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Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:52
Development list 2017
As there are several posts on various topics on what and when new products
are coming out here's the current development list for this year:
1) Re-design of head unit amplifier for the HF Active, HF Active Vee and HF
Active Loop antennas. The existing amplifier devices are now discontinued by
the manufacturer NXP and all stocks exhausted. We have kept a small stock for
any customer returns. I'm redesigning the amplifier to use a new silicon
germanium device with some impressive specifications. It's one of the problems
manufacturing today. Devices appear to be built in single batches, when they
are gone they are gone never to return and it's time to re-design. Sometimes
it's easier getting valves (tubes) from the 1950's.
2) HF Magnetic Loop antenna. I'm planning to have the prototype or the
first batch of a remote controlled magnetic loop antenna ready for the NARSA
show at Blackpool on the 9th April. This will use the 4 pin Molex connector on
the rear of Icom transceivers to tune the antenna so that it's identical in
operation to using a tuning unit.
3) Build a small batch of the DSP Digi Trackers. This will be done after
the NARSA show.
4) Build a small batch of Sentinel 5 SDR transceivers.