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Bruce (MICRO1700) nailed the situation pretty accurately.
The two holdups are the instruction manual and the web site.
I completed most of the manual including the parts list and step-by-step instructions. I am currently working on the tuning instructions. Tuning isn’t complicated, but there are two procedures, depending on whether you use a frequency above 1400 kHz (toroid tuning only) or a frequency below 1400 kHz, which requires switching in additional inductors and a second trimmer cap. One time-consuming task to be done for the tuning portion of the manual is to develop tables showing the tuning “sub-band” range for each toroid tap and each supplemental inductor.
It’s very important to strive for high accuracy in the instruction manual to maintain company image and to prevent a flood of emails asking for clarification. I want the AMT5000 manual to be as good as the AMT3000 manual.
This past week I completed the web site re-write. This was complicated somewhat because the present site is based on just one product: AMT3000. It had to be re-organized to handle two products.
I am completely stocked up for the first 100 orders, so that’s not a problem. Still need to determine packaging method and box size.
Meanwhile, orders for the AMT3000 are coming in as strong as ever. Much of my time is consumed filling the orders.
As an engineer for a large computer company for many years, I know how important the schedule is to the success of a project! Selling the AMT3000 and developing the AMT5000 has humbled me a bit. I’m striving for launch by the end of August.