Friday, March 28, 2014

Ham Radio - Installing Ubuntu on Chromebook using Crouton

I'm sitting for my General ham radio license next month and I've been thinking through how to get online in digital HF modes. This led me to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook using Crouton. I've documented the steps I've taken to install Ubuntu and some software packages for digital HF operation.

I'm setting up a ham shack as a portable go box for ARES and field work, including camping. Everything will run off an external power supply. There's a lot to learn and do.

Currently, I have a Kenwood TM-281A on 2m, and a Baofeng UV-B5 HT dual band. Ubuntu will be the front end of a digital HF station with a Signalink USB interface to an HF radio/antenna.