It’s an incredibly busy month here! If you will be in Dayton for the 2011 Hamvention, please stop by and see us in booth 482. We’re right down the aisle between ARRL and Begali, not hard to find – and there are pretzels close by! We’ll have special Hamvention discounts, plenty of kits and MasterKeyers on hand, and a couple of new things to show off.
I’ve been working far too many hours the past few weeks. Yes, there is a nagging little problem with amp keying in the MK-1 firmware that I’ve been working on fixing. In addition, I’m in the middle of a new production run of MasterKeyers so we don’t run out during Dayton. I just received another run of PicoKeyer-Plus boards the other day, so now we need to start bagging kits – lots of them.
I will be posting a blog entry within a few days regarding the work I’ve been doing on the ID-O-Matic III, so you’ll need to wait a while for that news.
The newest addition to the shop is the new CNC milling machine! I’ve been assembling, adjusting and tuning this for the past couple of weeks, and last night produced the first “production” parts on it. Having this machine will allow me to offer cabinets pre-drilled and cut to fit the various kits. The first job will be drilling and counter-boring end panels for the PIcoKeyer-Plus kit. Soon you’ll be able to order the kit with a cabinet already drilled and ready to go. Over the coming months I will be re-designing other kits (starting with the UKA-2) to fit into enclosures custom made for them.
Until the next update… enjoy the beautiful weather, and we hope to see you in Dayton! If you’re in the EU, we may even see you in Friedrichshafen next month.