intro / Ed W8EMV in Ann Arbor MI

Matt Domsch matt at
Sun May 28 14:34:35 EDT 2023

Welcome Ed. N5MLD here. I had been using an RTL-SDR device for a
couple years and packaged up the CubicSDR and SDR++ GUI packages, along
with the SoapySDR device drivers. That combination worked pretty well.
There are Soapy drivers for other hardware, but not all are packaged in
Fedora mostly due to lack of hardware in the hands of the packagers.  If
you're into 2m or 70cm APRS or other packet radio, the direwolf package is
quite good for transmitting or receiving/decoding APRS or running your own

73 N5MLD

On Sat, May 27, 2023 at 11:01 PM Edward Vielmetti <
edward.vielmetti at> wrote:

> Happy to find this mailing list. By way of introduction -
> I'm Ed W8EMV in Ann Arbor, MI. Got my tech license
> in 2010 at Maker Faire Detroit, and upgraded to General
> in 2016.  Long time shortwave listener before all of that,
> and I got started with ham radio software with Phil
> Karn's "KA9Q NOS" in the late 1980s using it at the
> U of Michigan to explore the early Internet.
> Most of my radio time is on 2 meters, or on digital
> modes like DMR, or listening using KiwiSDR receivers
> around the world or locally using GQRX.
> I am not an experienced Fedora user for all that - most
> of my command line time is either on MacOS or on a Pi
> running something Debian derived - but I do have quite
> an interest in finding and supporting software that enables
> amateur radio operations. In particular I'm hoping to put
> together a Fedora laptop system for my shack to plug
> various SDR devices into for remote access.
> I found some resources, namely these
> If there's any other places where I could dive in to ham
> radio software supported on Fedora, I'm interested in hearing more.
> tnx es 73 de Ed W8EMV
> --
> Edward Vielmetti +1 734 330 2465
> edward.vielmetti at
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