[Linux-ham] FreeDV

David Black dave at jamsoft.com
Fri Dec 28 11:37:14 EST 2012

Neat, thanks Kevin!

Just checked out the latest SVN and am going to see about building on my Kubuntu 12.04 rig computer.
On the waterfall 14.236 looks pretty quiet.  Anyone interested in trying a FreeDV QSO?


----- Original Message -----
> Completely free HF digital voice in 1.1KHz of bandwidth:
> http://freedv.org/
> If you attempt to build this thing, you'll see that the automated
> scripts go and get a bunch of libraries on its own. I freaked out a bit,
> and fought for about 2 hours trying to get it to use the system
> libraries on Ubuntu 12.04. Sadly, FreeDV does need something from the
> newer versions of each of those libraries. There is an effort underway
> to make it run on wxWidgets 2.8 [1], which is good since that's the part
> that takes the longest to build.
> Sadly I haven't been able to actually test the functionality since in
> addition to the software fun I wrote about above, the add-in soundcard I
> was hoping to use (an old SB Live! acquired from a hamfest) turned out
> to be toast. I have it hooked up to my HF rig for receive only for now,
> but I don't have an external HF antenna at the new house yet, so on to
> the next step.
> Perhaps some of you can make more progress and report back to the group.
> 73 de Kevin, N8VNR
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=30216313
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