Tuesday morning we sent out an email to the first 25 subscribers to the FaradayRF Newsletter with information on how to order Faraday as part of a priority group. This is a perk we mentioned several months ago on the newsletter. Anyone can order Faraday now however these 25 people have the ability to jump in front of the queue for hardware.
We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm from people who have already ordered Faraday radios, you rock!
We’re aiming for a February 15th 2017 start of shipping date. We could ship before and we could ship after as February 15th is our goal. We will be extremely transparent about this date as we move forward. The production hardware is in our hands and we’re thoroughly testing it to make sure they are built exactly as we intend them to be and to provide any feedback to PCB:NG who’s been great to work with on this first batch.
When in doubt simply email us at Support@FaradayRF.com with any questions about your order.
This first batch is prioritized towards the initial group we contacted. Any unclaimed radios by February 15th from this group will be sent out to those not in the priority group in the order they were received.
We’ve opened up our shop. You may have noticed our cart on the right side of your screen and the “Shop” menu link already. Check it out!
You should order your Faraday Starter Pack to dive into open source and open hardware ham radio. Please remember if you’re not on the priority list then your radio may ship with the second production batch. As always simply send us an email if you have questions.
What to Purchase
We’ve made it easy to open up digital communications with amateur radio. Here’s what we suggest to get started:
- Choose a “Single” or “Dual” GPS option
- Purchase two of them, one for each radio in the starter pack
- If you already have 33cm antennas and an appropriate means to connect them to an SMA connector then these antennas are optional.
- Firmware debugging requires JTAG access. This connector allows direct use of a Texas Instruments MSP-FET
- Faraday has a bootloader so firmware updates do not require this connector
There are other items in the store but they are all optional!
Lastly, please consider adding Shop@FaradayRF.com to your safe sender list and checking your spam folder after you order for any emails from us at this address.
We appreciate the first developers and users of Faraday. It’s been an awesome journey bringing it this far and we can’t wait to get these into your hands. We are working as hard as possible to ensure Faraday meets our expectations. This includes hand testing every unit in this first batch meticulously looking for manufacturing errors whether caused during PCB fabrication, component placement, or final assembly. We are learning and aim to provide the best customer service we can. Contact us for any concerns. Check out our Return Policy and know that we are offering a 1 year warranty on manufacturing defects.
Author: Bryce Salmi
Licensed radio amateur KB1LQC and Co-Founder of FaradayRF. Professional Electrical Engineer designing and building avionics for rockets and spacecraft during the day and developing the future of digital amateur radio experimentation by night. All opinions are my own.