Arduino for Ham Radio.

Started by gil, September 07, 2013, 02:47:56 pm

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KC3AOL

Quote from: gil on September 08, 2013, 07:13:48 pm
QuoteBTW, have you seen the TenTec Rebel? It's an Arduino-based QRP CW transceiver.
http://www.tentec.com/rebel-model-506-open-source-qrp-cw-transceiver/


Waoh, I had no idea this model even existed! Thank you  :)

Gil.

Yeah, I don't remember how I heard about it. The bad thing is that TenTec is using a Yahoo group for feedback, software, etc. I loathe Yahoo groups. I don't understand why ham radio seems so enamored with them. Yahoo groups and serial ports...I feel like it's 1990.

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KK0G

Thread revival time. ;D


So Gil, any progress on your Arduino projects? Anyone else do any cool ham related stuff with them? I see Chinese knockoff UNO boards freakin' dirt cheap on e-Bay for only $10/free shipping. I may get one just for the hell of it for something to play with but for the life of me I can't come up with an Arduino based ham project  that I just can't live without or that I can't build easier, better, more efficient, simpler, etc using traditional methods.

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KC3AOL

Quote from: KK0G on November 15, 2013, 11:24:20 pm
Thread revival time. ;D


So Gil, any progress on your Arduino projects? Anyone else do any cool ham related stuff with them? I see Chinese knockoff UNO boards freakin' dirt cheap on e-Bay for only $10/free shipping. I may get one just for the hell of it for something to play with but for the life of me I can't come up with an Arduino based ham project  that I just can't live without or that I can't build easier, better, more efficient, simpler, etc using traditional methods.

Just found some for $9 shipped...ordered 5. Not sure what I'm going to do with them though. What I'd really like to do is create an Arduino-compatible radio shield.

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Kayden

Quote from: KK0G on November 15, 2013, 11:24:20 pm
So Gil, any progress on your Arduino projects? Anyone else do any cool ham related stuff with them? I see Chinese knockoff UNO boards freakin' dirt cheap on e-Bay for only $10/free shipping. I may get one just for the hell of it for something to play with but for the life of me I can't come up with an Arduino based ham project  that I just can't live without or that I can't build easier, better, more efficient, simpler, etc using traditional methods.


I wrote a CW-keyer on mine as the big one out there (I forget where to link to) didn't seem to work for me. You would just connect to the serial interface, type what you wanted, you could even change speed (to a point, mostly from 12-30 wpm, any higher and the relay I was using just couldn't adjust quickly enough), but it didn't interpret CW, just key it. So I'd use fldigi to read the morse for me. I haven't played with it in months, though - I recently had to move my ham shack into my unheated garage. :(

gil

QuoteSo Gil, any progress on your Arduino projects?


I haven't had much time to play with it, but it is still on my list! Too many projects right now, I need to weed out a bit..

Gil.

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gil

Nice! I wouldn't have thought of that...

Gil.

KC3AOL

Got my knock-off Arduinos.  BTW, the ones I got actually have some nice improvements to the standard Arduino Uno. They have a switch allowing it to use 3.3v components, use a micro USB instead of USB-B, and have a grounding loop allowing easier grounding of multiple items.  Here's the one I got:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=111173848562

Another thing I thought of making is a simplex repeater (records the received audio and then rebroadcasts it). The ones you can buy on eBay are around $100.

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KK0G

Quote from: KC3AOL on December 01, 2013, 12:15:01 pm
Got my knock-off Arduinos.  BTW, the ones I got actually have some nice improvements to the standard Arduino Uno. They have a switch allowing it to use 3.3v components, use a micro USB instead of USB-B, and have a grounding loop allowing easier grounding of multiple items.  Here's the one I got:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=111173848562

Another thing I thought of making is a simplex repeater (records the received audio and then rebroadcasts it). The ones you can buy on eBay are around $100.

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I see that one ships direct from China, how quick was the shipping? I've ordered direct from China before and sometimes it arrives in a little over a week, and sometimes it takes 1 1/2 months.
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KC3AOL

Quote from: KK0G on December 01, 2013, 12:44:13 pm
I see that one ships direct from China, how quick was the shipping? I've ordered direct from China before and sometimes it arrives in a little over a week, and sometimes it takes 1 1/2 months.

It was about two weeks. Not bad for a shipment from China.

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KC3AOL

Here's a neat project:
http://blog.radioartisan.com/arduino-cw-keyer/

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madball13

March 09, 2014, 01:52:18 pm #28 Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 08:19:53 am by madball13
Any updates from anyone?

I have been trying to use my RPi to run my ham radio programs instead of a laptop. Ideally would like to add a low power screen and have a complete package that uses very little power. Issue i am having now is getting my USB to serial adapters to work and i thinking of scrapping them and just adding RS232 boards to the RPi.

Now i am seeing Arduino projects and would love to have a small package that reads temp and pressure and displays it on a LED screen.

Edit:
Ordered a starter kit to start learning. Eventually would like to build a weather station for the house.