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Re: I am new at this

MVS Sarma
 

Dave,
 The rig would work with original software also.
 Enthuciasts  alwya mod for more facilities etc.
 doesn't mean you can't work your rig.
 Open connect, switch on and start using.
 Al;l the best regards
sarma
vu3zmv

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 7:05 PM, David Robertson <kd1na363@...> wrote:
I am abut to receive my ubitx radio and according to the traffic on the list there are several upgrades to the firmware to the raduino system. I have electronic experience but am limited on programming microprocessors.
This is what I have done so far.
1, I have installed the IDE software and entered the flashing led program in an old Arduino system.
2, I have the necessary cables to interface my computer to my BITX40 system but have not yet hooked it up.
This is what I need to know:
1, Where do I  find the upgrade sketches and what are the file names? I have found many with different names  but don't know which to use.
2, How do I save the code that is already programmed in my uBITX and BITX 40?
3, How do I install the new code?
I know these are stupid questions but I don't want to brick my uBITX.
Thanks in advance for your response.

73 Dave KD1NA



I am new at this

David Robertson <kd1na363@...>
 

I am abut to receive my ubitx radio and according to the traffic on the list there are several upgrades to the firmware to the raduino system. I have electronic experience but am limited on programming microprocessors.
This is what I have done so far.
1, I have installed the IDE software and entered the flashing led program in an old Arduino system.
2, I have the necessary cables to interface my computer to my BITX40 system but have not yet hooked it up.
This is what I need to know:
1, Where do I  find the upgrade sketches and what are the file names? I have found many with different names  but don't know which to use.
2, How do I save the code that is already programmed in my uBITX and BITX 40?
3, How do I install the new code?
I know these are stupid questions but I don't want to brick my uBITX.
Thanks in advance for your response.

73 Dave KD1NA


Re: AGC kits

Vic WA4THR
 

Just about to work with the assembled board you supplied. Are there any issues with that?

=Vic=
WA4THR


Re: Second batch of uBITX shipping? #ubitx

dj0hf
 

Ordered mine on the 16th. December it arrived in Germany last week. 7 days later still hasn't cleared customs in Leipzig

Ian
DJ0HF


Re: uBitx questions

Ashhar Farhan
 

hf signals is keeping the same price because they are able to manage within that price for now. if component prices go up, they might revise the prices.

- f

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:49 AM, Dgyuro via Groups.Io <dgyuro@...> wrote:
It would be better to go DHL so it don’t get lost. It got here in 3 days with a stop in Germany and Cincinnati 😜🤗


On Feb 8, 2018, at 6:19 PM, Bill Carpenter <nz0tham@...> wrote:

I orderd mine on the 5th - it was $109.  I thought the price had gone up but maybe I'm lucky somehow.  Looks like I'm in for a long wait as I decided to just go with India Post because I have several other projects going on and waiting a wjile is OK.  Am I right thatI will get no notification of status until the rig actually ships?   And how long will I have to wait?  From what I can gather it's about 2 months before shipment and the a month in shipment.

73, Bill NZ0T



Re: uBITX🤗

Andrew Farkas <afarkas@...>
 

Yes they do. But when I used the service all of my notifications were days late.


Andrew
VA3AAF

On Feb 8, 2018 7:09 PM, "Dgyuro via Groups.Io" <dgyuro@...> wrote:
Do the DHL text notifications 


On Feb 8, 2018, at 4:43 PM, Art Howard <k0kuk.vhf@...> wrote:

Ordered mine on a Dec 18th got notification on Feb. 7th that it was going DHL..  DHL tracking shows that delivers 9th tomorrow.
 I think Jimmy John's got it 😂

On 8 Feb 2018 11:22 am, "Dgyuro via Groups.Io" <dgyuro=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
DHL just delivered😸Dec 17 order date





Re: uBitx questions

Dgyuro <dgyuro@...>
 

It would be better to go DHL so it don’t get lost. It got here in 3 days with a stop in Germany and Cincinnati 😜🤗


On Feb 8, 2018, at 6:19 PM, Bill Carpenter <nz0tham@...> wrote:

I orderd mine on the 5th - it was $109.  I thought the price had gone up but maybe I'm lucky somehow.  Looks like I'm in for a long wait as I decided to just go with India Post because I have several other projects going on and waiting a wjile is OK.  Am I right thatI will get no notification of status until the rig actually ships?   And how long will I have to wait?  From what I can gather it's about 2 months before shipment and the a month in shipment.

73, Bill NZ0T


Re: Second batch of uBITX shipping? #ubitx

KK6VLV
 

Delivered today in California, one day earlier than expected. :-)
Order date was December 17.
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Re: AGC kits

 

I would love to show you the real board but I sold them all

As posted in the original sale thread here is the site where all this came from: AGC

10k is on the IN 100k to GND right after the .1uf cap next to the 2n3904.

 

 


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David

 N8DAH
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Re: Mic element

Jim
 

Has anyone tried using the Teknmotion yapster headsets on Ubitx? I am waiting on my Ubitx ( ordered Jan 5th) and I have a yapster headset which I think will work with it.  There are lots of the headsets on eBay at reasonable prices.
Jim
wb4ctx


uBitx questions

Bill Carpenter
 

I orderd mine on the 5th - it was $109.  I thought the price had gone up but maybe I'm lucky somehow.  Looks like I'm in for a long wait as I decided to just go with India Post because I have several other projects going on and waiting a wjile is OK.  Am I right thatI will get no notification of status until the rig actually ships?   And how long will I have to wait?  From what I can gather it's about 2 months before shipment and the a month in shipment.

73, Bill NZ0T


W0EB/W2CTX new I2C software V2.00R Release#ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

This has been posted to the "Files" section but it is sometimes difficult to find there so just to make sure I'm re-uploading it here as an attachment.  This is a very comprehensive update - The I2C bus on the Raduino card is used to drive a small controller card that attaches to the LCD display and now those of you who were wanting the A3, A6 and A7 analog inputs back to use for "Meter" programming can have them.  Since using the I2C bus to control the display frees up the D8, D9, D10, D11, D12 and D13 digital I/O pins on the Arduino Nano, we have reprogrammed the CW Paddles, Hand Key, and even the SSB Push to Talk lines to digital I/O's.  We fount that, since you don't use PTT in CW and you normally don't use the Keys in SSB that one digital I/O input could serve as Hand Key/External Keyer AND SSB Push to talk depending on the mode selected in the menu.  We put the Keyer DOT on D8, Keyer DASH on D11 and the PTT/Hand Key/External Keyer input on D12.  We didn't use D13 because it's used to drive one of the LED's on the Arduino Nano and requires some extra trickery to use as an input.  We also added an extra push button switch tied to the D10 input.  This button toggles the A/B VFO's and if you press and hold it for a short period, it enters SPLIT mode.  All of this and the hardware modification instructions are contained in the PDF documentation included in the zip file.  Lots of photographs are included in the manual to assist the user with the modifications and operation of the software after the mods are finished and the software installed.  You must perform the modifications first as the software cannot be used with the standard, Raduino mounted display as those digital I/O lines are used for CW/PTT operation after they are freed up by the I2C mods.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB and Ron Pfeiffer, W2CTX


Re: uBITX🤗

Dgyuro <dgyuro@...>
 

Do the DHL text notifications 


On Feb 8, 2018, at 4:43 PM, Art Howard <k0kuk.vhf@...> wrote:

Ordered mine on a Dec 18th got notification on Feb. 7th that it was going DHL..  DHL tracking shows that delivers 9th tomorrow.
 I think Jimmy John's got it 😂

On 8 Feb 2018 11:22 am, "Dgyuro via Groups.Io" <dgyuro=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
DHL just delivered😸Dec 17 order date




Re: AGC kits

Joe Puma
 

Can you show us a diagram of what we have to do. Using a pic of the actual board itself.  





On Feb 8, 2018, at 2:57 PM, N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

It has come to my attention after the fact that the AGC kits I sold a few weeks back do not match the schem with the parts placement. I am very sorry about the mix up, If memory serves you should still have all the right values to match the schem. Taking the 100k from the input and adding just after the .1uf cap after the 2n3904, use the 10k on the input.

 If anyone has any questions or needs parts please e-mail me directly, I will ship any parts missing or needed free of charge to help make up for the mistake.

 Again sorry about the mix up this was my 1st run of any type of kit and have learned a few lessons to say the least.

dherron at live dot com
--
David

 N8DAH
Kit-Projects.com


Re: uBITX🤗

Art Howard
 

Ordered mine on a Dec 18th got notification on Feb. 7th that it was going DHL..  DHL tracking shows that delivers 9th tomorrow.
 I think Jimmy John's got it 😂

On 8 Feb 2018 11:22 am, "Dgyuro via Groups.Io" <dgyuro=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
DHL just delivered😸Dec 17 order date




Re: W0EB/W2CTX Latest uBITX software release #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

We have resolved the problem.  It WAS NOT a bug in our program, it was a misunderstanding of the way our new menu system works.  The PDF file containing the instructions goes into detail on the new system complete with photo's to illustrate the operation.

Again, there is NO BUG in the software.

W0EB


AGC kits

 

It has come to my attention after the fact that the AGC kits I sold a few weeks back do not match the schem with the parts placement. I am very sorry about the mix up, If memory serves you should still have all the right values to match the schem. Taking the 100k from the input and adding just after the .1uf cap after the 2n3904, use the 10k on the input.

 If anyone has any questions or needs parts please e-mail me directly, I will ship any parts missing or needed free of charge to help make up for the mistake.

 Again sorry about the mix up this was my 1st run of any type of kit and have learned a few lessons to say the least.

dherron at live dot com
--
David

 N8DAH
Kit-Projects.com


Re: Audio in speakers during Tx - RFI

Michael Hagen
 

As most OLD OLD Hams know, there was a LOT of problems caused on Phone Land lines back then by us Vermin's.

It was RFI.

As a kid and youngster the Neighbors Never Believed that I should even be running my Ham radio.

If they would let me, I would take the cover off the phone lines coming into their houses, and put Disk Caps on the lines.

I went every way, line to line, and lines to box ground.   That usually fixed the problems.  I think the caps were about a dime?

Way later, I  ferrite beads became available.  Thats what I did to my phone when I started running big power.

The good ol' days, everyone has to get there someday!

73's

Mike, WA6ISP


On 2/8/2018 9:45 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
Perhaps we need to have a sep[erate power wired from the building input thro a metal conduit and provicde an additional emi filter for that right at the load point.. Obviously the equipment ground would be connected to that .
   Perhaps these are general precautions even the manufacturer prescribes.

sarma
vu3zmv
 

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:23 PM, Dave Bottom <ars.kd6az@...> wrote:
Even my Novice 75W transmitter would light the hall light at night each time I keyed the rig.

Reversing the switches at each end of the hall made it non resonate on 40M.  

Probably saved some RF to be radiated too.  LOL

Dave WI6R


On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:15 AM, Michael Hagen <motdog@...> wrote:

Yes, it depends on input Z of the amps.  I remember tube amps.   I built a big stereo in the 60's, they had Hi Z so low values worked.  I have a great story....... My neighbors had a water heater system with a big water holding solar panel on the roof.  When I fired up the SB200 or 220, it cycled their water pump.  They figured it out!   They heard me Yelling on the Mic during a DX Contest!  They put 2 and 2 together.

I had to go on the roof and put .1uF  on all their control switches and wiring!   It was a perfect 20 Ant. up there.

73's

Mike

 


On 2/7/2018 8:44 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
Mice,
 I had these experiences that old  Inveterted audio electronic telephones instruments called secraphones installed for VIPs  close to Radio Transmitters  used to misbehave.
 We immediately used to have a capacitor across the Mic module and telephone line Inop=put close to active components to byepass RF.
 You are right that even 1000pF would do.
 But afterall the audio at Volumen control point is coupled with 1 to 5uF capacitors.
 hence i thought even 0.1uF would not deteriorate audio.  The induction could be internal to amplispeaker also and thro power mine that powers the ampli speakers.
 Thu8s  I suppose that byepaasing audio at volume cotroll stage is better.
 regards
 sarma
 vu3zmv
  

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM, Michael Hagen <motdog@...> wrote:

Might try looping lead (leads?) to amp thru a ferrite, or get the split clamp on ones, close to were it goes in the amp?

Wrap up in a coil any extra length of the cable.  Makes a common mode choke.

As Sarma says, maybe a 100 - 1000 pF bypass on each input?

73's

Mike, WA6ISP


On 2/7/2018 6:45 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
i imagine that Prabha jee
 Pleace a 01.1uF capacitor on ech channel, at the middle pin of Violume control to ground. It would byepass the RF induced in the speaker connecting cable.
  Aduio would disappear.
All the best
 sarma
 vu3zmv

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Praba Karan <vu3dxr@...> wrote:
external amplispeaker...
i heard audio even volume down bottom.

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On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 6:18 PM, Mvs Sarma <mvssarma@...> wrote:
Is it external speaker or external amplispeaker?


Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 5:05 PM, Praba Karan <vu3dxr@...> wrote:
This issue is from microbitx




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Re: Audio in speakers during Tx

MVS Sarma
 

Perhaps we need to have a sep[erate power wired from the building input thro a metal conduit and provicde an additional emi filter for that right at the load point.. Obviously the equipment ground would be connected to that .
   Perhaps these are general precautions even the manufacturer prescribes.

sarma
vu3zmv
 

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:23 PM, Dave Bottom <ars.kd6az@...> wrote:
Even my Novice 75W transmitter would light the hall light at night each time I keyed the rig.

Reversing the switches at each end of the hall made it non resonate on 40M.  

Probably saved some RF to be radiated too.  LOL

Dave WI6R


On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:15 AM, Michael Hagen <motdog@...> wrote:

Yes, it depends on input Z of the amps.  I remember tube amps.   I built a big stereo in the 60's, they had Hi Z so low values worked.  I have a great story....... My neighbors had a water heater system with a big water holding solar panel on the roof.  When I fired up the SB200 or 220, it cycled their water pump.  They figured it out!   They heard me Yelling on the Mic during a DX Contest!  They put 2 and 2 together.

I had to go on the roof and put .1uF  on all their control switches and wiring!   It was a perfect 20 Ant. up there.

73's

Mike

 


On 2/7/2018 8:44 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
Mice,
 I had these experiences that old  Inveterted audio electronic telephones instruments called secraphones installed for VIPs  close to Radio Transmitters  used to misbehave.
 We immediately used to have a capacitor across the Mic module and telephone line Inop=put close to active components to byepass RF.
 You are right that even 1000pF would do.
 But afterall the audio at Volumen control point is coupled with 1 to 5uF capacitors.
 hence i thought even 0.1uF would not deteriorate audio.  The induction could be internal to amplispeaker also and thro power mine that powers the ampli speakers.
 Thu8s  I suppose that byepaasing audio at volume cotroll stage is better.
 regards
 sarma
 vu3zmv
  

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM, Michael Hagen <motdog@...> wrote:

Might try looping lead (leads?) to amp thru a ferrite, or get the split clamp on ones, close to were it goes in the amp?

Wrap up in a coil any extra length of the cable.  Makes a common mode choke.

As Sarma says, maybe a 100 - 1000 pF bypass on each input?

73's

Mike, WA6ISP


On 2/7/2018 6:45 AM, Mvs Sarma wrote:
i imagine that Prabha jee
 Pleace a 01.1uF capacitor on ech channel, at the middle pin of Violume control to ground. It would byepass the RF induced in the speaker connecting cable.
  Aduio would disappear.
All the best
 sarma
 vu3zmv

Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Praba Karan <vu3dxr@...> wrote:
external amplispeaker...
i heard audio even volume down bottom.

Virus-free. www.avast.com

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 6:18 PM, Mvs Sarma <mvssarma@...> wrote:
Is it external speaker or external amplispeaker?


Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 5:05 PM, Praba Karan <vu3dxr@...> wrote:
This issue is from microbitx




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VU3DXR



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uBITX🤗

Dgyuro <dgyuro@...>
 

DHL just delivered😸Dec 17 order date