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NEW (01/29/2002) - Son of Zerobeat

February 28, 2014 - back in stock - thanks for waiting

[Son of Zerobeat circuit board picture - click for larger version] Son of Zerobeat is our version of the original Zerobeat project published in Circuit Cellar Magazine in 1996 by Ed Nisley, KE4ZNU.

Son of Zerobeat has 7 LEDs which graphically indicate the frequency of a received CW audio tone. Adjust your transceiver's frequency until the center green LED lights and you are within +/- 10 Hz of zero beat with the transmitting station.

  • one pot audio detector setting
  • board size (2 by 1.5 inches)
  • offset frequency setable from 400 to 1200 Hz with a switch press
  • default offset frequency is 600 Hz
  • all board mounted parts including machine pin sockets come with kit
  • just add your metal enclosure, +12V power jack, audio jack and switch to complete the kit
  • Kit price including manual is $28 + $3 USA shipping/handling
  • Kit price (No manual) is $25 + $3 USA shipping/handling
  • DX (outside the USA) add $7.00 to USA prices (total of $10 DX shipping)
  • Daniel, ON3DDR, provided this neat video of his Son of Zerobeat kit, thanks Daniel !

  • Download the manual - parts placement diagram and schematic and save $3 by printing your own!

    Note that the board plating appears corroded, however it should not affect soldering.
    Suggestion from a customer: use a brass brush to shine up the bottom traces before soldering.

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    Downloadable files for Son 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.

    szbmodop.pdf (6k) - an Acrobat file of optional modifications to the Son of Zerobeat

    zerob8.pdf (65k) - an Acrobat file of the Son of Zerobeat manual

    zerobsch.pdf (33k) - an Acrobat file of the Son of Zerobeat schematic

    zerobdi2.pdf (90k) - an Acrobat file of the Son of Zerobeat parts placement diagram

    zbhookut.pdf (31k) - an Acrobat file of the Son of Zerobeat hookup diagram

    zerbfix.txt (2k) - a text file to help in fixing a Son of Zerobeat

    zbpict2.pdf (155k) - an Acrobat file of the Son of Zerobeat annotated picture

    bigzb.jpg (229k) - a larger picture of the Son of Zerobeat circuit board

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