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Projects Index.

Projects and Circuits are coded by ease of construction:-
easy Should cause no problems for a beginner, uses basic tools and equipment. moderately easy Slightly more advanced than beginner, may need some experience.
moderately hard May require special tools / experience / setup / test equipment. hard For the seasoned constructor, requires special tools / experience / setup / test equipment.


Antenna Projects.

easy
2 Metre
Slim Jim.

(300Ω Twinlead)

easy
2 Metre
Slim Jim.

(450Ω Ladder Feeder)

easy
50W
Dummy Load.

easy
DF Antenna for
2 Metres

By G8OSN.

easy
Dual Band J-Pole.
(450Ω Ladder Feeder)

easy
Fitting a
BNC or TNC plug.

easy
Fitting an
'N' connector.

easy
Fitting a
PL 259 plug.

moderately easy
HF Mobile Antennas
FromChris, G4DCH.

moderately easy
Ionic Fluid Antenna
aka:
Ionic Liquid Antenna.

moderately easy
Slim Jims
for any band.

moderately easy
Stealth Directional Antenna for Top Band
(Any Band with scaling).


Data Transfer Projects.


Icom

Information
Icom Cloning Software
for older radios.

easy
EX-1196
Level Converter.

easy
OPC-017A
CT-17 to Radio
Connection Cable.

(also used to clone
some models)

easy
OPC-118
Accessory Connection Cable.

easy
OPC-129
Cloning Cable.

& usage info

easy
OPC-168
Cloning Cable.

& usage info

moderately easy
OPC-298
Cloning Cable.

easy
OPC-474
Cloning Cable.

easy
OPC-476
V68 & U68
Clone Cable.

moderately easy
OPC-478 / OPC-552
PC Cloning /
CI-V cable.

moderately easy
OPC-591
Cloning cable.

& usage info

moderately easy
OPC-592
PC programming cable.

easy
OPC-782
Adaptor.

moderately easy
OPC-1122
PC programming cable.

easy
OPC-1529R
Data Cable.

moderately easy
OPC-1532
Cloning Cable.

Information
Icom Programming
Software & Leads
Information.



Kenwood

Information
Kenwood DOS based
Programming Software

for older radios.

moderately easy
E30-3382-05 Cloning Cable.

easy
E30-3410-05 Cloning Cable.

moderately easy
E30-3411-05 Cloning Cable.

easy
KCT-40
Accessory Data cable.

moderately easy
KPG-4
PC programming cable.

moderately easy
KPG-8
PC programming cable.

moderately easy
KPG-22
PC programming cable.

moderately easy
KPG-46
PC programming cable.

moderately easy
PG-4S
PC programming cable.

moderately easy
PG-4S Adapter
(makes PG-4Y)
PC programming cable.

easy
PG-4W
PC programming cable.

easy
PG-5A
Audio Data Communications Cable.

easy
PG-5G
Radio to PC Cable.

easy
PG-5H
Radio to PC and Audio Data Cable set.

Information
Kenwood Programming
Software & Leads
Information.



Yaesu

easy
Yaesu
Cloning Cables.

(various)

easy
CT-27A
Cloning Cable.

easy
CT-62
CAT Cable.

easy
FT-847 CAT cable.
(Easy 3 wire cable)

Information
Yaesu Programming
Software & Leads
Information.

moderately easy
VPL-1
Programming Cable.



Other Makes

easy
Alinco
Cloning Cables.

(including
"How to Clone"
instructions)

easy
Lowe HF-250/HF-250E
to PC Cable

Information
Lowe Programming
Software.

Information
Lowe Programming
Software & Leads
Information.

easy
Maas DX5000
PC programming cable.

also fits AnyTone AT-5555 etc.

Information
Vertex Standard Programming
Software & Leads
Information.

(combined with Yaesu data)

easy
Wouxun
"Wireclone" Cable.



General Leads used for Programming

easy
Null Modem cable.
(fully configured)

easy
Standard (Straight) Serial cable.
(fully configured)


Microphone Projects.

moderately easy
Alinco EDS-8
Microphone Adapter.

easy
Fitting a Dynamic Mic
to an Icom HF radio.

moderately easy
Icom OPC-589
Microphone Adapter.

moderately easy
Kenwood MJ-88
Microphone Adapter.

moderately easy
Yaesu CT-69
Microphone Adapter.

moderately easy
Yaesu CT-69
Microphone Adapter

(Modified).


Power Projects.

easy
Duplex type
battery from a
camera battery.

easy
Icom IC-AT100 / AT500
AC/DC Power Connection.

easy
Icom IC-251/ 351/
451/ 551
AC/DC Power Connection.

moderately easy
Reverse Polarity
Protection.

easy
Watch Battery Adapter.

moderately easy
Yaesu FNB-72
(FT-817 battery).

easy
Yaesu FNB-59 or
FNB-79 battery.


Test Equipment Projects.

easy
RF Detection
Probe for multimeter.

easy
RF Sampler.


Other Projects.

easy
25 to 9 pin
PC Serial Adaptor.

easy
EPROM eraser using a fluorescent tourch and a few other bits.
By Mike Gordan

easy
Icom OPC-889 /
OPC-1155 / OPC-1156
from Cat5 patch lead.

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