Install PAT Linux Raspberry

a HAM Radio messaging app

Charles S. Schuman, K4GBB

Updated 12 Sept 2018


Pat is a cross platform Winlink client written in GO.
This document addresses the installion of the application on a Raspberry Pi platform. The installion of Ax.25 is addressed on another page - Installing Linux RMS Gate

PAT menu

The menu script shown above is a "ADD-ON". The Menu script may be down loaded from PATmenu web site.

Download PAT

Change directories to /usr/local/src and download the .deb package.

cd /usr/local/src/

Install for Raspberry Pi

Use the dpkg command to install the pat package

sudo dpkg -i pat_0.6.1_linux_arch.deb

Quick config

Use your text editor to set your callsign, maidenhead locator and secure login credentials.
Look for the attributes; mycall, locator and secure_login_password.
the config files are located in your /wl2k directory

sudo nano $HOME/.wl2k/config.json

If you do not have a WL2K password Winlink will create one for you when you connect the first time.
Run pat configure again to set it. It will be needed for future connections.


Other files are located in:



The docs for Using PAT from the CLI maybe downloaded from:

The PAT Menu script, when downloaded, should be placed in /usr/local/bin and made executable.

To run patmenu type "patmenu"