Downloads

Software and Manuals

Complete documentation, including the Schematic, PC board and box layouts, and all software for this project are available.  They will be posted on this website when I have time to gather them all.

If you need additional information please contact me.

Current versions

SO2R Box Software V1.7

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.  This version is for Windows 7 or later. For Windows XP or Vista use version 1.5, available below.

SO2R Box Manual V1.7

This is the version 1.7 manual.  It is also included in the V1.7 software.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.4-0

This is the version 1.4-0 firmware.  It is used with the V1.7 software.

SO2R Box EXTFSK DLL V1.1

This is the EXTFSK.DLL file which allows the SO2R Box to send FSK from MMTTY

SO2R Box Construction V1.1-1

Step by step instructions for building an SO2R box from a kit.

SO2R Box Parts List

This is the complete parts list. Part numbers and part order numbers are included.

SO2R Box Inventory

This is a complete parts list sorted by bag. Identifying information for resistors and capacitors is included.

SO2R Box Silkscreen

This is the silkscreen of the PC board showing all parts numbers and pads.  It may be easier to find a part on the silkscreen than on the actual PC board.

Software-specific configurations

These provide information on configuring the SO2R Box with popular software.  There are many ways to properly configure them but these are known to work.

Configuring N1MM Logger - Provided by Dennis, W1UE

Configuring Win-Test - Provided by Dennis, W1UE

Configuring Writelog - Provided by Dick, WC1M

Older versions

SO2R Box Software V1.6

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.  This version is for Windows 7 or later. For Windows XP or Vista use version 1.5, available below.

SO2R Box Software V1.5

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.  This is the last version which works with Windows XP or Vista.

SO2R Box Software V1.4

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Software V1.3

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Software V1.2.1

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Software V1.2

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Software V1.1

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Software v1.0.0

Windows installable file with the SO2R Box interface program, SO2R Box Utility, and SO2R Box manual.

SO2R Box Manual V1.6

This is the version 1.6 manual.  It is also included in the V1.6 software.

SO2R Box Manual V1.5

This is the version 1.5 manual.  It is also included in the V1.5 software

SO2R Box Manual V1.4

This is the version 1.4 manual.  It is also included in the V1.4 software

SO2R Box Manual V1.3

This is the version 1.3 manual.  It is also included in the V1.3 software.

SO2R Box Manual V1.2

This is the version 1.2 manual.  It is also included in the V1.2 software.

SO2R Box Manual V1.1

This is the version 1.1 manual.  It is also included in the V1.1 software.

SO2R Box Manual V1.0-2

This is the version 1.0-2 manual.  It fixes the error in the V1.0 manual where the DIN plug numbering was incorrect which resulted in the microphone connection wiring being backwards.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.3-4

This is the version 1.3-4 firmware.  It is used with the V1.6, V1.5, and V1.4 software.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.2-1

This is the version 1.2-1 firmware.  It is the same as V1.2 except for one bug fix.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.2

This is the version 1.2 firmware.  It supports RTTY.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.1-1

This is the version 1.1-1 firmware.  It is the same as V1.1 except that it has a fix for a problem where some SO2R Boxes occasionally go into bootloader mode (flashing lights) when powered up.

SO2R Box Firmware V1.1-0

This is the version 1.1 firmware.  It is required in order to use the new features in the version 1.1 SO2R Box software.

SO2R Box Firmware v1.0-0

This is the initial release firmware.

SO2R Box Construction V1.0

The original posting of the instructions.  Jerry, K0TV made some suggestions which were incorporated into V1.1 of the construction instructions.

SO2R Box Inventory

This is a complete parts list for the first run of the PC boards.

Project Documents

These are the currently available documents.

Virtual COM Port Drivers

This is a short paper which describes available virtual COM port drivers and makes recommendations as to which to use.

SO2R Box Presentation

This is the presentation given at the April, 2009 YCCC meeting. It outlines many of the features of the box.

SO2R Box Schematic

This is the schematic of the production units. It is version 1.9.7. It contains the microphone wiring correction - previous versions have an error in the DIN plug numbering.

SO2R Box Notes

This describes the box, the features, the native USB commands, and the commands supported through the interface program. No drivers are needed to communicate directly via USB and it can be done in many languages including C++, C#, or Visual Basic.  These notes are current as of firmware version 1.4-0

Bootloader

This is the bootloader firmware. It must be loaded into the microprocessor using an external programmer. Once this is loaded the program jumper and SO2R Box utility can be used to install the SO2R Box firmware.

Combined Firmware

This is the SO2R Box bootloader and V1.0-0 firmware in one file. This contains a complete image for an 18F4550.  It provides one-step loading using an external programmer.  The firmware can be updated to the latest version without using the program jumper.