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Need a great way to take HamShield on the go or attach it to your laptop? We have just brought back the HamShield case with laptop clip! These cases are laser cut out of high quality clear acrylic, allowing you to protect HamShield and an Arduino Uno, but also exposing all the header pins needed to access HamShield's powerful feature set.  The USB, power, and antenna jacks are all exposed on the ends.  For assembly instructions, we made a video:

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We will be launching several HamShield library improvements this month.  These include: Improvements to CTCSS detection and encoding Ability to signal GPIO pins based on CTCSS detection Generic tone generator and decoder (DTMF or custom tones) Morse code decoder An improved morse code encoder Updates to all examples library wide We are currently in beta, and if all goes well, expect the release date to be in the 3rd week of October to all folks who added HamShield libraries in their Arduino IDE.

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Back by popular demand: The TRRS Crossover Kit This kit is very basic, but very powerful. It makes your HamShield appear as a smart phone or laptop headset and sets all the right levels for you! Simply plug the cable into the TRRS Crossover board and go. This means you can: Connect your computer speaker to the HamShield microphone, HamShield speaker to the laptop microphone Make your own HamShield autopatch with any mobile phone Use your computer as a packet radio TNC Send and receive SSTV messages on your computer The adapter easily plugs into HamShield's audio interface like so:...

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Measuring RF power for QRP radios The Q-Code "QRP" stands for "reduce power". It represents a growing part of the hobby where amateur radio operators try to use as little power as possible to communicate as far as possible. From $15 HF kits on eBay, HamShields, programmable crystal oscillators to unlicensed Part 15 HF operation, there is something at any price range for anybody. But how can you accurately measure these small power levels? Sure, there is expensive test equipment available for this. And you might be able to look at a power meter intended for higher wattages and guess...

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Great news! We have fulfilled all of our pre-orders and HamShield 1.0 has now entered general availability! Also, we have made an addition to our development and support team (Nigel), who will be making a lot of much needed updates to the HamShield library and examples.  You can pick up HamShield 1.0 here.  2018 is going to be the year of new products from Enhanced Radio Devices. We will be making additional surprise announcements as new products become in stock and available. 

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