I printed another thing!

This was one of my first successful electronics projects a few years ago.  It’s a TNC-PI from Coastal Chip Works.  It’s basically a packet radio interface that sits on top of a Raspberry Pi.  I built this thing several years ago and managed to digipeat a few signals off of the ISS as it passed over.  I’ve always wanted an enclosure for this thing so when I found a design it helped push me over the edge in buying the 3D printer.

I can’t remember where my packets were gated out but I did manage to log the first ISS packets received on this thing.  May 30th 2014

1: fm N7HQB to CQ via RS0ISS* ctl UI^ pid=F0(Text) len 53

0000  =4038.2604N/11155.9874W-DN40AP- HELLO FROM SLC UTAH!.

1: fm N7HQB to CQ via RS0ISS* ctl UI^ pid=F0(Text) len 29

0000  HELLO TO THE CREW ON THE ISS.

I’m printing a holder for my soldering iron tips at the moment and I might kick off a print of a BitX40 case this weekend.  Hopefully I can find some time to do some soldering between now and then!

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