AmateurLogic TV Reviews SkyPi
George, W5JDX, built the SkyPi during AmateurLogic TV Episode 77. The SkyPi segment begins around 47:45 in the YouTube video. Watch the episode here when George's kit set a SkyPi distance record:
George suggested Raspberry Pi Model 2 support, and now it is available.
July 2015 QST Reviews SkyPi
According to the ARRL:
“The SkyPi-40 is a great way to combine your Raspberry Pi with Amateur Radio and learn”
“Reports from 37 stations from W6 in the West to OH2 in the East”
The SkyPi passed independent ARRL laboratory testing for spectral purity. Few kits offer this endorsement!
Since the review, RadWAV made WSPR frequency calibration automatic and added a beautiful new CW application with a real-time spectrum display as shown below:
Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio Group on Yahoo!
“I did receive my SkyPi-40 kit and must say in the 100+ kits I've built this one is in the top 5 for ease and well laid out building instructions. The software was extremely easy to install on the Raspberry Pi B+ that I used with my SkyPi-40 transmitter, and worked the first time I tried it and was heard right away by a lot of stations. So far I have only transmitted in the WSPR mode with my unit. My only recommendation to the manufacturer of this kit is to make it available on other bands than just 40 meters. 20 meters is my favorite band. I would recommend this very well engineered kit to anyone, even if it is their first kit.”
-Jim VE7UV, Canada
RadWAV Customer Care: Thanks for the suggestion Jim! There are now SkyPi's for 20 meters -- and 15, 17, 30, 40 meters as well.
"Thanks for the excellent customer service, and I really enjoyed building the SkyPi-40 transmitter. It is a AAA+ quality kit and I hope you develop some more kits because I would buy them!"
-SkyPi-40 Customer from British Columbia, Canada
"I'm well on my way to building my RadWAV board, and I have to say it's one of the best kit building experiences I have had. So far the documentation has been lucid and the packing of the parts outstanding. The quality of the ship has been well beyond my expectations. "
-SkyPi-40 Customer from Chicago, IL, United States
"Just to let you know I completed the build of my SkyPi-40 today and it worked the first time, with immediate spots on wsprnet across Europe - 12 stations in the first 20 minutes of operation. So very impressed."
-SkyPi-40 Customer from Dunstable, United Kingdom
"I built my SkyPi yesterday...a very nicely designed kit."
-SkyPi-40 Customer from Washington, United States
"I have tried your RTTY code and I can say it works well, in fact I meshed your RTTY demo and some code from a distributor of a GPS device and wrote a python program to send a RTTY beacon signal including time and location. The whole thing came together pretty easily and may work as a package for a balloon flight."
-SkyPi-40 Customer from Des Plaines, IL, United States
RadWAV: Serving Customers on Five Continents Since 2014
The sense of pride and accomplishment from building your own equipment and seeing it work is thrilling. RadWAV SkyPi kits have been built in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. RadWAV serves technology and amateur radio enthusiasts from beginners to erudite Ph.D. engineers. Some SkyPi builders are working on clever school projects, and a few others are internationally renowned authors. The kits are designed to be interesting for novices and experts, and we offer technically astute customer service to help you experience the thrill of modern kit building.