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for some reason, wordpress wasn't updating the image. it ws something to do with folder permissions. i have updated the wiring diagram. that's done. as far as the CW is concerned, it is a software fix. i will hopefully push something out in this week as the 'standard upgrade'. on the hfsignals.com
, we cannot recommend other software as i havent used them myself. what i am instead, doing is, to integrate the changes into the main trunk, test it out and them make them the shipped firmware as well as the one my own repo of github. more soon...
On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:12 PM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
Ed and all,
I have not received my kit yet, though soon as I ordered January 19th, so I know it may be shipped soon.
As a noob to kit building this forum is giving me lots of info to think about when the time comes. It has been years since I built anything, Heathkits in the day.
My main focus will be to assemble it properly and get it on the air!! And get it into a case.
Then maybe mods....
So again thanks to all for your info and comments.
Guys & Gals,
I didn't want to leave anyone out. I just thought I should remind everyone that this is a forum for the BitX (all BitX's). It is made up with thousands of radio amateurs who want to expand and enjoy their hobby. I have been licensed for 64 years now. I am a Technician (not an Engineer). I fix things, build them, troubleshoot them, analyze them, I read schematics, what I don't do is design things! Farhan has done an excellent job with the BitX and has made many improvements to his designs. He has put out a quality product that thousands have enjoyed using. Basically the BitX is a great entry level transceiver that is affordable for all. It is not a perfect transceiver, but that is what this forum is for, to share modifications, improvements, and new ideas with each other. We do have outstanding Engineers on this forum. No matter what your background is, there is help for you on this forum. If it doesn't work, someone will help you troubleshoot and find the answer. There is no warranty on the BitX. It is being offered that way to keep the costs down. I have one of the first uBitX's shipped. I put it together in a small chassis, I found a few mistakes and I fixed them. My output power with 12.6 volts applied is about 8 watts on 40 meteres. My first contact was 1500 miles away with a S9 report. I'm almost afraid to add any mods to it since it works sooo good. For beginners, when you get your uBitX, I have a few suggestions, First, follow the instructions, do not try to read the schematic, use the pictures in the instructions for placement of the colored wires. For the 3.5 mm speaker jack, do not jumper the tip to the ring, this will prevent shorting audio out when a mono plug is inserted. Last suggestion - It is a QRP transceiver, don't try to get more power out of it! If you need more power, use an external amplifier, there is a file on this forum on how to do this. Most power supplies run up to 13.8 volts, don't go over that, I chose 12.6 volts and nothing gets hot and I can use digital. Lastly, respect everyone on this group, we are from all over the world and we are all friends in our hobby.