The Debian Hamradio Pure Blend is a project of the Debian Hamradio Maintainers Team who collaborate on maintenance of amateur-radio related packages for Debian. Every Pure Blend is a subset of Debian that is configured to support a particular target group out-of-the-box. This blend aims to support the needs of radio amateurs.
The Blend is built from a curated list of amateur radio software in Debian. The two main outputs from the Blend are a collection of "metapackages" and live images that can be put onto a DVD or a USB stick.
The packages in the Hamradio Pure Blend are categorised according to the area of amateur radio they belong to. The latest list of these categories can be found at the Blend tasks list.
Table 2-1. Debian Hamradio Tasks
|Antennas||Antenna Modelling and Analysis||hamradio-antenna|
|Data Modes||Amateur Data Modes (PSK31, SSTV, etc.)||hamradio-datamodes|
|Digital Voice||Digital Voice (FreeDV, D-STAR*, etc.)||hamradio-digitalvoice|
|Logging||Amateur Logbook Software (Simple and for contests)||hamradio-logging|
|Morse||Morse/CW Training and Tools||hamradio-morse|
|Non-Amateur Modes||Non-Amateur Modes (AIS, ADS-B, etc.)||hamradio-nonamateur|
|Packet Modes||Amateur Packet Modes (AX.25, APRS, etc.)||hamradio-packetmodes|
|Rig Control||Rig Control and Programming Software||hamradio-rigcontrol|
|Satellite Operation||Satellite Operation Tools||hamradio-satellite|
|Software Defined Radio||Software Defined Radio Tools (incl. HackRF and RTL-SDR)||hamradio-sdr|
|Training||Amateur Exam and Morse Training||hamradio-training|
You can install the software that belongs to any of these categories using the APT package manager to install the metapackage for the category. For example, to install software related to antenna modelling and analysis: