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Re: Anuino and uBitx in the news

Russ KR0EHM
 

I just got my Tech and General and found out about the uBitx and ordered it too :-)
Looking forward to digital modes - mainly WSPR, which sounds really fun. Until then I will be trying out FM satellites with my Baofeng and tape measure yagi.
(I’m not posting my call sign until I get my vanity call sign through. In case you’re curious)


Re: Anuino and uBitx in the news

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>
 

Dave, fabulous comments! I agree heartily


On Sep 20, 2019, at 06:49, David Wilcox via Groups.Io <Djwilcox01@...> wrote:

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Dying hobby? Never!  How do you send a CQ on a cell phone and make a friend or at least a contact?  Can you build your own cell phone or even a Windows or Apple computer at home with parts any more?  Not without being a real NERD (nothing wrong with that..... NERDs are welcome in this hobby.  

The gray hairs are from the OTHER stresses in life.  A few minutes in the shack or an hour..... brings a big smile to my face and heart..... and I then sleep like a baby. That really irritates my XYL of 45 years (who no longer enjoys her hobbies.... sad).

We just need to get these curious kids into our shacks and let them see the fun stuff we do (I hope you are doing INTERESTING stuff in your shack..... not just sitting there talking on the local net).  Ever been to a maker faire or a robotics competition and seen the smiles on the kids faces....... reminds me of the days when I and my two buddies got our Novice tickets.....  well, we can do the same thing with Arduinos and other chip computers..... just have them look on Bangood or 3rd Planet Solar for interesting things.  My grandson loves to see Papa because I always bring something for us to build and he is only 11. 

Just my $.02 worth.

Dave K8WPE since 1960.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Sep 20, 2019, at 5:29 AM, KN4SMO via Groups.Io <dtb2greenville@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

I did learn about uBitx and Antuino in this news article and I ordered both yesterday.  I am a Technician Class Operator Studying for my General here in the USA. I sm hoping by the time I have this radio build to perfection the bands will be open again!
I look forward to diving in deep to this project with everyones help

73s KN4SMO Scott
2x Beofeng BF-F8HP
   


Re: Calibration #calibration

Sascha Bohnet | DL5SMB
 

I would also recommend the built-in WSPR function in KD8CECs firmware to calibrate the frequency offset.

Calculate where you should send, then check your reports on wsprnet.org and calculate the average deviation.

Then you can calculate the new calibration value according to the formula on KD8CECs homepage.and upload
it to the raduino.

The BFO adjustments are really a bit hard - I would start with a value which is working onsomeone else's uBITX.
In your case it should be a V5 of course.

My new V5 was nearly deaf on CWL and CWU - then I found a value in this group from someone who had had the same problem.
Worked like a charm.

Sascha

 


Re: Anuino and uBitx in the news

brad martin <emclinux@...>
 

Even if they don’t open you can still get on digital and have a blast. I used js8call to have conversations and get most of the US.  Most of the digital modes work great on the ubitx in these band conditions. Just watch your finals and add a fan to keep them cool. 

Brad
KG5SPR

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 6:30 AM KN4SMO via Groups.Io <dtb2greenville=ymail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I did learn about uBitx and Antuino in this news article and I ordered both yesterday.  I am a Technician Class Operator Studying for my General here in the USA. I sm hoping by the time I have this radio build to perfection the bands will be open again!
I look forward to diving in deep to this project with everyones help

73s KN4SMO Scott
2x Beofeng BF-F8HP
   

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Re: Anuino and uBitx in the news

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

Dying hobby? Never!  How do you send a CQ on a cell phone and make a friend or at least a contact?  Can you build your own cell phone or even a Windows or Apple computer at home with parts any more?  Not without being a real NERD (nothing wrong with that..... NERDs are welcome in this hobby.  

The gray hairs are from the OTHER stresses in life.  A few minutes in the shack or an hour..... brings a big smile to my face and heart..... and I then sleep like a baby. That really irritates my XYL of 45 years (who no longer enjoys her hobbies.... sad).

We just need to get these curious kids into our shacks and let them see the fun stuff we do (I hope you are doing INTERESTING stuff in your shack..... not just sitting there talking on the local net).  Ever been to a maker faire or a robotics competition and seen the smiles on the kids faces....... reminds me of the days when I and my two buddies got our Novice tickets.....  well, we can do the same thing with Arduinos and other chip computers..... just have them look on Bangood or 3rd Planet Solar for interesting things.  My grandson loves to see Papa because I always bring something for us to build and he is only 11. 

Just my $.02 worth.

Dave K8WPE since 1960.

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Sep 20, 2019, at 5:29 AM, KN4SMO via Groups.Io <dtb2greenville@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

I did learn about uBitx and Antuino in this news article and I ordered both yesterday.  I am a Technician Class Operator Studying for my General here in the USA. I sm hoping by the time I have this radio build to perfection the bands will be open again!
I look forward to diving in deep to this project with everyones help

73s KN4SMO Scott
2x Beofeng BF-F8HP
   


Re: Anuino and uBitx in the news

KN4SMO <dtb2greenville@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

I did learn about uBitx and Antuino in this news article and I ordered both yesterday.  I am a Technician Class Operator Studying for my General here in the USA. I sm hoping by the time I have this radio build to perfection the bands will be open again!
I look forward to diving in deep to this project with everyones help

73s KN4SMO Scott
2x Beofeng BF-F8HP
   


Re: Flipping Nextion display in software? #firmware #nextion #ubitx

Ben Miller-Jacobson
 

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately I don't have convenient access to a Windows machine. I've been able to run the nextion editor in Wine, but it just gives an error ("the method or operation is not implemented") and does nothing when I try to compile.

I don't suppose anyone either has a fix or feels like compiling a flipped version for the 2.8 inch basic model? If not, I'll just have to see what I can figure out and maybe get started with the radio using it upside-down in the meantime.

Thanks,

Ben Miller-Jacobson

On Monday, September 16, 2019, Sam Tedesco wrote:
Yes, you can. If you have the .hmi file, open it with the Nextion editor, select Device on upper right hand of command ribbon, select Display on left, select 270 horizontal, and recompile. I compile mine upside down so the sdcard port is reachable on the top.



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Re: Calibration #calibration

Adrien F4IJA <adrien.grelet@...>
 

For me it's still a thing to do with my V5 board. In Europe it's not easy to catch wwv broadcast stations. So with wspr reports I was able to see frequencies of reporters and it seems that I'm just about 50hz drifted so I guess it's quite good indeed. 

The difficult part is the BFO adjustment. We don't really know the values you change. I can now understand voices but I can't say if it's on the right frequency. 

Need to make some improvements in my wiring first and I'll check again. 
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Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>
 

Superb!!!!


On Sep 19, 2019, at 10:26, N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

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They are sold out at this time. I have more parts already on the way for the next set of 25.

I am also reworking a few things on the board for better labeling and footprints and will order more boards once the next 25 sell.

Not sure on a time frame as one of the parts is coming from Europe but am hopeful for end next week.

73

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Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

 

They are sold out at this time. I have more parts already on the way for the next set of 25.

I am also reworking a few things on the board for better labeling and footprints and will order more boards once the next 25 sell.

Not sure on a time frame as one of the parts is coming from Europe but am hopeful for end next week.

73

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Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Laurence Oberman <oberman.l@...>
 

Gwen
I picked up 3, and I really only need two initially.
I will ship one to you once it arrives.
Will just send you a paypal invoice when it gets here.
oberman.l@... will be the request, what paypal can I use for you
when I ship.
Will be $20 (I got three assembled) as that was the price for each,
plus I guess about 2 bucks USPS if you in USA

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 9:33 AM Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

Aw, the site says you're out of stock already! I wanted to get a couple!

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...>
 

Aw, the site says you're out of stock already! I wanted to get a couple!

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Dale Hardin KS4NS
 

I registered on the site to see a manual.  Couldn't download anything because "my basket was empty".  Could you send a manual so I can look it over?  Thanks, Dale

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 7:55 PM N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

I might be a little off but I feel like some have gotten a little crazy with prices on kits like this so I felt starting my own site was the best solution. I won't make millions but its fun to kit them and I love to build so its not all bad.

As long as I make enough to put food on the table and keep getting parts/boards I am happy. This helps a lot of people get gear and kits at a affordable rate, it also allows those that can't build a little help too.

73
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Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Jonas Sanamon
 

Hi David,

If only more people reasoned like this, our society would look different (to the better).  
I take my hat off for You!

73 from Jonas - SM4VEY

Den tors 19 sep. 2019 kl 02:55 skrev N8DAH <Dherron@...>:

I might be a little off but I feel like some have gotten a little crazy with prices on kits like this so I felt starting my own site was the best solution. I won't make millions but its fun to kit them and I love to build so its not all bad.

As long as I make enough to put food on the table and keep getting parts/boards I am happy. This helps a lot of people get gear and kits at a affordable rate, it also allows those that can't build a little help too.

73
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 N8DAH
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Re: No answer in Antuino group

Rob Bleumer
 

Thanks fòr the answers.
Rob PA0RBL


Anuino and uBitx in the news

 


Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>
 

Can I teach you how to make the connection to the sound card and let you add that to the kit, because you could save the “assembled” buyers a ton of trouble for doing that for them.  The part is only five dollars, and the labor to make the connection is only about five minutes, but it will take the average person 20 or 30 minutes because they don’t know what they’re doing.  

If you take apart the $5 sound card, drill the case , solder make the connections, and put it back together, leaving the wires for them to solder to the board, you should sell that partially assembled section for $8 dollars at least, because you have made the kit buyers far better off—-then all they have to do is wire to their radio and it is ready to go!!!



On Sep 18, 2019, at 20:55, N8DAH <Dherron@...> wrote:

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I might be a little off but I feel like some have gotten a little crazy with prices on kits like this so I felt starting my own site was the best solution. I won't make millions but its fun to kit them and I love to build so its not all bad.

As long as I make enough to put food on the table and keep getting parts/boards I am happy. This helps a lot of people get gear and kits at a affordable rate, it also allows those that can't build a little help too.

73
--
David

 N8DAH
Kit-Projects.com

Shop is open!


Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

 

I might be a little off but I feel like some have gotten a little crazy with prices on kits like this so I felt starting my own site was the best solution. I won't make millions but its fun to kit them and I love to build so its not all bad.

As long as I make enough to put food on the table and keep getting parts/boards I am happy. This helps a lot of people get gear and kits at a affordable rate, it also allows those that can't build a little help too.

73
--
David

 N8DAH
Kit-Projects.com

Shop is open!


Re: Raduino Pill

John Scherer
 

Hi Joe,

Haven't seen any development on this board in some time.  I'm sure you've been busy.  Any chance there has been any progress on this?  I'd love to get the cad files for the board.
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Re: Gordon Gibby Digital Interface

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>
 

​I snapped up two of those before he runs out.......takes me 30 minutes to solder one togehter (including the sound dongle) and he just took off a good chunk of that!!!  


I'm going to find the boxes I use and post those here also.    And also the 500 ohm pot for those wanting a panel mount TX control.   The RX is set-and-forget


gordon



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​I would suggest you get familiar with how to crack open a 1475, and how to solder to them, and offer the entire thing as an option also -- it is duck soup to do it when you know now, and you get your +5V out of it for free also --- and that is a significantly huge improvement over the effort others will have to do, in order tolearn how to make those connections.


it makes it way more reliable as well....but people may destroy one sound dongle before they get the hang of soldering the +5 wire to the tiny red line coming in from the computer.    i do it with ease now.    




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You are absollutley NUTS to offer it for $20   ASSEMBLED.   That is very little over what the  PARTS cost us.   

never again will I solder one together----I'm just ordering from YOU!!!! 


Because there is a ground plane, you may even get away with not enclosing this, but you'll do better if you just screw the board to a small piece of wood (or double-stick-tape to some cardboard) and put it in a small tea tin or something.   I found tin boxes for $2 each.


If you make the TX gain ccontrol a 500-ohm panel mount, you'll have much better control of the TX signal....  That's what i do for HF.  For VHF, the little trimmer works fine.   


i use the $5 Adafruit 1475 cound card, and I literally drill a hole and solder the wires to the right places, after I pop apart the white plastic, of course.   See here:   https://www.adafruit.com/product/1475​  They are not great soundcards,,,,but they work.  




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Ladies and Gents

 Gordon Gibby, KX4Z has offered us a great little kit to release and its now ready!

This digital interface has all the bang with a great price.

On board 5v regulator that you can power from 12-13.8v or you can leave it off for direct 5v input.
Built in VOX PTT via reed relay
PTT LED
Input and Output gain control
Audio Isolation transformer 600:600ohm

The kits are available for 15$ or 20$ assembled https://shop.kit-projects.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=120

73
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David

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