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?

Kickstarter rewards will be sent out starting in December (if all suppliers and shipping agents play by the rules, anyway). Any Morserino-32s ordered from now on will be shipped starting in February. Waiting times depend on the number of orders coming in…


I missed the Kickstarter campaign - will I still be able to get a Morserino-32 kit?

Yes, but it will take a while (well, the Kickstarter backers also have to wait for a while). I will record incoming orders (just direct them by email to info@morserino.info ). I will order the components in batches, and whenever a new batch is ready to be shipped out, I will inform you that kits are available now, and about payment options. As soon as I see your money coming in, I will ship out the kits. Be aware that first kits ordered this way will ship likely in February, as first I have to deal with the Kickstarter kits!


What will it cost?

The price for a kit with case (acrylic glass, laser cut and engraved) and removable 433 MHz antenna  will be 80€ plus shipping costs (7€ within Europe, 10€ outside Europe).

The price for a kit without case will be 64€ plus shipping costs (7€ within Europe, 10€ outside Europe).

These prices are the same as were valid for the Kickstarter campaign!

A LiPo battery is not part of the kit and has to be sourced separately.


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