2, 2010. A
great number of visitors at the yearly SK0QO fleamarket showed
a positive interest in our great project. A number of new
ideas came up.
minor updates to the revisioninfo for QROlle Classic. Great to
see that there are Classic-rigs being worked on.
June 24. SM7EOI Tobbe has done some valuable updates to the QROlle II
firmware. We now have a working feature for low power tuning of the antenna with
the QROlle II. You can download
the binary and manual here. Thank you Tobbe for your work!!
April 7. A updated QROlle-presentation is now ready
to download (pdf). It will be used for presentations by the QROlle-team
Mar 31. QROlle #5 is now remotecontrolled over the Internet using "remoterig-equipment".
This is possible as the QROlle is CAT-controllable. We will be remotecontrolling
the QROlle from the NRRL and SSA-meeting in April 2010. Come and see/try.
Mar 24. A number of new QROlle-stations are now QRV on the bands. Have
a look and see in the log and
you see who has a kit and who is on. Make sure you update the team on status
Mar 17. A minor but annoying bug has been sorted by SM7EOI. You can
find the new firmware for download in the building
Mar6. Please report to to us (info(a)qrolle.se) how you are doing with
your building progress of your kit. Especially we are of course very interested
in knowing when you are done and ready for the air.
Jan30. SM6DJH Olle has made some updates to the building instructions
for the SMD preassembled kits. Pls download the most recent document (Found
here) before you build your kit.
Jan21. SM7EOI Torbjorn has done a great job in tweaking
the code in the QROlle for enhanced the functionality. The updated version
of the software is ready for download in the building
Jan01. Happy New year all QROlle-friends!! We
now have a new year ahead and we wish all a successfull year with or
without a QROlle to use.
Dec17. Minor adjustments in the building instructions
for SMD pre assembled kits. Pls download to get most recent info.
Dec 4. We have got very positive feedback to the updated software version
recently launched. A small glitch has been updated by Nils. Version 44 is now
ready for download. The sourcecode is also available. Find
Nov 24 We are pleased to say that we now have updates
to the users manuals in both English and Swedish.
Thank you for your patience.
would like to get in touch with builder volunteers out there!.
We have got requests by people if somebody would like to help out building
a QROlle for them. Pls get in tourch wit us at :
Nov 10. We can now proudly present a updated software
for the QROlle II. SM5DEH Nils has together with SM0JZT Tilman ironed
out some great new features and functions. Download the users
manual and software and get
it onto your QROlle II via the RS232-intarface.
A very big thank you to Nils for this huge contribution!!
Nov 6. Added some clarification for calibration of DDS ref osc
vs. LCD display read out. See documentation here.
Nov3. SM5DEH NIls is working hard on not just tidying
up the software. He has also added accukeyer function into the software
as a bonus. Stay tuned for release of the new software. Also adding a
updated users manual
Oct 22: Building feedback please
How are you doing with your QROlle II kits out there? Please
send feedback to us on your building progress. We are currently
catching up with software revisions and building documentation. Stay
3: QROlle at the fleamarket
in Handen! Great to meet you all there. Visitors
could not just see the QROlle live, but also see it being remotecontrolled
over the net. Here
a pic from the table (taken by SM0FOB)
Sept 16: You have oportunities to meet us at various
meetings during the year. Tånga
Hed on the Swedish west coast beginning of Sept was attended by SM6DJH
flea market in Handen Okt3 will be next oportunity. Very
welcome ! SM0JZT Tilman will be there!!
Aug 26: Software for the Digital board in form of Open
Source is possible to download
here! Also the schematics for the Contol Board as well as the pinout of the
Digital Board connectors are
updates to winding instructions. Aug11: We will meet and
greet on 80 meters (3742kHz) every sunday. Starting Aug16 at 17.00 CET. Check
in and have a chat. With or witout your QROlle. Very Welcome!!!
Revision information. We will (when needed) update the
box in the building
instruction. Look in there on a regular basis for news.
Aug 8 The first QROlle II:s are now QRV. Congratulations to SM4KEL SM6KNL
July 28. A picture tells more than a thousand words. We have now uploaded
high resulution pictures of al the boards. This for you reference when building
your kits. Look here for the
July 25. Some minor updates to the mechanical assembly manual. Some
based on great feedback from builders. Much appriciated.
July 21. The building instructions for kits with all SMD premounted
has been written in Swedish and English by SM6DJH Olle and SM5DEH Nils. Now ready
July 20. Teammember SM4UOX Lars has translated the building instructions
into Swedish for them who have ordered the kit witout premounted SMD:s.
15. Various updates to building documentation and homepage
Of Material for board A and B added.
July 14. The first 31 Kits are now shipped ! We are very pleased to
announce that the forst 31 kits are sent off throught the mail and coming to
happy kit builder in the next couple of days. Have fun
Juli 10. För våra svenska byggare finns nu en bygginstruktion
på svenska som pdf att ladda ner. Gäller för det byggsatser som
levereras med alla ytmonterade komponenter förmonterade. Hämta från bygginstruktionssidan.
July 3. The order log is now updated
with all the current orders for the kit. We are really pleased with the result
so far. Kit will start shipping during next week.
July 1. Today we have uploaded the first draft of the mechanical assembly
instructions. A picture says more than thousand words is the concept with a lot
of pictures. See building
30 2009. Updated users
manual uploaded to site. Clarification on programming of CPU
via serial interface.
June 29. New orders coming in every day. The building instructions are
today having some updates on details. See building
instructions page to download. Added picture of rig in it's case.
June 17. Already 32 orders received on the new QROlle II. This just after
a couple of days after launch. Thank you so very much for the support. /QROlle-team. Check
the order log here.
12. The building
instructions page is updated withrevised building instructions and complete
schematics for board A and B.
June 10. We are ready to take orders now! Look in the Q&A to
the left for details!
June 7. QROlle will be presented at the Uppsala
möte fieldday. Nils SM5DEH will also show how to remotecontrol it over
June 2. Time to order the kits. First though we will
be adressing the patient OM:s that have preordered the kits since quite some
time. Stay tuned for an email !
May19 Building instructions for the analogoue part are now available
for download here. Comments appricated.
May 14 Moving building instructions to separate page. A number of F.A.Q
April 26 The
users manual (version 1.1) is now ready for download!. We will add more features
and material soon. Comments are welcomed.
April 16 We have uploaded the presentationsdocument that is going to
be used April 18 at the SSA yearly assembly. It can be downloaded
We have also connected up the first QROlle II onto the Internet. It can be remote
controlled. We are using remoterig-equipment.
April 12 A draft version of the building instructions can now be downloaded from
this homepage. Gives you a feel for the documentation, building and testing instructions.
Mar 29 Some new documentation for the programming has today been uploaded. Click
here to get the page for user interface and programming information.
Mar 27 We are working with SM2O Mikael on a project to remote
control rigs over Internet, not just the QROlle. For that we have a developed
the "Remote Rig Controll". It is basically a CPU-board and display that handles
CAT-commands over a serial interface. More information on that shortly.
Mar 21 Nils SM5DEH and Tilman SM0JZT exibited the
QROlle line of radio-kits on the yearly Ham Radio Fair in Eskilstuna/Sweden.
Many OM:s came along and had a peek at our kits. Unfortunately we
are not yet ready to ship kits. But all components are bought so
we are very close.
Mar 11 Here is a downloadable
PDF-document of the block diagram of the QROlle II Analgue parts.
Mar A number of teleconferences have been done over the last couple
of weeks with the QROlle team. We are working out component supply and design
and shipment details with the case and kit delivery project.
Feb 6 Time to order components and set up the QROlle shop! We
are now working hard with gathering components and start working on the order
process for the KIT-ordering. Shurely we are getting there with things.
Jan 18 The kit building documentation is worked on at this moment.
The Final Boards A and B ar documented. The "Digital" boards C
and D will be shipped mainly prebuilt.
Jan 11, 2009 A lot of time is spent doing the kit-building documentation.
Today all up to the building of the reciever has been completed. Now the DSB(SSB)/CW-generator
and PA is in turn before the meachanics is to be documented. So we are getting
Dec 29 We are now starting to build the second
run of prototype boards before going live with the kit-production.
Look out fot a new Video to the project below.
Dec 5 We finally have the layout of all the boards (A to D) so we can
start ordering them for the upcoming kits. Next part of the project is sourcing
components and doing all the extensive documentation needed. Watch THIS space.
Oct 31-Nov2 QROlle will be shown at the "hobbyfair" in
Stockholm. Visit us at the SSA-boot.
Look in the homepage of the hobbyfair for
Oct 4. Looks like we can surely say that the QROlle is a proper CW-rig
now. SM5DEH and SM0JZT had a demo-session at the Haninge fleamarket today. All
CW-operators where very pleased with the CW-functionality. SM0BYD Hans really
did fall in love with the possibilities.
Sept 20. It has been a lot of hard work with the software. We have had
quite a bit of help with the design of the bug-software by SM5COP and SM7CBS.
Sept 8.We are starting to upload software to the homepage. These are
to be used for programming the QROlle.
Aug 22. It is now possible to load software into the CPU via
the USB-interface. Nils has been working hard with this for a long time. Tilman
is doing documentation to describe the upload process in text and graphics.
July 20. It looked like the AD9834 CRUZ
did not accept a 100MHz reference signal. Some chips do,
but not all. We tried a 75MHz reference. But with some tweaking
of the oscillator driving the DDS chip fixed the problem
and we can now use 100MHz for a clean DDS output.
July 17. First Video on YouTube related
to the QROlle-project.
Nils has finished assembling the A and B board today! Looks
nice doesn't it! Lets see who is ready next. After that a
lot of testing is needed.
June 14: Round
of Beta test units are now being built by the QROlle-team.
The reason for this is to find the eventual mechanical
and electrical problems before we start the production
June 12: The
QROlle-prototype has been sent to SM4DHN
Lars-Bertil for evaluation. Lars-Bertil
is going to work hard on the details with components.
June 6-7: The QROlle-prototype was
on test and display during the Uppsala
fieldday in Uppsala. The prototype was also
discussed and demonstrated at the SK0TM operator
We now have a official e-mail-address for all QROlle-queries. Direct them
May: SM5DEH Nils with support from Tilman has been working hard
with the software details. The user interface is now very intuitive.
April 26, 2008: QROlle presentation
at the SSA yearly assembly. Here
are the slides (3meg pdf)
at the yearly assembly for SSA in Sweden. April 18 2009. QROlle was
In the picture you see SM6DJH Olle and SM5DEH Nils
in a rare quiet moment during the exebition April 18 2009. The
QROlle is on stand and a lot of interested OM:s stopped by asking
questions and signing up for the upcoming kit.
HAM FAIR/FLEAMARKET 2009.
QROlle was there !
On the desk you see the QROlle rigs on display.
Far down in the middle you can see the brand new Remote Rig Controller
by SM5DEH. With that you can remote control a QROlle or other
rig via CAT commands. In white shirt SM0JZT Tilman. SM5DEH Nils
peeks out behind the guy in brown jacket. On the desk next to
ours SM2O Mikael displayed the very interesting remoterig devices.
With that you can run your station remote over Internet. Not
just the QROlle....
Above picture taken by SM0TAE Robert
Pictures from project
this picture you can see SM6DJH Olle and SM5DEH Nils in the lab of Nils.
They have been discussing different components to use.
The team had a very interesting and usefull meeting June
2 2007. We met at teammember Lars-Bertil SM4DHN:s place, Just outside
The guys are from right to left. SM6DJH
Olle, SM4DHN Lars-Bertil, SM5DEH Nils and SM0JZT Tilman
In this picture you can see Olle SM6DJH and Nils SM5DEH
sitting and discussing the next generation QROlle. The box in the middle
is a prototype of the rig. You can see the size of the rig to come.
stack of QRP-rigs meeting May 1, 2008. From bottom, the Elecraft K2 is
a proven design and a very good performer. In the middle you see the QROlle
Classic. On top you see the QROlle-II. It says 5 Bands, but there are actually
6 bands in this prototype.