Did you handsolder both sides?If yes, I always wonder how ppl do that with QF44 packages...
As for the Sparkfun RF24 breakout board: I understand your choises to create a standard, easy to get breakout, but the tenfold price of a normal RF24 board is ridicolous.
Testing is going well I'm currently running a test sketch that is a server, client, logs to SD card with time/date from RTC. I'll let it run for a couple of weeks and just see how it goes.The radio system was tested with Maniacbug's RF24 library and after assigning the pins it worked straight-away, reading the key-presses from a Nordic keyfob.
Running from just 3.3V is a good idea.[...]
I need to make up another couple, one at 22.11Mhz and one running at 3.3V, 16Mhz so I can try things.And, where does all the time go.... ?