Re: KD8CEC Firmware


The upgrade is basically to parts:

1. Install the new UBITX KD8CEC Nextion supported firmware.
2. Install the Nextion code file into the Nextion display :
    a. either by adding it (.tft file) to the microsd card and rebooting nextion display - then remove microsd card and reboot or
    b. uploading it from the Nextion Editor to the Nextion Display


On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 8:34 PM Charlie Morrison <charlie@...> wrote:

Thanks, Joe


I presume then that all the nice extras are included in the firmware J


73 de Charlie GI4FUE


From: [] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: 22 June 2018 23:47
Subject: Re: [BITX20] KD8CEC Firmware


No mods required to add a nextion display.

Only requires +5volts and gnd for power.

Two wires for connection to connector where old displayed plugged into.

The firmware must be the version which supports Nextion Displays.





On Fri, Jun 22, 2018, 7:13 PM Charlie Morrison <charlie@...> wrote:



I have also ordered a Nextion 2.8 display, but to run KD8CEC firmware, do I need to do any mods to the Ubitx? Thinking here of the CW side of things or does it implement the 2 resistor solution for paddles?


73 de Charlie GI4FUE


From: [] On Behalf Of Michael Babineau
Sent: 22 June 2018 14:30
Subject: Re: [BITX20] KD8CEC Firmware


Terence : 

After you get the KD8CEC firmware loaded I recommend that you also install his uBITX Memory Manager application on your PC. 

One very useful feature is the ability to read and decode the current data/settings from the Raduino and save them to a file on your 
computer.  I recommend doing this right away before using it to modify any settings so that you have a baseline to return to should 
something get messed up later. This is especially important if you decide to try recalibration.


Michael VE3WMB 

P.S. I got my Nextion 2.8" TFT Display so when a get some time this weekend I plan to move to KD8CEC V1.09b and give that I try.
I think that this display is going to be a "game changer" for this rig. 




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