Re: uBitx on JS8Call / FT8
Yes -- i've done the FT-817 bit for frequency control but always just did the signalink-type PTT. I have not yet done any of the KD8CEC firmware.
the easy digi should work FINE -- but it lacks the volume controls and I prefer a relay to the transistor for PTT. My preferences, maybe not yours. I bought one early on, but didn't think it would serve the needs of our group as well.
PUT A CAPACIToR BETWEEN THE UBITX PTT LINE AND GrOuND -- like 0.01 uf.
There are LOTS of ways to do digital, nothing says that my way is any better than others -- it is just what we've done for a few dozen systems locally.
I havve been using the $4.75 Adafruit 1475 --- but there are probably much better choices out there for sound card...I just haven't studied it. For the raspberry pi's that we have used these on, they need a "classless" sound dongle.
More power to you!
From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Doug W <dougwilner@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] uBitx on JS8Call / FT8
I look forward to digging into your manual and circuit. I've been using an easy digi board. If you use KD8CEC's firmware the µBITX can be CAT controlled as a FT-817 skipping the need for the PTT with the JT modes.