If you are running a large station with one or more pre-amplifiers and power amplifiers then controlling the switching between transmit (TX) and receive (RX) becomes important to protect the RF relays, the pre-amplifiers and the power amplifiers.
- accurate timing
- individual times for switching between receive, change-over to TX
- individual times for switching between TX, change-over to RX
- error lock-out input from amplifiers
- flexible operation: easily reconfigured for different systems by changing firmware
- hardware watchdog and brown-out protection
The original code for the ATtiny13a was a bit tangled, so being an embedded systems coder in a previous life I re-wrote it to clean it up, make it more readable and more flexible. The latest code is on Carol’s website, if if you’re stuck drop me an email.
I do NOT have PCBs available for this or offer a kit of parts but CArol can provide the Gerber files and you could probably get a small quantity make at one of the Chinese PCB houses – alternatively as there’s nothing special about the design you can make it on a bit of Veroboard…
In addition from time-to-time you will find someone selling a knock-off version of the design with all of the connections on a DB9 connector – search Ebay for “PC5M sequencer” or “TX RX sequencer”.