OpenPlotter – RPi4 Headless_b


Previously I looked at using the RPi4 remotely with a WiFi hotspot and controlled by an iPhone10 using VNC viewer (Ref.1/2). In this post I field tested the setup down at Toronto Harbourfront. Figure 1 shows the setup.

FIg.1 OpenPlotter Field Test RPi4 WiFi Hot Spot to iPhone10

Field Test

Figure 2 shows the field equipment setup on a bicycle. I was not able to use the Solar Panel because when it arrived I noticed that they had shipped the wrong unit and it had to be returned. I used the 80W portable supply. Operation was fairly easy, but not being a teenager I would prefer using my laptop to an iPhone which requires small/nimble fingers!

Fig.2 Field Setup on a Bicycle
Fig.3 OpenCPN & GPS Location with AIS Contacts
Fig.4 YouTube Video OpenPlotter – RPi4Headless_b

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#2. “Open Plotter – RPi4 Headless_a”

#3. “OpenPlotter – GRIB Files”

#4. – “OpenPlotter – Sensors_b”

#5. – “OpenPlotter – AIS+”

#6. – “OpenPlotter – Sensors_a”

#7. – “OpenPlotter – RTL-SDR for VHF/AIS”

#8. – “OpenPlotter – AIS Connection”

#9. – “OpenPlotter – GPS Connection”

#10. -“OpenPlotter – Naviagtion System on RPi”

By Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark is a Senior Telecommunications Engineer and Advanced Amateur Radio Operator VE3PKC. He is the author of E-Books on Telecommunications, Navigation & Electronics.