FREQUENTLY  ASKED  QUESTIONS

Naturally, some questions tend to pop up again an again, so maybe it is best if I answer them here for the benefit of all of you:


When will Morserino-32 be available?

The current aim is the 4th quarter of 2018. I hope to have the final pre-release version ready by end of September (together with the hope to have a meaningful guess how many pieces should be produced in the first run), so this should allow me to ship the first batch of kits late November or early December.


What will it cost?

Again, an accurate price can only be determined once I know better about quantities. The current aim is 75€ ( plus/minus 10€) plus shipping cost.

It might be necessary to ship the kit without the LiPo battery, as it is not allowed (or very complicated) to ship those in many countries. As I am using a very common type of battery (used in RC helicopters for example) it should be easy for everyone to get hold of a suitable battery. If the kit will ship without a battery, this will bring the price point down by about 5€.


In which language(s) will it be available?

The language of the user interface will be English only (at least for the first release). 

The decoder recognizes the characters of the International Morse Alphabet, and currently also the extra characters for German (special characters for other languages might be added in the future - this will depend on user requests for such characters).

The documentation (user manual) will initially be available in English and German. Other languages might follow, if there are volunteers in the user community who will do the translation.


Will the software be Open Source?

Yes. As soon as I will be at the stage of the final pre-release, the software and documentation will be published.

The schematics will also be published (and possible also the Gerber files for the PCB layout - this has not yet been decided).

While the software will be under a very liberal Open Source license, anything pertaining to schematics and layout will have restrictions concerning commercial use - amateurs will be free to make use of it, but mass production (say, more than 50 pieces ;-) for commercial reasons will not be allowed unless a proper license fee has been negotiated.

© morserino Team -  Willi Kraml 2018