There have been recent messages concerning remote operation over a
network or over the internet.
Currently, I have access to a virtual desktop on my home computer
using VNC, with SSH for the strong authentication. This lets me
operate my K2 with fldigi on all the bands. However, I'd like to take
this a step further and be able to effect more control over the K2
(activating a tune cycle on the auto tuner, for example) and perhaps
operate SSB remotely.
I'd like to hear examples of what members of the list have done, what
pitfalls they encountered and what they'd do if they had the time/the
money/a supportive spouse/etc (insert correct phrase).
For the record, I've got an Elecraft K2 and I run Puppy Linux 3.01 .
I've tried to use Grig (http://groundstation.sourceforge.net/grig/)
but Hamlib doesn't work well for me (I use rigcat control under
fldigi). Marote (http://www.hamsoftware.org/)
isn't bad, but it
doesn't have the tuner activation,
and I'd be restricted to staying with the virtual desktop (as opposed
to using X-11 forwarding available under SSH). For transporting
audio, pulseaudio is available, but jack and IHU, which were mentioned
recently, might be easier to implement.