12/29/2010 - Mcount2 kit - SOLD OUT
Please contact Chuck:
if you are interested in purchasing Mcount2 PIC counter chips
at $3 each
The Mcount2 kit was a frequency counter with Morse code output.
code speed can be varied from 5 to 35 wpm in ARRL steps
"cut" numbers can be used to speed up the "display"
kit uses through hole (DIP) components
available as a board only kit
programmable offset for digital "dial" usage within a rig
digital "dial" can "display": vfo-offset, vfo+offset or offset-vfo
all settings retained in eeprom after power down
gate time can be either 100 ms (10 Hz) or 1 second (1 Hz)
machine pin socket for PIC counter chip
5V regulator included, power the kit from 8 to 14 volts
board size is about 1.1 x 1.5 inches
sidetone frequency now variable in 16 steps from 247 Hz to 1046 Hz
For more information on the kit please
download (Right click/save target as) the Mcount2 kit
all in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
For any questions, please send an email to me, Chuck Olson, WB9KZY at:
with your question.
Don Hatlestad , AC7FA, has created a neat little
foldable pocket sized (but 8 page) cheat sheet for the original Mcount
in .pdf Acrobat format based on the manual. Much appreciated Don !
Tom Fowle, WA6IVG, has written a
of the original Mcount
for the Handiham web site, thanks Tom !
Tom Fowle and David Vasquez of the
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
have recorded an audio version of the
original Mcount manual, thanks Tom and David !
If you would like an audio CD of the manual
please let me know prior to ordering the kit.
I've tried converting the CD audio to mp3
format and have posted the 10 parts here:
Mcount00.mp3 Narrators Note and Main Title (82k)
Mcount01.mp3 Introduction (50k)
Mcount02.mp3 General Notes on Building the Mcount (347k)
Mcount03.mp3 Building the Mcount kit (2539k)
Mcount04.mp3 Operation (3647k)
Mcount05.mp3 Gotchas (401k)
Mcount06.mp3 Modification Ideas (477k)
Mcount07.mp3 Email Closing Copyright (78k)
Mcount08.mp3 List of parts included with the Mcount kit (913k)
Mcount09.mp3 Items you need to provide to complete the Mcount kit (307k)