Ham Radio Packages

Ham Radio Packages

To install Raspbian software on a Raspberry Pi

Packages are installed using Terminal. First get an updated package list by entering the following command in to terminal if this has not been done today sudo apt update
Then install your chosen package with the command sudo apt install package name Find out more with the Guide to installing software with the apt command

WWW: Please Note: each listing has a www link to a related webpage, the links are supplied by the author. I can not guarantee thay are all active and related to the listed package.

Distro Version: Buster(#) = Raspbian Buster, Stretch(#) = Raspbian Stretch, Buster & Stretch(#) = same version for both. If only one Distro is listed then the package is only available on that distribution.

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  • A

  • acfax

    Buster:(981011-17+b4) Stretch:(981011-17) Receive faxes using your radio and sound card
  • aldo

    Buster & Stretch:(0.7.7-1) Morse code training program
  • ampr-ripd

    Buster:(2.4-1) Stretch:(1.15-1) Routing daemon for AMPRnet gateway announcements www
  • antennavis

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3.1-4) antenna radiation pattern visualization software www
  • aprsd

    Buster & Stretch:(1:2.2.5-13-5.2) Internet Gateway for the Automatic Position Reporting System www
  • aprsdigi

    Buster & Stretch:(3.10.0-2) digipeater for APRS www
  • aprx

    Buster:(2.9.0+dfsg-2) Stretch:(2.9.0+dfsg-1) APRS Digipeater and iGate www
  • ax25-apps

    Buster & Stretch:(0.0.8-rc4-2) AX.25 ham radio applications www
  • ax25-node

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3.2-7.4) Amateur Packet Radio Node program
  • ax25-tools

    Buster:(0.0.10-rc4-3) Stretch:(0.0.10-rc4-1+deb9u1) tools for AX.25 interface configuration www
  • ax25-xtools

    Buster:(0.0.10-rc4-3) Stretch:(0.0.10-rc4-1+deb9u1) tools for AX.25 interface configuration -- X11-based www
  • ax25mail-utils

    Buster & Stretch:(0.13-1) hamradio packet utilities for fbb www
  • axmail

    Buster:(2.9-2) Stretch:(2.6-1) Mail user agent for ax.25 users, accessed via a node frontend www
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  • B

  • baycomusb

    Buster:(0.10-14) Stretch:(0.10-13) Drivers for the HB9JNX packet radio usb modem www
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  • C

  • chirp

    Buster:(1:20190104-1+b1) Stretch:(1:20170124-1) Configuration tool for amateur radios www
  • colrconv

    Buster & Stretch:(0.99.3-4) Convers client with curses color support
  • comptext

    Stretch:(1.0.1-3) Gui based tool to compare two text streams www
  • comptty

    Stretch:(1.0.1-3) GUI based tool to compare two RTTY streams www
  • cqrlog

    Buster:(2.3.0-2) Stretch:(2.0.2-1) Advanced logging program for hamradio operators www
  • cubicsdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5+dfsg-1) Software Defined Radio receiver www
  • cutesdr

    Buster:(1.20-3) Stretch:(1.13.42-2) simple demodulation and spectrum display program www
  • cw

    Buster:(3.5.1-3) Stretch:(3.5.0-1) Morse code tutor - command line user interface www
  • cwcp

    Buster:(3.5.1-3) Stretch:(3.5.0-1) Morse code tutor - text user interface www
  • cwdaemon

    Buster:(0.10.2-2) Stretch:(0.10.2-1) morse daemon for the parallel or serial port www
  • cwirc

    Buster:(2.0.0-8+b20) Stretch:(2.0.0-8+b6) X-Chat morse plugin www
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  • D

  • d-rats

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3.3-4) Communications tool for D-STAR amateur radio www
  • dablin

    Stretch:(1.10.0-1) CLI and GTK+ GUI DAB & DAB+ receiver client www
  • direwolf

    Buster:(1.4+dfsg-1+b1) Stretch:(1.3-2) Soundcard TNC for APRS www
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  • E

  • ebook2cw

    Buster & Stretch:(0.8.2-2) convert ebooks to Morse MP3s/OGGs www
  • ebook2cwgui

    Buster:(0.1.2-4) Stretch:(0.1.2-3) GUI for ebook2cw www
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  • F

  • fbb

    Buster:(7.07-3) Stretch:(7.07-2) Packet radio mailbox and utilities www
  • fccexam

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.7-1) Study tool for USA FCC commercial radio license exams.
  • flamp

    Buster:(2.2.04-1) Stretch:(2.2.03-1) ham radio Amateur Multicast Protocol application www
  • fldigi

    Buster:(4.1.01-1) Stretch:(3.23.14-1) digital modem program for hamradio operators www
  • flmsg

    Buster:( Stretch:( amateur radio forms management editor www
  • flrig

    Buster:(1.3.42-1) Stretch:(1.3.26-1) ham radio transceiver control program www
  • flwrap

    Buster:(1.3.5-1) Stretch:(1.3.4-2.1) amateur radio file encapsulation/compression utility www
  • freedv

    Buster:(1.3.1-3) Stretch:(1.1-1) Software Defined Radio (SDR) www
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  • G

  • gcb

    Buster & Stretch:(1:1.07-4) Utility to calculate long and short path to a location
  • glfer

    Buster & Stretch:(0.4.2-2) program for reception and transmission of QRSS/DFCW signals www
  • gnss-sdr

    Buster:(0.0.10-4) Stretch:(0.0.8-1+b2) Global navigation satellite systems software defined receiver www
  • gnuais

    Buster:(0.3.3-8+b1) Stretch:(0.3.3-6) AIS receiver which uses the discriminator output of VHF receivers www
  • gnuaisgui

    Buster:(0.3.3-8+b1) Stretch:(0.3.3-6) OpenStreetMap GUI for gnuais www
  • gpredict

    Buster:(2.3-33-gca42d22-1) Stretch:(1.3-3+b1) Satellite tracking program www
  • gpsk31

    Buster & Stretch:(0.5-6) GTK-based psk31 www
  • gqrx-sdr

    Buster:(2.11.5-1+b4) Stretch:(2.6-1) Software defined radio receiver www
  • gr-dab

    Stretch:(0.3-4+b1) Gnuradio blocks and tools for receiving DAB and DAB+ radio www
  • grig

    Buster:(0.8.1-2) Stretch:(0.8.1-1) graphical user interface to the Ham Radio Control Libraries www
  • gsmc

    Buster & Stretch:(1.2.1-1) Smith Chart calculator for impedance matching www
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  • H

  • hamexam

    Buster:(1.6.0-2) Stretch:(1.5.0-1) Study tool for USA FCC amateur radio (ham) exams.
  • hamfax

    Buster & Stretch:(0.8.1-1) Receive/send radio facsimile transmissions with Soundcard/PTC-II www
  • hamradiomenus

    Buster & Stretch:(1.2+nmu1) hamradio menus for GNOME and KDE
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  • icom

    Buster:(20120228-3) Stretch:(20120228-2) Software control for ICOM radios with CI-V interface
  • inspectrum

    Buster:(0.2-1) Stretch:( tool for visualising captured radio signals www
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  • K

  • klog

    Buster:(0.9.6-1) Stretch:( Multiplatform ham radio logging program www
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  • L

  • libfap5

    Buster & Stretch:(1.3-1.1) APRS Parser www
  • libfap6

    Buster & Stretch:(1.5-2) APRS Parser www
  • libhamlib-utils

    Buster:(3.3-5) Stretch:(3.0.1-1+b1) Utilities to support the hamlib radio control library www
  • limesuite

    Buster:(18.06.0+dfsg-1+b1) Stretch:(16.12.0+dfsg-1) tools to test, control and update LMS7 transceiver based hardware www
  • linpac

    Buster:(0.24-3) Stretch:(0.24-1) terminal for packet radio with mail client www
  • linpsk

    Buster:(1.3.5-1.1) Stretch:(1.2.5~rc1-1) program for operating PSK31/RTTY modes with X GUI www
  • lysdr

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0~git20141206+dfsg1-1) Simple software-defined radio www
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  • morse

    Buster & Stretch:(2.5-1) training program about morse-code for aspiring radio hams www
  • morse2ascii

    Buster & Stretch:(0.2+dfsg-3) tool for decoding the morse codes from a PCM WAV file www
  • multimon

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0-7.1) Linux Radio Transmission Decoder
  • multimon-ng

    Stretch:(1.1.7+dfsg-1) digital radio transmission decoder www
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  • nec

    Buster & Stretch:(2-16) NEC2 Antenna Modelling System
  • nec2c

    Buster:(1.3-3) Stretch:(1.3-2) Translation of the NEC2 FORTRAN source code to the C language www
  • node

    Buster & Stretch:(0.3.2-7.4) Amateur Packet Radio Node program (transitional package)
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  • owx

    Buster & Stretch:(0~20110415-3.1) utility to program Wouxun dual-band handheld radios www
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  • P

  • p10cfgd

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0-16) Remote configuration daemon for Gracilis Packeten
  • predict

    Buster:(2.2.5+dfsg.1-1) Stretch:(2.2.3-4) Satellite Tracking Program with Optional Voice Output www
  • predict-gsat

    Buster:(2.2.5+dfsg.1-1) Stretch:(2.2.3-4) Graphical Satellite Tracking Client Program www
  • psk31lx

    Buster:(2.2-1) Stretch:(2.1+2.2really2.1-1+deb9u1) PSK31 terminal application with text-based user interface www
  • pydxcluster

    Buster:(2.21-2+b5) Stretch:(2.21-1+b1) HAM Dx Cluster for Linux users www
  • pyqso

    Buster:(1.1.0-1) Stretch:(0.3-1.1) logging tool for amateur radio operators www
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  • Q

  • qrq

    Buster:(0.3.1-3) Stretch:(0.3.1-2) high speed morse trainer, similar to DL4MM's Rufz www
  • qsstv

    Buster:(9.2.6+repack-1) Stretch:(9.2.4+repack-1) Qt-based slow-scan TV and fax www
  • qtel

    Buster:(17.12.2-4) Stretch:(15.11-2) Graphical client for the EchoLink® protocol www
  • qtel-icons

    Buster:(17.12.2-4) Stretch:(15.11-2) Icons for graphical client for the EchoLink® protocol www
  • quisk

    Buster:(4.1.15-1) Stretch:(3.7.6-1) Software Defined Radio (SDR) www
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  • R

  • remotetrx

    Buster:(17.12.2-4) Stretch:(15.11-2) Remote controller for radio transceivers www
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  • S

  • soapyosmo-common0.6

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) Use gr-osmosdr drivers with SoapySDR (common files) www
  • soapyremote-server

    Buster:(0.4.3-1) Stretch:(0.3.2-1) Use SoapySDR devices over network (server) www
  • soapysdr-module-airspy

    Buster:(0.1.1-1) Stretch:(0.1.0-1) Airspy device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-all

    Buster:(0.6.1-4+b4) Stretch:(0.5.4-1) All device support for default version of SoapySDR (metapackage) www
  • soapysdr-module-audio

    Buster:(0~git20160607-3+b1) Stretch:(0~git20160607-2) Audio device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-bladerf

    Buster:(0.3.5-1) Stretch:(0.3.2-2) bladeRF device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-hackrf

    Buster:(0.3.3-1) Stretch:(0.2.2-1) HackRF device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-lms7

    Buster:(18.06.0+dfsg-1+b1) Stretch:(16.12.0+dfsg-1) Lime Microsystems LMS7 device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-mirisdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) Mirics SDR device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-osmosdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) OsmoSDR device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-redpitaya

    Buster:(0.1.0-2) Stretch:(0.1.0-1) RedPitaya device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-remote

    Buster:(0.4.3-1) Stretch:(0.3.2-1) Use SoapySDR devices over network (default client module) www
  • soapysdr-module-rfspace

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) RFSpace device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-rtlsdr

    Buster:(0.2.5-1) Stretch:(0.2.2-2) RTL-SDR device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-module-uhd

    Buster:(0.3.4-1+b5) Stretch:(0.3.2-1) UHD device support for SoapySDR (default version) www
  • soapysdr-tools

    Buster:(0.6.1-4+b4) Stretch:(0.5.4-1) software defined radio interface library tools www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-airspy

    Stretch:(0.1.1-1) Airspy device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-all

    Stretch:(0.6.1-4+b4) All device support for SoapySDR (metapackage) www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-audio

    Stretch:(0~git20160607-3+b1) Audio device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-bladerf

    Stretch:(0.3.5-1) bladeRF device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-hackrf

    Stretch:(0.3.3-1) HackRF device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-lms7

    Stretch:(18.06.0+dfsg-1+b1) Lime Microsystems LMS7 device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-mirisdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) Mirics SDR device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-osmosdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) OsmoSDR device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-redpitaya

    Stretch:(0.1.0-2) RedPitaya device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-remote

    Stretch:(0.4.3-1) Use SoapySDR devices over network (client module) www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-rfspace

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) RFSpace device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-rtlsdr

    Stretch:(0.2.5-1) RTL-SDR device support for SoapySDR www
  • soapysdr0.6-module-uhd

    Stretch:(0.3.4-1+b5) UHD device support for SoapySDR www
  • soundmodem

    Buster & Stretch:(0.20-5) Sound Card Amateur Packet Radio Modems www
  • splat

    Buster:(1.4.2-2) Stretch:(1.4.0-3+b3) analyze point-to-point terrestrial RF communication links www
  • svxlink-calibration-tools

    Stretch:(17.12.2-4) Calibration tools for SvxLink amateur radio suite www
  • svxlink-gpio

    Stretch:(17.12.2-4) GPIO control scripts SvxLink amateur radio server www
  • svxlink-server

    Buster:(17.12.2-4) Stretch:(15.11-2) Voice-over-IP server for ham radio operators www
  • svxreflector

    Stretch:(17.12.2-4) Conference server for SvxLink amateur radio servers www
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  • tk2

    Buster & Stretch:(1.1-10) Tk GUI for the ICOM IC-R2 receiver www
  • tk5

    Buster & Stretch:(0.6-6.2) Experimental Software for the ICOM IC-R5 Receiver
  • tlf

    Buster:(1.3.2-1) Stretch:( console based ham radio contest logger www
  • trustedqsl

    Buster:(2.4.3-1) Stretch:(2.3-1) QSL log signing for the Logbook of the World (LoTW) www
  • tucnak

    Buster:(4.09-1) Stretch:(4.06-1) VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest logging program www
  • tucnak2

    Buster & Stretch:(2.48-2.2) VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2
  • twclock

    Buster:(3.4-2) Stretch:(3.3-2) World clock for ham radio operators www
  • twpsk

    Buster:(4.3-1) Stretch:(4.1-1) Soundcard-based X program for operating PSK31 www
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  • uhd-soapysdr

    Buster:(0.3.4-1+b5) Stretch:(0.3.2-1) SoapySDR device support for libuhd www
  • uronode

    Buster:(2.9-1) Stretch:(2.6-1) Node front end for AX.25, NET/ROM, Rose and TCP www
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  • wsjtx

    Buster:(2.0.0+repack-2) Stretch:(1.1.r3496-3.2) Weak-signal amateur radio communications www
  • wsjtx-data

    Stretch:(2.0.0+repack-2) Weak-signal amateur radio communications (data files) www
  • wwl

    Buster & Stretch:(1.3+db-2) Calculates distance and azimuth between two Maidenhead locators www
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  • xastir

    Buster:(2.1.0-5) Stretch:(2.0.8-2+b1) X Amateur Station Tracking and Information Reporting www
  • xastir-data

    Stretch:(2.1.0-5) X Amateur Station Tracking and Information Reporting www
  • xcwcp

    Buster:(3.5.1-3) Stretch:(3.5.0-1) Morse code tutor - graphical user interface www
  • xdemorse

    Buster:(3.6.1-1) Stretch:(2.9-4) decode Morse signals to text www
  • xdx

    Buster:(2.5.0-2) Stretch:(2.5.0-1) DX-cluster tcp/ip client for amateur radio www
  • xlog

    Buster & Stretch:(2.0.14-1) GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators www
  • xlog-data

    Buster & Stretch:(2.0.14-1) data for xlog, a GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators www
  • xnec2c

    Buster:(1:4.1.1-1) Stretch:(1:3.5.1-1) calculate and display radio antenna properties www
  • xnecview

    Buster:(1.36-1) Stretch:(1.35-8) NEC structure and gain pattern viewer www
  • xsmc-calc

    Buster & Stretch:(1.0.0-6.1) Smith Chart calculator for X www
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  • yagiuda

    Buster & Stretch:(1.19-9) software to analyse performance of Yagi-Uda antennas www
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  • Z

  • z8530-utils2

    Buster:(3.0-1-9) Stretch:(3.0-1-8) Utilities for Z8530 based HDLC cards for AX.25
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  • Comment Link Richard Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:38 posted by Richard

    I like to down load a radio program that will let me receive and transmit over IP to a transmitter. Mic in speaker out to a sound card.

    And control it back home It would be nice to switch channels by grounding.
    I can $$

  • Comment Link VideoPortal Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:45 posted by VideoPortal

    If you just want to do digital modes through fldigi, you re probably good to go at this point. You can have flrig running on the Raspberry pi and fldigi running on the client, and they will be able to communicate and key up the radio and stuff. But I wanted to do voice as well. So what to do?

  • Comment Link nani Thursday, 02 March 2017 14:42 posted by nani

    is there any way that i an install to control the ts 590s?

  • Comment Link gene Padgett Sunday, 10 July 2016 03:19 posted by gene Padgett

    Hello, Gene here. i;m a ham radio operator and wanted some info on hooking up a raspberry3 to a ham radio output(audio) to decode Morse cod on my VGA flat screen monitor. Is this the place to go?


  • Comment Link Peter G4MHA Sunday, 20 March 2016 14:03 posted by Peter G4MHA

    Hi I am looking for a terminal program that understands Murray code and allows 45.45 and 50 Baud 5 bit murray to go out of the com port the com port may be 8 bit in which case this will not work and an io must be used that is fact enough up to 100 baud the idea is to directly communicate with a teleprinter or demodulator any one got any ideas optimum would be to use a pi and a keyboard and a display module with maybe also on the asc11 side a thermal printer

  • Comment Link Graeme Tuesday, 12 January 2016 21:18 posted by Graeme

    Hi Rob

    I have just tried installing phaseshift on two RPi's one running Raspbian wheezy and one running the latest Raspbian jessie and was able to install it on both, so it should install ok.

    start by doing an update to download the latest software list, with

    sudo apt-get update

    then try

    sudo apt-get install phaseshift

    If you still get an error, can you post the error message you get.


  • Comment Link Rob Heyer Sunday, 10 January 2016 14:29 posted by Rob Heyer

    I'm trying to run PSK31 on my Raspberry PI. I chose this from the list
    phaseshift0.40-13.3 PSK31 terminal for X11; I used sudo apt-get install phaseshift in the command line LXTerminal and pressed 'Enter' the command was rejected.
    Please inform me where I'm going wrong and tell me the correct way to download the phaseshift so I can install it on to the 'PI'
    Thank you for your time

  • Comment Link Greame Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:56 posted by Greame

    Hi Alister, Thanks for your comment.
    I have an article about direwolf in the software communication section with a link to it's website.

    This page is a list of Raspbian repository software packages that can be installed with the apt-get command. Unfortunately DireWolf is not available as a package so it doesn’t appear in the list.
    **UPDATE: DireWolf is now available as a software package

  • Comment Link Alister Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:52 posted by Alister


    You might consider adding direwolf to the list. I have been using it very succesfully for APRS from some time now.

    It can act as a digipeater and/or as an igate.

  • Comment Link Ale Monday, 23 February 2015 12:34 posted by Ale

    Anybody has already tested the functionality of the GPIO4 line with the new Raspberry 2, please?

  • Comment Link Greame Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:49 posted by Greame

    Hi Hugh

    Ratings can be added for any package by clicking on any Rate It link which takes you to a submission form.

    Thank you for your rating of GRIG, which has been added to the list.

  • Comment Link Hugh Wardlaw Friday, 13 June 2014 22:46 posted by Hugh Wardlaw

    I wish that I could rate GRIG. It is pretty good. I would rate it Like. It is no HamRadio Deluxe, but it is a good start.

  • Comment Link Slimy MC Slime Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:09 posted by Slimy MC Slime


    Oh YES - in the command line:
    1) sudo apt-get update
    2) sudo apt-get install [package name]
    eg: sudo apt-get install soundmodem

    Slimy Mc Slime

  • Comment Link Greame Saturday, 27 July 2013 13:26 posted by Greame

    Yes. In raspbian on a Raspberry Pi connected to the internet, load LXterminal and enter the command
    sudo apt-get install (package name)

    At the top of this page is a paragraph on how to do this plus a link to a full guide on how to install software packages.

  • Comment Link KB5ITJ Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:58 posted by KB5ITJ

    Are any of these packages downloadable?


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