K1QW Electronics Site - supported by LCB systems

Some Amateur Radio Related Projects - by Larry Coyle


I started in amateur radio when I was in high school, and I've always been glad that I did so. (Learning Morse code is real easy when you're fourteen years old!) Besides the outright fun of it, and the chance to meet new and interesting people, ham radio gave me a excellent start for understanding science, math and engineering. It also paved the way to a lifelong career designing electronics systems. Even with forty-plus years of professional electronics design experience behind me, I'm still absorbed -- now, as a hobbyist -- by the challenges of developing new and, I hope, useful gadgets.

This web site presents a few of the projects I have successfully completed. Most are ham-related, but a few are not. Many are still works in progress and I may update some files site from time to time. This is especially true of the software-oriented projects.

Software Projects

Hardware Projects

Text files

Photo of Project on Workbanch

A typical project under development

The projects listed on the right side of this page are a mix of software and electronic hardware designs. All are downloadable and are complete, standalone items. The hardware projects include schematic diagrams and Bills of Material (BOM). All of the software packages are designed to run on Windows PCs. Some packages require that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (or newer) is present on your computer. If necessary, you can download it separately from Microsoft's web site, or you can download Visual Studio 2010 Express and the .NET Framework will be automatically included. Except for that requirement, all software projects are ready to run and require no additional DLLs.

The text files are notes on various investigations, and other miscellaneous papers.

You're welcome to browse here and to download and use any or all files which interest you. If you want to copy information to another web site, that's OK, too; but, please include a link back to here so that others can access the most up-to-date versions of these files.