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Amateur radio, space tech, and other nerd stuff

DIY remote kit for the IC-706 part 1: Proof of concept

Few months ago I purchased a used ICOM IC-706MKIIG in good condition and for a quite reasonable price. The primary reason for this acquisition was that l am spending 2.5 hours every day driving a car between my home and my work place and I wanted a mobile radio setup for shortwaves. Because of the detachable front panel the IC-706 is extremely suited for this purpose.

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My mcHF UI board is alive!

After completing the UI board I really wanted to see it work and test it one way or other without the RF board.

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mcHF build status 2014.07.19

Last night I mounted the LEDs, the electrolytic capacitors and the LCD panel. I am using the HY28B which is why the display doesn't align with the push buttons.

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mcHF build status 2014.07.05

I forgot to post this update but I did make some progress since the last report in June. Finished mounting all connectors, buttons and encoders, see photos below.

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mcHF build status 2014.06.23

Last night I finished mounting all the small parts on the UI board and today the board got cleaned of extra flux (there was a lot).

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