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Manual installation of the SatNOGS Station Software is a tedious & brittle process, not recommended for SatNOGS Stations. Please consider running your SatNOGS Station on Debian or Raspbian and follow the SatNOGS Client Ansible guide for installing the SatNOGS Client


Here you will find instructions on installing SatNOGS manually on a generic Linux distribution. It is highly recommended to run SatNOGS stations on a Debian or Raspbian host system so that SatNOGS_Client_Ansible can be used for setup. All other Linux distributions require the manual installation of all needed programs.

Packages needed

Please check the README of each of those projects for their dependencies and installation procedure.

Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 in 2018

The rest of this page provides deprecated and unsupported information - 2018-06-22

Prep Work

Install dependencies

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y python-pip python-dev supervisor cmake libusb-1.0-0-dev libhamlib-utils vorbis-tools software-properties-common unzip  

Install gnuradio libs from myriadrf since we need a newer version than Ubuntu provides for 16.04

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libgnuradio*
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:myriadrf/drivers
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:myriadrf/gnuradio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y gnuradio-dev libboost-dev libnova-dev libpng-dev

Install gr-satnogs

Grab the latest gr-satnogs debian package, unpack it, and install the appropriate deb file:

wget -O  (broken link here)
unzip -d gr-satnogs

Install satnogs client

pip install satnogsclient