OpenPlotter – RPi4 – USBpwr

Previously all my work on OpenPlotter was done on an RPi3B+ installed in a PI-TOP3 development Laptop that featured a screen, keyboard, and proto board connected to the GPIO (Ref.1-Ref.10). I started with the basic installation, OpenCPN with GPS, OpenCPN with GPS & AIS, Marine Weather on GQRX, Sensors for Temp/Pres/Pitch/Heel/Compass Bearing and GRIB weather… Continue reading OpenPlotter – RPi4 – USBpwr

RTL-SDR – V1/2/3 – USBpwr

Introduction In many applications, where ac power is not available, equipment must be operated off battery/solar systems. In these case, knowing your power requirements are critical. Recently, small inline USB power meters have become available and they can give you an immediate answer to this question (Ref.1). RTL-SDR – V1/2/3 Power Measurements I did a… Continue reading RTL-SDR – V1/2/3 – USBpwr

OpenPlotter – RPi4 Headless_a

Introduction Previously all my work on OpenPlotter was done on an RPi3B+ installed in a PI-TOP3 development Laptop that featured a screen, keyboard, and proto board connected to the GPIO (Ref.2-Ref.9). I started with the basic installation, OpenCPN with GPS, OpenCPN with GPS & AIS, Marine Weather on GQRX, Sensors for Temp/Pres/Pitch/Heel/Compass Bearing and GRIB… Continue reading OpenPlotter – RPi4 Headless_a