I bought a Heathkit HW-8 (SN 09823) on 02/18/2017 at the Brownsburg Indiana Hamfest. The original owner and builder is Chuck KD9DVB and he sold it to me. So in my excitement I have decided to try and Work All States with the old girl. This will be my blog of that quest. Stay tuned, QRP is always fun!
In the continuing saga of my logging laptop replacement, I have decided to try using my Raspberry Pi 3B to become my logger with the CQRlog software from OK7AN. I have managed to get CQRlog version 2.0.4 to install and run on my Pi3B. I have not imported the logs I will be moving from N3FJP's AC Log program but I plan on doing that tonight.
I downloaded the latest Raspian Jessie 8 with Pixel from the Raspberry Pi website. I then installed that on a 16GB Micro SD card (you want to use a Type 10) and booted the Pi with it plugged into my network switch. Once it finished booting I ran the following to update and upgrade the packages on it.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Now that will take about 20 mins to download all the updates and get them installed.
Once that is done you will need to install MySQL server and MySQL client. This is accomplished by using the package installer.
Then you need to find and download a file called: cqrlog_2.0.4-1_armhf.deb
Once it is downloaded, right click and have it install.
So I haven't started using it on a daily basis but I am hoping I can get it all configured and working well by Field Day. The Raspberry Pi 3B is SO RF quite, it's pretty awesome.
On another note...The QRPian podcast #3 is now online. You can listen to it here on this blog or you can go to Spreaker and hear it. Mike and I have fun making these monthly podcasts and we hope you enjoy listening in to our conversation.