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HamPi 1.0 Released – Includes support for DRAWS™

Attention All Hams Using Raspberry Pi For Ham Radio:

I am pleased to announce that HamPi 1.0 is now available for public download!
Please use the attached BitTorrent file to make it easier for everyone to get the image. And after you have completed downloading, please continue to seed for at least a week so other hams can benefit.
 
If you cannot or will not use BitTorrent, below are several download mirrors.
Direct Download Links:
US Callsign Alpha Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-W3DJS
US Callsign Kilo Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-WA4ZXV
US Callsign November Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-N5XMT
US Callsign Whiskey Prefix download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-KE8OHG

All other Prefixes download here: https://bit.ly/HamPi_1_0-VE4VR

If you run into issues, please post to the forum on https://groups.io/g/RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio/ first. If you see a bug (defect), please report it on the GitHub issues page at: https://github.com/dslotter/HamPi/issues

Good luck and 73!

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Dave Slotter, W3DJS

Product Shipping Status:

ThumbDV™ is in stock!

DRAWS™ Boards are in the ASSY Queue, still waiting on a few components.

DRAWS™ Cases should receive approval this week.

ThumbDV™ Sale Ends June 1st 2020

We’re officially in Phase 2 here in San Juan County WA. So today is the last day of the “stay at Home” sale. We have 25 left in stock.

ThumbDV backorders are being shipped this week.

Shipping Update

ThumbDV™ shipped from the assembly house. Customer shipments Monday!

DRAWS™ Had a PCB Fab error and was re-run. We’ll keep you posted.

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.

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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2018 – State of the Union

NW Digital Radio has been evolving over the last few years.  Our initial focus was to develop a 70cm radio focused specifically at higher speed digital communications for the amateur radio market.  This is still a goal, however, due to a series of conditions we cannot predict when this will happen.

While working on the various aspects of the radio we have been able to produce a series of products that have sustained the ongoing efforts of the company.

We have learned a lot in the process and will be taking that knowledge into new products going forward.

We at NW Digital Radio are problem solvers, and like the process of assembling a project from components, both hardware and software, and have delivered products based on that model.

For some products this model works very well, like our ThumbDV™, which has been very successful when used with software like BlueDV, WinDV, AMBEserver, DummyRepeater, XLX/ambed, and more.  Thousands are finding that the ThumbDV™ is just the right product at the right price point and are successfully using it to communicate from computer, over the network, to Digital Voice protocols such as D-STAR, DMR, and more.

Other products, such as the UDRC and UDRC II, have allowed the creation of digital communications systems whether D-STAR repeaters,  fldigi workstations, Direwolf sound modem TNCs, or other soundcard DSP based systems.  Many of these projects have come about by experimentation and integration by individual amateurs working with open source software and our boards.

However, as we talk with customers and potential customers, we find that many are more interested in solutions that are prepackaged with hardware, software, and a case.  Basically, they want a “plug and play” solution that requires little to no integration beyond basic cabling to radios and some minor, guided, configuration.

In 2018, you will see NW Digital Radio evolving from a component provider to a solution provider.  We continue to be dedicated to products that leverage open source software and standard platforms, but will be focusing on delivering solutions that are pre-integrated with hardware, software, and packaging.

We will also continue to provide the experimenter and developer a platform that they can access and build upon.

Furthermore, we intend to use the kick starter model on some products where there appears to be an interest in the community, but where we need to know the level of that interest before proceeding with full inclusion of an idea into our product line.  If you find a product on our kick starter list, please support it, the risk to you is minimal, while helping us bring out innovative solutions.

Some of the projects we have under design at the current time include:

  • A networked, multi-speed, TNC for packet radio
  • An Emcomm workstation
  • A device for combining multiple SDR-RTL dongles into a single platform
  • An integrated low power radio/TNC

and more.

Look for these projects to roll out over the next few months.  We think 2018 is going to be a great year to continue to put “The Amateur back in Amateur Radio” —

Your NW Digital Radio team.

Special Pricing on the Purchase of Multiple ThumbDV™

AMBE USB 3000 ThumbDV™

ThumbDV™ – DV3000U

AMBE USB 3000 ThumbDV™

ThumbDV™ – DV3000U

There are some projects that are using multiple ThumbDV™ to handle transcoding digital voice data from one protocol to another.

In support of these projects NW Digital Radio is offering a 5% discount on the purchase of 2 or more ThumbDV™ on the same order, to the same address, through the end of 2017.

To receive this discount, simply order 2 or more ThumbDV™ and in the shipping cart input the coupon code transcode and the discount will be applied to your order.

If purchasing more than 10 items (ThumbDV™ or UDRC) on the same order, contact sales@nwdigitalradio.com to inquire about quantity discounts.

NW APRS Summer Gathering 2017

NW Digital Radio team members will be presenting at The Northwest APRS Summer Gathering in North Bend (WA) on September 9th.

Topics to be presented will include:

  • UDRX™ Status Update
  • A Raspberry Pi Based ~1W Transceiver mentioned at the Dayton Hamvention® (Xenia)
  • NetTNC an EMCOMM Appliance
  • UDR-Tracker an APRS® Mobile Appliance
  • ThumbDV™ New SW and Applications

To learn more about the APRS® event, subscribe  to the newsletter.

Presentations will be posted on the web after the gathering.

Note: NW Digital Radio team members will not be presenting at TAPR DCC in St. Louis this year.