Notes on pilinbpq Installation and Configuration

Obviously, I hope, pilinbpq is intended for installation on a Raspberry Pi.

BPQ's installation notes are the place to start.

John's official BPQ download page is here:

You should look at all his documentation before asking for a lot of help:

If you aren't a member, join the support BPQ group at Yahoo Groups.

After you've downloaded the latest pilinbpq, you need a place for it to reside. As a linux user, the most appropriate place for installing linbpq is in its own directory /opt/linbpq.

Once pilinbpq is copied into your permanent location, rename it from pilinbpq to linbpq and chmod it to 755.

Next mkdir HTML and download the "HTML" files from Johnn's download page into this HTML directory. If you look at the contents of this download (zip file), you'll see a bunch of text files, rather than .htm or .html files. Don't worry this is correct. John's using these as templates. Not sure of his rationale, but you've got the correct files.

Make sure these files are all uncompressed and located in your linbpq/HTML directory (/opt/linbpq/HTML in my case).

Next, you need a starting configuration file. You should know by this point, how many ports you'll be needing, and what types they will be.

You can learn all about the basic configuration file syntax and contents here:

Be aware however, that John is very prolific, and there are many "generations" of both software and documentation available online. You'll have to do a little reading between the lines to determine what "era" each package belongs in. There have been significant changes through the evolution of his software packages. And the linux/Rpi version is different somewhat than the Windows version(s).

Anyway, from the above configuration page, you can copy and paste a "typical" bpq32.cfg file as a starting point, and edit it for your purposes.

Or you can download my version of it as a starting point by following the link on the next line.

I needed an AXUDP/IP port, a Telnet port, two 2m ports, one 1.25m port, and an HF PACTOR port. You can find my (tailored) bpq32.cfg file by following the link.

October 25, 2014
Updated April 22, 2017

- Joe, AG6QO

PACTOR port is now functional but still under test

Ok so now the BPQ system is running full time. But I'm still testing out the PACTOR incoming configurations. Please let me know if you have any problems connecting.

Check my sample bpq32.cfg. You'll have to edit it with your own information, but it gives an idea of how to configure TNCpi ports and a SCSDragon port.

December 4, 2014
Updated April 17, 2017

- Joe, AG6QO