NW Digital Radio Blog

DRAWS Early Adopter Discount

DRAWS, the Digital Radio Amateur Workstation and successor to the UDRC-II will be open for discounted orders on Monday September 17th after we return from the TAPR Digital Communications Conference in Albuquerque NM.

Complete specifications will be available at that time.

ThumbDV Clearance SALE

The ThumbDV will be on sale for $99.95, a $20 Discount, until existing stock is gone. We are making an updated version with component changes to facilitate assembly.


So get yours now before the price returns to $119.95!

ThumbDV Sale has been extended thru August!

We are please to announce that the $99.95 sale price has been extended thru the end of August. Get yours now!

ThumbDV July Sale!

The ThumbDV is on sale now thru the end of July for $99.95!

If you have questions about a recent order, please email to orders@nwdigitalradio.com

Bryan K7UDR

XC-3006 Full Build

The production run arrives this week as well as cases and power connectors. We will ship next week once the units have passed test.

You will need to provide a 12V nominal PS (9-15V will work).

The cases will require modification to access the power and USB.

After shipping existing orders we will have a few additional units for sale.

This is a custom build for the XLX team, using their design found at https://github.com/LX3JL/usb-3006 and we will warrant the hardware from defects for 90 days.

All software and configuration support is from the XLX team at https://github.com/LX3JL/xlxd and community at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/xlxd-star/info

XC-3006 Passes Initial Test

First article was received and John succesfully tested the units over the weekend. The full build is in process and we will ship next week after Dayton Hamvention.

Bryan K7UDR

G4KLX creates new FM Repeater Controller software with UDRC Support

From the repository at https://github.com/g4klx/FMRepeater

“These are the source files for building the FMRepeater. This is a simplified version of the old Analogue Repeater that has existed on the OpenDV GitHub repository for many years. It has the following features:

  • Seperate id and beacon texts.
  • Timeout can be one of three styles, or no timeout.
  • Optional callsign at repeater open or close, or both.
  • Id may be suppressed if too close in time to a previous id.
  • Optional kerchunk timer.
  • Selectable acknowledgement style.
  • All ids and acknowledgements have selectable frequency and speed.
  • Minimum talk time before an acknowledgement is sent.
  • Built-in string audio bandpass filter.
  • Repeater control via an Arduino or a UDRC.
  • Audio I/O via any supported sound system, including the UDRC.

It builds on 32-bit and 64-bit Linux as well as on Windows using Visual Studio 2017 on x86 and x64.page on the LCDproc website for more info.”

G4KLX adds UDRC support to MMDVM

From the repository at https://github.com/g4klx/MMDVM-UDRC

“This is the source code of the MMDVM program/daemon that supports D-Star, DMR, System Fusion, P25, and NXDN modes via the UDRC Pi interface.

It will provide all of these modes in simplex mode, and all bar DMR in duplex mode. It is not possible to get DMR to operate in duplex mode via the UDRC. If you want full duplex in all modes then you will need to run a full MMDVM system including hardware.”

See the announcement at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/topic/mmdvm_udrc/18176410


XC-3006 Update

The last components arrive this week. We have accelerated assembly to a 5 day turn so we should be shipping by Mid May.

Bryan K7UDR

Bryan’s Talk at MHDC 2018

At 6:20 on the timeline.