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.

Porting efforts

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

BSD-Ham mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/bsd-ham Help: http://mailman.qth.net/faq.htm Post: mailto:BSD-Ham@mailman.qth.net

Most of the porters doing Hamradio related ports are on this list.

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

Two of the members on BSD-Ham are also committers xride, db There are a few other committers who are ham radio operators.

I have recently started doing some Hamradio related PBIs for the http://www.pcbsd.org project. See http://www.pbidir.com/bt/category/utilities

Advocacy efforts

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

I have given a talk on Hamradio on FreeBSD to a local Ottawa club http://www.oarc.net slides at http://www.oarc.net/hamradio_on_freebsd.pdf

Dru Lavigne has wrriten about my efforts http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/ham-radio-on-freebsd-14564

I am also the author of a Live FreeBSD disk loaded with hamradio specific programs.


The ISOs are being mirrored in germany and the u.s.

Future work

Hamradio_on_FreeBSD (last edited 2008-06-17 21:38:07 by localhost)