David Gibson wrote:
CREG currently has four sets of HeyPhone PCBs for sale, and one set of boards for the Pease beacon.
That Pease beacon PCB has now been sold. As I understand it, the position is that Brian Pease is not getting any more boards made. The PCB design is locked into using a particular manufacturer.
The PCB file contains all of the info on traces, holes, board size, silkscreen, etc in a single .PCB file. Perhaps someone in the UK can figure out how to convert it into what is needed for other suppliers. Alternatively, maybe there is a supplier that has already developed conversion software on their own. I have attached the PC Board file. To view it, download the PC board layout software from http://expresspcb.com
. You can look at any layer separately, if desired, and get info on individual holes, vias, traces.,etc.
Rob Gill writes
Having downloaded the ExpressPCB software and priced the production of PCBs based on the file emailed by Brian I get a quote for $332 for a quantity of 8.
So, with VAT, postage etc, that's about GBP 25.00 a set, for eight sets. Id it worth CREG making this investment? Im sure we wont get around to reaching a decision on this for some time.