Fun with Lasers and FRS Stacks

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Prepping new add-on pieces for our All Flex 6000 Field day 2015,  I decided to mix some CP24's with the wonderful FRS Stacks software written by AA3RK.   I setup the 23 hotkeys in FRS Stacks using Alt-Shift-A through Alt-Shift-W, and bound them to the CP24 using the MacroMaster software.

I took my digital caliper and measured the inner diameter of the buttons to be 11.5mm wide by 13mm tall.  I then used Adobe Illustrator to create a template.   I printed it out on my printer, did a few alignment tests on my laser cutter and cut them out.   I did not want to do it by hand because I knew it would be messy!

After it's all cut out, I inserted them into the blank keys and it turned out pretty well!

Thanks to Howard KY6LA for the inspiration to give it a whirl.
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K6OZY, Elmer

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Ross - K9COX

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You could be on to something here, a radio with buttons.