That can work, if you include an external USB to 5v tolerant UART converter such as this:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
How to do it is documented at the bottom of this post:
In that write-up, I mention tying the 5v pin from the CP2102 to the 5v pin of the Raduino,
only do that if you want to power the Raduino from the host's USB port.
In your case where you have the Raduino installed in the uBitx, do not connect
up that 5v wire, as it is better to let the LM7805 on the Raduino supply the 5v.
The CP2102 is primarily 3.3v, but the pins are 5v tolerant.
The Nano has 5v TXD/RXD pins.
There are plenty of other USB-to-UART adapters that could work for you,
but that happens to be the one I used.
Some may give you more trouble with installing the needed software driver,
my CP2102 worked out of the box on an Ubuntu host without needing a driver installed.
And some USB-to-UART adapters may not be 5v tolerant.
Toward the top of that post there's a link to the schematic for the Nano clones we use:
in case you wanted to figure things out more thoroughly.
Datasheets for all the IC's involved are easily found on the web.
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 01:00 PM, Sascha Bohnet | DL5SMB wrote: