Radio Technology

Watson W8681 weather station feeding data to WUnderground via a Raspberry Pi

Install Raspbian on your Pi. In the setup process go to Advanced and enable SSH. Also, set it to boot to the command line rather than the desktop – you should be able to run this headless. Do some basic maintenance sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo rpi-update sudo reboot Install Python sudo apt-get […]


Building an APRS iGate using a Raspberry Pi and a TV tuner dongle

I’ve been messing around with APRS – theĀ Automatic Packet Reporting System – for some time now and had noticed an absence of coverage in my local area. The endĀ goal of APRS is to feed packets (which might be position data, weather reports, messages or other information) to the APRS-IS (which can be viewed at, […]