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Download Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio by Jack Purdum PDF

By Jack Purdum


Do you must elevate the performance and price of your ham radio with out spending handsome profit? This booklet will express you the way! Arduino initiatives for newbie Radio is full of step by step microcontroller tasks you could accomplish in your own--no programming adventure necessary.

After getting you put up on an Arduino board, veteran ham radio operators Jack Purdum (W8TEE) and Dennis Kidder (W6DQ) begin with an easy liquid crystal display exhibit and stream as much as tasks which may upload enormous quantities of greenbacks' worthy of improvements to current apparatus. This sensible consultant presents certain directions, valuable diagrams, lists of inexpensive components and providers, and and software program assistance that make development your individual apparatus much more relaxing. Downloadable code for the entire tasks within the ebook is additionally available.

Do-it-yourself tasks include:

  • LCD safeguard
  • Station timer
  • General objective panel meter
  • Dummy load and watt meter
  • CW automated keyer
  • Morse code decoder
  • PS2 keyboard CW encoder
  • Universal relay guard
  • Flexible sequencer
  • Rotator controller
  • Directional watt and SWR meter
  • Simple frequency counter
  • Portable solar energy source

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Simon Monk’s Programming Arduino (McGraw-Hill) is also a popular introductory programming book. Once the program’s source code is visible in the IDE, as in Figure 1-11, you can compile the program. The term compile refers to the process by which the source code language program seen in Figure 1-11 is converted into the machine code instructions that the Atmel processors can understand and execute. You compile the source code by clicking the check mark icon that appears just below the File menu option.

When we hear hams express their concerns about programming, we think about our own experiences when we first started to learn Morse code. I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ CW! Jack remembers well getting ready for his General Class license exam. He had been a Novice for almost a full year and was sick and tired of Morse code. Like most Novice class operators, he couldn’t wait to get on AM or maybe even that new SSB stuff … someday. Still, way back in 1954, you had to pass a code exam of 13 words per minute … a blistering pace of 65 characters a minute!

It appears from the name of the function that pinMode() is designed to use the variable led in some way to affect the pin’s mode and sets it to OUTPUT. If you look up the library documentation for pinMode() you would find that it is used to set a specific Arduino pin (led, or pin 13 in this case) to a specific mode, OUTPUT in this case. As you might guess, pin 13 is tied to the Arduino’s onboard LED. So what does the word void in front of setup() mean? In C, functions have the ability to send a value back to whatever section of code invoked the function.

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