News, Updates and Other Minutiae

I have, for quite a while, provided modified versions of the code for my projects free of charge. However, the cost of webhosting for this site has tripled in the last couple of years and the little I make out of the pcbs I sell goes nowhere near covering this cost.

As of October 2017, I will be asking for a donation in exchange for providing custom modified code for my projects to help keep this site available.

February 2018

Updated Australian Band Plan page with the latest info (under 'Misc' heading).

November 2017

A modification plus software to allow the Simple DDS VFO to be re-calibrated as often as you want without having to re-program the PIC has been added to the Simple DDS VFO page. Simple DDS VFO bug problem fixed. Code uploaded to webpage as version 'c'.

October 2017

There is a bug in the Simple DDS VFO code. See Simple DDS VFO page for the problem and updated code. Included an add-on for the Simple VFO project to indicate which step size has been selected. Simple DDS VFO project updated and software file uploaded. The pushbutton on the encoder is used to change step size (step sizes 10Hz, 1kHz and 10kHz).

September 2017

Noise Canceller kits now available.

July 2017

Updated both the DDS Xtal Substitute and DDS Xtal Substitute Mark 2 projects into one project. The original webpages are available to download as PDF's.

May 2017

New project added - my version of the X-Phase noise canceller. PCB available and a kit of parts to follow soon

The Shack

The Shack

Well, what can I say. It is a disaster zone. When we were looking for a house in 2009, one of the things I wanted was a house with a big shed. So what did I get? A house with no shed. Well, the wife fell in love with this one and you can't disappoint the wife, can you. Not to put too fine a point on it, some 9 months after we moved in, the shed went up. It's only half the size I need so it is somewhat cramped in there. On top of that, things needed doing urgently, so everything was more or less put in a 'that'll do for now' place and re-organisational progress is slow. Injuries sustained in my car accident mean that I am limited in how much I can do at any one time, so it's steady as she goes. It will get there eventually.