Electronics

30th March
2014
written by Todd Harrison

This is PART 4a (there is a part 4b below) of the project “Arduino Frequency Display For a Kenwood TS-520S HF Ham Radio”. This part covers switching to a new front end circuit as seen used by the DFD2 frequency counter from “Almost All Digital Electronics”. Their website is http://aade.com/DFD2inst/DFD2inst.htm

All parts: (PART 4), (PART 3), (PART 2), (PART 1)

(PART 4A)

This is PART 4b of the project “Arduino Frequency Display For a Kenwood TS-520S HF Ham Radio”. This part covers testing the circuit and frequency counter software when connected to the Kenwood radio but still on a bread board. The final display is not ready so in this video I simply push the frequence counts to the laptop.

(PART 4B)

Here is the datasheet for the PLL chip I used in (PART 4). Other datasheets can be found in (PART 1).

74HC4046 Phase-Locked Loop with VCO (PDF)

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25th March
2014
written by Todd Harrison

OttLite LED 2-in-1 Magnifier Floor and Table Lamp Review
http://www.frys.com/product/8001994

I liked it quite a lot. I will report back here if my option changes for any reason.

 

 

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24th March
2014
written by Todd Harrison

This is PART 3 of the project “Arduino Frequency Display For a Kenwood TS-520S HF Ham Radio”. This part covers 0.9 volt 38 MHz signal amplified into Schmitt triggered NAND gate for cleanup before going to a divide by 8 ripple counter chip then finally being cleanly counted by the Arduino using multiply by 8 math function to restore counts to 38 MHz. All parts: (PART 4), (PART 3), (PART 2), (PART 1)

Thanks for joining!

 

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