Red Pitaya HF ionospheric radar

This procedure describes setting up a Red Pitaya with the PiRadar code.

Get the radar code:

git clone
git switch develop

Get the development build virtual machine

Compile & create the SD card image. A general example is from the LED Blinker, which of course must be modified to fit PiRadar.

image → SD card

Format a micro SD card to FAT32 (find the SD card device name from df – be sure you don’t overwrite your hard drive!). Let’s suppose you found your SD card at /dev/mmcblk0, then:

umount /dev/mmcblk0
mkdosfs -F 32 -n piradar /dev/mmcblk0

Unzip the PiRadar image you created to this SD card

mount /dev/mmcblk0 /mnt/piradar
unzip ecosystem-* -d /mnt/piradar
umount /mnt/piradar

Boot the Red Pitaya with this SD card. Connect to Red Pitaya via Ethernet using SSH (login/password root/root) using Avahi

ssh root@redpitaya.local

or via serial port

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