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5.2. Amateur Radio

Fedora 10 includes a number of applications and libraries that are of interest to amateur radio operators and electronic hobbyists. Many of these applications are included in the Fedora Electronic Lab spin. Fedora also includes a number of VLSI and IC design tools.
There are a variety of other tools for learning Morse code, orbit prediction and tracking satellites, producing schematic diagrams and PCB artwork, amateur radio logbook keeping, and other applications of interest to amateur radio and electronics enthusiasts.
For a complete list of all the amateur radio and electronics related packages see Applications for Amateur Radio on the wiki (
In this release, there are a number of changes.
The geda (gnu Electronic Design Assistant) suite of tools has been updated to version 20080929. This is a bugfix release and there are no major changes visible to the user. pcb has been updated to 0.20081128. gtkwave which is used by the gEDA suite has also been updated to 3.1.13. These are also bugfix releases.
gerbv 2.1.0 is also used as part of the gEDA suite. It includes a number of new features:
gnuradio has been update to version 3.1.2. There are a large number of bugfixes as well as many "fine tuning" changes to the gui. See the gnuradio release log at for complete details.
iverilog is used for circuit simulation and Fedora 10 includes version 0.9.20080905. This is primarily a bugfix release.
Fedora 10 includes version 3.4.30 of xcircuit, a schematic capture and netlist generation tool. This is a minor upgrade from Fedora 9 and upgrading should pose no problems for users.
soundmodem has been temporarily removed from the distribution. It is expected to be back before the release of Fedora 11.