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

How to install Ham Clock and get the most use out of the 7

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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👉 Download PI Image:  https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/
👉 Download HamClock: https://www.clearskyinstitute.com/ham/HamClock/

👉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’

👉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"
}

👉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

👉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

👉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

👉 Configure
In the terminal type ‘hamclock’ and go through the configuration screens

DX Cluster: https://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cluster.html

Lat/Long Setup: https://gps-coordinates.org/

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