My VA3TO kit arrived Thursday, and I began building it yesterday. The layout is very professionally done, and the instructions are well-written. I hope to finish building it today.
Next, I’ll have to reconfigure my computers. The computer that I want to use for the link is currently being used by my wife for Hotmail. I’ll have to move it downstairs to my shack and put a wireless Ethernet card in it. Another complication is that it’s currently running Linux, so I’ll have to make sure I have a Linux driver for the wireless NIC and then get the EchoLinux software to connect it to EchoLink.
Finally, I’ll have to make up the cables to connect my IC-22U to the board and then the board to the rig. That looks like another $15 and an hour or so of work. With any luck, I’ll have it on the air by next weekend.