Davac 4.2 OK1ZIA
Davac 4.2 is updated version of Davac 4.1. It is opto-isolated interface between PC and radio. Supports CW and SSB CQ, band recording. Radio modulation comes from microphone or soundcard.
- Simple assembly
- Most possible parts are SMD, except too expensive or unobtainable ones
- Designed for SMD reflow
- 3.5 jacks
- 3D printed box
- SMD LEDs + light guides on front panel
- power supply from USB
- pin header for band switching
- nice logo on PCB and box :-)
- radio-specific cables for different radios
Gerber files to order PCB at jlcpcb.com.
- Nozzle 0.4mm
- No support, no brim
- Layer height - first 0.3mm, others 0.2mm
- Slow first layer for top side (8mm/s)
Print takes about 5-6 hours.
Light guides are made from transparent PETG filament.
Bill of material for tme.eu.
(not including cables)
Cable to radio
Program the FT232R
As default, the FT232R acts as serial port. But Tucnak uses Libftdi to access it in bitbang mode. Default VID:PID must be changed to distinguish Davac from other USB serial ports.
# ft232r_prog --new-vid 0xa600 --new-pid 0xe110 --manufacturer OK1ZIA --product 'Davac 4.2' ... Rewriting eeprom with new contents.
Now replug the device
# lsusb ... Bus 002 Device 007: ID a600:e110 Asix OK1ZIA Davac 4.x #
(texts are not same, they origins from lsusb database)
In the case of mistake, use --old-vid and --old-pid. AFAIK this can be used also to fix fake FT232 bricked by Windows FTDI drivers.
Unplug all other FTDI devices and press the Program All Existing Devices button.
Install USB drivers
You have nothing to do, It will work automatically. Only on specific distributions you may have to set permissions to USB device, which is normally done by udev script.
Under Windows 7 or newer, use Zadig. On XP use 2.2.
Click Options, List All Devices.
Choose WinUSB and press Install Driver.