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Re: Anyone with a Raduino for the uBITX version3 for sale?

Gary Anderson
 

Hi Rodger,
Your situation fits a classic Electrical Over Stress signature, which seems to be occurring often on these Raduinos.
I don't know how the were handled up to and including the recipient. Mine wasn't shipped in ESD protective packaging. :(

First thing you should do is read/dump out of the stored settings/data in the EEPROM.
You most likely will want the calibration data to lessen future headache.
One way to do this is to load IAN's firmware and use the BITX manager software to read the data.
Alternately, you can write a sketch to read EEPROM and print to a console / save the output.

It's not too hard to remove the Arduino NANO and replace with another one.  Much cheaper than buying another Raduino. 
Nanos from China are in the $3 USD range.  Many threads on BITX20 on 'how-to' replace the Nano.

If you are wanting to move forward right now, you can comment out the CW read pin section in the sketch (no CW) or use the unused A7 pin for  the keyer. (I _think_ that's the purple wire on the 'digital' pigtail)

Many good choices to 'upgrade' the micro-controller, but I would get my stock configuration BITX working first.

I know this reply is vague, if you need / would like future coaching, there are many here to help.
I will do my best to answer any questions.

Regards,
Gary



Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

William R Maxwell
 

Try GC Prevue

Bill, VK7MX


On 1/08/2018 6:30 PM, G8HAV wrote:

Hi, I have been trying to get some software to produce the layout from a Gerber file, but I keep getting companies who will make a PCB from a .Gbr file. Is that the way to go? I use DesignSpark by RS for board design but there is no provision to import .Gbr. There is provision to export. Thanks

 

Sent from my Windows 10 device

 


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of William R Maxwell <wrmaxwell@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:02:27 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes
 

Well done Kees and thanks. I agree the moment has come to call "Time". Having the gerbers available will enable others to have boards produced if required, including future group buys.

73

Bill, VK7MX


On 1/08/2018 1:20 AM, Kees T wrote:
A total of 864 AGC and/or Click mini-kits have been shipped so far. This is way more than i expected but that's OK .....popular circuits Don, ND6T, came up with.  Presently, I have about 20 AGC boards left from the last EasyEDA board order and about 100 Click boards left. It's been fun but it's time for me to do something else (like the SWR/Power meter as described earlier).

The new Ver 4 uBITX boards have the Click problem fixed. Therefore, after the last available AGC mini-kits have been sold/shipped, I'm going to quit and pass the torch to someone else. Order rates have dropped off some, so maybe everyone who wanted a mini-kit has one ??

The AGC board and Click board Gerbers have been uploaded to the files section under my call.

"On order" and "shipped" information is available in the "Files" section under my call.

73 Kees K5BCQ



Re: Off Topic: Gap Antennas

DJ2AG
 

From Germany it’s also not working, but if I use a VPN connection via a server in USA the website shows up without problems. Looks like some sort of geo blocking or DNS problem.

73 Armin, DJ2AG


Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Truffies
 

hi
you may hold if you will be making more kits in future

th yu

-----Original Message-----
From: Kees T
Sent: Aug 1, 2018 6:25 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Alan,

I will return the check when received. I am out of AGC boards.

73 Kees K5BCQ


Re: #ubitx #ubitx-help Not able to set up extension switches using CEC firmware #ubitx #ubitx-help

Daniel Conklin <danconklin2@...>
 

Thanks Tom. I will try another resistor in series to see if it works. 


Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Kees T
 

Alan,

I will return the check when received. I am out of AGC boards.

73 Kees K5BCQ


Re: Off Topic: Gap Antennas

Allard PE1NWL
 

same here in the Netherlands

73 Allard PE1NWL

On Wed, August 1, 2018 23:38, Alan de G1FXB via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Dave,

I tend to use https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com
and shows the site as being up.

Intriguingly if I try http://gapantenna.com/
I also receive This site can’t be reached
gapantenna.com refused to connect.
ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

here in West Sussex

Alan

On 01/08/2018 21:00, DaveC wrote:
Must be something local this side of the pond as nslookup does not
give me a valid reply for their address

Will try another ISP and see what happens

Dave G8PGO




Re: µB FT8 Success!

Doug W
 

.ngisllac wen eht ekil I
--
www.bitxmap.com


Re: Ubitx will be here tomorrow. Any suggestions for a Bitx newbie #ubitx

Doug W
 

It is exciting to think about and plan mods.  Do yourself a favor, get it working completely stock first.  That way if anything does not work you have less to troubleshoot.
--
www.bitxmap.com


Re: Off Topic: Gap Antennas

Alan de G1FXB
 

Hi Dave,

I tend to use https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com
and shows the site as being up.

Intriguingly if I try http://gapantenna.com/
I also receive This site can’t be reached
gapantenna.com refused to connect.
ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

here in West Sussex
 
Alan

On 01/08/2018 21:00, DaveC wrote:
Must be something local this side of the pond as nslookup does not give me a valid reply for their address

Will try another ISP and see what happens

Dave G8PGO


Ubitx will be here tomorrow. Any suggestions for a Bitx newbie #ubitx

N5KBP
 

I took the plung and ordered the Ubitx last Thursday. It will be delivered tomorrow.  Any suggestions for must have mods? I am a newbie to the bitx world but have had a little experience with the Arduino Uno and Nextian displays. I am stealing a 3.5 basic nextion from another arduino project (A digital display for a couple of boatanchor rigs I own, I switched out the TN1638 7 segment displays since the look more retro). I have downloaded the latest KD8CEC htm files and installed them on the nextion and it looks good. I have also ordered some Nano's to have around and plan on using 1 for the new KD8CEC AGC/spectral display expansion to his nextion firmware. 
Thanks in advance
Marty
--
N5KBP


Re: µB FT8 Success!

Arvo W0VRA
 

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 03:58 PM, ajparent1/KB1GMX wrote:
If too warm add moving air (FAN).

I'm the fan guy!

http://ubitx.net/2018/06/28/a-fan-for-your-ubitx/

(with a new callsign)


Re: Off Topic: Gap Antennas

Alex KA3BQE
 

https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/gapantenna.com

There are a bunch of sites that will check if a site is up or down from their location.


Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Truffies
 

I today sent a check for 3 AGC mini kits $15 plus $5 for shipping

Alan Kessler WB2BQK
3222 South Dixie Hwy
Suite D
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405

th yu

-----Original Message-----
From: Kees T
Sent: Aug 1, 2018 4:36 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

A total of 888 AGC and/or Click mini-kits have now been ordered/shipped and I am out of AGC boards. Awaiting some parts from Mouser before I can ship the remaining ordered qtys.

I'm going to quit and pass the torch to someone else. Order rates have dropped off some, so maybe everyone who wanted a mini-kit has one ?? 

The AGC board and Click board Gerbers have been uploaded to the files section under my call.

"On order" and "shipped" information is available in the "Files" section under my call.

73 Kees K5BCQ


Re: µB FT8 Success!

ajparent1/KB1GMX <kb1gmx@...>
 

Arvo,

Congrats!  Do watch the temperature of the finals.  If too warm add moving air (FAN).

Allison


µB FT8 Success!

Arvo W0VRA
 

I made an audio cable that connected the laptop out to the mic in, without connecting the PTT.  Another regular AUX cable went from the laptop line in (it's actually got that as a separate jack, lol) to the headphone jack on the µB.  Set up WSJT-X to emulate the FT-817 per http://www.hamskey.com/2018/01/wjst-x-configuration-for-ubitx.html and it worked!  Made my first HF QSO with VA3HP.  Feelin' kinda hammy!


Re: uBITX HF transceiver and blue MBITX metal case.

Ian Reeve
 

Rar files can be opened by winzip.you will then get several images to help you.  73. Ian


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Mark M <junquemaile@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 4:07:49 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] uBITX HF transceiver and blue MBITX metal case.
 
Google 'rar file mac'. Lots of options.

Mark   AA7TA

On 7/31/18 7:28 PM, Eddie Esserman wrote:
> Dear Sunil,
>
> How do we (I, actually, the other good students got it) open the rar
> file on a mac? ...




Re: ND6T AGC and Click kit wiring notes

Kees T
 

A total of 888 AGC and/or Click mini-kits have now been ordered/shipped and I am out of AGC boards. Awaiting some parts from Mouser before I can ship the remaining ordered qtys.

I'm going to quit and pass the torch to someone else. Order rates have dropped off some, so maybe everyone who wanted a mini-kit has one ?? 

The AGC board and Click board Gerbers have been uploaded to the files section under my call.

"On order" and "shipped" information is available in the "Files" section under my call.

73 Kees K5BCQ


Re: experience with Sunil VU3SUA's enclosures #ubitx

Ian Reeve
 

Have just completed mine to testing stage with just the mic and PTT connection to sort. At the moment are on a screened twin cable from a scrap computer hanging out of the mic socket hole.

Have yet to run a thick cable from -ve input to chassis (after removing paint) and ensuring the main board is properly connected to the case.

 

Connected a temporary dc input lead,the speaker on twisted wires again from a scrap PC. Connect a dummy load.

 

Switch on.....no magic smoke,Arduino initialises and rig goes into receive.

 

All good so far.

Letting it sit on receive for a while.

 

I am not sure I want the 4pin mic connection, I may well wire it up as a 8 pin using the kenwood rig pinout so I can use a range of microphones or just the electret as supplied.

 

Observations:

 

Try a blue display with white letters, suits my blue mBitx case very nicely. They are cheap and interchangeable 2 rows by 16 characters each row.

Adjust the blue preset behind the display pcb for best overall readability,by default mine was set a bit high and needed reducing.

The bicolour led Red for tx,Green for rx have two resistors to limit the current draw. I started with 1.6K but the led is a bit bright so will increase this value,trying 2.2K first and then finding the optimum value by experiment.

 

Buying the uBITX case with its additional pcbs made wire up easy and I used Molex KK connectors and made everything plug in at both ends (except the volume control)

 

Very Pleased so far, after leaving it working for a few hours I will then progress to connecting a mic and PTT. For reasons of safety I always run these rigs into a dummy load incise they unexpectedly go into transmit as some seem to do.

 

So like Bo W4GHV I am well pleased.

Mine is V3 2017 serial no. 5017 taken from the board.

 

Thankyou to all at HF Signals.

 

73

Ian Reeve M0IDR

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 4:48:19 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] experience with Sunil VU3SUA's enclosures #ubitx
 
Wow. Perfectly satisfied with mine.
I did remove paint a couple places to insure the case was grounded. No biggie.
A LOT of effort and material for a tiny price in my opinion.
73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: Off Topic: Gap Antennas

James Kerns <jamesjkerns@...>
 

Dave,
Just tried (4:03pm EDT) and OK.
You might have to clear out your cookies.
The new privacy rules are making it difficult
to access sites you may have visited before.
Don't know. best, j

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 3:01 PM, DaveC <murzim@...> wrote:
Can't get to Gap Antennas web site. Is it just me or something else that I have missed

73 Dave G8PGO