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W0EB/W2CTX software for the uBITX and availability of our RadI2Cino cards #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

Since many have email addresses with gmail, it's been difficult to distribute our software to those persons.  To fix this problem, I've opened a website at www.w0eb.com which contains the latest available software as well as information on the RadI2Cino card.  This website will be expanding in the future to announce the availability of other items & possibly software as well.  Feel free to check it out at your leisure and check back often as changes will be made frequently.

Hope you like it.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB

Re: Protoneer Nano-Arm #ubitx

William Cullison
 

I bought mine on April 24th and received it today. Now to get busy with it.

Re: Protoneer Nano-Arm #ubitx

Kees T
 

We're all looking forward to your success and postings.

73 Kees K5BCQ

Re: KMK ver 2017 pcb update

radiomanyo@...
 

PDF for termo transfer, 45 MHz filter from old MOTOROLA  UHF bag style cell phone.Some minor errors corrected. Scale 1:1


Re: Arduino Projects...

Tim Gorman
 

I'll second this. I am still in the habit of writing notes in the
margins. I suppose you can do this with one of the digital formats but
I don't know how and don't care to know how. I like having the book
laying on the table where I can directly flip pages and not have to
fire up the computer to do so!

tim ab0wr

On Wed, 2 May 2018 13:03:22 +0000
"pat griffin" <patgriffin@...> wrote:

I am on the late bus getting around to this thread. I agree, buy the
book. Of course geezers like some of us that grew up before the
internet blossomed can't get away from paper and are an easy sell.
And, just as a friendly embarrassment to Jack, I encouraged a local
ham, who is also in graduate school in engineering at Auburn, to buy
Jack's book. He loved it and took it back to Auburn. They love it
there-even the Beaglebone people.

73, Pat AA4PG


http://www.cahabatechnology.com
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From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Jack Purdum
via Groups.Io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> Sent: Wednesday, May 2,
2018 6:30:35 AM To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Arduino Projects...

Thanks, Nick, and to all of the others who wrote in support of all
the authors in this little corner of the world...it's sincerely
appreciated.

Jack, W8TEE


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 1:32:04 AM EDT, Nick VK4PLN
<nickpullen@...> wrote:


Hi Jack, I just bought one now...
73 Nick VK4PLN

Re: Sunday

Tim Gorman
 

Have you got some way to check your 3rd order IMD products in transmit?
If you are really getting 25watts out with a 13v power supply you may
be causing all kinds of splatter in SSB.

tim ab0wr

On Wed, 02 May 2018 05:40:14 -0700
davesters@... wrote:

Using my simple power meter I am showing 25 watts on 80m, 10 watts on
40m.  I have had voice qsos up to 1500 miles. The power level seems
to drop if the antenna is out of tune.

Re: BITX for 10 meters

Richard E Neese
 

ok and what about a 2meter and 6 meter board. we are intrested in having a low cost 6m 2 meter version also ?
Farhan need the specs on the coils also

Re: ND6T AGC implementation for uBIT-X

Kees T
 

OK, "the button has been pushed" and the Gerbers are sent. They still have to accept the Gerber files. Based on DHL shipping experience, the boards should be at my door in 10 working days. The average cost of the two boards plus DHL shipping works out to about $0.12 each. However, that means that they accept the Gerbers and that the boards are correct. I really don't need any more neat 100mm x 100mm coffee cup coasters.

The boards will still have to be cut (on my shear) or snapped apart before use. Now to see about getting some more bulk parts in here and see what the total price will be postpaid, getting some testing done, and figuring out inexpensive payment methods.  

Gary, KJ5VW, is still compiling a spreadsheet of those who expressed an interest and we'll probably post that in the files section soon.

We have plenty of boards coming for the first pass .....320 AGC boards and 280 Click filter boards. 

Looks like these guys WILL DO step and repeat at a reasonable cost so I don't have to do that manually again (bummer of an activity since the part ID's increment).

73 Kees K5BCQ

Re: BITX for 10 meters

Gerry Hull
 

Search Transverters on ebay... Ukraine guy has 6,2,222 and 432 transverter boards built for about $27 shipped, each.  They put out about 5-8 watts cleanly.

73, Gerry W1VE

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Richard E Neese <kb3vgw@...> wrote:
ok and what about a 2meter and 6 meter board. we are intrested in having a low cost 6m 2 meter version also ?
Farhan need the specs on the coils also


Re: raduino v1.23.1 with two bug corrections released

freefuel@...
 

Hi Allard,  will that bitx40 firmware work with the uBITX? 

-Justin N2TOH 

Re: VK2AUJ's µBITX project

Yves vk2auj
 

Skip, if return to the site http://www.mwrs.org.au/2018/04/23/μbitx-project/
you'll see I've made a snap-on mobile aerial mount for portable use, with analyser results.  I didn't trust having an hf whip directly on the front panel.

Yves

Re: raduino v1.23.1 with two bug corrections released

Allard PE1NWL
 

Hi Justin,
no, that firmware works only for the BitX40.

73 Allard PE1NWL

Re: Arduino Projects...

PE1GIJ
 

At least i sponsored the superzize meal.
Using the book a lot

--
Ad, PE1GIJ

Re: Calibration - my approach #ubitx

Al Woodhull
 

I had a horrible time trying to calibrate using the procedure in Rod's manual and KD8CEC version 1.072.  Part of the problem was that with current
ionospheric conditions WWV's 10 MHz signal has not been good in my locations at the times I have been free to work on this. And as I tried to zero beat
WWV my uBitX seemed to jump from USB to LSB or back.  That is of course what is supposed to happen in general use, although I didn't expect it to
happen during the calibration procedure.  I went back and reinstalled Ashhar's  original firmware, and was frustrated that I could not get the memory
manager to work. in looking for instructions on using the memory manager the instructions said that changes were needed to Ashhar's  source to
make the memory manager work. I decided that was not worth my time, I am a CW person and I think Ian's firmware works much better on CW

I am now thinking of going to get Ian's v1.073 and try again.  I am also considering modifying the source to change the frequency at which
USB/LSB change automatically to something slightly different, like 9.900 MHz. Does anyone else think that might be  worthwhile?

Also, I wonder if somewhere there is an up-to-date manual on using the memory manager with Ian's current firmware.

73,
Al N1AW

Re: raduino v1.23.1 with two bug corrections released

freefuel@...
 

Allard, 

I found this, but there is a compile error. https://github.com/afarhan/ubitx

-Justin N2TOH 

Re: Calibration - my approach #ubitx

David Beal
 

Hi Al, 

I too was completely unsuccessful to calibrate against WWV.  I had multiple zero-beat points (not sure what they were due to) and I couldn't determine which was the correct one to use for zero-beat, and I ended up with opposite sidebands and other annoying oddities that I don't recall.  Perhaps these would have been avoided if I had just written the default BFO values; but I wasn't that smart then.  The first thing I would do, with a new radio is to update the factory firmware with Ian's firmware (http://www.hamskey.com/2018/01/how-to-upgrade-ubitx-firmware.html?q=xloader ) ; explicitly download the default configurations, and then go through the calibration steps that I have above. 

Here are some links to help you use uBITX_Manager. These were written a few releases ago so the details may be incorrect (baud rates) or new features not listed: 
http://www.hamskey.com/2018/01/how-to-use-ubitx-manager-for-original.html
http://www.hamskey.com/2018/01/ubitx-memory-manager-program.html

Note that the recent addition of the Reset ("Rest") button is very helpful as you won't have to plug/unplug your USB cable as you modify the settings.  



--
Dave Beal
AE6RQ

Re: VK2AUJ's µBITX project

Skip Davis
 

That’s real nice setup Yves I like the snap on mount. I do the same thing making cardboard prototypes before the final versions makes for easy corrections and wasting valuable material. 

Skip Davis, NC9O

On May 2, 2018, at 16:23, Yves vk2auj <yves.bernier@...> wrote:

Skip, if return to the site http://www.mwrs.org.au/2018/04/23/μbitx-project/
you'll see I've made a snap-on mobile aerial mount for portable use, with analyser results.  I didn't trust having an hf whip directly on the front panel.

Yves

Memory CW - Island Keyboard by WB9KZY

iz oos
 

Straight Key and paddle work. However I wanted something automatic like contest macros. In Linux I could not manage to send correct cw with the Ubitx. In windows was a bit better, not perfect (I was using the DTR port, I have not tried the RTS yet). Btw tonight I tried an old kit called 'Island Keyboard with the optional tube keying output' by WB9KZY and It works perfectly! It does work with an old keyboard not PC. It uses a solid state relay and I suspect this is the key for a neat cw, 73 Franco

Re: Sunday

John (vk2eta)
 

If looking for a compressor, a search on eBay for SSM2167 will produce a few results.

The "Orange board" has been used  a few times and produces good results at around $5 each.

I increased the compression ratio to 4:1 by changing one resistor (instructions on eBay) and it really keeps the average power up.

73, John (VK2ETA)

Re: BITX for 10 meters

iz oos
 

I think many would be interested in a 6m-2m-70cm version. Of course those transverters may work. But I have a 70cm of these transverter and never worked in TX. In the end I gave up and opted for a Kenwood ts-811.


Il 02/mag/2018 22:01, "Gerry Hull" <gerry@...> ha scritto:
Search Transverters on ebay... Ukraine guy has 6,2,222 and 432 transverter boards built for about $27 shipped, each.  They put out about 5-8 watts cleanly.

73, Gerry W1VE

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Richard E Neese <kb3vgw@...> wrote:
ok and what about a 2meter and 6 meter board. we are intrested in having a low cost 6m 2 meter version also ?
Farhan need the specs on the coils also