Gpredict on the Eee PC 701

Now that I have Ubuntu 9.04 runnign on my Asus Eee PC 701 it was very easy to get Gpredict up and running. After a few configuration tweaks related to the views it runs and looks very well even on this small 800×480 pixel display!

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Thus, I have now following hamradio applications running on the Eee PC:

Ubuntu 9.04 on the Eee PC 701

It’s been more than a year now that I last posted an update about using my Asus Eee PC 701 for hamradio. To be honest, my Eee PC has been more or less idle ever since. Back in August 2008 I have decided that I need a newer and better OS on it than the Asus/Xandros that it came installed with. I tried a few one every now and then but without any satisfactory results. Until now…

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Eeeham Status

Note: This page is now obsolete since I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 desktop edition on the Eeepc. This opens the door to use all ham radio applications available for Ubuntu!

Eeeham dedicated to ham radio applications on the Asus eeepc. The idea is to have a set of Linux ham radio applications built on a host computer and packaged and configured so that they can be run off an SD or USB disk on the eeepc. User data related to the applications shall be stored on the same disk. I think this is a good approach since it will keep the eeepc system disk clean of my experiments.

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Predict for the eeepc using Ubuntu host

My first attempt to port Predict to the eeepc using my Ubunutu 7.10 desktop as host did not work out. First, I created a custom version of predict-2.2.1jh6, i.e. the version containing the rather cool mods by John Heaton G1YYH. My own mods of the jh6 version include getting rid of the silly build system and tweaking the vocalizer.

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Predict for the eeepc status

Just a quick note… I have started hacking predict to make it run on the eeepc. Tonight I manage to build the vocalizer on its own, i.e. without that silly installer that comes with predict. I have also modified it to use aplay (available on the eeepc) instead of the built-in DSP routine, which is choppy when switching between WAV files.

It plays well and it sounds good. Tomorrow I will continue with John Heatons version of predict.

eeeham: Hamradio Applications on the eeepc

I have now created a web space on my site dedicated to ham radio applications on the eeepc. You can access it by clicking on eeeham in the subject field of this post. At this point only a WIP, but I will update is as I make progress.

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