Thursday, January 17, 2013

The nanoKeyer

Just before Christmas I've ordered the nanoKeyer kit from Oscar DJ0MY.  It was in the letterbox when we returned from camping in mid January.

http://nanokeyer.wordpress.com/

The firmware is written by K3NG http://radioartisan.wordpress.com/arduino-cw-keyer/ .  The firmware has all the features of Winkeyer by K1EL and some more.  Can be used with most contest loggers.

Oscar does not supply the Arduino, I had to buy an Arduino Uno on eBay.  The arduino is the "engine" of the project.  The assembly time was hardly two hours an a little bit. It took a whole day to source the enclosure and drill all the holes.


Finished kit to be put into it's enclosure

View from the top with the memory buttons

Arduino Uno ... the engine

Ready to go


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The CQ WW CW contest 24th to 26th November.

I got an invitation from Steve VK3JA to do the contest from his QTH.  Impossible to refuse.  Steve has one of the best antenna farms I know....