Upgrading the Ultimate3 QRSS / WSPR Transmitter Kit chip

The Ultimate 3 is a small, yet powerful low power transmitter. It supports many different modes, including CW, WSPR, Hell and now PI4.

Every so often, a new version of the software for the Ultimate 3 gets released, There are several methods on how to upgrade the software. I use a Arduino Uno and the Phenoptix AVRISP shield.

avrisp

Phenoptix AVRISP

I use AVRDUDE to programming this chip. You run AVRDUDE in a command prompt in Windows, and in a shell in Linux.

This is the command I used to upgrade to version 3.06 of the Ultimate 3 software. Obviously, you may find that you will need to change the COM port.

avrdude -p m328p -P com13 -c arduino -b 19200 -U flash:w:Ultimate3.06.hex -U eeprom:w:Ultimate3.06.eep -U lfuse:w:0xF7:m -U hfuse:w:0xD9:m -U efuse:w:0xFC:m -U lock:w:0xFF:m -U calibration:w:0xFFFFFFB9

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