HamRadio on FreeBSD

The HamRadio on FreeBSD project is an effort to make FreeBSD a viable OS for Ham Radio operators. Linux has captured a lot of attention amongst HamRadio operators due to such things as AX.25 being part of the network stack and better publicity. Our aim is to improve hamradio support in ports and to do FreeBSD advocacy amongst HamRadio operators.

Team Members

other contributors

Porting efforts

There is a mailing list devoted to Ham radio operators on BSD in general, not just FreeBSD:

BSD-Ham mailing list

Current ports are at http://www.freshports.org/hamradio

Three of the members of the porting team are on BSD-Ham - xride, db and shurd.

Advocacy efforts

db efforts have been published here: http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2007/05/bsdtalk111-freebsd-developer-diane.html

db gave a talk on Hamradio on FreeBSD to a local Ottawa club http://www.oarc.net slides at http://www.oarc.net/presentations/hamradio_on_freebsd.pdf

Dru Lavigne has written about our porting effort here http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/ham-radio-on-freebsd-14564

There exist an old Live FreeBSD disk loaded with hamradio specific programs.


The ISOs are being mirrored in germany and the U.S.

There are also some Hamradio related PBIs for the http://www.pcbsd.org project.

Future work

Hamradio On FreeBSD (last edited 2016-03-05 23:21:20 by DianeBruce)