Re: Teensy 3.5/3.6 upgrade for uBITX

Jack, W8TEE

Not completely, as they still don't know what it can do. However, I did want to stir up some interest beforehand. Also, I don't want to take a total hit from people who ordered add-on boards (filters, keyers, AGC, etc.) point at me saying: "You should have told us!" For some reason, that prospect really bothers me. This way, at least I can say I tried to tell them that something is on the horizon.

Jack, W8TEE

On Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:50:36 PM EDT, K9HZ <bill@...> wrote:

Now that the cat is out of the bag...

Dr. William J. Schmidt - K9HZ J68HZ 8P6HK ZF2HZ PJ4/K9HZ VP5/K9HZ PJ2/K9HZ


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On Apr 23, 2018, at 8:18 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:

Yep, every one is different and, man, are you gonna hate the Jackal board:

Jack, W8TEE

On Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:32:56 PM EDT, Kees T <windy10605@...> wrote:


I agree that there are many people standing on Farhan's shoulders and he has certainly created/generated a huge interest in his uBIT-X design point..... key parameters being that the cost is being held low for a simple design to allow more people to try modifications if they want to ......AND he's allowing others to start small businesses and learn skills. I think the latter, in itself, is great. 

Message counts of ~2000 per month definitely indicate a huge interest.

My point was that there are many steps in the progression from the uBIT-X that arrived in the mailbox, TO one that has slight modifications, TO more comprehensive AGC hardware, audio amps, etc, TO SWR indications, 4 line displays, more keyer features,
TO DSP and other SW defined modes, RPi, Teensy 3.5/3.6, large touch screens, etc get the idea. Many options. The point is that you can take the path and get off at any step. I personally want to go as far as I feel makes sense to me (staying with the Nano or an Arduino based derivative and basically "Keeping It Simple") with a result that I think I can reach, and a Transceiver I will/can use. Some of the guys that want to Hack-to-the- Max ....more power to them but the number of followers will drop off pretty quickly and I for one will become a (maybe) drooler, not a follower.   

73 Kees K5BCQ

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