How long do you have to use a Pi to not be a Newbie?
The current breed of Pi's are a little under powered to run FIdigi
although some resourceful few have managed.
I'm using my Pi to operate an APRS I-gate. I already have a TNC-X w/USB
(stand alone unit) , radio and cables so it was just a matter of
figuring out the XASTIR side of things.
Since my Pi is on my home network I use IRDP for the IPAD to monitor.
The Pi/radio's are in my shop, while I'm in my shack able to operate
voice on another radio.
watching the storms march across the state and monitoring APRS at the
My Go-Box has my spare TNC-X/USB, a MFJ TNC/Mic switch modified for a
Yeasue 1800, I just have to grab the Pi and power adapter out of the
shack and head out. Eventually I'll have a dedicated Pi in the box but
for now I have to share. One of the features is the ability to stop and
start the TNC when it interferes with Voice.
XASTIR also integrates the Internet Server, requires a key to activate,
that brings in all the smart phone and internet posted objects.