Total build time was about 35 minutes and would had been shorter if I took my own advice and read the instructions all the way through before diving in. Regardless, the kit went together without issue and was decoding PSK31 and CW in no time.
Here is a short video of the build. It is NOT a "how to" video or very informative, it is just for fun.
Searching youtube I found a few videos that were very helpful for those that want better information on building and using the PX3.
Here is a very good "How to assemble the PX3" video by W2AEW:
Here is one from JD Dupuy, N0IRS, that covers the current firmware features:
Here he is before he got comfortable with us:
|He is limping very badly with his left paw|
|Waiting for food from the humans|
When the temp dropped below zero we decided to bring him in and keep him separated from the other two cats and Mister Mann lived in my Ham Shack for a few nights.
|Mister Mann fast asleep under my desk|
After his surgery he lived in the ham shack 24/7 for over a week while he healed. He seems to not mind living in my ham shack at night and I enjoy his company as the girls like to stay upstairs. We gave him a bath and cleaned his ears and he gets brushed everyday. He is putting on weight and has really been well behaved in the house. I know the older cat is not too found of his scent but the younger cat seems to want to play with him.
All our cats are rescues and while I wanted a dog, Mister Mann has become a part of the family.
|His favorite spot|
|His other favorite spot|
|Looking into the cold night|
He has separate food and water, litter and living space due to his infection. He sure did nothing wrong to deserve that disease and certainly does not deserve to be put down. We will make him as comfortable as possible while protecting the other two cats. I am sure Mister Mann will make a few more appearances on my blog and videos.