Well it has reached the time again...meeting tomorrow at the club house. 13:00 after the club's session - maybe you have something to contribute. So see you there early.
I have good news and bad news for you. But some good stuff for your interest.
Those of you with the later model [B+] have got a better processor than I have.
Check on the web site for the Icom interface - kindly supplied by Nic ZR6AEZ
Ham Pages - jbcs.co.za
Raspberry Pi Session [next]
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So I read about the RSGB making a kit for a 20 metre PSK31 receiver for use with a Raspberry Pi. But it seems as if they chicken out. As I cannot find any reference to a page about it...
I suggested to Nick [chairman] at the RAE session last night that we [the club] should look into making/designing one locally. With the Pound at near 19 to the Rand, this kit is beyond the financial reach of most of our members.
I believe that 20 metres is the best 'all round' band for this. For several reasons.
One; the aerial [antenna in U.S. English] is a reasonable size.
Two; the frequency and components are pretty stable at 14 MHz for an amateur constructor to handle.
Whilst crystal operation would be nice and a DDS design would be 'nicer', I don't think that would be a good starting project for a 'newbie' Radio Amateur.
What do you think? Your comments would be appreciated.