How come everyone keeps writing Windows software?
I don't run Windows...
Note: these are all .tgz files. download, extract (tar -xzvf ), and
then run Make. Should be simple enough so that it'll run on anything.
- Yagi Scale This little utility helps do some
rudimentary yagi antenna adjustments. I quickly hacked it up because I wanted
to build a few yagis, and I had no 3/16" rod (a little 3/8" aluminum, and I did
have plenty of 1/2" nominal type L copper tubing (5/8" OD)). These allowed me
to take a given design and recalculate it for (1) new frequency (2) new element diameter.
Note: don't pretend that this is a good way to program. Remember that
I like spaghetti... and most people think that spaghetti is evil.
Links to other people's software
(real software, good software, healthy software)
Ibiblio Linux Ham Software Formerly Metalab (formerly Sunsite). Hosted at UNC, this is
a great place to go for Linux software in general.
- Yagi-Uda from Dr. David Kirkby. This is some excellent analysis/optimisation software for Unix (compiles readily on Linux). This software allows you to take a Yagi design, check it for basics (like SWR, gain, F/B), and then optimise it so it's better. Easy to use, and yes it will draw pictures if you have GNUplot available (you probably do). I have only found one or two bugs in the software, neither of which
affects functionality significantly (the notable one is the frequency output
routine has a typo which causes it to print out 146000000 Mhz instead of 146.0 Mhz).
- Xastir X Amateur Station Tracking Information Reporting. This is a nice APRS implementation for X/Linux. I can manage to run it with acceptable performance on my Pentium 90 laptop, with just 48 megs of RAM and a 700 meg disk.