This one is very late coming, but it’s been pretty busy here!
I was out of PicoKeyer kits for a while back in February due to delays in getting the PIC chips from suppliers. I’m back up and running now, with kits ready to ship and all backorders caught up. Along the way, I did . . . → Read More: March HamGadgets News
Lots of things going on at HamGadgets lately!
I’m continuing to work on the new repeater controller. I expect to have a couple of prototypes out for testing some time this month, after doing a little further debugging. The one I’ve been using here for testing and development is working quite well, though I’ve identified . . . → Read More: It was a busy January!
My, how time flies when you’re having fun! It seems I missed the October newsletter altogether. Well, not a lot happened — people placed orders, I shipped orders, I worked on a couple of new products. Mundane stuff, really.
As we move into the holiday season, as well as “building season”, I have a few . . . → Read More: November HamGadgets News
I recently had a new production run of PicoKeyer-Plus boards made, and took the opportunity to make a few minor changes tot he board. I removed what used to be resistor R1. It was a pull-up resistor for the pushbutton switch; the new PIC chip doesn’t need it so that resistor is no longer needed. . . . → Read More: PicoKeyer-Plus manual updated
Greetings from the still dry central US! If you’re south of here, it looks like you may need a snorkel before long. We were in Kansas City Friday afternoon and evening, and thought we might need pontoons for the trip home.
Summer is always a slow time around here. True to form, July and August . . . → Read More: September HamGadgets News
If you live in the US, you’re probably experiencing the same kind of hot weather we’ve had for the past couple of weeks. There is no question that we’re well into the summer!
I’ve updated the parts list for the PicoKeyer-Plus kit. All three capacitors are now the same value, .01 uF. The value of . . . → Read More: July HamGadgets News
If you’re waiting to see us in Dayton this year, I hate to disappoint you but we won’t be there. Our youngest son graduates college that weekend, so we’re going to miss the Hamvention this year. However, I’m going to make it really easy to feel like you got a Hamvention-grade deal! From now through . . . → Read More: May HamGadgets news – and a sale!
Those of you who follow these blog posts & newsletters may have noticed that there was no February post. We returned from our vacation to start working our way through a huge pile of orders, thanks to a very nice QST review of the PicoKeyer-Plus kit. Along the way I ran out of cabinets… then . . . → Read More: March HamGadgets News
The PicoKeyer-Plus kit received a very good review in the Feb. 2012 issue of QST magazine. There is a link in the article to the Youtube video I included in a post a couple of weeks ago.
Of course this came out a few days before we left on a week’s vacation! I’m still working . . . → Read More: PicoKeyer-Plus Kit in Feb. 2012 Issue of QST
Happy New Year! I hope 2011 was a good year for all of you, and I hope that 2012 will be even better. I want to thank every one of you for helping to make the past few years very interesting and enjoyable.
Looking back on 2011, it was a pretty good year for HamGadgets. . . . → Read More: January 2012 HamGadgets News