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SECOND Request Re: [nw-digital-radio] [New post] Shipping Status Update #draws #case #shipping

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

Is there any date for shipping of the cases? My previous email to the group has went unanswered for two weeks.

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Dave Slotter, W3DJS

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 8:42 AM Dave Slotter <slotter@...> wrote:
Hi,

Is there any date for shipping of the D.R.A.W.S. aluminum cases yet? I was hoping to have one by Field Day, as I brought my Raspberry Pi with D.R.A.W.S. hat to FD, naked, because no case had arrived.

Please advise, and thanks.

-Dave

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 10:05 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Please use the form on the support page and include your order number.

On Fri, May 10, 2019, 17:39 Allen Lee <alee@...> wrote:
Purchased the case from C4, very nice. Cancel my preorder of aluminum case. Thanks

Re: SECOND Request Re: [nw-digital-radio] [New post] Shipping Status Update #draws #case #shipping

 

As previously mentioned, updates will be provided when we have solid information on when the manufacturer will be able to deliver.  We have gone through some revisions, and the layout of the new Pi 4 requires yet another revision, but it is being worked.

Any personal requests should go to the support form at the bottom of http://nwdigitalradio.com/support/
where it can be handled by sales/customer service.  Be sure to include the order number.

Also UDRC/DRAWS™ topics should go to https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc


On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 4:16 PM Dave Slotter <slotter@...> wrote:
Is there any date for shipping of the cases? My previous email to the group has went unanswered for two weeks.

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Dave Slotter, W3DJS

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 8:42 AM Dave Slotter <slotter@...> wrote:
Hi,

Is there any date for shipping of the D.R.A.W.S. aluminum cases yet? I was hoping to have one by Field Day, as I brought my Raspberry Pi with D.R.A.W.S. hat to FD, naked, because no case had arrived.

Please advise, and thanks.

-Dave

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 10:05 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Please use the form on the support page and include your order number.

On Fri, May 10, 2019, 17:39 Allen Lee <alee@...> wrote:
Purchased the case from C4, very nice. Cancel my preorder of aluminum case. Thanks



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

vk2psf@...
 

I have aded a new case design for the DRAWS Hat (Jun-2019 edition with the GPS SMA port at the back.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3743033

I may look at adding power poles to it, probably as a replacement lid design.

.../alex

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

JT Croteau
 

Nice work Alex, will you be doing one for the Pi4?


On Fri, Jul 12, 2019, 08:38 <vk2psf@...> wrote:
I have aded a new case design for the DRAWS Hat (Jun-2019 edition with the GPS SMA port at the back.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3743033

I may look at adding power poles to it, probably as a replacement lid design.

.../alex

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

Alex,
 
Nice design.
 
Did you have one for the original DRAWS with the GPS port in the side and the power out of the end?
I would be very interested in checking that out if you had it.
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: vk2psf <vk2psf@...>
To: main <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:38 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] New 3D print case design for DRAWS #case #draws

I have aded a new case design for the DRAWS Hat (Jun-2019 edition with the GPS SMA port at the back.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3743033

I may look at adding power poles to it, probably as a replacement lid design.

.../alex

Re: WinMor or ARDOP operation with Pi HAT and Pi3+ #draws

LA9KOA - Karl
 

Hi Jim

As far as I know, Winmor is Windows only (for now)
I have done some quick tests with the PAT Winlink client over Ardop. Should work. My tests was with a FT817.

This video could give you some help getting started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYQUU9u5HJw

Best,

LA9KOA, Karl

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

Ryan W Leathers
 

+1 for that Alex. If you have a case with power pole out the back and GPS out the side I want one!


On Fri, Jul 12, 2019, 11:19 AM Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ via Groups.Io <ewbloom=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Alex,
 
Nice design.
 
Did you have one for the original DRAWS with the GPS port in the side and the power out of the end?
I would be very interested in checking that out if you had it.
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: vk2psf <vk2psf@...>
To: main <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:38 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] New 3D print case design for DRAWS #case #draws

I have aded a new case design for the DRAWS Hat (Jun-2019 edition with the GPS SMA port at the back.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3743033

I may look at adding power poles to it, probably as a replacement lid design.

.../alex

Compact GPS antenna? #draws #gps

Chris Metcalf
 

Taking my DRAWS on the road for the first time this weekend, and I was thinking it'd be nice to have a compact GPS antenna to save myself from having to cart the antenna and long feed line I use at home with me, at least when I'm operating out doors.

Anybody got a recommendation on an antenna they've had good experiences with?

Thanks,
Chris
K1NOT

Re: Compact GPS antenna? #draws #gps

Steve KC1AWV
 

Search for a Taoglas TG.08. It's passive, so you may need to make sure you have good LOS to the sky, but at least the antenna doesn't have a long whip on it.

Steve KC1AWV

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 1:53 PM Chris Metcalf <chris@...> wrote:
Taking my DRAWS on the road for the first time this weekend, and I was thinking it'd be nice to have a compact GPS antenna to save myself from having to cart the antenna and long feed line I use at home with me, at least when I'm operating out doors.

Anybody got a recommendation on an antenna they've had good experiences with?

Thanks,
Chris
K1NOT



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Steve Miller
KC1AWV

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

vk2psf@...
 

Here is a link to the "OLD" design by N0KZ.  I haven't built it but it looks right.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3333435

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

WB7DFV
 

Thanks, VK2PSF ....

73,

WB7DFV

On 7/12/2019 1:48 PM, vk2psf@... wrote:
Here is a link to the "OLD" design by N0KZ.  I haven't built it but it looks right.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3333435

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

 

There may be thermal considerations for a Rpi 4 -- so report back when you try one.  Metal cases are better than acrylic or plastic for helping dissipating heat.

We don't have numbers, but reports are that the 4 runs warmer than the 3.

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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

vk2psf@...
 

The Pi 4 version as well as an Anderson Plug version are now updated in the same thingiverse entry.
Personally i’m not updating my DRAWS to the new Pi 4 for some time, don’t really need it yet and I think there is some settling of the kernel and other bits, the same issue arose when the 3B+ was first introduced.
Temperature, under “normal” use I haven’t hit any problems with thermals yet, however I am trying to design something to let a fan operate, unfortunately the design of the board, with connectors on all sides, makes this difficult.

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

 

Absolutely.

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 4:04 PM <vk2psf@...> wrote:
... I am trying to design something to let a fan operate, unfortunately the design of the board, with connectors on all sides, makes this difficult.


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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: New 3D print case design for DRAWS #draws #case

Dave Phelps
 

I'm still holding tight for the metal case I ordered.

Rpi slow with draws hat

Christopher Warren
 

Ever since I installed  my Draws hat the RPI 3b+ slowed down and it takes ages to boot and to shutdown. During booting the CPU % reaches 100% before recovering.

Yesterday I was using fldigi and during transmitting the text actually paused for a while and then  continued.  This also occurred during receiving with lost characters. 
Has anyone experienced this?

Chris 9h1bw 

Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

I received the Draws on or about June 28.  It performed flawlessly until a couple days ago. 
After using it till about midnight, I discovered that it was essentially dead the next morning.
Draws-Manager said it could not be found. There was zero audio to my Ft818.  The gps no longer
functioned in gpsmon or cgps, including a myriad of other issues.  Pi continued to perform fine.  
I hooked up the Signalink and was able to work as before. I vbelieve that the board has quit.  
I sent a message via the NW Digital site and no response. Please exchange this board for a working replacement.
Please advise.

Sincerely,

Mike Narges WF8O

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

 

Hi Michael,

Send it to:

NE Digital Radio
RMA<order number>
245 Highlands Drive
Friday Harbor WA 98250

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

On Jul 19, 2019, at 3:55 PM, Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:

I received the Draws on or about June 28.  It performed flawlessly until a couple days ago. 
After using it till about midnight, I discovered that it was essentially dead the next morning.
Draws-Manager said it could not be found. There was zero audio to my Ft818.  The gps no longer
functioned in gpsmon or cgps, including a myriad of other issues.  Pi continued to perform fine.  
I hooked up the Signalink and was able to work as before. I vbelieve that the board has quit.  
I sent a message via the NW Digital site and no response. Please exchange this board for a working replacement.
Please advise.

Sincerely,

Mike Narges WF8O

DRAWS module compatabilities

Allen Lee
 

Since the Yeasu DRx1,(thats what our club has on aire); is no longer in production. Will the DRAWS still be able to be set up for DRX2?
Al WB7SWW

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

Thank you for your immediate response.
I will get it in the mail to you on Monday!
Great customer service!!

Sincerely,

Mike Narges WF8O