Re: QSX radio feature requests
Alan de G1FXB
Hi Roger / All,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
just brain storming on something that not a crowd developed project...
I too were thinking of the radio enclosure for home base
and a separate matching "support enclosure" bungee'd together for the trail approach.
I'm sure Hans would agree to selling us a blank enclosure, no work getting it cut and drilled, and economies of scale for QRP labs.
Then at a later date....?
Bringing out switching lines?
We know the QSX will be modular, without a doubt there will be an "Internal Bus" however it MAY not be as discrete as what we would like.
We may have to hack a decoder.
(What is your idea using the switching for? AMU / ATU?
Existing auto atu designs already exist, many use a ATmega 328 etc many utilise one of the Arduino formats.
Will direct control from the QSX bring anything extra.
(possibly direct recall from previous memory without needing to first sniff the RF, but beyond that it still has to remeasure the current VSWR,
but at the cost of consuming firmware space from users who don't utilise this feature)
Anything so long as it's not reinventing the wheel?
However if QRP Labs offered for instance a pneumatic tyre to their ATU to replace the solid rubber.
(I still have a wood rimmed wheel (switches and knobs on my ATU....))
Bumped by the other Alan, it's not Centronics.
Cannon did a modular range at one time that mixed the classic D connector F&M shells with other style "Pins" there were 14 gauge(ish) for high current and certainly 1/2/3 miniature coax options.
I think we sourced from Farnell in the 90's. They may have died a death by now??
Likewise If you need any 8" or 5 1/4" floppies I have a few CPM
and 3" Floppy drives, not a typo. Just an example of when "Standards" are less than....
Looks like we all have being there.....:-)
On 24/08/2018 10:47, Roger Hill wrote: