Archive for September 2016

Updated-FLDIGI Install Script for Raspberry Pi (Latest Version)

Below are some updates and instructions for version 4.1 and now HamLib 3.3 is included as an upgrade too!

Reports surfaced that my script broke with the release of the Raspberry Pi 4 – That has now been resolved… Enjoy!

*** Release Notes:

Major Announcement: This script has been converted to a BASH script versus the original SH scripting. This has allowed me to be more creative with adding some enhancements for everyone’s benefit. This script can be used for the entire life cycle of the newest 4.1 release. No more downloading with every update. I plan to do even more, but this is a great start and took me several hours of experimenting and learning. The best part is, IT WORKS!

Note: The file name of the script has been change to just “” Now that the Pi 4 is out, I figured it only be fitting to not specify the Pi version of hardware anymore since the script is backwards compatible.

Everything has been tested and verified for all releases of Raspbian – Wheezy and above…

Hamlib – Now referenced to Version 3.3 for rig control capabilities…

Fldigi – All future versions of Fldigi 4.1 release will be checked for and installed with this new script. What this means is I will not have to continue to update manually for this main release of 4.1 and you can use this script over and over until 4.2 is available. Nice, eh?


1.) Download the script here into your home directory logged in as “pi”:

2.) You can also download via CLI on the pi using this command:


**** Just make sure you are in your pi home directory ( /home/pi ) ****

3.) Run the following command to make the script executable: sudo chmod +x

4.) Now execute the script: sudo ./ – This will create a folder named “HamPi-FLDIGI” in your home directory. Feel free to edit the script however you would like if you wish to change that….

5.) Now watch the magic happen…. Grab a drink, some food, walk the dog, etc.

6.) This has been tested on the Raspberry Pi 3 & Pi 4 models running the full Raspian desktop version (not lite) and takes about 45 minutes to an hour from start to finish depending on how many updates you have to install for the packages as well as how fast your Internet connection is.

If you need some help on trying to figure out how to get this script onto your Raspberry Pi, look into WinSCP as an option. It is free and easy to use. Drag and drop…. You can also use command line to get files directly onto the Pi. If you need some help, email me and I will do my best to try and help. Give me some time to respond as I sometimes go days without checking personal email depending on what is going at work. Gotta pay the bills, right?


Ed – K3HTK

P.S. As always, I do not take responsibility for any damage, issues, misuse, unexpected outcomes, etc. by using this script. The script provided is purely experimental, distributed as experimental, and should be used as such. Use at your own risk and provided “AS_IS.” It is free for you to do whatever you would like with it as well…

Credit Where Credit is Due:

Lior Elazary (KK6BWA) –

Steve (KB9MWR) –


K9MV – Paul – Thank you for your friendly reminders to help me keep track of updates! Much appreciated….
M0XDC – Thank you Derek for finding a bug in my script recently… Appreciate the assist!

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New Easy Install Script Available – Raspberry Pi – FLAMP (2.2.05) and FLMSG (4.0.14)

By Request – Easy Install Script for FLDIGI add-ons FLAMP (2.2.03) and FLMSG (4.0.6) on the Raspberry Pi.

After popular demand for my easy install script for FLDIGI, I have finally worked out the ability to install FLAMP and FLMSG on the Raspberry Pi. This script has been tested and verified. It will download, build / compile, and install everything you need. Desktop Icons will be created at the end of running the script. Enjoy!

Next on the radar and currently under development is the menu driven and automated install package for all FLDIGI components….. Stay tuned and thank you so much for all the support I have received from all over the globe! Lots of great feedback and comments….

Download script here:

Or on your Raspberry Pi, use terminal and the commands while in the pi home directory (/home/pi):


1.) wget


2.) Run the following command to make the script executable:

sudo chmod +x


3.) Now execute the script:

sudo ./

*** This script assumes you already have a folder named “HamPi-FLDIGI” in your home directory as created with the FLDIGI Install Script I published. Feel free to edit the script however you would like if you wish to change that….

Please feel free to share on appropriate social media outlets.