By Ron / W4MMP
I have been remiss in introducing the Multus SDR, LLC team. So, here is an introduction. Multus SDR, LLC is a team of associates, five to be exact that contribute their unique talent and skills to designing and producing our products. A little over three years ago I set out to produce the Multus SDR Basic. Yes, it is a clone of another well known rig that the author and owner decided to stop producing. I liked the architecture of the rig so much that I set about determining what would need to be accomplished to produce the rig. As luck would have it, I met Tim.
Tim (KQ8M). Tim was the first person to join up with me to help produce the Basic. Tim asked me what I needed help with and I mentioned I didn't have a clue how to use an EDA (electronic design automation). As it turns out, Tim is a wiz at learning and using EDAs (electronic design automation). Tim went to work and produced the design files for the Basic. Since then he has designed two other boards for the team. The mWattmeter and a yet to be released CW interface board. Tim was the key to getting Multus SDR off and running. Without him, there would be no Multus SDR. Now we needed a company to produce the PCB. One day I had a JT65 QSO with,
Richard ((VK6FR). He happened to take a look at my QRZ.com page and noticed the rigs I was using (the predecessor of the Basic). He sent an email to me asking where he could purchase one of these rigs. I said you can't since the owner quit producing them, but wait! I let Richard know I was in the process of attempting to produce the Basic. Richard has extensive background and experience with having PCBs produced and contacts with manufacturers. He offered to help locate and coordinate having the PCB produced and the Multus SDR Basic Full DIY was born. Richard then prodded me to offer a more completely built version of the Basic and the Multus SDR Basic Semi DIY was launched. Richard also happens to be a RF engineer. After a bit more gentle prodding , Richard convinced me to offer an all band version of the Basic. Richard went to work and produced the Multus SDR Proficio design. Working with Tim, they produced the PCB design files and the Proficio was born. One day I happened to have a QSO with,
Jim (N7CXI), I don't remember exactly when. We got to chatting and Jim let me know that he has a strong background with audio processing and SDR in general. Realizing the team needed a person well versed with the software aspects of SDR, I asked Jim if he would like to join the team and he accepted. Jim is an expert in the field of audio processing and has deep insights into how this stuff works from a software perspective. He is the teams go to person when the rest of us go, huh? Over the course of our association, Jim decided to purchase a laser burner. He offered to produce the Basic enclosure and from there has designed a produced all of Multus SDR's enclosures.
Recently we have added a new team associate.
Stew (KF5KOG). Recently Stew offered to perform a build for one of customers. So (being the manager type that I am), I asked Stew if he would like to offer building kits as an on going service. He accepted and already has performed a number of build services. Stew has the expertise and all the test equipment to provide a completely tested and checked out rig.
And then there is me (W4MMP). I am the front man (so to speak) of Multus SDR, LLC. My background is in technical management with a focus on super scale database management systems which has absolutely nothing to do with Amateur Radio. Go figure. As for technical contributions to Multus SDR, LLC., my area is firmware. I prefer firmware development verses host application development.
So, that is the Multus SDR team. I am deeply indebted to these folks and without them, Multus SDR would not have happened.
Thank you for your support and business,
The Multus SDR,LLC Team,
Ron / W4MMP