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Re: Order

Mharpen@...
 

Ordered my uBitx jan21. PayPal just notified me shipment moments ago!

Re: uBITX Firmware CEC Version Added WSPR function, I am looking for a beta tester. #ubitx

Carlos E. Wenzel
 

Hello Ian,
BPF are working ok now! As you can check IK2YRA on wsprnet.

 It takes me a while to found a delta between Master calibration (175000)and WSPR calibration (149000) i write it to the ubitx and  everything was perfect, so i saved the config as a file .btx to back up. 
But it was impossible to have the wspr cal parameter back on his bitx's Manager field reading from ubtx. 
I try to read it even loading my file .btx, but no way.  The field turns to have the Master Cal value (175000).
It seem to "stay alive" on ubitx's memory but if read it from ubitx and then write it back... you loose the wspr cal value.
Hope i been understandable. 
This is the only bug that I found. 
Thanks for your great JOB!
Carlos IK2YRA

2018-03-13 2:16 GMT+01:00 Ian Lee <kd8cec@...>:

Philip, Carlos and all

For the WSPR Beta version. Since the HEX file and the uBITX Manager link are in the thread, I send mail from here.
I posted uBITX Firmware (KD8CEC Version) which can beta test WSPR function.
(Version : 1.51W)

It does not use any device to send WSPR the such as the previous version. Only one uBITX board is required.
(A wristwatch within 5 seconds of the error range is also required.)

The problem with previous versions was that the Band Pass filter was not applied properly and the frequency was transmitted outside the WSPR band.
But Philip did the testing in ways I never thought. It is calculated by wrong frequency and entered directly.
The people who saw it in the BITX group succeeded in sending the WSPR according to Philip's method.

It looks like the problem has now been resolved.
The BPF problem was my mistake, and the frequency problem was the calibration problem.

As a result of applying Master Calibration already set in uBITX to new logic, we confirmed that WSPR is transmitted at the correct frequency.

The picture below shows the test pictures at 630M (474,200hz) and 10M (28,124,600Hz).






Before writing this article, Gerald saw the article I edited on my blog and made the test and it succeeded.

I think the WSPR implementation is not so difficult because there are already a lot of open source. I just apply the source code.
Rather, I think the test is more difficult. That's why I am so grateful to those who test me.

Please let me know your test result and I will check it on wsprnet.org and capture it.




Ian KD8CEC

2018-03-11 20:45 GMT+09:00 Philip <philip.g7jur@...>:
Hello Ian.

Is the WSPR frequency calculator in uBITX manager working correctly. Or is the uBITX transmitting on the wrong side band ?.
I would like test the update when you have done it.

Philip G7JUR



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Re: uBitx Manager for Mac?

w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...>
 

In your .wine/dosdevices directory you will add a soft link to the USB port like this:

sudo ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1

This link is permanent, so you only have to do it once.

Hope this works okay on a Mac (I do Linux).

Ron W7HD

On 03/13/2018 03:39 AM, Karl Heinz Kremer, K5KHK wrote:
Last time I checked, it was just the Windows .exe, which can be made to work on LINUX with Mono. I tried Mono on my Mac, but it did not work. I also tried Wine. It does come up, but I have no idea how to get the USB port configured.
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Re: uBITX Software error messages #ubitx-help

bengt-ingvar.andersson@...
 

I download uBITX-master/uBITX_20/  here under are 9 files (ino) I click on uBITX_20.ino and the IDE start up.

The IDE is then loaded with a big file.............

When I start compile there are lot of errors.

I understand that some files must be missing.

Is there not only one file to compile ?

Ingvar

Re: Hard core uBITx developers

John <passionfruit88@...>
 

Help Mike,

Great idea. 

For my part I don't know if it's hard code developer or more mad hacker, but it is fun.

Here is a picture of the latest addition, an L-Network ATU built in the uBitx case, driven by two servos and controlled by an Arduino mini pro linked over I2C to the Raduino.

It is now working well (80m to 10m) but needs cleaning up, shields (just to make sure) and a nice display of SWR and Power on the LCD.

More details to come.

All the best,

73, John (VK2ETA)

Re: Hard core uBITx developers

w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...>
 

I am very interested in the servo control code and components and wiring!  I would like to adapt that to handle a pair of servos for an az-el rotor for my satellite Arrow antenna, which only weighs about 1-2 pounds.

Then add a bit of code to show the actual antenna position and I'll be all set, hi hi.

Another adaptation of this project would be to remotely tune a magnetic loop antenna.  One of the problems you run into when trying to tune a loop is that your body affects the tuning.


Ron W7HD

Re: RD16HHF1 power curve flattening...some

John <passionfruit88@...>
 

Thanks for the measurements Glenn.

Have you connected your driver stages to the finals in the uBitx and re-measured, or are you going to duplicate the final stage outside of the unit, or replace the current driver components in place?

Cheers and 73, John (VK2ETA)

Re: Hard core uBITx developers

Skip Davis
 

Very nice work John I have been thinking of doing something similar, I’ll be interested to see how your sketch works. I’m a Arduino hacker too it helps to understand how these things work.

Skip Davis, NC9O

uBitx low signals on the speaker

Júnior PY2ADA
 

Hi ubitxer's, I received, I mounted and calibrated my ubitx these days, here in Brazil. And the results:
 
1) Low volume of the signals received in the speaker, being necessary to increase the volume at the maximum for some weak signal.
2) TDA2822 FIC heating when it receives some signal measured around 45º Celsius.
3) When I connect the speaker output to another external amplifier everything is normal.
Mods made:
1) Replacement of the FIC TDA2822 by Av2822P manufacturer Avic (used in pc sound) which is also warming up.
2) Installed socket dil 08 on the board for possible replacement.
No Results
 
Tests:
1) Measurements of the components around the AV2822P. OK
2) Test with 1Khz @ 1.5Vp signal injector at the amplifier input (pin 7) Ok
3) Test with rf generator (strong signal on the speaker) Ok
 
I am believing that the problem may be in the RF step of uBitx.
I'm analyzing
 
73 from Junior

Re: CW Choppy

Don Meyerhoff
 

Thanks much.

73

Don Meyerhoff
WA2SWX

On Mar 13, 2018 12:47 AM, "ohwenzelph via Groups.Io" <Ohwenzelph=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think it’s a known issue, QRPGuys has a uBitx CW conditioner PCB for $4 shipped, you supply the parts
https://qrpguys.com/ubitx-cw-conditioning-adapter 

Re: uBITX Software error messages #ubitx-help

Jack, W8TEE
 

There are 7 files and all must be in the same directory, which must be named uBITX_20.

Jack, W8TEE



From: "bengt-ingvar.andersson@..." <bengt-ingvar.andersson@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] uBITX Software error messages #ubitx-help

I download uBITX-master/uBITX_20/  here under are 9 files (ino) I click on uBITX_20.ino and the IDE start up.

The IDE is then loaded with a big file.............

When I start compile there are lot of errors.

I understand that some files must be missing.

Is there not only one file to compile ?

Ingvar



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Re: uBitx low signals on the speaker

w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...>
 

Here is a fix for the audio chip heating.  It involves a very simple 7806 voltage regulator mounted on the back of the board.

Enjoy,

Ron W7HD


On 03/13/2018 05:45 AM, Arvelino Almeida Junior via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi ubitxer's, I received, I mounted and calibrated my ubitx these days, here in Brazil. And the results:
 
1) Low volume of the signals received in the speaker, being necessary to increase the volume at the maximum for some weak signal.
2) TDA2822 FIC heating when it receives some signal measured around 45º Celsius.
3) When I connect the speaker output to another external amplifier everything is normal.
Mods made:
1) Replacement of the FIC TDA2822 by Av2822P manufacturer Avic (used in pc sound) which is also warming up.
2) Installed socket dil 08 on the board for possible replacement.
No Results
 
Tests:
1) Measurements of the components around the AV2822P. OK
2) Test with 1Khz @ 1.5Vp signal injector at the amplifier input (pin 7) Ok
3) Test with rf generator (strong signal on the speaker) Ok
 
I am believing that the problem may be in the RF step of uBitx.
I'm analyzing
 
73 from Junior

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uBitX expected delivery 12 March

John McClun
 

I ordered my uBitX on Jan. 17th and Paypal delivery on Thurs. 12th Mar.  So just a week short of 2 months.  Maybe they're dropping the back log down a week or two every month. 
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F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

Dennis Zabawa
 

This group is SSLLLOOOWWWWLLLLYYY being fragmented into disparate topics:
  • Original BITX20 Design
  • Original BITX40 Design
  • Basic uBITX Implementation Problems
  • Simple uBITX Upgrades
  • Complex uBITX Upgrades
  • Arduino IDE & Programming Issues
  • (Add Your Own Topic Here)
It is becoming more and  more difficult to find an answer to a specific question or to even follow any one thread!  This is often exacerbated by a shift in thread content that is in no way related to the original topic title.

Is there a way to improve the structure of this group?  Suggestions??????

Dennis KG4RUL

Re: F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
 

The solution on groups.io is subgroups. However, that also requires a dedicated/active moderation staff to keep things on track.

Heck, even if we just could get the "when will my bitx arrive", "I got my ship date", "I got my bitx" somewhere else the volume would go down.

Tim N9PUZ


On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM, Dennis Zabawa <kg4rul@...> wrote:

Is there a way to improve the structure of this group?  Suggestions??????

Dennis KG4RUL

Re: Complaint Department

Vince Vielhaber
 

On 03/12/2018 12:54 PM, Jerry Gaffke via Groups.Io wrote:
Perhaps a link into a page on ubitx.net, if ZL1AXG is willing to
curate it.
Start with essential changes at the top, as hacks become less
essential state why you might want to do them.

Jerry, KE7ER
Shouldn't the wiki be used for this?

Vince.
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Re: F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

Jack, W8TEE
 

Dennis:

I think you've done a good job of categorizing the fragmentation all of us have probably have noticed. I belong to a number of Forums and it's not unusual for me to have over 80 posts in the morning. I want to read them all, but it's getting pretty hard to justify the time. It would really help me, and likely others, if posters would prefix their issue with the general class of the problem, followed by its specifics. For example:

    IDE-Programming: Multiple compile error messages

for a post where someone is having trouble compiling code in the Arduino IDE. I would read this as I stand a chance of helping. Another:

    Complex: A four transistor solution to PTT Thump

I would also read this as it's a problem for everyone. If it's simple instructions, I can follow along. Another:

    µBITX Design: Class E design for new PA

While I would be interested in this, I'm not an EE, so I would likely not read it, plus I enjoy QRP and PA's hold less interest for me. I would also add a category: Shipping Info, as a lot of posts are about when they bought the rig and when it arrived.
I realize getting thousands of people to follow a convention for posting would be difficult. However, I think it would be a HUGE benefit to everyone. Perhaps Arv has some thoughts on this.

Jack, W8TEE


From: Dennis Zabawa <kg4rul@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:06 AM
Subject: [BITX20] F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

This group is SSLLLOOOWWWWLLLLYYY being fragmented into disparate topics:
  • Original BITX20 Design
  • Original BITX40 Design
  • Basic uBITX Implementation Problems
  • Simple uBITX Upgrades
  • Complex uBITX Upgrades
  • Arduino IDE & Programming Issues
  • (Add Your Own Topic Here)
It is becoming more and  more difficult to find an answer to a specific question or to even follow any one thread!  This is often exacerbated by a shift in thread content that is in no way related to the original topic title.

Is there a way to improve the structure of this group?  Suggestions??????

Dennis KG4RUL



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Re: F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

Jack, W8TEE
 

Subgroups, to me, means that everyone in the group can nicely compartmentalize their area(s) of interest. Most groups that do this seem to have some subgroups fade away, or the main group does. I think the idea of a subject line that begins with what would be a subgroup name still allows members of the group to be more selective in what they choose to read while still having the ability to read more as their time allows.

Jack, W8TEE



From: Tim McDonough N9PUZ <tim.n9puz@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] F R A G M E N T A T I O N !

The solution on groups.io is subgroups. However, that also requires a dedicated/active moderation staff to keep things on track.

Heck, even if we just could get the "when will my bitx arrive", "I got my ship date", "I got my bitx" somewhere else the volume would go down.

Tim N9PUZ

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:06 AM, Dennis Zabawa <kg4rul@...> wrote:

Is there a way to improve the structure of this group?  Suggestions??????

Dennis KG4RUL




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Re: Order

Joe Puma
 

Yes same here. Ordered on Jan 17th, just got shipping email this morning. 🏄

On Mar 13, 2018, at 7:39 AM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Ordered my uBITX on 19 Jan. Received my PayPal shipment order today.

Fr Richard


Re: Hard core uBITx developers

Michael Monteith
 

Ron,
 You also might look up the group SatNogs.   They have some electronics that do satellite tracking as well as 3D parts for the tracking etc. 

73, Michael
KM4OLT


On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 05:38 am, w7hd.rh wrote:
I am very interested in the servo control code and components and wiring!  I would like to adapt that to handle a pair of servos for an az-el rotor for my satellite Arrow antenna, which only weighs about 1-2 pounds.