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Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Dexter N Muir
 

Yep, old joke always pertinent: "Windows has detected that the mouse has moved. Please reboot to verify new position."

Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Allen Merrell
 

I agree with Jack, I have some Arduino's and clones,  the main difference I have seen was price. I have windows 10 now and loaded the CH340 driver and it all works just fine. 
kn4ud
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Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Jack, W8TEE
 

I have probably purchased a 100 clones over the years and, yes, I did have some troubles initially with a few of them, but these were fixed by installing the CH340 drivers in almost every case. Also, it's a bit of a quibble, but non-Arduino boards are not counterfeits, they are second-sourced boards. Counterfeit implies something that is sold illegally as genuine when it is not. As far as I know, the entire Arduino family of boards are Open Source, which means anyone can produce them legally. What would be wrong is to put the Arduino logo on the board, as I believe that is under copyright. eBay has a Nano for sale for $24, and AliExpress has 10 of them for $25. For the difference, I'm willing to (rarely) install the drivers to make them work. I do have my Nano clones working under Win 10, so I'm not sure buying a "genuine" Nano is going to fix the poster's problem.

Jack, W8TEE

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, 3:19:48 PM EDT, Jon Titus, KZ1G <tituskz1g@...> wrote:


Windows 10 might have some driver problems, but the best bet is to buy genuine Arduino products.  People have reported many problems with knock-off "Arduino" boards.  I use genuine Arduino boards with Win 10 without difficulty.  This link at Arduino shows the differences between genuine products and counterfeits.  Yes, you'll pay a bit more, but you won't hassle with problem boards or drivers.

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Counterfeit

I have no commercial connection with Arduino or any other company.
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Jon Titus, KZ1G
Herriman, UT USA

Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Jon Titus, KZ1G <tituskz1g@...>
 

Windows 10 might have some driver problems, but the best bet is to buy genuine Arduino products.  People have reported many problems with knock-off "Arduino" boards.  I use genuine Arduino boards with Win 10 without difficulty.  This link at Arduino shows the differences between genuine products and counterfeits.  Yes, you'll pay a bit more, but you won't hassle with problem boards or drivers.

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Counterfeit

I have no commercial connection with Arduino or any other company.
--
Jon Titus, KZ1G
Herriman, UT USA

CQ BitX de K4FTP

 

Calling CQ now on 7.277.

73,
K4FTP

receive works great, but no trans power, #ubitx-help

Don - KM4UDX
 

My beloved and long suffering (like my wife) uBitx has no output power in transmit. 
When I key down the display changes from "USB A:" to "CW"
When I PPT it changes from "USB A:" to "TX".

So all that looks good. But. Neither produces a output at the antenna.

What should I check...fix...validate...replace..?

Background...receive works great!!!!!
CEC 1.9x
no mods beyond the firmware update, which seemed to work fine.
And I got no transmit power on the original firmware anyway. 

Thank you for any help!!!!

Don
km4udx

Re: Question about Nextion display and firmware

f1apy - Jacques
 

Hello Bo,

Many thanks for your responds, and yes, the proc is 2560, I will be very happy

if you send me Hex file, I have just some questions about input/output pins

for identify differents functions.

vY’s 73s de Jacques – F1APY

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bo Barry
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:24 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Question about Nextion display and firmware

 

I don't think the source files for the latest CEC firmware have been released yet. I may still have an earlier version.
I think the chip you mentioned is a mega2560. If so I could send a hex file of the previous version compiled for the 2560.
If your English is bad, you should see my French . 😂 Buenos Dias. Bo W4GHV since '54

Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Stephanus K6NG
 

Quick questions... to add rf gain I just wire the VR to the AGC board? And how do I wire an AGC fast and slow switch?
Thanks,
  Stephanus 

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Re: uBitx Version 3 and my homebrewed enclosure complete - Well Almost!! #ubitx

Ralph Mowery
 

As you have the AVC kit installed, you canuse it for the S-meter and forget about using another chip and such .

Just hook the ubitx  s-meter wire to the AVC board.  It goes to the first pin where the jumper is on the board that sets the delay.  I forget the capacitor number, but it goes on that junction and the resistors for the time delay .

Works fine after you set up the values using the memory manager.

73 de ku4pt


On Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 1:40 PM, WD8WV <juddie.d.burgess@...> wrote:
Well, when I first posted about my uBitx being done, I made a mistake and in the title I typed QCX!  DUH!!!  Well, here I am again with my completed uBitx (not QCX).  I only have a few mods left to do, but right now I am having all kinds of issues trying to get the KD8CEC S-Meter modification done using the LM358 chip.  But I have that mod left to do, the TX/RX pop mod and the AGC mod by ND6T (I think that is right) to do.  I have already did the mod and added an RF gain control with a 1K potentiometer.  I created my own bezel for the front of my homebrewed enclosure. I also added a USB male to female adapter so I don't have to remove the cover to update the firmware.  Still need to get the SD card ribbon cable extender to plug into the Nextion display so I won't have to remove the display to update the tft files on the display.

73
Juddie WD8WV

 Here are some pictures.
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Re: uBitx Version 3 and my homebrewed enclosure complete - Well Almost!! #ubitx

 

Looks nice!  What case are you using?  May I ask the current draw on receive?
Cheers,
Jim W0CHL

uBitx Version 3 and my homebrewed enclosure complete - Well Almost!! #ubitx

WD8WV
 

Well, when I first posted about my uBitx being done, I made a mistake and in the title I typed QCX!  DUH!!!  Well, here I am again with my completed uBitx (not QCX).  I only have a few mods left to do, but right now I am having all kinds of issues trying to get the KD8CEC S-Meter modification done using the LM358 chip.  But I have that mod left to do, the TX/RX pop mod and the AGC mod by ND6T (I think that is right) to do.  I have already did the mod and added an RF gain control with a 1K potentiometer.  I created my own bezel for the front of my homebrewed enclosure. I also added a USB male to female adapter so I don't have to remove the cover to update the firmware.  Still need to get the SD card ribbon cable extender to plug into the Nextion display so I won't have to remove the display to update the tft files on the display.

73
Juddie WD8WV

 Here are some pictures.
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Re: CEC firmware with RadI2Cino board? #ubitx #firmware #radiuno

W2CTX
 

Jack and rest if bit20 group I was 1/2 wrong!


Pull-up resistors

The analog pins also have pull-up resistors, which work identically to pull-up resistors on the digital pins. They are enabled by issuing a command such as:


pinMode(A0, INPUT_PULLUP); // set pull-up on analog pin 0


Be aware however that turning on a pull-up will affect the values reported by analogRead().



***  It is the last line that may cause issues.  Guess if you define a "iINPUT_PULLUP" then you should not use analogRead().


rOn

On July 15, 2018 at 1:03 PM "Jack Purdum via Groups.Io" <jjpurdum@...> wrote:

 
I didn't know that. Since all of the Nano pins, including the analog pins, can be used as digital pins, I thought they, too, would have pullups that could be turned on. Is that not the case?

Jack, W8TEE

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:51:01 PM EDT, W2CTX <w2ctx@...> wrote:


I believe A6 has no connection to digital pull-up resistors.


rOn

On July 15, 2018 at 12:31 PM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

 
Have to ask Ashhar on that one.  I'm just paraphrasing the instructions that are published on HF Signal's website.  I don't use the A6 line for CW keying after freeing up the Digital pins when we went to the I2C display but lots of people still are.

Jim

On Jul 15, 2018, at 11:25 AM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io < jjpurdum@...> wrote:

 
Jim:

Does it still float if you use:

    pinMode(A6, INPUT_PULLUP):

Jack, W8TEE

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:20:55 PM EDT, Jim Sheldon < w0eb@...> wrote:


 
Wish edit was enabled.  The pins 2 and 3 I'm referring to are on the "Digital" plug.  Pin 2 is the A6 analog input for CW keying and pin 3 is 5 volts.  This resistor pulls the A6 pin up to 5 volts which is the key "UP" condition.  If the pull up resistor is NOT installed, that input "floats" and if it gets near zero volts, the software thinks a CW key is installed and is pressed (Key DOWN).

Jim

On Jul 15, 2018, at 11:12 AM, Jim Sheldon < w0eb@...> wrote:

 
You MUST put the 4.7K resistor between pins 2 and 3 of the Raduino regardless if you are using factory or CEC software to keep it from going into transmit without pressing a CW key.  That's spelled out specifically in the instructions and if you don't have that resistor in place and wired correctly that may well be your problem.

Jim

On Jul 15, 2018, at 10:53 AM, km4vhx@... wrote:

Jim,

That is a great offer to provide Ian with a free Radi2Cino, it's a shame he hasn't taken you up on it.  Perhaps he doesn't want to have to maintain the code changes either, which is understandable.

I was able to modify Ian's CEC code so it didn't go into transmit immediately.  However, it would still go into transmit if I turned the rotary encoder quickly (???).   Turning it slowly worked properly.  

My current plans are to go with the TFT/Arduino Mega display for my uBITX, I already had all of the hardware laying around, I just haven't gotten it wired together yet.   I've since bought an Icom 7300 and have been spending my radio time playing with it, and putting up antennas, so the UBITX has taken a back burner. 

Jeff, KM4VHX