The Etherkit Si5351 breakout boards finally arrived!
the Pony ExpressUSPS 13 days to deliver the package from Oregon to South Carolina. According to USPS tracking, it took 7 days for the package to surface in Ft. Worth TX. Then it disappeared for another 5 days before resurfacing in Columbia SC and then being delivered to the house the next day. Using Google Maps to get a rough idea of the distance, the package traveled about 3100 miles in 13 days, or about 10 miles/hour.
I’m looking forward to assembling the boards. Jason did a really good job with the boards. I think the most challenging part will be soldering on the Si5351 chip itself. It’s a pretty tiny piece.
I don’t have any plans for the breakout boards yet, but there are the usual suspects: SWR meter/antenna analyzer, signal generator, and maybe eventually a radio.
Pictures of the assembly coming up.