Ham Radio Packages

Ham Radio Packages

To install Raspbian software on a Raspberry Pi

Packages are installed using LXterminal. First get an updated package list by entering the following command in to LXterminal if this has not been done today sudo apt-get update
Then install your chosen package with the command sudo apt-get install package name Find out more with the Guide to installing software with the apt-get command

Rate a Raspberry Pi software package from this list

Let other users know how well packages work on the Raspberry Pi.
Rating Key:
Working, Not Working, 1 Like, 1 Dislike, 1 Neutral, 1 View Comments
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  • A

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  • acfax

    981011-17 Receive faxes using your radio and sound card
  • aldo

    0.7.7-1 100 1 , Morse code training program
  • antennavis

    0.3.1-3 antenna radiation pattern visualization software www
  • aprsd

    1:2.2.5-13-5.2 Internet Gateway for the Automatic Position Reporting System www
  • aprsdigi

    3.5.1-1 digipeater for APRS www
  • ax25-apps

    0.0.8-rc2+cvs20130510-4 AX.25 ham radio applications
  • ax25-node

    0.3.2-7.4 Amateur Packet Radio Node program
  • ax25-tools

    0.0.10-rc2+cvs20120204-4 tools for AX.25 interface configuration
  • ax25-xtools

    0.0.10-rc2+cvs20120204-4 tools for AX.25 interface configuration -- X11-based
  • ax25mail-utils

    0.11-7 hamradio utilities for fbb www
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  • baycomusb

    0.10-12.2 Drivers for the HB9JNX packet radio usb modem
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  • C

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  • chirp

    0.4.0-1+b1 111 3 , Configuration tool for amateur radios www
  • colrconv

    0.99.3-4 Convers client with curses color support
  • cqrlog

    1.8.2-1.1 Advanced logging program for hamradio operators www
  • cutesdr

    1.13.42-2 simple demodulation and spectrum display program www
  • cw

    3.3.1-2 Morse code tutor - command line user interface www
  • cwcp

    3.3.1-2 100 , Morse code tutor - text user interface www
  • cwdaemon

    0.10.1-1 morse daemon for the parallel or serial port www
  • cwirc

    2.0.0-7+b1 X-Chat morse plugin www
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  • d-rats

    0.3.3-3 100 , Communications tool for D-STAR amateur radio www
  • direwolf

    1.0-2 Soundcard TNC for APRS www
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  • ebook2cw

    0.8.2-1 convert ebooks to Morse MP3s/OGGs www
  • ebook2cwgui

    0.1.2-2 GUI for ebook2cw www
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  • fbb

    7.05f-2 Packet radio mailbox and utilities www
  • fccexam

    1.0.5-1 Study tool for USA FCC commercial radio license exams.
  • fldigi

    3.22.01-1 120 2 , digital modem program for hamradio operators www
  • flmsg

    2.0.5-1 amateur radio forms management editor www
  • flrig

    1.3.17-1 ham radio transceiver control program www
  • flwrap

    1.3.4-2.1 amateur radio file encapsulation/compression utility www
  • freedv Software Defined Radio (SDR) www
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  • gcb

    1:1.07-3 Utility to calculate long and short path to a location
  • glfer

    0.4.2-2 program for reception and transmission of QRSS/DFCW signals www
  • gmfsk

    0.6+0.7pre1-2.3 MFSK, RTTY and other digital mode terminal for HF/amateur radio
  • gnuais

    0.3.2-1 AIS receiver which uses the discriminator output of VHF receivers www
  • gnuaisgui

    0.3.2-1 OpenStreetMap GUI for gnuais www
  • gpredict

    1.3-2 202 , Satellite tracking program
  • gpsk31

    0.5-6 GTK-based psk31 www
  • gqrx-sdr

    2.3.1-2 Software defined radio receiver www
  • grig

    0.8.0-1.1 100 1 , graphical user interface to the Ham Radio Control Libraries www
  • gsmc

    1.1-1.3 Smith Chart calculator for impedance matching www
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  • hamexam

    1.3.0-1 Study tool for USA FCC amateur radio (ham) exams.
  • hamfax

    0.8.1-1 010 1 , Receive/send radio facsimile transmissions with Soundcard/PTC-II www
  • hamradiomenus

    1.2+nmu1 hamradio menus for GNOME and KDE
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  • icom

    20120228-1 Software control for ICOM radios with CI-V interface
  • icomlib-bin

    1.0.1-8.1 Icom PCR-1000 command line control
  • icomlib1-dev

    1.0.1-8.1 Icom PCR-1000 development kit
  • icomlib1

    1.0.1-8.1 Icom PCR-1000 control shared libraries
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  • klog

    0.6.2-1+b1 KDE ham radio logging program www
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  • L

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  • libfap5

    1.3-1 APRS Parser www
  • libhamlib-utils Utilities to support the hamlib radio control library www
  • linamc

    2.0rc5-2 Qt based AX-25 Mail Client
  • linpsk

    1.1-1.1 001 1 , program for operating PSK31/RTTY modes with X GUI www
  • lysdr

    1.0~git20141012+dfsg1-1 Simple software-defined radio www
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  • morse2ascii

    0.2+dfsg-1 tool for decoding the morse codes from a PCM WAV file www
  • morse

    2.4-2 training program about morse-code for aspiring radio hams www
  • multimon

    1.0-7 Linux Radio Transmission Decoder
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  • nec2c

    0.8-3 translation of the NEC2 FORTRAN source code to the C language
  • nec

    2-16 NEC2 Antenna Modelling System
  • node

    0.3.2-7.4 Amateur Packet Radio Node program (transitional package)
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  • owx

    0~20110415-3.1 utility to program Wouxun dual-band handheld radios www
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  • p10cfgd

    1.0-14 Remote configuration daemon for Gracilis Packeten
  • phaseshift

    0.40-13.3 PSK31 terminal for X11
  • predict-gsat

    2.2.3-4 Graphical Satellite Tracking Client Program
  • predict

    2.2.3-4 Satellite Tracking Program with Optional Voice Output
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  • qpcr1k

    1.0.1-8.1 Icom PCR-1000 GUI control
  • qrq

    0.3.1-1 high speed morse trainer, similar to DL4MM's Rufz www
  • qsstv

    8.2.7-2 Qt-based slow-scan TV and fax www
  • quisk

    3.6.18-2 Software Defined Radio (SDR) www
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  • soundmodem

    0.18-1 100 , Sound Card Amateur Packet Radio Modems www
  • splat

    1.4.0-2+b2 analyze point-to-point terrestrial RF communication links www
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  • tk2

    1.1-9.2 Tk GUI for the ICOM IC-R2 receiver
  • tk5

    0.6-6.2 Experimental Software for the ICOM IC-R5 Receiver
  • tlf

    1.1.5-1 console based ham radio contest logger www
  • trustedqsl

    2.0.3-2 QSL log signing for the Logbook of the World (LoTW) www
  • tucnak2

    2.48-2.2 VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2
  • twclock

    3.3-2 World clock for ham radio operators www
  • twpsk

    4.1-1 Soundcard-based X program for operating PSK31 www
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  • wsjt

    9.7.r3639+dfsg-1 weak-signal amateur radio communications www
  • wsjtx

    1.1.r3496-3 weak-signal amateur radio communications www
  • wwl

    1.3+db-1.1 Calculates distance and azimuth between two Maidenhead locators
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  • xastir

    2.0.4-2 400 , X Amateur Station Tracking and Information Reporting www
  • xcwcp

    3.3.1-2 Morse code tutor - graphical user interface www
  • xdemorse

    2.7-1 decode Morse signals to text www
  • xdx

    2.4.3-1 DX-cluster tcp/ip client for amateur radio www
  • xlog-data

    2.0.12-1 data for xlog, a GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators www
  • xlog

    2.0.12-1 100 , GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators www
  • xnec2c

    1:3.0-1 calculate and display radio antenna properties www
  • xnecview

    1.35-7.1 NEC structure and gain pattern viewer
  • xsmc-calc

    1.0.0-6.1 Smith Chart calculator for X www
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  • yagiuda

    1.19-8 software to analyse performance of Yagi-Uda antennas www
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  • Z

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  • z8530-utils2

    3.0-1-7 Utilities for Z8530 based HDLC cards for AX.25
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  • Comment Link Graeme Tuesday, 12 January 2016 21:18 posted by Graeme

    Hi Rob

    I have just tried installing phaseshift on two RPi's one running Raspbian wheezy and one running the latest Raspbian jessie and was able to install it on both, so it should install ok.

    start by doing an update to download the latest software list, with

    sudo apt-get update

    then try

    sudo apt-get install phaseshift

    If you still get an error, can you post the error message you get.


  • Comment Link Rob Heyer Sunday, 10 January 2016 14:29 posted by Rob Heyer

    I'm trying to run PSK31 on my Raspberry PI. I chose this from the list
    phaseshift0.40-13.3 PSK31 terminal for X11; I used sudo apt-get install phaseshift in the command line LXTerminal and pressed 'Enter' the command was rejected.
    Please inform me where I'm going wrong and tell me the correct way to download the phaseshift so I can install it on to the 'PI'
    Thank you for your time

  • Comment Link Greame Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:56 posted by Greame

    Hi Alister, Thanks for your comment.
    I have an article about direwolf in the software communication section with a link to it's website.

    This page is a list of Raspbian repository software packages that can be installed with the apt-get command. Unfortunately DireWolf is not available as a package so it doesn’t appear in the list.
    **UPDATE: DireWolf is now available as a software package

  • Comment Link Alister Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:52 posted by Alister


    You might consider adding direwolf to the list. I have been using it very succesfully for APRS from some time now.

    It can act as a digipeater and/or as an igate.

  • Comment Link Ale Monday, 23 February 2015 12:34 posted by Ale

    Anybody has already tested the functionality of the GPIO4 line with the new Raspberry 2, please?

  • Comment Link Greame Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:49 posted by Greame

    Hi Hugh

    Ratings can be added for any package by clicking on any Rate It link which takes you to a submission form.

    Thank you for your rating of GRIG, which has been added to the list.

  • Comment Link Hugh Wardlaw Friday, 13 June 2014 22:46 posted by Hugh Wardlaw

    I wish that I could rate GRIG. It is pretty good. I would rate it Like. It is no HamRadio Deluxe, but it is a good start.

  • Comment Link Slimy MC Slime Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:09 posted by Slimy MC Slime


    Oh YES - in the command line:
    1) sudo apt-get update
    2) sudo apt-get install [package name]
    eg: sudo apt-get install soundmodem

    Slimy Mc Slime

  • Comment Link Greame Saturday, 27 July 2013 13:26 posted by Greame

    Yes. In raspbian on a Raspberry Pi connected to the internet, load LXterminal and enter the command
    sudo apt-get install (package name)

    At the top of this page is a paragraph on how to do this plus a link to a full guide on how to install software packages.

  • Comment Link KB5ITJ Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:58 posted by KB5ITJ

    Are any of these packages downloadable?


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