Pre-Order HamShield & Amplifier Updates

A project log for HamShield: VHF/UHF transceiver for Arduino

HamShield lets your Arduino talk to far away people and things using amateur radio bands (Coverage: 136-170MHz, 200-260MHz, 400-520MHz)

Casey HalversonCasey Halverson 08/05/2015 at 01:030 Comments

We have a system to accept pre-orders for HamShield:

Things are coming along nicely. We are getting a power amplifier test board revision back shortly with a new two-stage amplifier design that will really boost our power. We also are integrating this into the complete board and running the PCBs. If the amplifier stage works as planned, we can immediately start testing rev 4 of the complete board. Once this testing is complete, we can send the design off for manufacturing.

We are also shopping around our BOM again (we have blown well past what we originally had quoted out) to see if we can get a better deal on components. This will allow us to save some more cash for further board revisions, improvements, and to prototype some really cool stuff we have planned in the future.

HamShield is also allowing us to prototype these things :)

But before we get ahead of ourselves, the focus is to make sure to deliver our hardware on time. So far, we are on schedule.