Monthly Archives: July 2018

RF components kit and UI components kit on V 0.6

Hello

Following many requests to split V 0.6 components kit into RF board build kit and UI board build kit
we are now please to offer this configuration. For information on price and shipping please visit our Order page.

I would like to advise that shipping may follow up to 3-4 working days after purchase as we don’t stock large quantity of all components.

Kind regards
Lucy

New revision V0.8 on it’s way

Hello Everyone

The mcHF project has been running for almost five years now. Thank you all for your continued support. We are constantly trying to make it more fun and implement the many ideas we have as well as take on board comments from users.

Currently we are working on a very exiting revision V 0.8 . Some of you may have seen new image uploaded on our Home page or twitter posts giving a small preview about it. Still to come are many days of active development but once work is complete we hope the wait will have been worth it – upgraded UI board, fully compatible with the Logic, RF board and case. New 5 inch capacitive touch LCD allowing for more user friendly interface.

We also are planning to start operating on pre-order basis, the details of which we are still discussing. This will allow us to be faster on implementing bug fixes as well as updates on hardware and a better chance against competition. We have not been very flexible in doing that due to various reasons. We have tried to cater for as many hams as we can. From the types preferring ‘solder all yourself kits’, to partially factory assembled ones. This has resulted in having to carry an excess stock of components, cases and Lcd’s.

In the start of operating the new way, we would like to offer few left over mcHF V 0.7 kits at a reduced price. Please refer for more details here

We hope we’ll have your support in this matter.

Kindest regards
Chris and Lucy

The ‘Potato’ mod on rev 0.7

Hi,

Changing 74AC74(U11) with PO74G74A has been suggested for a long time. I can confirm it is safe and easy to do, here in few simple steps:

1. Remove U11, preferably by hot air. Turn the board back and cut the 5V trace in the corner

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2.  Solder the new chip and put a small wire between the two decoupling caps (hot side, not GND)

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You are all set!

73!

Debug port fake panel

Hello,

As i have came back to active development (hardware and firmware) i found the need to update the boards with debug connectors. My obvious choice is the 6 pin Nucleo connector. The ST serial interface allows for fast programing from any IDE and real time debug (with 2 Mhz instead of printf via slow UART port).

Right now there are two debug ports, on the Logic and UI boards, so this panel reflects the position of those. If you have a printer, you can make one yourself as temporary solution, while debugging and keep your original aluminium panel intact.

 

And here the STL file: fake_left_debug

73!