphical toolkit.
  • CubicSDR, 0.2.5, Cross-platform SDR application
  • Direwolf, 1.4, A software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS en/decoder
  • Gpredict, 2.3-33-gca42d22-1, A real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction application
  • VNC Server, 6.7.2, To remote control your rig remotely by VNC
  • PulseAudio Preferences, 1.1, For simultaneous line-output, and transmit monitoring.

RadioPi User Guide

For more infomation, Please read RadioPi User Guide