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HamPi 1.0 Released (Includes DRAWS™ support)

 

Attention All Hams Using Raspberry Pi For Ham Radio:

I am pleased to announce that HamPi 1.0 is now available for public download!

Please use the attached BitTorrent file to make it easier for everyone to get the image. And after you have completed downloading, please continue to seed for at least a week so other hams can benefit.

If you cannot or will not use BitTorrent, below are several download mirrors.

Direct Download Links:
US Callsign Alpha Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-W3DJS
US Callsign Kilo Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-WA4ZXV
US Callsign November Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-N5XMT
US Callsign Whiskey Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-KE8OHG
All other Prefixes download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-VE4VR

If you run into issues, please post to the forum on https://groups.io/g/RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio/ first. If you see a bug (defect), please report it on the GitHub issues page at: https://github.com/dslotter/HamPi/issues

Good luck and 73!

HamPi Logo Transparent.png

--
Dave Slotter, W3DJS

--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Stay at Home SALE on the ThumbDV™ Extended

 

When we started the sale back in March, it was until the Stay at Home Order was lifted or we ran out of inventory.

Due to high sales, we are now out of stock. A new build was initiated last week, so we’re going to extend the sale!

Normally $119.95, on Sale NOW for $99.95 until the order is lifted.

We expect the next build to arrive by the end of May.



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John D. Hays
Director

  

Stay at Home SALE on the ThumbDV™

 

The “Stay at Home” order by Governor Inslee of Washington State, has impacted some of our vendors, delaying the DRAWS™ run. We will keep you apprised.

So it’s time for a sale on the ThumbDV™ !

Might as well contact Hams on the reflectors using DSTAR, DMR or Fusion from your PC at home.

Normally $119.95, on Sale NOW for $99.95 at least until the order is lifted, or we run out of inventory.

Price Protection Policy: If you ordered a ThumbDV™ in the last 30 days, email sales@... for a $20 refund.

http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/  

[New post] Shipping Update:

 




k7udr posted: "As of today our asian suppliers are back on line, so we should be able to fulfill DRAWS Backorders in March. Our Case supplier is also back and we have final prototypes coming shortly. The ThumbDV is in stock. Thanks for your pati"

New post on NW Digital Radio

Shipping Update:

by k7udr

As of today our asian suppliers are back on line, so we should be able to fulfill DRAWS Backorders in March.

Our Case supplier is also back and we have final prototypes coming shortly.

The ThumbDV is in stock.

Thanks for your patience,
Bryan K7UDR

k7udr | February 24, 2020 at 9:12 am | Categories: DRAWS 

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John D. Hays
Director

  

DRAWS™ Shipments

 

New post on NW Digital Radio

DRAWS Shipping Status

by k7udr

There has been a delay in the current DRAWS build due to the Chinese New Year closure of our PCB Fab supplier. We anticipate filling all backorders by the end of February.

All NW Digital Radio products are assembled at "Out of the Box" manufacturing in Renton WA USA.

k7udr | January 24, 2020 at 9:41 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1R2
--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

[New post] DRAWS™Case Update

 



k7udr posted: "We are on track to receive the final prototypes Feb 15th, at which time we can place the production order for the Early Adopter and production cases. Thanks for your patience."

New post on NW Digital Radio

DRAWSCase Update

by k7udr

We are on track to receive the final prototypes Feb 15th, at which time we can place the production order for the Early Adopter and production cases.

Thanks for your patience.

k7udr | January 17, 2020 at 8:12 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1QN



NW Digital Radio availability September 6-8th

 

The NW Digital Radio team will be attending the Digital Summer Gathering this weekend.  Email service at the camp is very limited.  Requests for support, either technical or sales, will likely not be reviewed until Monday, so please be patient if looking for assistance.

This is a great annual event in the Seattle area.  If you happen to be in the area, drop by and meet the team.



John D. Hays
Director

  

[tapr-announce] Funding student DCC attendance

 


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: stanzepa@... <stanzepa@...>
Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2019, 19:20
Subject: [tapr-announce] Funding student DCC attendance
To: tapr-announce@... <tapr-announce@...>


TAPR recently received a generous donation from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications organization that is targeted to fund student attendance at the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communication Conference (DCC) (https://tapr.org/dcc), September 20-22 near Detroit.

The grant allows us to provide financial support (travel, lodging, conference attendance, meals) for a few students, whether or not
presently licensed, who would benefit from attendance and who would help represent a broader demographic than the current ham radio community (e.g., young people, people of color, women, etc.).

If you would like to submit the name of a deserving student along with brief information about why you feel he/she would be a good
selection, we would be happy to consider him/her. We would like to receive nominations by September 1 if possible, though we will be as flexible as possible in the timing. Please send nominations to taproffice at tapr.org.
_______________________________________________
tapr-announce mailing list

NOTE:  This list includes all addresses currently subscribed to any TAPR mailing list.  Please don't try to manually unsubscribe from this list; it won't work.  If you unsubscribe from all other TAPR mailing lists, you will automatically be unsubscribed from this one.

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

Thanks, Bryan!! My apologies for my impatience!  I appreciate your attention to my comparatively minor issue!  NORTHWEST DIGITAL IS FANTASTIC !!!!!


On Aug 12, 2019, at 12:43 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

Yes we are a small company. I am the single person that handles Design, Procurement, Assembly, Programming, Test and Fulfillment as well as RMAs.

I sold my house and have been backed up moving everything, including the office which is currently torn apart between two locations. This will continue thru the end of August. This is not an excuse it is simply reality.

DRAWS Boards are 100% Tested before shipping. Returned units go through additional testing and fault isolation as well.

Your board is defective and a new one is being shipped today.

If anyone else has an issue please use the form to report it. If it’s been reported and hasn’t been resolved, please email me directly


Thanks for your patience,
Bryan K7UDR

On Aug 11, 2019, at 12:01 PM, Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:

My experience agrees but response
to posts on the NW DIGITAL site are sparse at best.  They  however, seem quick to recognize posts on Groups.io. I believe they are a small operation, but customer support is very important! Especially to a small business!!!’
On Aug 11, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Steve Sampson <coupaydeville@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM KD9FRQ wrote:

Managing expectations and asking that one use the proper channels so that the official business
side of things and so that items are tracked accordingly.

That is how I see it.

Agree, Having a call-center in India works for Microsoft, but doesn't
work for Ham Radio.

Onward...





#Support #RMA #Business #support #rma #business

 

I would like to clarify a few things.

NW Digital Radio's team is distributed, with members spread over two states and multiple locations within those states.  The business office is located on San Juan Island in Washington State.  All orders, returns, shipments, repairs, run out of the business office.  (I, for example, am located about 2-1/2 to 3 hours from the business office, if I catch two different ferries just as they depart.)

The support form is the right place to send questions about orders/returns/bulk purchases and such (e.g. the "business" side of things).  They go to the department(s) that can provide information.

The business office operates during limited and variable hours M-F, so if your request comes in on Friday afternoon or later (or on a Holiday), it probably will not be seen any earlier than Monday morning.

Responses on these forums, from team members, are generally from people located at different locations than the business office and they don't have visibility on the day to day activities at the business office, hence the request that business queries go through the support form.

If you return an item, for evaluation, it doesn't mean that it will be evaluated the date of receipt.  However, they will be evaluated.

I have spoken to the engineer this morning and he has a couple of RMAs to deal with, and will be working on them today.  As mentioned earlier in this thread, a house move is underway and that impacts available time.

The forums are meant as community spaces, to enable collaboration among users of NW Digital Radio products.  Team members will share knowledge with the community through the forums (as well as our blog and Wikis).  Please use the forum (including the associated wiki and files directory) dedicated to your product.

ThumbDV and PiDV  (PiDV is no longer available)
DRAWS™ and UDRC/UDRC-2

BTW -- this "main" group is going to be switched to an "announcement only" group, so please join the appropriate sub-group for your product/interest.


John D. Hays
Director

  


 

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

 

Hi Michael,

Yes we are a small company. I am the single person that handles Design, Procurement, Assembly, Programming, Test and Fulfillment as well as RMAs.

I sold my house and have been backed up moving everything, including the office which is currently torn apart between two locations. This will continue thru the end of August. This is not an excuse it is simply reality.

DRAWS Boards are 100% Tested before shipping. Returned units go through additional testing and fault isolation as well.

Your board is defective and a new one is being shipped today.

If anyone else has an issue please use the form to report it. If it’s been reported and hasn’t been resolved, please email me directly


Thanks for your patience,
Bryan K7UDR

On Aug 11, 2019, at 12:01 PM, Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:

My experience agrees but response
to posts on the NW DIGITAL site are sparse at best.  They  however, seem quick to recognize posts on Groups.io. I believe they are a small operation, but customer support is very important! Especially to a small business!!!’
On Aug 11, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Steve Sampson <coupaydeville@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM KD9FRQ wrote:

Managing expectations and asking that one use the proper channels so that the official business
side of things and so that items are tracked accordingly.

That is how I see it.

Agree, Having a call-center in India works for Microsoft, but doesn't
work for Ham Radio.

Onward...





Re: #cable Elecraft KX3 #cable

ve7fmn <ve7fmn@...>
 

I have a cable from the original predecessor to the DRAWS that I will not likely be using.

Fred VE7FMN

Contact at www.ve7fmn.ca

 

From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Graham
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] #cable Elecraft KX3

 

Hi all,

I am at the moment waiting delivery of my DRAWS hat and plan to use it portable as well as in the shack, I have at present an Elecraft KX3 can anyone give me some guidance on the cables I need to get the KX3 wired up to the DRAWS hat, I'm guessing that there are no pre-made ones available.

Thanks for the help

Regards
Graham G7NEH
Chester UK

Re: #cable Elecraft KX3 #cable

Gary KC3PO
 

Check with Ham Made Parts... they know the DRAWS and have made many cables for it.

- Gary  KC3PO

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

My experience agrees but response
to posts on the NW DIGITAL site are sparse at best. They however, seem quick to recognize posts on Groups.io. I believe they are a small operation, but customer support is very important! Especially to a small business!!!’

On Aug 11, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Steve Sampson <coupaydeville@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM KD9FRQ wrote:

Managing expectations and asking that one use the proper channels so that the official business
side of things and so that items are tracked accordingly.

That is how I see it.
Agree, Having a call-center in India works for Microsoft, but doesn't
work for Ham Radio.

Onward...


Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Steve Sampson <coupaydeville@...>
 

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:43 PM KD9FRQ wrote:

Managing expectations and asking that one use the proper channels so that the official business
side of things and so that items are tracked accordingly.

That is how I see it.
Agree, Having a call-center in India works for Microsoft, but doesn't
work for Ham Radio.

Onward...

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

Managing expectations and asking that one use the proper channels so that the official business side of things and so that items are tracked accordingly.

That is how I see it.

On 8/11/2019 8:58 AM, K4SPB wrote:
Well it's interesting they can reply instantaneously to groups.io but if you use the proper channel you're pissing in the wind.??

#cable Elecraft KX3 #cable

Graham <graham@...>
 

Hi all,

I am at the moment waiting delivery of my DRAWS hat and plan to use it portable as well as in the shack, I have at present an Elecraft KX3 can anyone give me some guidance on the cables I need to get the KX3 wired up to the DRAWS hat, I'm guessing that there are no pre-made ones available.

Thanks for the help

Regards
Graham G7NEH
Chester UK

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Brian KM6IGY
 

I am continuing to try and get it started but may be in a similar situation. It did work for a while, sort of.


On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 7:09 AM Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:
That is my observation.  I very much question sincerity!  The Hat is a very good concept, but mine quit within two weeks. Very disappointing!!!


On Aug 11, 2019, at 9:58 AM, K4SPB <k4spblife@...> wrote:

Well it's interesting they can reply instantaneously to groups.io but if you use the proper channel you're pissing in the wind. 

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

That is my observation.  I very much question sincerity!  The Hat is a very good concept, but mine quit within two weeks. Very disappointing!!!


On Aug 11, 2019, at 9:58 AM, K4SPB <k4spblife@...> wrote:

Well it's interesting they can reply instantaneously to groups.io but if you use the proper channel you're pissing in the wind. 

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

K4SPB
 

Well it's interesting they can reply instantaneously to groups.io but if you use the proper channel you're pissing in the wind.