Pocket PAL ][ Handy Dandy Hamfest parts CheckerPrice: $35.00
The PocketPAL is a mint tin sized tester for all kinds of hamfest goodies that you can't ordinarily test with a DVM. Several constant current and voltage sources can be used to test panel meters, LEDs, and many other current or voltage driven devices. An on-board oscillator can running at 14.31818 and a divide by 2 circuit can be used for testing oscilloscopes, receivers, frequency meters and other RF devices requiring an RF signal. A Picaxe microprocessor is also on-board and can be programmed to act as a frequency counter with Morse code audio output, and an audio frequency sweep generator for testing headphones, speakers, piezo elements etc. A crystal oscillator ties to the frequency counter circuit for measuring quartz crystals.
As of November 27,2017, the PocketPAL kit is now a version 2 kit, Pocket PAL ][, with all the mods eliminated and with new printed circuit board and parts set.
The documentation for the new version have titles starting with Pocket PAL ][, whereas documents pretaining to the older / original version start with orig-