I hope the new year finds you all well,
Our goal is to provide the best possible digital radio at an attractive price and our efforts the past couple of months have been consumed with component tradeoffs to meet that goal with respect to price, performance and availability. Now with that behind us we have released the beta radio boards to manufacturing and should receive assembled units by the end of March.
Dennis has made great progress on the modulator and Basil has implemented a new interface using WebSockets.
We have substantial work ahead of us optimizing the RF, IF and synthesizer. I am now seeing component lead times reaching 8-12 weeks. Our best estimate is to have beta units in Q2 with production in Q3 (AKA Summer). All Beta units have been allocated.
We will be at MicroHams on Saturday March 23rd in Redmond WA with the new radio boards as well as an APRS demo.
We will be accepting pre-orders later this month. At that time we will release a preliminary Datasheet, User Interface and final discount pricing. These pre-orders will be for planning purposes and we will not be charging any deposit until we have a firm manufacturing slot.
Thank you for your patience,
Bryan Hoyer, CEO