Microcontroller technology has exploded in popularity among ham radio operators. The new generation of single-board microcontrollers is easier than ever to use, bringing together hardware and software for project-building radio amateurs can easily dive into. With inexpensive microcontroller platforms—such as the popular open-source Arduino board—readily available parts, components and accessory boards, the possibilities are limitless: beacon transmitters, keyers, antenna position control, RTTY and digital mode decoders, waterfall displays, and more.
Editor Leigh L. Klotz, Jr, WA5ZNU has assembled this first edition of Ham Radio for Arduino and PICAXE to help introduce you to the fun and rewards of experimenting with microcontrollers. Klotz and many other contributors have designed projects that will enhance your ham radio station and operating capabilities. Or, take it to the next step, using these projects as a launch pad for creating your own projects.
APRS Data Logger
Multimode Transmitter Shield
High Voltage, High Frequency, and High Temperature Data Logger
Receive-Only, Low-Power APRS iGate
PICAXE Keyer and CW Beacon Keyer
Handheld Radio Talk Timer
DTMF Controlled SSTV Camera
…and more projects using the Arduino, PICAXE, and ATtiny microcontrollers