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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.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

Bryan’s Talk at MHDC 2018

At 6:20 on the timeline.

XC-3006 Build is underway

Fabs and long-lead parts are on order. We are anticipating delivery in April.

We’ll keep you informed as things move forward.

Cheers,
Bryan K7UDR

Help NW Digital Radio with your view on GPS for next generation UDRC

NW Digital Radio is seeking input for the next Raspberry Pi based Amateur Radio digital station platform.

The new Raspberry Pi HAT will contain a CODEC (sound card) based on the successful UDRC II and will include two amateur radio packet standard mini DIN-6 ports allowing one or two radios to be connected with PTT and SQL detect and support programs/protocols such as:

Direwolf – providing multi-speed packet radio modems (2 channels) [APRS, RMS, Xastir, URONODE, …]
wsjt-x – K1JT family of digital modes including FT8
fldigi/flrig/… – digital modes
dstarrepeater – D-STAR hotpsot/repeater
and more

This will be an integrated package, in a custom case, with available pre-built images requiring minimum configuration.

Please participate in the survey, and give your opinion on GPS integration. It is only one multiple choice question and should only take a minute of your time.

Take the Survey

Thank you.

Feel free to forward this email to appropriate individuals and mailing lists.

XC-3006 Moves to Production

We have 26 orders on the books, so we are moving to production. We will continue to accept orders until the end of February. We should be shipping in April.

This will not be a stock item, we are building to order only. There will only be a future build if we reach sufficient numbers again, so if you are interested, now is the time to place an order.

We want to thank again the XLX team for “Putting the Amateurs back in Amateur Radio” by providing their transcoding solution.

 

Last Chance for the XC-3006

Today is the last day to order an XC-3006 6 Channel AMBE Vocoder. We’ve received 22 of the 25 orders required for an assembly run. We need 3 more to make the run.

If you are one of the 30 Kickstarter Backers and you haven’t received your discount coupon please email me.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR