Hardware installation overview
To set up remote control, you will need only a Raspberry Pi and Internet connectivity at your station. Web Radio Control uses the Raspberry Pi USB ports for controlling radio transceivers and antenna rotators. Many recent radios and rotator controllers have a USB port allowing direct connection to Raspberry Pi.
If your radio does not have a USB port, you can use a dedicated digital mode interface for USB connectivity. USB sound cards and serial port adapters are another option for connecting your radio to the Raspberry Pi.
You can also control antenna switches and relays either via the Raspberry Pi GPIO connector or via local network (LAN).
Remote access to the station requires an Internet connection with a public IP address. While a 3G connection is sufficient for remote control, a 4G/5G or a fixed broadband connection is recommended for lower audio latency.
See detailed hardware requirements