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Although I spend most of my time in Amateur Radio on building antennas and writing software, every once in a while I'll tackle some hardware projects, too. Below you'll find some articles of recent hardware projects. 


A stand for the Yaesu FT-817(ND)

A stand for the Yaesu FT-817(ND)
The Yaesu FT-817ND transceiver I recently purchased is one of those good things that come in small packages. However, Yaesu forgot to include a stand in this package. Time to put the homebrew cap on and build your own for next to nothing.    More...

CI-V DDS Controller

CI-V DDS Controller
Many software products allow frequency control  of a radio through the software. Most products support the Icom CI-V protocol. With the software presented in this project you can control a DDS with these software packages.  More...

Emergency Power Pack

Cook Up Your Own Emergency Power Pack
The lights go out. You drag out your emergency battery you bought at the discount store. It's dead. Now what? Now you wish you had read this article. More...

Headset Interface for IC-718

Computer Headset Interface for Icom IC-718
Build your own headset preamp for your Icom radio. It's cheap and it will sound just as good as expensive headsets. More...