PicCon is a PIC microcontroller based radio controller designed for
hidden transmitter hunting. When combined with a radio transmitter,
it will produce tone sequences and Morse code messages at user-programmed
times. It is completely field programmable via DTMF tones, utilizes
EEPROM for all programmed options so they are remembered when power
is removed, and is quite compact.
Be sure to also check out our new
Micro-Fox 15 T-Fox Hunting Transmitter!
PicCon interfaces to a radio transceiver much like a packet radio
TNC does. It is controlled by the audio it receives from the radio,
in the form of DTMF tones, and operates the radio by controlling
the Push To Talk (PTT) while sending audio in the form of tones and
modulated CW Morse code. PicCon draws only a few milliamps, and
runs off any 7-35VDC source, including a standard 9-volt battery.
PicCon was featured in Joe Moell, K0OV's Homing In column in the Summer 2011 edition of CQ VHF magazine!
Read the first two pages here.
Download piccon.zip for the complete User's Manual, and pictures.
Right click the link and choose "Save As..."
PicCon Kit and Case - $42.
Includes everything except cables.
PicCon Kit - $36.
Includes everything except cables and case.
PicCon Built and Tested with Case - $66.
For those not interested in soldering together the kit.
PicCon Built and Tested - $60.
For those not interested in soldering together the kit. Case not included.
PicCon Case - $8.
PicCon is designed to fit this translucent green plastic case. The case is pre-cut with holes for the DB-9 connector and the switch.
Radio and Power Cables available for many common radios. Click
Note: the M1C and M1P cables do not work with the PicCon.
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