We’re well into the holiday season! If you have a ham on your gift shopping list (even if that ham happens to be you), now’s the time to place your order.
Shipping to locations outside the USA is not a safe bet, mostly due to Customs delays that seem to be common around this time . . . → Read More: December HamGadgets News
Note: When I first wrote this post, I thought the scope data here was from an ID-O-Matic II. The more I thought about it, I realized this was not the case — it was from an early prototype of the new repeater controller. The ID-O-Matic II shouldn’t be much (if any) worse than this. Both . . . → Read More: A peek at repeater controller audio
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 have an unbuilt UKA-3 kit, please take note:
The build instructions, PCB silkscreen markings and schematic in the current manual all show diode D7 reversed. If you are building your UKA-3 for DC-only operation, install diode D7 in the opposite direction from that shown on the silkscreened marking. I will be updating the . . . → Read More: UKA-3 Errata
I thought I’d give a brief update on the status of a project that’s been in the works for a while now. I have been working, off and on, on a new repeater controller. It’s a logical extension of the work I’ve done with the ID-O-Matic, but with far more capability. I intend for it . . . → Read More: Project status: New repeater controller
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
Happy summer, everyone! (except our friends Down Under — happy winter!)
Lots of news this time around. Although we were not at the Hamvention this year, I did run a sale that week so people didn’t have to miss out on saving a little money. We have not made a decision about Dayton next year, . . . → Read More: June 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!