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PostSubject: Hamclock on a Pi   Hamclock on a Pi Icon_minitimeSat Sep 18, 2021 9:52 am

Well, I was bored today, and having bought a Raspberry Pi 400 last week to play with, to go with my Pi 3 and Pi 4 I'm also not using enough, I figured I better do something about it.

I've always fancied a Geochron type clock on the wall, I've just never fancied the price tag to go with it.

So, I grabbed Hamclock and installed that on the Pi 400 (With lots of messing about and cursing, as it's been forever since I last used Linux) and then stuck the SD card in the Pi 3 tucked behind an "old" 32" screen I had that doesn't really do the resolution I like on my Windows desktops, so was sitting unused....and managed to get it up and running in the shack.

I do need to sort a proper power supply, as it's unhappy running off a USB extension lead, due to the voltage drop, but that's an easy fix as I run a 12v shack.

I'd also like a cleaner way of shutting it down than VNC'ing or SSH'ing into it from my other PC, but again, that can wait, but will probably be a wireless mouse I can keep in a draw or similar.  Next job is to play with all the settings and work out how I want it setup!

For now, it looks like this on the wall above the radio PC's screen:


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PostSubject: Re: Hamclock on a Pi   Hamclock on a Pi Icon_minitimeSat Sep 18, 2021 12:48 pm

Nearly bought one made up from ebay a week or 2 ago as i did like the look of it.
While typing the first line i thought of somebody who run's Linux and it has given me an idea so i might just shop round for the bit's needed ?????.
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PostSubject: Re: Hamclock on a Pi   Hamclock on a Pi Icon_minitimeSat Sep 18, 2021 3:21 pm

Nice one Jeff and great work. Hamclock on a Pi 1f44d 

Love the "I was bored today..." and then turned it into a creative event. Fabulous! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hamclock on a Pi   Hamclock on a Pi Icon_minitimeSat Sep 18, 2021 11:24 pm

Alan Pilot wrote:
Nearly bought one made up from ebay a week or 2 ago as i did like the look of it.
While typing the first line i thought of somebody who run's Linux and it has given me an idea so i might just shop round for the bit's needed ?????.

Not much needed to be honest, if you have a Linux machine.  Just compile and go, basically.

I just wanted a standalone device as the radio PC and main workstation are both Windows, and a Pi was the cheapest and smallest way to get it.

I might even see if the Pi 3 has enough grunt left to double as an APRS iGate which is my next project.
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