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Amateur Radio Guide

A guide for users of Fedora amateur radio software


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Fedora includes a wide range of applications relevant to amateur radio operators. This guide describes the use of some of those applications

1. Introduction
2. Sound Card Modes
2.1. linpsk
2.2. lpsk31
2.3. fldigi
3. Rig Control
3.1. Chirp
3.2. grig
4. Logging and related applications
4.1. qle
4.2. xlog
5. Antenna and Propagation Modeling
5.1. splat
5.2. xnec2c
6. Packet and APRS
6.1. colrdx
6.2. xconvers
6.3. xastir
7. Circuit Design and Simulation
7.1. gEDA
7.2. gerbv
7.3. pcb
7.4. gspiceui
8. Miscellaneous Applications
8.1. CuteCW
8.2. dxcc
8.3. gpredict
8.4. gresistor
8.5. ibp
8.6. rcrpanel
8.7. xgridloc
8.8. xwota
A. Installing Software on Fedora
A.1. Installing Software with the GUI
A.2. Installing Software with yum
A.2.1. Searching for Software
B. Revision History

1. Introduction

Amateur radio and Linux go hand-in-hand. Both allow users to experiment to the extent of their knowledge and to learn more along the way. With new digital technologies being used everyday open source software is the best way to stay cutting e dge in this ever-changing hobby.
Fedora has packaged dozens of software to make it easy for Fedora users to obtain and setup. Within seconds any user w ill be able to have the tools they to enhance their amateur radio experience.