ICOM Memory keypads family of products comming soon.


VE2DX
 

Well am still working on the CI-V based 8 memories keypad for the 7300, 9700and 7610, but running into major issues with finding a 
good quality capacity touch screen at a fair price to make the keypad feasable, the resistive touch keypads are just not good enougth,
will probably release a tactile switch version first (like IMK2, 3 and 3B.

Meanwhile, am looking at releasing soon the IMK2, IMK3 and IMK3B family, the IMK1 Tactile version will look similar to IMK3B but with 8 memories...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWcMfHGcwQ
 
Well still working on the IMK keypads family of products, looks like the first products to come out will be the IMK2 for highend
ICOM radios with Keypad jacks in the back, we added PTT and Spare buttons, these come out on the tip (PTT) and Ring (Spare)
of the PTT Out jack in the back of the IMK2, the spare is a Normaly Open switch (low current) to control other devices in the shack.
 
The IMK3 I am still debating using the VERY large PTT button like on the IMK3B (comments?) other then that unit is pretty mutch
done, we did have to make the PCB 10mm larger then originaly planned for prper key spacing issues.
 
The IMK3B is the BIG BROTHER of the others, the IMK3B is an IMK3 on steroids! it supports via a new option card 2 radios,
you can switch from Radio1 to Radio2 on the fly with the two distinct radio selectors. The PTT button is larger and based on 4
seperate switchs making operations easier, the Headphone jacks have both radios (one on each side) as with all the IMK
products you have the MFS (Mempry footswitch) jacks, MFS1 can be configured via jumpers inside the IMK to any of the
memory (8 on IMK2 and 4 on IMK3 and IMK3B), PTT input, Front and Rear audio output (rear is switched off when
front is in use) and powered aux input microphone perfect for your BM800,
 
let me know what you think.
 
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VE2DX
 

OK Guys! Finale version of the IMK (Icom Memory Keypad) family, bigest changes;
 
- IMK2 None, ready to go.
- IMK3, added TX light, changed for the Larger PTT button.
- IMK3B well thats where most of the major changes are, the radio switching was a challenge, ended up using a very small microprocessor and it works GREAT, added LEDs for TX and Radio indicator (radio1 / Radio2) positioning is key to helping the operator.
 
sending the design for PCB fabrication tonite and ordering my parts the whole family will be great but IMK3B uP will be WOW!
 
And YES I am still working on the IMK1, the first one will be same form factor as the existing IMK family products, the touch screen (if I can find a capacitive touch screen that works well enough!) will likely be similar form factor, this design is small ergonimic and really great.
 
Hope you like it, please send me your questions and suggestions at ve2dx@....
 
PS: still aiming for June release :-P
73
 
Richard VE2DX
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Only the Best ICOM, ERC and HRD 
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Richard VE2DX, Jesus Island, PQ-014