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Buying v6

VA6TD
 

Want to buy a uBITX V6. Just unsure if they are shipping at the moment with the current global situation. I emailed but have not heard back. Anyone on here know if they are operating now?



Ken Hansen
 

I don't know the specifics in India right now, but I understand the 'kits' are assembled by contract workers who pickup parts, take them home, assemble them, then return them to be tested and shipped to buyers. Based on that understanding and given the current situation in India, it's possible that HF Signals is currently shipping product, but at best I would expect their volume to be greatly reduced.

Were I in your situation, I would order the radio and simply wait for it to ship - by ordering now, you'll get your radio as soon as possible - if you wait until the situation in India 'normalizes' you will be placed at the end of the queue that built up between now and then.

That you aren't seeing a response to your email suggests things are, at least, running slow/behind.

Hope that helps,

Ken, N2VIP

On Mar 26, 2020, at 11:21, VA6TD <uriedog@...> wrote:



Want to buy a uBITX V6. Just unsure if they are shipping at the moment with the current global situation. I emailed but have not heard back. Anyone on here know if they are operating now?



sflanjs8@...
 

Just received mine by DHL a few days ago --no problem even here in Los Angeles county.  Of course things may have changed in India, in the last week.  Hope this information is still current.  Dave Casler was enthusiastic:  https://youtu.be/bcN5pKxawbU
Of course he ordered it earlier.

Richard Arland
 

I received my V6 in 7 days after ordering it. That was about a week ago. Just got it working and I would definitely order one ASAP to avoid being put on a waiting list.

Vy 73

Rich  K7SZ


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Subject: Re: [BITX20] Buying v6
 
I don't know the specifics in India right now, but I understand the 'kits' are assembled by contract workers who pickup parts, take them home, assemble them, then return them to be tested and shipped to buyers. Based on that understanding and given the current situation in India, it's possible that HF Signals is currently shipping product, but at best I would expect their volume to be greatly reduced.

Were I in your situation, I would order the radio and simply wait for it to ship - by ordering now, you'll get your radio as soon as possible - if you wait until the situation in India 'normalizes' you will be placed at the end of the queue that built up between now and then.

That you aren't seeing a response to your email suggests things are, at least, running slow/behind.

Hope that helps,

Ken, N2VIP

On Mar 26, 2020, at 11:21, VA6TD <uriedog@...> wrote:



Want to buy a uBITX V6. Just unsure if they are shipping at the moment with the current global situation. I emailed but have not heard back. Anyone on here know if they are operating now?



Puneit Singh
 

Hello
India is on complete lockdown until 14-April and only essential services are allowed. No flights are allowed as well.

73s
VU2TUM

On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 at 21:51, VA6TD <uriedog@...> wrote:

Want to buy a uBITX V6. Just unsure if they are shipping at the moment with the current global situation. I emailed but have not heard back. Anyone on here know if they are operating now?



support@...
 

Hello VA6TD and all others,

We have a complete lockdown in place in the whole of India and we at HFSignals are not shipping any orders till the lockdown is lifted.

DHL and India Post too have stopped accepting shipments till further notice.

However you can still go ahead and book your orders and we will be shipping them as per the date of booking and schedule once we start shipping. Till such time please bear with us.

At this time during the pandemic all we can do is hope that the situation would change and things would improve. Most importantly it is our desire at HFSignals that all of you and your families and us aswell be safe from this pandemic.

Thanks for all the support.


Regards,

Thomas
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Kevin Luxford
 

In these trying times my thoughts are with Thomas, Farhan and all the elves who do such a great job of winding toroids, assembling and testing boards for our technical challenges and learning.

May you and your loved ones get through this crisis intact.

Vy 73
Kevin VK3DAP / ZL2DAP

Tim Hays
 

Agree...Take Care


On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:16 AM Kevin Luxford <kbgluxford@...> wrote:
In these trying times my thoughts are with Thomas, Farhan and all the elves who do such a great job of winding toroids, assembling and testing boards for our technical challenges and learning.

May you and your loved ones get through this crisis intact.

Vy 73
Kevin VK3DAP / ZL2DAP

w9rgb@...
 

GigaParts has the uBITX V6 full kit for $209.  That includes shipping.  I purchased one
and it came quickly.  Its firmware is version 6,1.

Vic, W9RGB