QRZ Video: Making Morse Code Plaques

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    In this episode we show how we make the Morse Code Plaques The video runs for 8 minutes, with several operations sped up to improve viewing.

    We still have a few available. You can order one at https://ssl.qrz.com/plaques
    Sorry but we are unable to accept new orders at this time.


    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
    KC3CRY, KT0G, KW4EK and 3 others like this.
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nicely done Fred.

  3. KJ4YQK

    KJ4YQK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Love the machine...
  4. KE0JIT

    KE0JIT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey, that is a router or end mill cutter, right?
  5. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    It's a CNC router. It can accept end mills, drills, vee bits, or just about any circular cutting tool with a 1/2 or smaller shank that can safely spin at up to 24000 rpm. The speed control on this one is a three phase inverter variable frequency drive that loses a lot of torque at lower speeds. This spindle motor isn't usable at all below 18,000 RPM and I normally cut everything at full speed, 24000. The motor is 220 volt, three phase, and is rated at 2.2 hp.

    Here's another video of the same machine.

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
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  6. N7NEC

    N7NEC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Fred!!--These are great--if you don't have one you need one!!!


    Rich N7NEC
  7. KD2BBC

    KD2BBC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Aww very nice !!! thanks for sharing
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
  8. N2MDA

    N2MDA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fred: That machine is WAY COOL! I had no intention of speeding up the video, it was awesome.
  9. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    What's not to love about CNC, I love it.
  10. KC9BNW

    KC9BNW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Indeed, fantastic job, and cool little machine.

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