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All MiniTiouner-Express RX assemblies are depleted at the UK distribution location. More stock should arrive in UK July 26.
The MiniTiouner-Express PayPal function is DISABLED until these units are in the hands of Charles G4GUO.
On the DATV-Express Project website, the PayPal function is NOW enabled for MiniTiouner-Express RX units at www.DATV-Express.com
The PayPal function CONTINUES to be enabled for DATV-Express TX boards.
G4GUO explains that it normally takes about two weeks for RX orders he posts from England to reach the EU buyer.
Other international buyers of RX units will ship from USA.
All purchases of TX units will ship from USA.
73...de DATV-Exoress Project Team
Art WA8RMC reported that he received another production batch of 100 each MiniTiouner-Express RX units on Sept 20. Sales have leveled down to about 3 units / week.
Art WA8RMC also reported that he still has an inventory of 15ea DATV-Express TX boards available for sale.
Project speed set to moderate…de Ken W6HHC
I would like to make some changes for my own use to the preset list of QO-100 frequencies. Currently the presets only work if you are using direct uplink at 2.4GHz. I use an up-converter from 70cm so it would be nice to be able to change the preset frequencies to suit.
Ken W6HHC reported that the Yahoo Group DigitalATV.com site will be relocating to groups.io facilities/hosting in December. Ken explained that the capabilities of the old Yahoo Group DigitalATV.com site was being reduced to only provide an “e-mail reflector function” (without allowing any attachments or archiving). More details will follow. Co-moderator Mark WB6QZB is heading up the move to groups.io .
Art WA8RMC also reported that the www.DATV-Express.com site was down for several days in November, because the hosting company was attacked by “ransomware”. All is working again.
Finally, Art is looking into designing a new DATV receiver that will receive DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T protocols. He has found a low cost receiver module that will receive both DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T. “All” that is needed is to add a printed circuit board and add some software. The board is envisioned to run on a RaspberryPI. Art can finish the hardware board design and board production. What is really needed is a software designer for the software side of the DATV receiver. A lot of existing software code can be offered to act as “models” for the new code. Is anyone out there interested in joining in on this project?? Please contact the project team.
Project speed set to slow…de Ken W6HHC