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quick mod to USB cable to remove VCC for CAT control
I finally got around to putting KD8CEC's outstanding FW on my V3 µBITX. When I'm not using the rig for other things I leave it on to rx WSPR. Using CAT control for band hopping is fantastic. I did not want power over the USB cable going to the raduino when the rig is otherwise switched off or at all for that matter. There may be a more elegant solution but as they say, done is better than perfect. I stripped back the insulation on the cable, parted the shielding, and like a B movie bomb tech I cut the red wire. With a little heat shrink on the cut ends, some copper foil to repair the shielding, and electrical tape to replace the outer jacket it looks good as new...from 100 yards :) I realize this isn't a revolutionary break through but I figured it was worth sharing.