Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

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g0mjw
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by g0mjw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 pm

F6DZP wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:43 am

The BATC kit can also be enhanced to use the new features that Minitioune will offer for the MiniTiouner-pro. (OLED display, GPIO I/O, ...).
Next version of Minitioune will take them in account.
Brilliant. Well done Jean-Pierre

KenW6HHC
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by KenW6HHC » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm

I had written that the MiniTiouner-Express is designed for hams world-wide that do not yet own a MiniTiouner unit with DVB-S2 capability. F6DZP responded:
F6DZP wrote
or does not own a MiniTiouner unit with DVB-S2 capability", I think that you don't understand completely how works a MiniTiouner, since 2015 all MiniTiouners built (home brewed or BATC kit ) have DVB-S2 capability.
Yes...I got myself confused. The Serit NIM is needed only to receive DVB-S2 16APSK and 32APSK digital modulations. So earlier MiniTiouner units without Serit NIMs can not receive DVB-S2 16APSK and 32APSK digital modulations....but can receive DVB-S2 QPSK and 8PSK modulation.

On the thread of the cost of postage for shipping MiniTiouner-Express hardware from USA:
G0MJW wrote
I must admit the US$33 shipping does sound excessive but I am sure this just reflects what our US friends are charged by the likes of US Mail and UPS…
Yes, I have heard many hams with belief that this shipping cost is excessive to Europe. I can assure you that US$33 is the price charged by US Postal Service for shipping a small box to most of the world.

73...de Ken W6HHC
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by G8XZD-TV » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:56 pm

And of course the customs/VAT/handling charges that get added on in the UK.

zg3409
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by zg3409 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:11 pm

There is a delay while they test and confirm all units are 100%. Hopefully they will get the all clear soon

G4GUO
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by G4GUO » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:36 am

The issue with the Minitiouner-Express has now been found and is an easy fix.
Hopefully shipping will start in a couple of weeks.

We are in the process of arranging a UK source for shipping.

- Charles G4GUO

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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by zg3409 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Available NOW!!!

https://datv-express.com/

If you order from the website, UK/EU Orders are shipped FROM UK so no customs delays or high shipping or delays.

The price for the MiniTiouner-Express board is US $75 + shipping + Ohio Sales Tax if you live in the state of Ohio

Shipping for USA is US $7.00
Shipping to the European Union is US $24.00 including the VAT. (sent from the UK)
Shipping anywhere international is US $35.00

There may be a little extra delay from UK as first few sold out. Next few are on their way via customs ready to be reshipped.

When this batch sells out, it may take some time for future batches.

You need to register on the website, then you can pay by paypal/credit card.

G4GUO
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by G4GUO » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:56 am

Latest news: shipping will resume tomorrow

Shipments of MiniTiouner-Express are currently on hold due to issues with v0.8 of MiniTioune.

- Charles

KenW6HHC
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Re: Minitoune Express from USA less than $100 built

Post by KenW6HHC » Tue May 29, 2018 11:35 am

Just an update:

All MiniTiouner-Express units shipped from USA after April 19 and all units shipped from UK (started around April 27 or so) are updated with the EEPROM change needed for compatibility with v0.8s of the MiniTioune software.

...de Ken W6HHC

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