Setup Red Pitaya for PiRadar HF ionospheric radar

Related: PiRadar HF ionospheric radar


  1. get radar code
   cd ~
   git clone https://github.com/pavel-demin/red-pitaya-notes
   git checkout develop
   
  1. get development build virtual machine
  2. Compile & Create SD card image. A general example is from the LED Blinker, which of course must be modified to fit PiRadar.

image → SD card

  1. 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        
   
  1. unzip the PiRadar image you created to this SD card
   mount /dev/mmcblk0 /mnt/piradar
   unzip ecosystem-*-piradar.zip -d /mnt/piradar
   umount /mnt/piradar
   
  1. boot the Red Pitaya with this SD card.
  2. Connect to Red Pitaya via Ethernet using SSH (login/password root/root) using Avahi
   ssh root@redpitaya.local
   

or via serial port