13 July 2016

Front panel II

Last week I was able to get the front panel sprayed and over the last couple of days I've mounted all the panel components. At last I have all controls operational!

With the VFO control buttons/LEDs and all encoders working it's now possible to get on with the code to integrate all these functions. Inevitably I've found a couple of bugs lurking and those have been squashed fairly quickly.

There is still the back panel to complete, together with the power supply logic. Other than that, it's pretty well all software from now on.

In other news, we have a new Prime Minister. It's all happening!


  1. This looks amazing! Mr Linford this is definitely more interesting that the new PM...
    73s 5B4WN/G0WWW

  2. Hi Marios, long time no see! I tend to agree with you and rest assured that this Blog is not about to go all political. Quite enough of that nonsense elsewhere :-)

    73, John, G3WGV

  3. John, which TFT screen did you buy? Looks great to me and where did you get the VFO knobs from?
    73s Marios

  4. Hi Marios. The TFT display is a 5" 800x600 CPLD unit, see http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-5-0-inch-TFT-LCD-module-CPLD-SDRAM-800x480-arduino-DUE-MEGA2560-4-3-SSD1963-/121186430206?hash=item1c37462cfe.

    Decent VFO knobs seem to be hard to come by! Martin Lynch very kindly supplied the ones I am using in the images on this Blog.

    73, John, G3WGV