I want to build a CW keyer for beacon project will the PIC(s) I have work?
I have come across some CW keyer projects that use the 16F84 chip.
What do i need to program it ??
Anyone out there use this PIC for a beacon keyer?
Could they burn this chip, for a trade of one of the chips!!
I would be best if you were specific ... What CW keyer project? Provided by who (commercial, radio amateur)?
PICs are relatively inexpensive, and are equivalent to a black sheet of paper.
K1EL sells many of his chips -- for less $$ than it would take to mail (2 way postage) the chip for programming.
Best analogy --
You have blank copper-clad board and desire for someone to etch / drill the board with your desired project.
You would be BEST served finding a local Elmer who has the PIC tools for programming and testing the PIC.
I have completed a couple of projects with this approach -- but only when the project author has offered
this progamming to amateurs and a small fee is paid for postage and the service.
Steve Elliott, K1EL provides FREE source code for many PIC projects.
Since he has released this software in the Public Domain -- he is unable to provide support for it.
BTW, The ARRL offers a PIC Programming for Beginners publication and supporting tool-kit for the
growing area of micro-controllers.
Last edited by W9GB; 06-23-2011 at 11:36 AM.
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