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Re: antennas vs antennae

Timothy Fidler
 

It did not take off is what you are saying.. Specifically,  your levity did not levitate.

Perhaps that is an old joke. If not, I claim it.  TEF

Re: antennas vs antennae

Timothy Fidler
 

The crude punishness refers to original post of Mike at the start of the string... something about a joke falling flat.

Re: Is the order website - hfsignals.com still in use? #bitx40

pauln@...
 

Well, as I had not received any response whatsoever, I sent a message/query via PayPal, their response below is an exact cut and paste FYI.

"Your order will be shipped today provided you withdraw the complaint immediately. Apologies for the delay."  HFSignals Team

I will let you decide if you would be happy with that sort of response?

In any case, without any further dialogue, my order was sent out 4 hours after the above answer.

Paul vk4apn

Re: Help with no SSB TX #ssb

Evan Hand
 

Brutus,
Based on your prior post on the signal level and frequencies I would say the issue is not there.  The only thing left is as Raj is suggesting, try putting back the original toroid inductors.   That really is the only thing left that I can see.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: Spurs/Harmonics fixes for v4 based on v5 board design?

Evan Hand
 

ohwenzelph,

Not sure who you were questioning on their measurement process.  Would you please ask your question with a little more detail?  There is often time lags in posts so that there maybe multiple other posts between the time that you post your question and when some else (like me) reads it.

In the thread to date we (Dave Space and I) have been using audio tone injection, or just a carrier, and measuring with SDRPlay and spectrum analyzer software.  That is what Dave Space and I have been using (Dave, please correct if I miss represent).  I can not address the steps anyone else has taken in their process of measuring, for that you will need to give us the more detailed question.

73
Evan
AC9TU 

Re: uBitx V4 Audio extremely quiet and other needed mods#ubitx

Evan Hand
 

Glad I could help, and Thank-you for the feedback!

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: antennas vs antennae

Ted
 

Just imagine that anyone had  been bothered by your reference to more than one antenna as antennas, 'cause [sic] it don't [sic] appear in print in the other thread or this one. 

Ted
K3RTA

Re: antennas vs antennae

Ted
 

My apologies at missing a really good pun and it was sad to see that one just fly by without taking a friendly swat at it.

73,

Ted
K3RTA

Re: ubitx mobile in a car

Vic WA4THR
 

In my first BitX40 trip I didn't have ignition noise, but the alternator whine was horrible. I found it was coming through the power line, and not the antenna, as it didn't change when the antenna was disconnected. Since I had a Radio Shack "Heavy Duty Automotive Electrical Noise Filter" (cat. no. 270-051B) around I hooked it up in series with the power lead and was amazed that it actually quieted everything, so I installed it inside the BitX40 plastic case. The receiver when on the road now sounds as good as when at home on a power supply. These filters were designed for CB radios, I suspect, and are the right size (rated 10 amp) for QRP. You can often find them quite cheap, too.

In my own car I have an all-band rig, but in this stage of the sunspot cycle I am rarely off of 40m, so the single band approach in temporary mobile ops with the BitX40 is perfect.

=Vic=

Re: antennas vs antennae

Ted
 

That's how "we" learned as well. Then again, back in those times, "public" meant "fact to face" as opposed to being insulated by 1/3 of a continent or more - and when the corrector insisted in being a di€k about it, he risked more than just words in return.

Please try to keep this story in context. The original corrector was being holier-than-thou and had something more than simply poor word choice to prove; the rest of you simply jumped on, before (apparently) using the search function at the top of the page to see how commonplace the word "antennae" is on this board alone.  The mistake being common doesn't make it right but it should add a contextual element that shows it's use as other than the result of poor grammar choices or ignorance.

In any event, I stand corrected.

Re: antennas vs antennae

Mike Short
 

I was not being a dick. Just pointing out the correct usage. As others have mentioned, this is not the first time antennae has been used as plural. 

if someone is offended, I am sorry for you. It was not a personal attack, and if it was taken that way, I can’t do anything about it.

the internet has dumbed down the English language while allowing access to a tremendous amount of information. Prior to the internet publishing books and articles was the only way to share information, and it was edited and proofed before publishing.

As Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”

Re: Spurs/Harmonics fixes for v4 based on v5 board design?

PEILIU
 

Are V5 schematics compatible with programs below v4?I would like to use that TFT program on the V5 version, I do not know if it can!This is bh8cgj, nice

joy o joy

ross ingham
 

Woohoo,it lives. Used all the supplied kit. Listened to a sked on 7.130 ,the eastern Australian guys were there but my brother 500 kms away in Perth WA was conspicuous buy thè fact of being a bit close. I only have a 7meg dipole but happy all the same.😁

Re: antennas vs antennae

Terry Morris
 

Yes Vince, I agree. Thanks for your response.

Terry - KB8AMZ
Brimfield Twp, OH USA EN91hd
Linux User# 412308, Ubuntu User# 34905, PCARS#78, NAQCC#6668, QRP-ARCI#8855, SKCC#14195


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 1:26 AM Vince Vielhaber <vev@...> wrote:
Well if I refer to more than one antenna as antennas and it bothers you
(not directed at you, Terry), you're just gonna have to get over it
'cuze antennae just don't work for me!

Vince - K8ZW.

On 02/08/2019 12:58 AM, Terry Morris wrote:
> People that are wrong in public don't like being corrected in public.
> That is how we learned. Our peers corrected us in public. Today being
> wrong about something is your fault (the reader) not the author who
> doesn't know the correct word to use intelligently in the sentence or
> the correct spelling.
>
> Terry - KB8AMZ
> Brimfield Twp, OH USA EN91hd
> Linux User# 412308, Ubuntu User# 34905, PCARS#78, NAQCC#6668,
> QRP-ARCI#8855, SKCC#14195
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 12:46 AM K5ESS <k5ess.nothdurft@...
> <mailto:k5ess.nothdurft@...>> wrote:
>
>     It appears my feeble attempt at levity has fallen flat.  My apologies.
>     Mike
>     K5ESS
>
>

--
   K8ZW  http://www.metalworkingfun.com   http://www.hamradio.fun



Re: antennas vs antennae

Terry Morris
 

I have no qualm with Mike said.

Terry - KB8AMZ
Brimfield Twp, OH USA EN91hd
Linux User# 412308, Ubuntu User# 34905, PCARS#78, NAQCC#6668, QRP-ARCI#8855, SKCC#14195


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:44 AM Timothy Fidler <engstr@...> wrote:
The crude punishness refers to original post of Mike at the start of the string... something about a joke falling flat.

Re: Replacement Raduino or alternative

Mike Short
 

I have a couple of extra ones. 

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 12:56 AM Jim McKay <mckayjim65@...> wrote:

Hello everyone

I am returning to my uBitx v3 after many months of distractions playing with other radio and projects.

It seems that I have damaged my Raduino (my own carelessness) and need to either replace it with another uBitx Raduino, or with an alternative (I like the idea of upgrading to a TFT display) from a 1602 display anyway. I was using the KD8CEC firmware.

 

Grateful for any pointers on how to obtain a replacement or the alternatives.

Cheers, Jim

Re: Is the order website - hfsignals.com still in use? #bitx40

Mike Short
 

Perhaps the tone is a result of English not being the primary language?

Re: Spurs/Harmonics fixes for v4 based on v5 board design?

Evan Hand
 

Peilliu,

I am not sure which TFT program you are referencing.  Would you be able to say who is the author?  That would help me out in understanding your question.

I do know that the KD8CEC Nextion upgrade would need to be modified because of the 2nd IF frequency change, and at least the LPF relays reconfigured (I believe there is the ability to set bands and relay state in the software already).  There is also some base code that needs to be adjusted, as there are limit checks on the BFO setting.  The same wouyld go for any monitor changes that no longer use the 2x16 display.

I have ordered the v5 board, and plan to do the changes to the KD8CEC software if Dr Lee does not do it himself before I get to it.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: LPF kit for ubitx v3

Joe Puma
 

Thanks Evan for the feedback and link. 

Joe



On Feb 7, 2019, at 7:40 PM, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:

Short answer is Maybe.  It is only a 5 pole implementation, the ubitx is 7, so filter skirts may not be as sharp meaning some potential loss of the main signal or lower filtering than the 7 pole filter.  So it would need to be tested to see if it helps.

Here is a link to a know good setup from the ubitx.net web:
http://ubitx.net/2018/09/15/kees-k5bcq-6x-lpf-board-now-available-for-purchase/

There may be others on this site, would search for low pass filter board.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: Is the order website - hfsignals.com still in use? #bitx40

Jim Myers
 

OK, I ordered 100 boards and they were all dead. Now I bet you will NOT find that a credible claim without proof. You are just replying to be heard, not to provide any meaningful input.

Knowing order dates would help to determine if there were a small batch of boards that experienced a previously unknown defect.

 

The only thing silly here is your comment.