Bitx40 ~ New life running FT-8 and WSPR

N6QWHAM@...
 

The uBitx V6 undoubtedly is the radio  du jour and rightly so and .after all it is the bright newest shiny toy. High marks for this latest iteration!

But if you have a Bitx40 lurking in the closet, I have three hacks to accomplish the following
  1. Provide an Alternate Controller for the Raduino
  2. Modify the Bitx40 so that USB and LSB are achieved using CLK2 on the Si5351. The on board BFO crystal is disabled
  3. Modifying the Bitx40 so that USB and LSB are achieved by shifting the LO from 5 MHz to 19 MHz with a flick of a switch. The on board BFO crystal is used for both LSB and USB
On the air tests with WSPR and FT-8 have shown both of these approaches as a viable means to get USB with a Bitx40.

Future development will look to using a tunable Transverter with the Bitx40 so it can be translated to 6 Meters. 

Documentation on what I have done can be found at http://n6qw.blogspot.com

Happy New Year!

73's
Pete N6QW

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