Welcome to the KF8GR Linux Ham page

About this page

This webpage is about how Amateur Radio and Linux work together. All info on this page is available from other places, so I do not claim it asintellectual property You may feel free to use any information on this site (or not) as you see fit. That is the concept of GNU and Linux, and it works. My hope is to get other hams using Linux. I don't want your money, and you will not see any annoying pop-up ads on this site. That is also a GNU and Linux tradition. If that annoys you, then you are in the wrong place.

What does Linux have to offer the Amateur Radio Community?

Well, first of all, the AX.25 is integrated right into the kernel. It is not the easiest thing to set up, but, it can be TCP/IP addressed, lan networked and is more versatile than any other operating system type. Linux is a Un*x type system with over 30 years of stability. Linux itself is only about a decade old, so the coding structure is newer than Un*x, but, it is still in the same family. Many of these programs can be converted to run on Solaris, *BSD, Darwin or OS X. Linux is also an "open source" operating system, which means the users have the right to the source code, and the ability to adapt a program for their own purposes. (You can guess how well that idea is loved in the commercial software world).

But, more directly, you want to know if Linux has programs for Hams. Yes. In some cases there are fewer, but, I have NEVER found them to be inferior.

Some General Info on Linux (some from Hams)

KD2BD Linux page
N0NB Linux Page
I have pointed these sites to the Linux particulars, but check out the whole sites, they are great.

The best way to let other Linux related ham sites tell you their experiences is to send you to their sites!

Linux Related Ham Homepages

Not-Very-Technical   Linux Ham Homepage
KG7FU Linux Ham Page 
N0NB What Linux offers Hams
KD0AR Ham and Linux Page 
WD4NMQ TCL/TK Homepage
Linux/Amateur Radio   Information
5B4AZ Linux Software Page  
K4HVK KRAP Society
La Page de Linuxien Radio Amateur
XE1BEF Linux Software for Ham Radio
N9NU Mandrake Linux and Ham Radio

Linux Ham FTP Sites

Ibiblio    Debian Ham Unstable    SuSE    Hamsoft

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Last Updated by KF8GR May 15, 2004