Last week I gladly accepted a free Azden 2m FM transceiver model number PCS-4000 that was offered to me. You have to love the old free stuff! The only capability this 25W rig was missing is the ability to transmit CTCSS PL tones or sub audible tones to activate a repeater.
I found the manual and schematics online and found that this rig was built to accept a tone generator as an add-on. See below.
Below is a photo showing an added 1/8″ mono jack for the input tone.
For an input tone, I used an Android cell phone with a frequency generator App to generate the PL tone.
I can experiment with other ways to generate the tone such as an Arduino with RC filters etc. I can also try to insert a 700 Hz tone with my Arduino keyer for MCW.
Below is a photo of the rig set up for a local repeater.
So now to quote Pete Juliano “Bob’s your uncle”!!!
Mike, AB1YKFollow or Contact Us: