February 12, 2013

Frequency display for Kenwood HF radio with Arduino

 Enthusiast Todd Harrison was tasked with replacing the frequency display for a Kenwood TS-520S amateur radio transceiver, and is well on the way to creating an Arduino-based solution which not only works, but is cheaper than the replacement Kenwood unit. Todd's first post is the start of a long journey that reads as an excellent tutorial on all the subjects involved - and well worth a look. He starts off with the following video:

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Many amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world have found uses for an Arduino-compatible board in their arsenal. Examples include the Morse code CQ-caller by Peter Parker, Ernest Neijenhuis' motorised antenna tuner and WB7FHC's Morse code to text converter

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