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NEW (Jan. 5, 2022) - Grandson of Zerobeat kit, 3mm LED version with case

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[Grandson of Zerobeat Encased picture - click for larger version] The Grandson of Zerobeat 3mm LED version with case is an update of the Grandson of Zerobeat kit which has a daughter board for 3mm LEDs which is mounted in a Davies Molding 220 bakelite box (4" x 2.875" x 1.56")

Grandson of Zerobeat has 9 LEDs which graphically indicate the frequency of a received CW audio tone. Adjust your transceiver's frequency until the green LED lights up and you are within +/- 10 Hz of zero beat with the transmitting station.

  • uses 3mm LEDs (no LED dimming in this version)
  • one pot audio detector setting
  • case size: 4 x 2.875 x 1.56 inches
  • note that enclosure box is New Old Stock and may require cleaning and/or filing (sanding) before use
  • black aluminum top, predrilled, silk screened
  • reverse the "direction" of the LED frequency indication with a switch press and release
  • set the offset frequency from 400 to 1200 Hz with a switch press and hold
  • default offset frequency is 600 Hz
  • OR just request by email before ordering to have your kit preset to your favorite CW center frequency
  • all parts included with kit
  • printed documents are NOT included, please print/view your own from the pdf files provided
  • Kit price (No manual) is $34 + shipping/handling

  • Scroll down for the manual, schematic and other acrobat files for this kit

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    3mm LED demo video on Youtube - a short Youtube video of the Grandson of Zerobeat 3mm LED encased kit

    Downloadable files for Grandson of Zerobeat

    The Acrobat files of complex diagrams (like the schematic) may not view well on your computer screen - suggestion: use the magnifier to zoom in for better detail or print out the file.

    gzb3mmencman.pdf - an Acrobat file of the 3mm LED Grandson of Zerobeat enclosure manual

    gzbraman3mm1.pdf - an Acrobat file of the 3mm LED Grandson of Zerobeat RA manual

    gzbra3mmdiag.pdf - an Acrobat file of the 3mm LED Grandson of Zerobeat RA parts placement

    3mmragzbsch.pdf - an Acrobat file of the 3mm Grandson of Zerobeat RA schematic
    Note: Firefox can't "see" the schematic for some reason, try a right click & save link as to download the schematic and view it with Acrobat
    if that doesn't work, please email me and I can attach a copy of the schematic to the reply

    gzb ra hu.pdf - an Acrobat file of the Grandson of Zerobeat hookup picture

    gzbramodop.pdf - an Acrobat file of the Grandson of Zerobeat RA optional modification ideas

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