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Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

steve@...
 

Hi Jack,

Great comments!

The design does grant access to the HDMI, speaker and power jacks on the side but currently doesn't allow easy access to the SD card slot.  Working on a modification to allow that now.

Yes we had planned on using a header cable and do for the TNCs.  We've found (so far) that the Pi's LCD cable is more susceptible to RFi than the GPIO cable but that is from experience with TNC hats and not the DRAWS.  We've been able to get past the RFi on the LCD cable by putting a small ferrite core on it. 

Our intent is to use the regulator on the DRAWS board rather than the buck regulator separately but as we've got no DRAWS board and we wanted to make the design somewhat independent of the HAT you choose we've designed in the ability for either approach.

The 7 inch LCD is indeed small for a lot of different use cases.  In fact I had intended to use it at WFD but found it too much of a strain on my eyes.  Something that we will have to think about going forward.

Steve

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

steve@...
 

Hi Alexander,

Although we hadn't thought of doing them for purchase we can certainly do a few as needed.  Ultimately though you might be able to find somebody locally to print one up for you from the files on Thingiverse.  There are several companies that will do the print and send it to you as well. For example : https://www.3dhubs.com/3d-printing/

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

ve7fmn
 

You can find my email address on my web page www.ve7fmn.ca under contacts.

Yes I can help you and am eager to.

Cheers, Fred

 

From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of steve@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:16 AM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

 

Hi Fred,

That would be fantastic!!!

We're on the list for the next shipment but that looks like it got delayed.  Do you want to email me privately to arrange something?

Steve

Re: Backorder Status

Steve Stroh
 

Perhaps more appropriate for private email?


On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 20:49 <Rschiff1960@...> wrote:
Greetings!

May I know the status of my order please. Thanks.

Rich Schiffli
KJ7AOA

--
Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh@...

Re: Backorder Status

 

http://nwdigitalradio.com/drawstm-shipping-update/

For more specific questions, use the form at the bottom of http://nwdigitalradio.com/support/

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 20:49 <Rschiff1960@... wrote:
Greetings!

May I know the status of my order please. Thanks.

Rich Schiffli
KJ7AOA

Re: Backorder Status

Rschiff1960@...
 

Will do John, did not see that link initially. 

[New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

 


k7udr posted: "The DRAWS Workstation Case We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great. As with any "

New post on NW Digital Radio

.

Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS Workstation

by k7udr

The DRAWS Workstation Case

We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great.

As with any new design, there are some minor adjustments that need to be made before production. We are in the process of generating those change orders and they will  be in the hands of our OEM shortly.  This whole process, from change orders, to manufacturing, to delivery, will take approximately 6 weeks.  Look for cases in March.  We will open orders for the case once the production run is initiated.

The MSRP for the case will be $24.95.  As a thank you to our early adopters, we will offer the case for $19.95 for a limited time. (Standard shipping, plus sales taxes for Washington residents will apply.)

We will also announce pricing for the kit and fully assembled versions of the DRAWS Workstation in the coming weeks.  Details to follow.

Power Solution:

After much research, we have settled on a 5.5/2.1 mm Barrel Connector. This is the same connector used by the KPC3+, Elecraft KX3, and other consumer electronics. There are many 12VDC power supplies available with this barrel connector pre-installed. (You may even find a few in your junk box!)

The cases will ship with the panel mount socket which is soldered to the pigtail supplied with the DRAWS board. The first run, early adopters will need to modify the connector on the board slightly to fit in the case; we'll supply an app note. The next, and future, runs will not require any changes.

Powerwerx offers a standard cable to Anderson Powerpoles: DC21ST $7.99

 

 

k7udr | February 4, 2019 at 8:57 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1xv


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: [udrc] [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

n0so@...
 

Will there be one on display at HamCation later this week?

Thanks!
Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎07‎:‎04‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:



k7udr posted: "The DRAWS Workstation Case We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great. As with any "

New post on NW Digital Radio

.

Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS Workstation

by k7udr

The DRAWS Workstation Case

We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great.

As with any new design, there are some minor adjustments that need to be made before production. We are in the process of generating those change orders and they will  be in the hands of our OEM shortly.  This whole process, from change orders, to manufacturing, to delivery, will take approximately 6 weeks.  Look for cases in March.  We will open orders for the case once the production run is initiated.

The MSRP for the case will be $24.95.  As a thank you to our early adopters, we will offer the case for $19.95 for a limited time. (Standard shipping, plus sales taxes for Washington residents will apply.)

We will also announce pricing for the kit and fully assembled versions of the DRAWS Workstation in the coming weeks.  Details to follow.

Power Solution:

After much research, we have settled on a 5.5/2.1 mm Barrel Connector. This is the same connector used by the KPC3+, Elecraft KX3, and other consumer electronics. There are many 12VDC power supplies available with this barrel connector pre-installed. (You may even find a few in your junk box!)

The cases will ship with the panel mount socket which is soldered to the pigtail supplied with the DRAWS board. The first run, early adopters will need to modify the connector on the board slightly to fit in the case; we'll supply an app note. The next, and future, runs will not require any changes.

Powerwerx offers a standard cable to Anderson Powerpoles: DC21ST $7.99

 

 

k7udr | February 4, 2019 at 8:57 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1xv


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: [udrc] [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

 

Yes


On Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 12:27 <n0so@... wrote:
Will there be one on display at HamCation later this week?

Thanks!
Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎07‎:‎04‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:



k7udr posted: "The DRAWS Workstation Case We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great. As with any "

New post on NW Digital Radio

.

Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS Workstation

by k7udr

The DRAWS Workstation Case

We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great.

As with any new design, there are some minor adjustments that need to be made before production. We are in the process of generating those change orders and they will  be in the hands of our OEM shortly.  This whole process, from change orders, to manufacturing, to delivery, will take approximately 6 weeks.  Look for cases in March.  We will open orders for the case once the production run is initiated.

The MSRP for the case will be $24.95.  As a thank you to our early adopters, we will offer the case for $19.95 for a limited time. (Standard shipping, plus sales taxes for Washington residents will apply.)

We will also announce pricing for the kit and fully assembled versions of the DRAWS Workstation in the coming weeks.  Details to follow.

Power Solution:

After much research, we have settled on a 5.5/2.1 mm Barrel Connector. This is the same connector used by the KPC3+, Elecraft KX3, and other consumer electronics. There are many 12VDC power supplies available with this barrel connector pre-installed. (You may even find a few in your junk box!)

The cases will ship with the panel mount socket which is soldered to the pigtail supplied with the DRAWS board. The first run, early adopters will need to modify the connector on the board slightly to fit in the case; we'll supply an app note. The next, and future, runs will not require any changes.

Powerwerx offers a standard cable to Anderson Powerpoles: DC21ST $7.99

 

 

k7udr | February 4, 2019 at 8:57 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1xv


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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: [udrc] [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

n0so@...
 

Thanks, I'll talk to you there...
... Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎02‎:‎51‎:‎40‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


Yes

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 12:27 <n0so@... wrote:
Will there be one on display at HamCation later this week?

Thanks!
Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎07‎:‎04‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:



k7udr posted: "The DRAWS Workstation Case We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great. As with any "

New post on NW Digital Radio

.

Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS Workstation

by k7udr

The DRAWS Workstation Case

We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great.

As with any new design, there are some minor adjustments that need to be made before production. We are in the process of generating those change orders and they will  be in the hands of our OEM shortly.  This whole process, from change orders, to manufacturing, to delivery, will take approximately 6 weeks.  Look for cases in March.  We will open orders for the case once the production run is initiated.

The MSRP for the case will be $24.95.  As a thank you to our early adopters, we will offer the case for $19.95 for a limited time. (Standard shipping, plus sales taxes for Washington residents will apply.)

We will also announce pricing for the kit and fully assembled versions of the DRAWS Workstation in the coming weeks.  Details to follow.

Power Solution:

After much research, we have settled on a 5.5/2.1 mm Barrel Connector. This is the same connector used by the KPC3+, Elecraft KX3, and other consumer electronics. There are many 12VDC power supplies available with this barrel connector pre-installed. (You may even find a few in your junk box!)

The cases will ship with the panel mount socket which is soldered to the pigtail supplied with the DRAWS board. The first run, early adopters will need to modify the connector on the board slightly to fit in the case; we'll supply an app note. The next, and future, runs will not require any changes.

Powerwerx offers a standard cable to Anderson Powerpoles: DC21ST $7.99

 

 

k7udr | February 4, 2019 at 8:57 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1xv


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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

Dave Phelps
 

Sold.

#bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

 

Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group

Re: #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

J G Shaw
 

Here is a Video to watch (8:50) that may help you resolve the issue:
“How to Setup BlueDV with a ThumbDV or DV MEGA AMBE3000 dongle”
https://youtu.be/291k3VxJCv0
NOTE: For DMR, be sure to pick a geographically appropriate Brandmeister server and/or DMRPlus server –
the ones shown in the video may not be the best choice for you.
If the video does not help you resolve the situation, it would be helpful if you provide more information such as,
1) copy of the BlueDV settings you are using for both DSTAR and DMR.
2)please advise if you can use BlueDV successfully on DSTAR?
3)please advise what DMR type you are hearing - Brandmeister? DMR+? etc.
4)please provide a snip/screen capture of your BlueDV main screen when you are listening to DMR.

Jim WA6PX

-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of WG0F
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:31 PM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question

Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group

Re: #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

 

fill in the red with your info
make he rest identical to this sample>


From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of WG0F <wg0f@...>
Sent: February 7, 2019 5:30 PM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question
 
Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group



Re: DRAWS Image

Douglas KI7LIK
 

Where can i find the newest image?  The link above is no good.

KI7LIK

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Douglas KI7LIK
 

Looks great, now i'm thinking of how to add a battery to it.

Re: DRAWS Image

 

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Dave Phelps
 

Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.  
It's not big enough to do any serious work on.  A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that small, and even if you were running it mostly headless and coming in off a vnc with a full size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to resize your window to a better resolution.   I ended up discarding it.  That was my experience anyway.
Command line users, of course, won't notice a thing.

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Basil Gunn
 

I am in agreement with you Dave.

The 7" Raspberry Pi 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen screens are much
too small for most (any) apps to work without a great deal of
frustration.

The 7" Sunfounder 1024 x 600 resolution displays are marginally better
but still are not that great a user experience.

I find the 10" Sunfounder 1280 x 800 displays work pretty well.

Just my opinion of course.

I would be interested to find out what application people are
using that they find the RPi 7" 800 x 480 touchscreen works well.
I do not use any of my 7" displays any more.

You can find the Sunfounder displays on Amazon with or without
touchscreen.

/Basil n7nix

Dave Phelps <dave.phelps@...> writes:

Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board
yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.

It's not big enough to do any serious work on.

A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that
small, and even if you were running it mostly headless and coming in
off a vnc with a full size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to
resize your window to a better resolution. I ended up discarding
it. That was my experience anyway. Command line users, of course,
won't notice a thing.

Re: DRAWS Image

Douglas KI7LIK
 

Thank you.

KI7LIK
Granada Estates Neighborhood Watch

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 22:57 John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/