Board Designer's Resources

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This page will provide links to parts used in deployed designs, such as Janus and Ozy. The part information will include manufacturer (such as Texas Instruments) and at least one vendor source (such as Mouser or Digikey). It will also include schematic symbol and PCB footprint libraries for OrCAD and PADS as these are developed.

This page will also provide guidelines for PCB layout (such as necessary clearance for hardware at DIN connector mounting holes), trace minimum widths and apce minimum clearance for keeping PCB costs down, guidelines for PCB footprint creation, and so forth.

The intent is to make it easier for developers to be consistent across teams and projects, and to re-use parts where practical to keep manufacturing costs down for TAPR, which keeps the price down for all of us. -- de KK7P

Prototype PCB Suppliers:

I have used Protoexpress' "No Touch" service for more than 20 years. Never had a bad board. They are the lowest cost 4-layer prototypes I have found. Many Amateur and some commercial spacecraft in which I have designs are flying these same "No Touch" prototype boards, some since 1993. -- de KK7P

There are several versions (file types) of the HPSDR Logo to be found at

Note that the logo is copyrighted and has been used as a trademark for quite some time. The copyright, held by designer AE5K, has been licensed for use by If you wish to use the logo on a board or for display (such as a hamfest display), please try to use the artwork provided in order to maintain consistency.