In early 2021, I was approached to build a small, easy to use version of an APRS I-Gate. This device listens for APRS packets from your radio receiver, and forwards them to the internet to be displayed at the aprs.fi website. In this post I will detail the steps used to build and program this APRS IGate that runs on a Raspberry Pi Zero-W.
The goal is to have a headless device (when desired) which automatically boots up the necessary programs and runs them when powered up. It will connect to a preferred network to forward the packets to the internet. Also included is a simple one-button shutdown routine, so there is no need for a keyboard in day-to-day operation. This process is documented on a Linux Mint machine. Utilities and details may differ for other architectures
Here are links to PDF documents with build/configuration instructions…