Archive for July 2016

New-FLDIGI Install Script for Raspberry Pi (Latest Version – 3.23.13)

It is again updated….. Install Script for FLDIGI that includes compiled RigControl HamLibs using version FLDIGI 3.23.13 – BONUS: Verified and tested on Raspberry Pi 3.

It is finally here! After repeated requests to enhance my first installation script used to install FLDIGI on a Raspberry Pi, I have sat down and focused on updating everything so you get the latest HAMLIB package for rig control etc. as well as FLDIGI version 3.23.13. I appreciate everyone who has reached out and thanked me for the work I put into this script. It was no easy task for me as I am not super savvy with scripting and compiling code, but very exciting to see it being used all over the world.

This time I am assuming you have a newer NOOBS version installed and already functional on your Raspberry Pi.

So, without further delay, you can download the new script here:

Below are the instructions which are really no different than the original instructions:

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

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

3.) 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….

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

5.) This has been tested on a Raspberry Pi 3 model 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 go days without checking personal email depending on what is going at work. Gotta pay the bills, right?

Again, I tested with my Elecraft KX3 and worked like a champ! Good Luck!


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) –