I've been experimenting with an Arduino Uno for the past few months in preparation for this rig, which has a chipKIT Uno 32 (Arduino based but much more powerful) micro-controller as a brain. I've learned a lot about what can be done. There is a LOT that can be done to personalize this rig and make it a QPR Holy Grail.
I'm planning on getting started as soon as this my new rig arrives. Here is a quick laundry list of add-ons and upgrades I'm considering:
- LCD display (maybe replaced by a touch screen display in the near future)
- Frequency Readout
- Power Output
- Battery Level
- CW Memory Keyer with a knob speed control
- Morse decoder (Wait for it...)
- On board one-button logging, using an internal clock and the decoded Morse (BANG!)
- A waterfall display
- Built in QRSS
Anyway, there are a few of my dreams for the winter projects. Hopefully, I'll be rporting on their successes here shortly.