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AndersG 27 minutes ago
I replied, but I have no idea where the reply went.. Anyway. The antenna is a piece of wire that runs from my basement windon and up a tree at 45 degrees. Schematid of ther RF part and digital parts are here. The 1kHz IF is decoded in a DSPIC and the resulting text if fed to another PIC24F for storage and displey. I initially used a DOGM128, but switched to a slightly larger display. I am able to receice Dutch coastguard messages here as well.
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Timo Kuiper
Timo Kuiper 8 hours ago
Hello Anders, Which items did you use to assemble this machine? What antenna? What screen? And how do you switch through the various "Slots" because for example the Netherlands coastguard sits on slot 'P'. 
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PAUL KINDELL 19 hours ago
OK,  so I watched the video again this time with the sound up all the way!  I couldn't hear it the first time! Sounds like the 1 PPM is on the to do list. Again, great job! Paul
6-digit Nixie clock [150189]
PAUL KINDELL 1 day ago
Well done Andy on the additional features!  I can't think of much else to add!  I build mine using BCD to 7 segment LEDs and used 4 inch blue 7 segments.  I had to switch them to red as the blue was so bright you could not look at them! I have to admit, I have only watched the video and not looked at the rest of your documentation.  The first thing that catches my eye is the seconds jumping in the video.  In my opinion, the clock was built going for super accuracy.  The seconds jumping completely takes that away from it.  It simply looks like it can't keep time. I know the GPS module has 1 PPS output.  That would eliminate the jumping if you could use an interupt watching the 1 PPS.  I know you are very short on pins, so I can't offer any ideas there until I review the documentation more.  I am not sure if you fixed the Display leading real time problem we found but the 1 PPS may fix that problem also. Again, I love what you have done with the project taking it to the next level.  I just can't implement it until the seconds jumping is resolved.  I just can't take my eyes off the seconds digit! Thanks! Paul
6-digit Nixie clock [150189]
Ulf 1 day ago
Have been informed that Elector is testing a new release with build in security, hopefully implementing a check of the signal from the soldering tip. This version will be released when they have finished testing. Really looking forward to get my hands on this. I have asked to compile two version, one with support for clock wise rotary switch and one for the anti clock wise version, since my rotary switches was working in the oposite direction of the switches that was reccomended. 
Platino Soldering Station [140107 ]