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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!

👉 SD Card Reader:
👉 SD Card:
👉 Touch Screen:
👉 SmartiPi Case:
👉 Raspberry Pi 4B 1GB:
👉 Raspberry Pi Power Supply:

👉 Download PI Image:
👉 Download 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

👉Login to raspberry pi from console with keyboard or from ssh and

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

👉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

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