01 February 2011

FT-817 Frequency Reader, present and future

Firmware development has not stopped, and now the frequency reader has a bigger brother: the Interactive Frequency Reader.

Based on the same circuit core (ATmega88/168), it adds the matrix keypad to the external display readout.

Most of the recent work has been towards enabling the I.F.R. to accept direct microwave frequency dial and QSY the FT-817 to the proper frequency, according to the selected L.O. value.

Meanwhile I am completing the Frequency Reader documentation, so that it will be up on the website soon. The stand-alone display firmware is now stable and ready for the general public.

Heat up your soldering irons!