It’s that time of year again — time to start getting your shack ready for the long winter operating season. Due to having had some house painters around with their really tall ladders, it’s looking like I may even be able to get a functioning antenna in the air this year!
I’ve sold the last of the UKA-2 kits, and the UKA-3 kits will be shipping later this month. I’m several weeks farther behind than I wanted to be on this project, but the results will be quite nice. If you’ve pre-ordered a UKA-3 kit, just hang in there — you’ll see it just as soon as I can get it out the door! But I think you’ll be very happy with the kit. The new aluminum cabinet is something I’m working especially hard to look great in your shack.
Many people has asked me over the past few years for assembled and tested ID-O-Matic II kits. While I simply do not have the time to devote to assembly, you can now find them for sale from one place that I know of. Radio Dan, W7RF is selling assembled and tested ID-O-Matic IIs on eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/radiodanw7rf. If you want the functionality of the ID-O-Matic II but don’t want to do the soldering, here’s your chance! Be sure to tell Dan where you heard about it.
Firmware version 1.32 is now available for the MasterKeyer. This is a bug fix release that resolves a couple of bugs involving embedded memory message commands. For keyboard speed demons, it also nearly doubles the size of the USB keyboard buffer to 150 characters. You can download the new firmware from the support page: http://www.hamgadgets.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=7.
Are you a US service member or family, serving overseas? I now have FREE standard shipping on orders shipped to all US APO/FPO addresses. This should show up automatically during checkout.
And finally — it’s my birthday month. Let’s just say I’m celebrating a double digit anniversary of my 40th birthday. This month I’ll give you the birthday present… how about a $10 discount on your HamGadgets order over $50! Just use coupon code OCTOBERBDAY during checkout. You can use this coupon code once per customer, between now and October 31, 2011. It’s good on everything except gift certificates and CW Touch Keyer products.
Have a great month!
Dale – N0XAS