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Re: No More Smoke -- Changes to our podcast

Christopher Miller
 

Isn't it April 1st?


Re: Arduino For Idiots?

Larry Smith
 

YouTube has a lot of videos.  I started out with:

He has a series of lessons that I think are good.  Usually the right side of YouTube for this subject shows what's next.  Also other sources of info.

I purchased from Ebay a kit of experiments from China that included a UNO powered from 9v. battery plus various sensors etc..  Kits like this run about $35-$45 or more depending on what you may want to explore down the road.
The Arduino web site has the instruction set defined.
With a 9v. battery and < two square feet of table top you can start to learn.  These devices can get addictive 😀 HiHi
Keeping good notes in a dedicated notebook as I found helps!
73
Larry
WA9DOH

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 2:06 PM, Ron Hawks <RonHawks@...> wrote:

I like the sound of the word "kid" and wish I was there (veteran at 79, call sign KF3E).  Just recovering from heart surgery and gave up an IC706MK2 G in the process. Just ordered moments ago my very own uBITX.  Very impressed with the web and hub stuff, very good validation of the gear.  Looking forward to a long and prosperous build and a lot of time on 20m and PSK31 among other qso.  Thx for allowing me to come aboard.

73

Ron Hawks KF3E

Hixson, TN


On 4/1/2018 2:28 PM, Steven Read wrote:
From the sound of things it appears there are at least 3 of us in this conversation about the same age. I am the “kid” at only 66 years of age. I have been looking at getting a BITX20 (or possibly the 40M variant for some time.) I am going to have to start soon because my hands are getting less steady & my eyes less sharp.

From my experience with my wife’s robot my first suggestion is to make careful notes (both in the form of a notebook & comments in the files you create) & create some sort of scheme that works for you to allow you to easily compare your current work with what you did last week (Windows 10 has a file history feature you can turn on or if you want something else you can do something like creating folders with a suffix of yy-mm-dd — the date you are working on a particular idea.)

Steven Read - ab9ol - (em79jt) Dublin, IN 

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:20 AM Stephen Wandling <swandling@...> wrote:

Steven, yesterday I knew nothing about Arduino.  I know a bit more after reading the first bit of the Kindle I mentioned.  How much I want to know, is a question that is premature for me. 

I was looking for some peace of mind, and if I bought a BITX, I did not want to be stepping into a 'world' that would require 'extensive' education on my part.  If that were the case, I would probably not buy the BITX.

Once I begin working my my Nano, I may decide I need to take my Arduino up a notch, or not.  And with the BITX I suspect it will be much the same.  If I REALLY want a feature, I would learn how to make it happen.

I am closer to 80 than to 75 and serious education is not usually on my horizon.  While I often watch a Youtube on some topic, just to get the general idea of how things are done, I value having time to think when I read.

Stephen

VE7NSD

--

Steven Read - ab9ol - Dublin, Indiana (em79jt)



Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Tom VE3THR
 

just put up the monster - 80M OCFD into the trees  -  30 deg F and 6" fresh snow- perfect antenna wx! - will be listening 7.277 to 7.278 unless someone wants to try another band. Should be on all day now.
73 Tom


Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Patrick G <KC9RGE@...>
 

im hearing stuff, but it is low in the noise. in near the coat in VA

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:42 PM, Rick Price <rickprice48@...> wrote:
I was on for the last 40 mins, made several CQ calls with nothing heard.  The band seems kind of dead with lots of QRN hear in the Chattanooga area. I'll try again at 7PM
 
Rick P
KN4AIE


From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick G
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:11 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

going over the now

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM, John P <j.m.price@...> wrote:
I'm on!
--
John - WA2FZW




Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Rick Price
 

I was on for the last 40 mins, made several CQ calls with nothing heard.  The band seems kind of dead with lots of QRN hear in the Chattanooga area. I'll try again at 7PM
 
Rick P
KN4AIE



From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick G
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:11 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

going over the now

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM, John P <j.m.price@...> wrote:
I'm on!
--
John - WA2FZW



Re: #ubitx Progressive 50dB+ Software based RX (and TX) IF attenuation. #ubitx

Rob Snow
 

I just wanted to add that I have a special spot for what I consider the proper use of trinary's like what you have done.

Nothing more to add, keep on keeping on!

73 Rob AG5OV


Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Patrick G <KC9RGE@...>
 

going over the now

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM, John P <j.m.price@...> wrote:
I'm on!
--
John - WA2FZW



Re: Arduino For Idiots?

Ron Hawks
 

I like the sound of the word "kid" and wish I was there (veteran at 79, call sign KF3E).  Just recovering from heart surgery and gave up an IC706MK2 G in the process. Just ordered moments ago my very own uBITX.  Very impressed with the web and hub stuff, very good validation of the gear.  Looking forward to a long and prosperous build and a lot of time on 20m and PSK31 among other qso.  Thx for allowing me to come aboard.

73

Ron Hawks KF3E

Hixson, TN


On 4/1/2018 2:28 PM, Steven Read wrote:
From the sound of things it appears there are at least 3 of us in this conversation about the same age. I am the “kid” at only 66 years of age. I have been looking at getting a BITX20 (or possibly the 40M variant for some time.) I am going to have to start soon because my hands are getting less steady & my eyes less sharp.

From my experience with my wife’s robot my first suggestion is to make careful notes (both in the form of a notebook & comments in the files you create) & create some sort of scheme that works for you to allow you to easily compare your current work with what you did last week (Windows 10 has a file history feature you can turn on or if you want something else you can do something like creating folders with a suffix of yy-mm-dd — the date you are working on a particular idea.)

Steven Read - ab9ol - (em79jt) Dublin, IN 

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:20 AM Stephen Wandling <swandling@...> wrote:

Steven, yesterday I knew nothing about Arduino.  I know a bit more after reading the first bit of the Kindle I mentioned.  How much I want to know, is a question that is premature for me. 

I was looking for some peace of mind, and if I bought a BITX, I did not want to be stepping into a 'world' that would require 'extensive' education on my part.  If that were the case, I would probably not buy the BITX.

Once I begin working my my Nano, I may decide I need to take my Arduino up a notch, or not.  And with the BITX I suspect it will be much the same.  If I REALLY want a feature, I would learn how to make it happen.

I am closer to 80 than to 75 and serious education is not usually on my horizon.  While I often watch a Youtube on some topic, just to get the general idea of how things are done, I value having time to think when I read.

Stephen

VE7NSD

--

Steven Read - ab9ol - Dublin, Indiana (em79jt)


Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

John P
 

I'm on!
--
John - WA2FZW


Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Patrick G <KC9RGE@...>
 

im monitoring that freq now if anyone is on
-KC9RGE Patrick

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 2:53 PM, John P <j.m.price@...> wrote:
7277 Is pretty quiet here!
--
John - WA2FZW



Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

John P
 

7277 Is pretty quiet here!
--
John - WA2FZW


Re: #ubitx Progressive 50dB+ Software based RX (and TX) IF attenuation. #ubitx

Nikos SV1IYF
 

Any plans Ian to add local oscillator setup values to μBITX Manager, so that we can align the two IFs.
Measured mine and found 56,994986 USB / 32,994993 LSB.

73 Nikos
SV1IYF

 On 1/4/2018 8:17 πμ, John wrote:
......
It also means that the first IF filter is (in my case) around 7000Hz out of alignment with my 2nd IF filter, as mentioned before.
......






Re: BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, April 1, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Tom VE3THR
 

where are you guys hanging out today? what frequecy?


Re: Arduino For Idiots?

Steven Read
 

From the sound of things it appears there are at least 3 of us in this conversation about the same age. I am the “kid” at only 66 years of age. I have been looking at getting a BITX20 (or possibly the 40M variant for some time.) I am going to have to start soon because my hands are getting less steady & my eyes less sharp.

From my experience with my wife’s robot my first suggestion is to make careful notes (both in the form of a notebook & comments in the files you create) & create some sort of scheme that works for you to allow you to easily compare your current work with what you did last week (Windows 10 has a file history feature you can turn on or if you want something else you can do something like creating folders with a suffix of yy-mm-dd — the date you are working on a particular idea.)

Steven Read - ab9ol - (em79jt) Dublin, IN 


On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 1:20 AM Stephen Wandling <swandling@...> wrote:

Steven, yesterday I knew nothing about Arduino.  I know a bit more after reading the first bit of the Kindle I mentioned.  How much I want to know, is a question that is premature for me. 

I was looking for some peace of mind, and if I bought a BITX, I did not want to be stepping into a 'world' that would require 'extensive' education on my part.  If that were the case, I would probably not buy the BITX.

Once I begin working my my Nano, I may decide I need to take my Arduino up a notch, or not.  And with the BITX I suspect it will be much the same.  If I REALLY want a feature, I would learn how to make it happen.

I am closer to 80 than to 75 and serious education is not usually on my horizon.  While I often watch a Youtube on some topic, just to get the general idea of how things are done, I value having time to think when I read.

Stephen

VE7NSD

--

Steven Read - ab9ol - Dublin, Indiana (em79jt)


Re: Icom HM-103 mic with uBITX

R. E. Klaus <reklaus@...>
 

I do not own a HM-103, but looking at the wiring diagram for it, it should work well. The bias voltage for the mic element is supplied through the coax to the mic element. I would make an adapter to plug the RJ-45 style connector that is on the mic into with  1/8" phone plugs on 2 pigtails rather than cut it off.
73
Roxie -- K1AUS


Re: Icom HM-103 mic with uBITX

Bill Carpenter
 

Anyone?  LOL.


Re: #ubitx #ubitx-help Wow! the ubitx.net/ site is amazing! #ubitx #ubitx-help

Bill Carpenter
 

Thanks for posting the link - I did not know about this site.  My uBITX arrives next week so the timing of your post is perfect!

73, Bill NZ0T


Re: Making front panel labels

Daniel Conklin <danconklin2@...>
 

I spelled LocTite wrong.  


Re: KD1NA, Here's another try to get you the software

Paul Galburt - K2AYZ
 

Great, I was just looking for the 4 line version.


Re: Open letter to the uBITX community from Jim Sheldon, W0EB. #ubitx

cove37
 

If "Skunk Works" proves unusable, how about "Termite Terrace"?

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, 11:53:51 AM CDT, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:


The post by Bill Meara is hilaryous.  Apparently many on this group are taking it way too
serious.  This is April Fools Day.
Bill's off-topic post seems to have caught a lot of people before their morning coffee.  8-)
I suspect that now we have to recognize Bill as the master of double-entendre for this
extremely punny post. 

Arv
_._


On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 10:42 AM, David <dokrent@...> wrote:
It would be interesting to challenge the trademark as Lockheed has allowed it to fall into general use. Many companies and people use the term to illustrate a type of behavior and not to refer to Lockheed. Just as it would be interesting to see if the Google trademark would hold up as they have let it become a verb. Trademarks must be defended or they can fall. Also, I believe, in the US first in commerce and not first to register establishes trademark. Yes, one can have two of the same names if they exist in two separate industries, especially if the individuals are not in the others’ industry. Of course, what do I know.