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How to install Ham Clock and get the most use out of the 7″ Raspberry Pi Touch Screen

Installing HamClock isn’t easy, but I show you how and I also give it that extra TO twist to make it start on boot and stay full screen. This is a great addition for your wall of gear in your shack. Now if only I had a matching weather station to go with it!

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Download PI Image:ย  https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/
๐Ÿ‘‰ Download HamClock: https://www.clearskyinstitute.com/ham/HamClock/

๐Ÿ‘‰Mount the SD card on your workstation and create a zero byte file on the boot volume called `ssh` to enable ssh at first boot. The username will be ‘pi’ with a password of ‘raspberry’

๐Ÿ‘‰Add this file to the boot volume also, call it ‘wpa_supplicant.conf’:
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=US
network={
ssid="YOUR WIFI SSID"
psk="YOUR WIFI PASSWORD"
}

๐Ÿ‘‰Login to raspberry pi from console with keyboard or from ssh and

wget https://www.clearskyinstitute.com/ham/HamClock/ESPHamClock.tgz
tar -xzvf ESPHamClock.tgz
sudo apt install libx11-dev -y
cd ESPHamclock
make -j 4 hamclock-800×480
sudo make install

๐Ÿ‘‰setup autostart:
mkdir -p /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi
use your favorite editor to create the autostart file
[edit] /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@xset s noblank
@hamclock

๐Ÿ‘‰Turn off Raspberry Pi LEDs
use your favorite editor to create turn off the LEDs in /etc/rc.local
sudo [edit] /etc/rc.local
echo 0 (GREATER THAN SYMBOL) /sys/class/leds/led0/brightness
echo 0 (GREATER THAN SYMBOL) /sys/class/leds/led1/brightness

๐Ÿ‘‰ Configure
In the terminal type ‘hamclock’ and go through the configuration screens

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