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The radio software is largely compiled from source code and can be updated by end users with moderate computer skills, though Skywave Linux is designed for easy use by radio operators with basic computer skills.
In fact, a key goal of Skywave Linux is to open the world of HPSDR and RTL-SDR operating to people who enjoy high performance radio but are not computer experts.
Skywave Linux also thanks the end users for selecting this distribution and hopes it is an asset to their radio monitoring endeavors. No guarantees or warranties are applicable to Skywave Linux.
Skywave Linux is based on Ubuntu Linux, but not endorsed by or affiliated with Ubuntu or Canonical Ltd.
If you use grub or isolinux to boot the iso, edit the file to use vmlinuz. Installer crashes on versions 2.0 and earlier: Ubiquity had a bug which caused installations to fail when selecting languages and time zones.
Skywave Linux can also operate numerous types of SDR hardware, plugged in or on the local network.Skywave Linux is an operating system using bleeding-edge technology to robustly access broadcast, utility, military, and amateur radio signals from almost anywhere in the world, including countries with restrictive internet environments.Skywave Linux connects to a large and growing network of state-of-the art software defined radio (SDR) servers, making it possible to experience high performance SDR operation without your own large antennas or on-site radio hardware.Weather satellite decoding is possible with the very capable WXto Img application.Gpredict provides real-time satellite tracking data and doppler corrected tuning control for Gqrx.
SDRPlay USERS: There is a software bug in Skywave Linux 1.6 which interferes with the configuration of Dump1090 for the SDRPlay.