Nextion 3.5 screen for Hotspots

I’ve used Pi-star now for around a year and a half. The first screen I used with the Zumspot was a 0.96″ OLED screen (I thought it was awesome!) but after a while I started seeing other amateur radio guys were using the Nextion screen/s These are an amazing piece of equipment they run on … Read more

Zumspot Revival (I was wrong!)

Ok so I wrote recently that the ZUMspot Pi boards were no longer available from Bruce and I made the mistake of concluding that meant they were no longer available. Tuns out I was wrong! The ZUMspot Pi boards are available in the USA exclusively from HRO (Ham Radio Outlet) There’s four listing’s when you … Read more

MMDVM Hotspot with ZUMspot Pi

So I’ve entered the relatively new digital modes (for me anyway) of DMR & YSF. This requires either a digital repeater or personal hotspot to access. The popular way to do this is with a software suite called MMDVM and currently there’s two Raspberry Pi images available that take care of having to build everything … Read more

Weather Underground Webcam

Over the years I’ve tinkered with having a live webcam taking a picture of the weather conditions in my local area. Recently I rediscovered an old Logitech E3500 webcam that I figured would serve the purpose quite well. There’s a limitation with USB on a Raspberry Pi, some things will work as expected without any … Read more

Raspberry PiZero

I managed to get my hands on the much sought after Raspberry PiZero the smallest of the Raspberry Pi line. The PiZero was release with edition number 40 of the MagPi Magazine that included the PiZero board for free! (well you had to buy the magazine!) but now 3rd party distributors have limited stock and … Read more

Raspberry Pi Tower

Here’s the current update for the raspberry pi setup I am currently experimenting with… The only thing I need to source is some extension pieces so I can add the extra hats for a few of the pi’s then it will be a complete project. 🙂

4 Raspberry Pi’s Enough?

Since moving my server from the old IBM eSERVER 220 to a Raspberry Pi 2 I’ve added a fourth pi to the mix. Although is not doing the task I have planned (haven’t had time to set it all up) the model A+ will be uploading the data from my LaCrosse ws-2310 to weather underground. … Read more

Pictures of Pi

RasPi 1

RasPi 1 is T2TAS (APRSC) aka VK7HSE-1/4 (APRX) This is the Raspberry Pi Model B

RasPi 2

RasPi 2 is currently setup with Ras Pi Cam Control keeping an eye on the server room! This is the Raspberry Pi Model B+

RasPi 3

RasPi 3 is this blog ( and email.  This is the Raspberry Pi 2 model B

Raspberry Pi(s) Online

I’ve finally got around to completing the transfer of data for my Website, Email, File server, T2TAS & APRS iGate/Digi services. I’m using a model B for the APRS duties with the VHF port using TNCPi kiss tnc and still using the old faithful PK-232MBX & USB to serial converter for the HF port. For the website … Read more

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