Meet Quadra: A $35 Complete Mini-PC for Amateur Radio (and more!)

Update: Now includes popular ham radio apps pre-installed. HamClock, WSJT-X, js8call, GridTracker, Pat (Winlink), and the flDigi suite are all ready to use out of the box, plus an installer to add more easily.

Not just a raw board, Quadra is a complete modern Linux computer that can be used as a server or light-use desktop. It includes the case, heatsink, power adapter and HDMI cable. Just plug into a TV or monitor and a keyboard/mouse. No SD card needed as the OS (Debian Bullseye 64-bit) is pre-flashed in internal memory. A great option instead of Raspberry Pi when you don't need the 40-pin I/O header or want something more affordable that doesn't require assembly.

  • Uses the lightweight XFCE desktop manager with Mac-like interface & dock. Works with HD and 4K displays and TVs. Supports wired and wireless keyboards and mice.

  • Browse

    Browse the internet: Firefox pre-installed.

  • Create

    Edit photos and images with Gimp, a powerful open source image editor, pre-installed.

  • Code

    Write your own software with your favorite IDE: Arduino, BlockPi, pyCharm, Sublime Text, VS Code, and more.

  • Communicate

    Chat with anyone through Discord, Telegram, or WhatsApp.

  • Ham Radio

    An ideal computer for Ham Enthusiasts. Includes pre-installed Apps like WSJT-X, GridTracker, HamClock, JS8CALL, FlDigi, Pat Winlink and more!

  • Work

    Word processor and spreadsheet apps pre-installed, both with Microsoft Office compatibility.

  • Processor

  • Allwinner H6 quad-core A53 ARM v8 64-bit SoC, 1.7ghz

  • Memory

  • 2GB DRAM, 16GB eMMC (ROM)

  • Ethernet

  • 100mbit

  • WiFi

  • 2.4 Ghz 802.11n. 802.11ac with optional upgrade kit

  • Micro SD slot

  • Not needed for OS. Available for you to make backups or store data

  • USB Ports

  • 2 total (1x3.0, 1x2.0). Extend 2.0 ports to 4 with upgrade kit.

  • Bluetooth

  • No, but included with upgrade kit.

  • HDMI

  • 1 x standard HDMI, cable included. 1080p res for desktop.  Video typical 360p.

  • Power

  • 5v 2a USA power adapter included

  • Size (with enclosure)

  • 92mm x 92mm x 22mm tall
    3.62" x 3.62" x 0.86"

  • Heatsink

  • Included. But a fan is still recommended to help keep the quadra cool. See our stand accessory with space for a standard 40x40x10mm fan.

  • Enclosure

  • Included

  • Quadra / Raspberry PI

  • Board

  • $35 / $45+

  • Case

  • Included / $6

  • Heatsink

  • Included / $1

  • SD Card

  • Not Needed / $10 (required to run)

  • HDMI Cable

  • Included / $6

  • Power Adapter

  • Included / $5

  • Assembly

  • Done / Your Time

  • Total

  • $35 / $70+