The G7EIX Pecker

Thursday, 23 August 2012 16:39 by G7EIX

So, I have converted a few local hams to FlexRadio’s over the past few years and just recently another local Ham made the leap and bought a Flex 3000.   I helped him set it all up and get him on the air.  He absolutely loves it.

After configuring everything and getting his studio mic installed and the EQ settings at levels that made him sound like him, he asks…. “Where do I plug in my Pecker?”.   What!?   He continued to explain to me about a little black box that he put inline with his microphone on his now disconnected TS-480.  This box generates a SawTooth waveform and allows you to tune your amplifier with a 30% on 70% off duty cycle.  

Instantly I thought that this thing was obsolete as you could do this with software.   Surely someone had already created one.    Google searches came up with nothing.  Needless to say a couple of days later we had the G7EIX Pecker!


It performs the very same function that the performs – just in software.  So if you have a Flex and Virtual Audio Cables, or a Knobs and Switches Radio connected to an Audio Interface such as a SignaLink – then you are in luck.   It works!    Needs Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (so as long as you keep your computer updated with all the latest and greatest from Microsoft – you are good to go).

35hz is the frequency that we measured the Hardware based Pecker producing, so that’s the default.  You can change it (even on the fly) as well as the Amplitude.  This enables you to fine tune to your desired output.

PTT control is included.  Select the COM PORT, select RTS or DTR (configured to match your radio settings) and then select the Audio Output device.   Click PECK ME UP and off you go.

It is available right now:

Richard W5/G7EIX

The Blog is finally back…

Saturday, 25 February 2012 18:17 by g7eix

Its time to get back to the fun of Amateur radio.   I have updated the blog software, updated the header image and I have updated quite a bit of the code behind.  So now its all about getting back into the fun of Amateur Radio.

I will be posting general updates, photos, recordings and other nice things (that I consider to be nice things anyway) that bring me enjoyment and hopefully will do the same for the readers (how ever few or many that may be).

Things have changed very little here in Seabrook.  I still operate on HF with a Flex 5000 and a Yaesu FT-2000D – but I have dumped the Yaesu FT-857D in favor of a new ID-880H D*Star radio.


And I have to say I am absolutely loving it.   I wish I could talk more on it during the day, but work seems to get in the way.    You can see the radio above in the site header.   A nice little radio, even if the fan does get a little noisy at times.


I also have the new ICOM ID-31A 70cm’s handy talky too, but not much to say about it yet as I have not used it in anger.  That will come next month when I make a trip to North Carolina with Robbi to hunt for our new home!

Ok.  That’s enough for now, lots more behind the scenes things to fix and I also need to look at redesigning the homepage too.   It’s also a little outdated and needs a tweak!

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