References - Raspberry Pi
- Get an SD card - usually 8 - 64 GB cards. You can get these from Amazon. Get the faster versions.
- Format the card using some free software specifically for SD cards.
- Download an image that you want to use from the various interment sources.
- Using free SD card imager like "BalenaEtcher", burn your image onto the SD card.
- Place the SD card in the card slot on the Raspberry Pi and power it up.
Note that Raspberry Pi computers DO NOT come with a keyboard, mouse or display. The RPi 3B and 4b support HDMI to a monitor for display and also have 4 USB ports to support a USB mouse and USB keyboard. These devices also have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built into the board. Support is available for Bluetooth keyboards and mice.
- Raspberry Pi Organization - Check out the Raspberry.org site for more information on the Raspberry Pi. RaspberryPi.org You can find out more about RPi kits, projects and more...
- Raspberry Pi OS Software - From this site, you can download a copy of the RPi software installer which allows you access to several flavors of the OS depending upon which RPi you have. Look for the section that says "Install Raspberry Pi OS using Raspberry Pi Imager" and download and install. This gives you an application to select and download the RPi Operating System of your choice.
- Google Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio This simple Google search will yield a multitude of results ranging from individual projects to YouTube videos. We will provide some of the more interesting solutions as time goes on but for now, just do the search and read more about it!
- NOTE: There will be more coming on Raspberry Pis in the future.