Remote Control Your Ham Radio Station Through WiFi Hotspot
This post is about how to ham radio remote control your amateur ham radio station without a Router or Local Area Network through a dedicated WiFi Hotspot.
Ham radio remote control your amateur ham radio station from Desktop PC, Laptop, Android phone through a web browser around the QTH via a RPi Hotspot in the Ham shack without a Router or a Local Area Network.
*If your going to use the SimpleHRR ham radio remote web app install it first, after the install login to the Raspberry Pi and install "RPi Hotspot".
*Raspberry Pi (RPi)
A versatile single-board computers made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Were not going to do anything special this has already bin done very well here were just going to follow the instructions there to install a Hotspot on the Raspberry Pi.
SSH into the Raspberry Pi.
sudo apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change
2. Add country to wpa_supplicant.conf
sudo raspi-config nonint do_wifi_country [your country code]
Example -> sudo raspi-config nonint do_wifi_country US
3. Make a new folder
4. Change directory
5. Download the files
curl "https://www.raspberryconnect.com/images/hsinstaller/Autohotspot-Setup.tar.xz" -o AutoHotspot-Setup.tar.xz
6. Extract the files
tar -xvJf AutoHotspot-Setup.tar.xz
7. Reboot the Raspberry Pi
8. SSH into the Raspberry Pi.
9. Change directory
10. Change directory
11. Start the RPi Hotspot
We have launched the AutoHotspot script
From the Menu Select
Select the best option for your needs. I selected 1
- 1 = Install Autohotspot with Internet for Connected Devices
- 8 = Exit
- sudo reboot
This option allows Internet access if available, if not you will
still have local WiFi access to Raspberry Pi.
Be sure to write down the following:
SSID: ? (default -> RPiHotspot)
Password: ? (default -> 1234567890)
Hotspot IP Addr: ? (default -> 192.168.50.5 for Option 1)
Give the Raspberry Pi a minute to boot
Grab your PC Laptop Android phone Setup Wifi
RPiHotspot - Password - 1234567890
If you have installed the SimpleHRR ham radio remote web app.
To access the amateur ham radio transceiver remotely.
Lauch Chrome or Firefox browser
URL - https://[Hotspot IP Addr]:50000/remote
If the Raspberry Pi's Ethernet cable is plugged into a LAN with Internet access you can access your ham radio remote from the Internet, local LAN and WiFi through the RPi Hotspot.
If the Raspberry Pi's Ethernet cable is not plugged into a LAN, you will only have local WiFi access to your ham radio remote through the RPi Hotspot.
Dont forget to change the WiFi network Password
Option - 7 = Change the Hotspots SSID and Password
That is it you can now access your amateur ham radio station through RPi Hotspot whether you have Internet access a Router or a Local Area Network.
If you don't see the RPiHotspot make sure that rfKill has not blocked WiFi.
You will see this when you login:
Wi-Fi is currently blocked by rfkill.Use raspi-config to set the country before use.
No Internet resolve Domain name in hosts file:
It is totally possible to access your amateur ham radio station remotely through RPi Hotspot whether you have Internet access a Router or a Local Area Network.