D-STAR on the Raspberry Pi Zero

By MSUARC Member Scott Westerman – W9WSW

Raspberry Pi ZeroFor those without a D-STAR repeater in the neighborhood,  the Raspberry Pi is a highly serviceable solution. With a number of SD Card images available and the ease of interface to the ubiquitous DVAP Dongle, talking digital is a breeze.

Now comes the Raspberry Pi Zero, a $5.00 iteration that’s smaller and faster than it’s larger brothers. The Zero runs the same Raspbian Linux distro on an identical ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2836 SoC you’ll find on the $25 Raspberry Pi Model B+.  Clocked to 1GHz instead of 700MHz, this chewing gum sized item is actually 40 percent faster than the original Raspberry Pi Model B. As the old saying goes, dynamite comes in small packages. Continue reading “D-STAR on the Raspberry Pi Zero”