[pskmail] Re: Navcomputer

  • From: Remi Chateauneu <remi.chateauneu@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:47:48 +0100

To add to your project, as fldigi can run on Raspberry, with the next
version, it will be possible to generate KML files from Navtex
messages and Synop weather reports. These KML files can then be
converted to GPX files with GPSBabel, and displayed with OpenCPN.

On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Ian Bennett <ibennett@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The server is normally at a QTH so there is ready access to a grunty PC and
> power to run the thing.
> I would prefer the client on a Pi.
> Ian
> On 24/12/12 00:19, Gunnar Bulukin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Well this is for those that are using navcomputers onboard, maybe not a
>> pskmail thing (yet!?) but anyway.
>> I have been doing some tests with the new Raspberry Pi B (512Mb) because
>> I like the idea of having a small cheap unit to run a chart plotting
>> program.
>> Would that work?
>> Yes!!
>> I am using the following setup.
>> Raspberry Pi B ~$27
>> 8GB SD card, with Debian for Raspberry
>> Keyboard, mouse.
>> HDMI cable and HDMI > VGA unit, VGA screen
>> BSBcharts
>> True Heading AIS Class B transponder for AIS targets and GPS position
>> set to 38400 baud
>> Aten U232A RS232 > USB
>> Chart program OpenCPN 3.0.2 (the beta 3.1.1220 I can not get the ttyUSB0
>> ports to work) (www.opencpn.org <http://www.opencpn.org>)
>> Gribprogram zyGrib (www.zyGrib.org <http://www.zyGrib.org>)
>> When the program is running it uses about 50%CPU.
>> If anyone is interested in this I can make (if I find out how) a clone
>> of a ready SDcard.
>> Maybe it is time to compile pskmail client and server for Raspberry Pi
>> 73 de Gunnar

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