DG5 Update – now with LCD display!

Today I added a display, so now my the DG5 emulator actually emulates a DG5 in function – a digital display of your frequency.  I also built some Arduino shield PCB’s using Eagle and have sent them off to Itead in China, should have them back in a couple of weeks.

Here’s the display in action:

Using a parallel LCD display because the frequency counter code uses an 8 bit Timer and the only 16 bit Timer on the 328 – most of the serial based libraries use the 16 bit timer as well, causing a conflict.

11 thoughts on “DG5 Update – now with LCD display!

  1. Brian Thurston

    Hi KV60
    Well i have been getting all the parts together for DG5 emulator. I followed Todd video over and over but having some issues,I also want to hook my computer up to my TS520s as well as having a display to. So any chances of getting a detailed drawing. I hate to ask but I’M at dead stop now. Thanks

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  2. admin Post author

    Brian –

    Give me a few weeks (probably less), I drew up the schematics and am having PCB’s made in China, if they work I’ll post the schematic – don’t want to lead you in the wrong direction!

    Steve

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  3. Jack Buzzard

    Finished project, works great with the TS 520 transceiver. Read out is about 9.0 hz higher than WWV 15,000.0 signal. Any way to correct for that? Thanks, Jack

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    1. admin Post author

      Do you mean “9Hz”? Or maybe, “900” Hz? If it was 9Hz, I’d say you’re good – the crystal isn’t any better that that!

      Is if off the same amount on all bands? There is no correction factor in the program, but it would be easy enough to add one.

      Steve
      KV6O

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  4. Jerry Mikliszanski

    Hello,
    This is fascinating news!!!!!! I have been looking for emulator to my Kenwood TS-520 for long time. Can you please provide el. schematic, and parts list for it, or better yet; can you build one for me? Please name the price and I will send you instant payment with Paypal.
    Thanks, a lot!

    73 Jerry

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  5. charlie cheng

    Hello how could I order the BUILT ONE ALREADY that I could just plug to my TS 520 please do reply and help thanks.

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    1. admin Post author

      Charlie –

      Sorry, I am not selling built units – only the PCB. And you’ll need a TS-520S, the TS-520 does not have the connection points, although there is information on the web on how to add these.

      Steve
      KV6O

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      1. Charlie

        So is there any way i could buy this built already or even the kit i will try and figure out how to do it but can you help me with the case as well and the connection point to the ts-520 i have one and in dire need of this device.

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  6. Peter Vella

    Brilliant It’s great to have a digital readout. The reading is very stable for 7.100 on USB I read 7.1062 @ 200 I get 7.2073.

    I don’t know if you can help but on USB I get the U but LSB I get C and CW Shows U. Still It’s not a show stopper I’m so very glad I built this with your help.

    F4VSL
    73

    PS I will try to find a bigger display.

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