My first PIC project was a CW IDENTIFIER to use with my 10 Meter and 6 Meter beacon.
The ID'er consists of a PIC, 4 MHz ceramic resonator, a 5 Volt regulator, and an NPN
transistor. The circuit is quite simple and it is so small, I built it on a small Radio
Shack perf board. The ID'er sends out my call and grid square over, and over, and over again.
I wrote the program in PIC BASIC PRO.
This is a picture of my 16F84 proto board. Once I have successfully programmed
a PIC-16F84, I transfer the chip to this proto board and bredboard the circuit to test the
software. As you can see, I am currently working on a project using this board.