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Introduction We have had a lot of fun with LoRa at 1 watt over the last two years in the 440MHz / 70 cm band with HamShield: LoRa Edition. Over the last 2 years, we have done plenty of drive tests, with strong signals through 6 miles of forest, and all sorts of seemingly impossible feats. We even got to try out our 8 watt amplifier for more impressive results.  But what if we took things a little bit further? How about we plug HamShield: LoRa Edition into our new 80 Watt DMR amplifier? Then, lets plug it into a 13 dBi...

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2019 was an exciting year for all of us, and I want to thank each and every one of you for help making this happen. As a tiny business with a focus on amateur radio, unlicensed radio prototyping, and other unique breakouts, every order helps us put money back into Inductive Twig to develop new and great things.  We are always on the lookout for developing new products in areas that are ignored by other companies, especially when it comes to amateur radio. There is a continued influx of off the shelf radio transceiver ICs and modules -- which are often able...

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Hello Everyone, Gather 'round for a tale.  Years ago, some friends around a hacker space in Seattle, Washington (Metrix Create Space) worked on an idea called the HamShield. While our Kickstarter launched in 2015, most people are unaware of its long history. In 2010, numerous low cost handheld amateur radios flooded the market. It was apparent that the chip inside was very low cost. The rumors were true...RDA invented the holy grail of amateur radio chips: the tri-band RDA1946. We quickly sourced a few.  While the complete radios were lackluster, the chip behind it was not. It output a clean...

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We have a fun, new lighting product, just in time for the holidays.  The Chanzon features Red, Blue and Green channels, and can consume up to 10 watts of power. This produces quite a bit of light -- perfect for indoor and outdoor lighting projects. However, up until now, it was a bit of a challenge to use. It runs off 12V, requires a constant current driver (otherwise, it will burn up), and needs a beefy heatsink. Introducing the Chanzon RGB 10W LED Breakout!  Our breakout comes available with a constant current driver, which accepts low power PWM input from...

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Learn about how the HamShield amplifies its transmitter power.

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