Almost downloaded a gig of MPLAB to try to program a PIC using a pre-supplied hex file...
... only to discover there's a tiny GUI tool for the PICkit 3 programmer I have. Win! Actually, I just used Windows as last time I tried this stuff on Linux it was really hard.
I definitely prefer AVR stuff, but I guess that's what I'm used to.
I'm building an N7DDC ATU kit from eBay.
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