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DRAWS™ HATs are starting to ship!

Assembled units are moving thru programming and test now, and starting to ship by order date. it will take a week or so to move through the backorders.

Thanks for your patience!

DRAWS Shipping Update:


It was great to meet many of you at Hamvention and SeaPAC.

The latest DRAWS™ HATs will arrive shortly and we will fill all backorders next week.

A date for the cases has not been confirmed. If you ordered a kit, we will ship your board with cables and GPS Antenna next week and ship the cases when they come in; no additional shipping charge.

We will notify everyone via the blog and forum when we have firm dates for cases.

Turnkey units will have to wait for the cases of course.

If you would like to modify your order, use the form at the bottom of the Support page.

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Also, be sure you are subscribed to the forum for ongoing support.

If you need a ThumbDV™, they are in stock now.

 

Hamvention is Upon US

Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year.

Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS™ System.

Shipping Status Update

We do not have a definitive ship date for Aluminum Cases yet, as a few details are being worked out.

Acrylic cases are available from C4Labs here:

DRAWSCase

DRAWS Boards are in assembly and will ship when we return from Dayton.

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DRAWS™ Kit and TurnKey Available for Order

We have now opened orders for:

DRAWS™ Kit $199.95
For the Do-It-Your Selfer who wants to save money by doing the “Box Build” and SW Integration:

  • DRAWS™ HAT
  • GPS Antenna with LNA
  • 2 Mini DIN-6 M/M 2m Cables
  • Aluminum Case with 5.5mm x 2.1mm Power Connector
  • The customer will provide their own Raspberry Pi and SD Card (which are not included in the kit)

DRAWS™ TurnKey $299.95
Assembled and tested DRAWS™ in an Aluminum Case with Pi and SW Loaded:

  • DRAWS™ HAT
  • GPS Antenna with LNA
  • 2 Mini DIN-6 M/M 2m Cables
  • Aluminum Case with 5.5mm x 2.1mm Power Connector
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Heatsink
  • 16GB Micro SD-CARD preloaded with image

If you have a back-order for a DRAWS™ HAT, we will provide a link to upgrade to a Kit or Turnkey Unit later this week.

For existing DRAWS™ Customers:

We have changed the HAT Layout to facilitate assembly, moving the SMA connector from the side to the end. This makes the new aluminum case incompatible with the Early-Adopter HATs.

We have partnered with C4Labs to make an excellent Acrylic Case that will work with either layout. Join their mailing list for price and delivery.

C4-DRAWS-Case

All Early-Adopters will also receive a discount coupon to purchase a Kit or TurnKey unit.

DRAWS™ Turnkey Units

We’re just back from the Excellent MicroHAMs conference in Redmond WA.

The aluminum cases and full turnkey units will be available for purchase on April 15th, shipping by Dayton Hamvention. We will have stock on-hand for sale at Hamvention as well.

DRAWS™ Shipping Schedule

First units arrived yesterday, March 13th. After programming, test and packaging we’ll begin shipping backorders.

This batch has completely sold out. The next batch is already scheduled for late April, by which time cases should be available as well.

Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

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

 

 

Thank You Early Adopters

As of today all Early Adopters have been shipped 1 unit. For those of you that ordered more than one unit, the balance will ship Monday.

The next build is being planned, and we will accept orders beginning Thursday December 6th.

Happy Holidays!

DRAWS Unwrapped!

Thanks to David Capello, KG5EIU, for posting this unwrapping of one of the first shipments of DRAWS plus GPS/LNA Antenna.

DRAWS Unwrapped!

The remainder of the backlog is being filled this week.

DRAWS Unwrapped!

DRAWS Unwrapped!