595RE: [stationpro] Re I added a DIN jack on the back
- Jun 15, 2014John
It's a snap. The editor is quite easy. Be sure to save your file after you're satisfied with the results.
How did it turn out?
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:50:28 +0000
Subject: Re: [stationpro] Re I added a DIN jack on the back
I added a jack on the back panel. Tomorrow I'll see how it works, as I am ready to upload the program. X -fingers crossed.
73, John, K2TQN - Happy Father's day to all!
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Congrats on getting that sorted out. I also have had a similar experience with Mouser and never
have I had an issue with them in the past. I have nothing but praise for doing business with them.
You will find the SPII project to be extremely rewarding and easy to accomplish. Jim did his research
in his usual in depth and well prepared manner. My project went together without any issues.
One thing I would suggest as a modification if you have a tendency to change rigs a lot, or
reconfigure your station on occasion. The programming pins for the molex connector are mounted
under the patch board. You have to temporarily remove the patch board in order to plug your RS-232
cable to program the SPII, which is fine if it's a set and forget affair. On mine, I added a DIN jack on the back
which is a 5 pin type, much like what is used for MIDI. This is wired directly to the molex header pins
for programming the SPII. From now on, whenever I want to re-program the unit, it's as easy as plugging
in and loading the file. Maybe give this some thought. To me, this is a good enhancement to an otherwise
nearly perfect design. There is ample room on the back left of the rear panel to accommodate this jack.
Good luck and have fun.
73 de Billy N6YW
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