Pcr-1000 control in the new Box now available (october 2011)
A little control panel for the Icom PCR1000 receiver is presented on this page.
You can find many panels designed for the PCR1000, this one is a hardware panel.
This panel can be used instead of an unavailable PC, but ...
It can be un replaceable in a mobile condition, have a look at its size.
It features all possible controls over the PCR1000 although it has been based on low cost components.
List of functions:
The panel interference are very low anyway, even without entering the sleep mode.
Pse read the article written by Tomislav Stimac in order to get a better idea on this topic.
You can also compare the two samples (download the .wav file) playing the noise level on a PCR1000 connected to a PC (the usual way), and a PCR1000 connected to the panel only.
In the Tomislav's article you can find many other interesting information related to the LF/LW/MW/FM bands reception or on methods to reduce interference.
Another article of Tomislav at http://www.astro.hr/ucionica/tom/Pcr1000Portable/: "Icom PCR-1000 as portable receiver "
The panel is equipped with a 2 lines by 16 characters LCD display
A simple 8 key pad is sufficient to control the PCR1000.
A mechanical or optical encoder can be added to simplify the frequency tuning from 1 Hz to 10 MHz step.
The panel without box
This project uses a High Performance RISC CPU, Pic-18F2620:
The current software version (V5.1) makes it possible to control the PCR1000 by the means of a Philips standard (RC5: a normal TV rc) remote control.
The PCR1000 control Panel is available in Kit, discrete PCB's or parts may be requested.
You can also ask for a full assembled and tested panel.
The Kit materials
Download the Pdf: operation manual (V5.2)assembling manual (Boxed no soldering kit))
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