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Re: 3D drawings?

Dave C
 

Dale,

I'm using Fusion 360 so STEP or IGES would work.  SolidWorks *.prt, *.asm, *.sldprt, *.sldasm - up to SolidWorks 2018 - would also work.  Detail would be nice, but bounding box dimensions and mounting point positions are all I really need.  Thanks for offering.

Dave

Re: 3D drawings?

vk2psf@...
 

Hopefully the attached step is a good start.

Re: 3D drawings?

Dale Atkin
 

No problem. I've been given permission to create files. I should have something in the next couple of days (maybe as soon as tomorrow afternoon). I have some ideas for cases and have a Shapeways account to turn things into production items for the group. Please understand that I'm not doing this for profit. This will be in the spirit of Open Source. 

For me, I'm going to make a steam-punk DRAWS system. :) Brass, flashy lights, coils, etc., etc. Or maybe, I'll stuff it all into an old TRS-80... the possibilities are endless. For me, this isn't something that you put out of sight. It's genius that should be celebrated. Choose function, choose art, choose whatever. We need an Ecomm version. We need a classroom version, etc., etc. Maybe a wearable? Who knows? 

Cheers,

Dale KE8GTV  

Re: 3D drawings?

Dale Atkin
 

I'll check it out in the morning. No CAD software at home. I'm sure it is excellent. 

What's the weather like in Sidney? It's humid and hot here in the Great Lakes. 

Cheers mate!

-Dale KE8GTV

Compact gps antenna and c4labs case mod

K4SPB
 

Experimenting with a compact right angle SMA antenna with LNA. So far so good. Procured from symmetry electronics, $32 shipped. Mfg is embedded antenna design, model is FGPS35216-SM-RA. 

https://www.semiconductorstore.com/cart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=47319

Also soldered powerpoles to the 12v cable, coated it in liquid electrical tape and mounted it to a corner of the case with an M2.5x16 screw I got from ACE hardware for $0.75.
May modify the acrylic to keep the wires enclosed. See pics and output of cpgs

E

Re: Compact GPS antenna? #draws #gps

K4SPB
 

Re: 3D drawings?

Dave C
 

Very nice.  Thanks.

Re: Compact gps antenna and c4labs case mod

Don--AE4DW
 

I have a couple of those compact gps antennas, and while I cringed at the price initially, the performance is worth every penny.

I've yet to find any chinese or similar knock-offs, so Symmetry appears to be the one and only source for them.

Re: 3D drawings?

Craig Gilbreath
 

Dale,
Could you post the native SolidWorks file?  I'm a SW 2019 user and would love to have your model for layouts and modeling for future projects.
I notice you are in SE Michigan. Do you know Dean Kerste? He's the SolidWorks User Group Leader there in that part of the state. Great guy. Look up his user group and make some meetings, you won't be disappointed!  Coincidentally, I'm the Fort Worth SolidWorks User Group Leader.

Craig
W5ZYM

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 9:25 AM Dale Atkin <dacelt43@...> wrote:
Dave,
What format would want the 3D models in? I use SolidWorks and could output it as IGES, STEP, or native SWX. Of course, I would need permission of Northwest Digital to create the models. It wouldn't take me that long to backward engineer my HAT.

Thanks,

Dale KE8GTV

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

 

Hi Michael,

I don’t see your return, do you have a tracking number?

Thanks,
Bryan

On Jul 19, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

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


Re: 3D drawings?

Dale Atkin
 

I only got 30 minutes to work on this at lunch. I hope to finish it tomorrow. Here's a rendering of my progress. The SMA boss is too large and needs to be trimmed. Details, details... :)
image.png

Re: 3D drawings?

Dale Atkin
 

I was just told the the SMA connector has been re-positioned. I'll make the revised board, too. I'll place an order this afternoon. Sorry about any confusion.

Thanks.

Dale KE8GTV

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.image1.jpeg
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61

On Aug 1, 2019, at 12:00 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

I don’t see your return, do you have a tracking number?

Thanks,
Bryan

On Jul 19, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

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


Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

 

Good enough for me. I’m in the middle of moving and I must have mis-placed it. I’ll ship a replacement board to you.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

On Aug 1, 2019, at 10:06 AM, Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:

I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.<image1.jpeg>
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61

On Aug 1, 2019, at 12:00 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

I don’t see your return, do you have a tracking number?

Thanks,
Bryan

On Jul 19, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

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



Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Steve Stroh
 

<groan>

Suggestion to NW Digital Radio staff... simply DO NOT REPLY to
customer service issues on your lists.

Just provide a blanket statement that customer service queries MUST to
go through the customer service (private) emails.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:13 AM Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:

I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61
<large jpg mercifully snipped>


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

Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

The usps tracking 
Response shows the box was delivered 11:24 7-24-19.  Thanks for your assistance.

Mike WF8O 


On Aug 1, 2019, at 1:06 PM, Michael Narges via Groups.Io <mnarges23@...> wrote:

I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.image1.jpeg
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61

On Aug 1, 2019, at 12:00 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

Hi Michael,

I don’t see your return, do you have a tracking number?

Thanks,
Bryan

On Jul 19, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

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


Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

WB7DFV
 

groan???

large jpg mercifully snipped???  

on most of the messages I see via this group, I perform a control a then hit the delete key 

by the way, I understood from the email police that all in this group must have their ham call embedded in their responses.

seven three

Dave

WB7DFV (licensed with this call since 1976)


On 8/1/2019 10:22 AM, Steve Stroh wrote:
<groan>

Suggestion to NW Digital Radio staff... simply DO NOT REPLY to
customer service issues on your lists.

Just provide a blanket statement that customer service queries MUST to
go through the customer service (private) emails.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:13 AM Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:
I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61
<large jpg mercifully snipped>


Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

JT Croteau
 

10-4 gud buddy!


On Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 12:49 WB7DFV <wb7dfv@...> wrote:

groan???

large jpg mercifully snipped???  

on most of the messages I see via this group, I perform a control a then hit the delete key 

by the way, I understood from the email police that all in this group must have their ham call embedded in their responses.

seven three

Dave

WB7DFV (licensed with this call since 1976)


On 8/1/2019 10:22 AM, Steve Stroh wrote:
<groan>

Suggestion to NW Digital Radio staff... simply DO NOT REPLY to
customer service issues on your lists.

Just provide a blanket statement that customer service queries MUST to
go through the customer service (private) emails.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:13 AM Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:
I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61
<large jpg mercifully snipped>


Re: Draws hat two weeks old defective

Michael Narges
 

Thanks, Bryan your prompt response is appreciated!!  73

De Mike WF8O 


On Aug 1, 2019, at 1:53 PM, JT Croteau <jt.tobit@...> wrote:

10-4 gud buddy!

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 12:49 WB7DFV <wb7dfv@...> wrote:

groan???

large jpg mercifully snipped???  

on most of the messages I see via this group, I perform a control a then hit the delete key 

by the way, I understood from the email police that all in this group must have their ham call embedded in their responses.

seven three

Dave

WB7DFV (licensed with this call since 1976)


On 8/1/2019 10:22 AM, Steve Stroh wrote:
<groan>

Suggestion to NW Digital Radio staff... simply DO NOT REPLY to
customer service issues on your lists.

Just provide a blanket statement that customer service queries MUST to
go through the customer service (private) emails.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 10:13 AM Michael Narges <mnarges23@...> wrote:
I have attached a copy of the USPS mailing receipt.
9505 8146 0508 9203 2437 61
<large jpg mercifully snipped>


Re: 3D drawings?

Dale Atkin
 

I ordered a production version of the DRAWS, yesterday, and will update the positions of the SMA, GPS chip and the power connector as soon as I can. For those of you that had the earlier version, here's today's work.

I've asked about a location to host the files.

Have a nice weekend!

Dale KE8GTV