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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.

DRAWS™ Update

Sample cases are in house, as well as PCB Fabs, so we can confirm both case designs and move to production. We are still chasing component shortages and longer lead times on the boards. Our assembly house is open, but also impacted by the stay at home order.

We still have plenty of inventory on the ThumbDV™, on sale for $99.95!

Thanks for your patience, and stay safe!
Bryan K7UDR

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@nwdigitalradio.com for a $20 refund.

DRAWS™ Update

Sample Cases have shipped and will be here next week. We have moved into our new facility and are ready when DRAWS™ Boards arrive later this month.

ThumbDV™s are in stock.

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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