There’s always room for one more feature, one more bug fix. I’m already working on the next MK-1 firmware release. So far it includes a couple of minor bug fixes, and a few new features. No release date yet, of course. New features will include some USB keyboard enhancements and the ability to use the keyboard in setup mode. I’m also exploring the possibility of making the MK-1 work together with the Elecraft K3′s CW-to-data capabilities to enable computer-free RTTY and PSK31 modes from the keyboard. I don’t know how well (or even if) that can be made to work, but it should be interesting to try.
I’ve discovered and isolated a bug in the PK-RM chip. This bug was reported by Milan, OK1IF. In straight key mode, the frequency offset doesn’t work. I have a fix for this, and will be shipping all new PK-RM chips with the new firmware. If you have one that has this problem (any PK-RM purchased prior to 12/12/09), I will re-program it at no cost other than postage. If you have a PIC programmer contact me for a new HEX file.
There are a couple of new projects in the works also, no announcements yet but hopefully I’ll have some news during the first quarter of 2010.