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Update: we now sell our Wideband Power Meter here! We have been asked a few times for information on measuring HamShield's power output in a cost effective way. While there are a variety of instruments available, most are well out of the budget range of a hobbyist. Sure, a simple analog power meter is cost effective, but a lot of them are not optimized for displaying power output under 1 watt (+30 dBm). This can make it a bit challenging for validating the power output out of any QRP radio, not just HamShield. So, naturally, we built our own! Using the board...

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We are excited to announce HamShield 1.0! HamShield 1.0 features a variety of tweaks and optimizations from HamShield 0.9 lessons learned. HamShield 0.9 is what we shipped to our Kickstarter backers as well as sold for the past year or so. Both HamShields are based on the Auctus 1846S, which is a newer variant of the RDA 1846. The great news for HamShield 0.9 users is that nothing has changed in HamShield 1.0 in terms of software. The same library and everything else will work as expected. We have made tweaks to the audio amplifier, RF power amplifier section, and...

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