In the Beginning
Enhanced Radio Devices was formed in spring of 2015, in anticipation of a Kickstarter campaign. Morgan Redfield, Casey Halverson and Nigel Vander Houwen were experimenting with the chip that makes a lot of low cost handheld amateur radios possible. Frustrated with the lack of amateur radio options available to makers, They started work on the HamShield -- a tri-band amateur radio transceiver for the Arduino.
The campaign was launched on Kickstarter at the tail end of Field Day 2015, and it was an overnight success. Our goal of $25,000 was completely blown away, reaching $117,194.
Several months later, after redesigning HamShield to boost its power (per our stretch goal), we delivered over 1,000 HamShields to 778 backers.
We had some HamShields left over from the Kickstarter, which we placed in our store. One thing lead to another, and we have since substantially increased our product offerings.
We now offer products for both digital and analog transmission, from 144MHz to 900MHz.
We thank our backers for helping us create our new company and we plan to launch many more interesting amateur radio related products in the years to come.
We are currently based in Seattle, WA.