- Remote setup
- Local setup
- New ITX server
Today the 24 of January 2010 I have successfully been able to run the station with the hardware and the new software:
Now during September 2010 when there is no conds on microwave band I have start my development of the software and in the same time detup a new server for my remote operation. This is a brand new ITX computer which is small and hopefully good for this work. Until now it have worked very nice but still not fully operational for my remote operation.
73 de ULF / SM0LCB
Here is a photo of the radio (ICOM IC-706 MKIIG) on top of the power supply. The small gray box beside the power supply is the ICOM front panel interface box between computer serial port and the radio front panel jacket. The black box in from is my CW server which is connected between computer serial port and the radios PTT and CW jackets.
This photo show my development computer (old) running Ubuntu Linux. On top of the computer is the USB serial port used for connection with the CW server unit. On the table there is two gray boxes. The top one is my simple ICOM bus interface connected to an USB-port on the computer. The other is my audio isolation box for audio to/from the computers sound card. The computer in background is my sm0lcb.shacknet.nu web-server also running Linux.
This photo show my local site e.g. the client computer for controlling the remote site. I here use a small ASUS EEE computer running Ubuntu eee Linux. Under the computer is my remote box with interface to the ICOM IC-706 front panel, remote CW unit and audio switching/connection. Connection between computer and the box is via USB and within the box there is a small USB-hub with USB serial converters for the front panel and the CW unit.
This is the setup which I today use for my remote operation of my Íland station.
Besid this computer I also have a Windows XP computer(!). On this I do software development and via SSH update/compile/test the software on the server.
- Compucase MINI-ITX 8K01BS 120W Black (Dustin 5010229459)
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250 GB 7200RPM SATA/300 8 MB (Dustin 5010224311)
- DIMM DDR2 2GB PC2-5300 667MHZ, KVR (Dustin 5010099460)
- Intel D94GCLF2D Little Falls ATOM 330 MINI-ITX Boxed (Dustin 5010241946)
Here is some photos of the new server:
The setup for the development using this new server today looks like following photos. Most of the software seems to work but I still need to test the software more.