KC5CQW

Member Since: June 5, 2010

Country: United States

Profile

Bio

Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator Electronics Degree Space Hardware Technician

Role

NPOESS

Organizations

Lone Wolf Club

Spoken Languages

English and Bad English

Programming Languages

PLC Ladder Logic

Associations

ARRL

Universities

Texarkana College

Expertise

RF, Antennas, Absolute and incremental Digital Encoders

Interests

Amateur Radio, Astronomy, Gunsmithing etc…

Publications

QEX, QST, ARRL Handbook

  • Product BOB-08745 | about 4 years ago

    Works great with the BOB-00199 and a DB-25 for a USB to Serial break out box.
    The DB-25 alowed me access to all BOB-00199 and BOB-08745 ports.
    I now have Lo/Hi voltage TTL, GPIO’s, serial, reset/suspend and 3.3v/5v all on the DB-25 jack.
    You wont find a USB to RS-232 converter in any big box store that can give this kind of flexibility.
    I would have liked two through holes (redundant) for each connection.
    This would give a little bit more flexibility in some situations.
    Not a big deal and most of the time this wouldn’t be needed, just nice to have…

  • Product WIG-08632 | about 4 years ago

    Very nice box. I would have liked some rubber stick on feet for the bottom. I will have to get some from Wally-World on my next trip there.
    It was just the right size once the other components and hook up wires were installed.
    At first, I thought is was too big. I used all the space!
    I used my soldering iron to make rough openings and then a small file to shape and smooth the cutouts until the USB and DB-25 jacks fit.
    Clear plastic is a great way to show off DIY projects.
    I feel it also encourages one to improve their craftsmanship since everyone can see inside.

  • Product CAB-00512 | about 4 years ago

    In hind sight, I should have bought a few more of these. $4 is a steal.

  • Product BOB-00199 | about 4 years ago

    Works great with my Powemac G5 to give CAT control to my Kenwood TS-450s and other transceivers. I also added the voltage converter B.O.B. and used a DB-25 to make a B.O. Box for serial communications. This is my first order from Sparkfun and I am extremely impressed with all aspects. Well done!

No public wish lists :(