Debian Hamradio Handbook

Iain R. Learmonth

The Debian Hamradio Handbook aims to be a companion guide to the Debian Hamradio Blend documenting how to use amateur radio software in Debian.

This book is free documentation: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This book is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Debian Hamradio Pure Blend
2.1. Installing the Blend
2.1.1. Installing on a new system
2.1.2. Installing on an existing Debian system
3. Logging Applications
3.1. pyqso
3.2. cqrlog
4. Using Digital Modes
5. Using Packet Modes
5.1. Soundmodems for AX.25
5.1.1. Dire Wolf
5.1.2. soundmodem
5.2. APRS
5.2.1. Xastir
5.3. TCP/IP over AX.25
6. Useful Utilities
7. Debian Universal Packet Network
7.1. convers
7.1.1. Connecting with telnet
7.1.2. Connecting with IRC
A. Contributing to the Handbook
List of Tables
2-1. Debian Hamradio Tasks