Re: Accident, Did I damage my Raduino
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The 8 pin and the 5 pin both have an orange wire. Easy to get confused. Dave
On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Michael Hagen <motdog@...>
I would recommend in
building these radios that you change All ground wires to
Black and All Power (5 or 12V) to Red.
Reserve these colors
for just 2 purposes.
You can use the wires
you remove for additions. Leave the molex pin on them. I had
a lot of spare Brown ones.
I can't stand an
Orange wire being B+ (the term for us old Valve guys)! 26 Ga.
stranded works great. I got a bunch of colors at All
Electronics. Molex pins are at Tayda and Mouser.
You don't have to be
in such a hurry and blow things up. Check your wiring several
times. You could even make a connector chart with J numbers
and pin numbers with wire color. Match it up to what is on
hfsignals. It may mean you catch a mistake and save a lot of
On 2/2/2018 8:03 AM, Richard Sanders
You are not alone!
I had my bitx40 in pieces on my benchtop and wired the raduino
using the orange I/O wire instead of the orange +12v
wire...powered on....got nothing on my LCD...turned off...checked
wiring...turned on a second time...still nothing...turned
off...THEN I saw what I did wrong....it wasn't until I had
reflashed the v2 software the I finally figured out why my unit
keeps going to the Settings menu....it thinks that I am holding
the function button down upon power up! With the button
uninstalled I check the power of the orange A3 wire and am getting
0v!! :-( So I'm going to try and remap a different pin for the
Function button...if that does not work or if I find that I
actually damaged more than the I/O pin...then I'll go the "New
Arduino Nano" route! Best of luck to all who are experimenting
with the bitx's out there!!
Mike Hagen, WA6ISP
10917 Bryant Street
Yucaipa, Ca. 92399
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