Monday, June 3, 2013
After charging up the Icom 2AT, and running through some diagnostics, it appears I have purchased a fully working radio. I took it over to Dan Saputo - K8PLW's house while visiting and doing some DStar radio programming. I left it over there, as he has a better workbench to do some payload assembly and testing. Needless to say, with him working nights, he gets bored while everyone is sleeping and began putting a 7808 Voltage Regulator on the bottom. This allows us to directly feed 12 volts from our battery system to the handheld for a beacon & termination setup. We'll just need to work on the DTMF decoding for termination and we'll be done with the beacon / termination system.