Setup Red Pitaya for PiRadar HF ionospheric radar

Related: PiRadar HF ionospheric radar

  1. get radar code
    cd ~
    git clone
    git checkout develop
  2. get development build virtual machine
  3. Compile & Create SD card image. A general example is from the LED Blinker, which of course must be modified to fit PiRadar.

image → SD card

  1. format a micro SD card to FAT32 (find the SD card device name from df – be sure you don’t overwrite your hard drive!). Let’s suppose you found your SD card at /dev/mmcblk0, then:
    umount /dev/mmcblk0
    mkdosfs -F 32 -n piradar /dev/mmcblk0        
  2. unzip the PiRadar image you created to this SD card
    mount /dev/mmcblk0 /mnt/piradar
    unzip ecosystem-* -d /mnt/piradar
    umount /mnt/piradar
  3. boot the Red Pitaya with this SD card.
  4. Connect to Red Pitaya via Ethernet using SSH (login/password root/root) using Avahi
    ssh root@redpitaya.local

    or via serial port

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //