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Re: bitx v6 is here

Cory King
 

From what I'm reading here, unless you don't want to solder there is no reason to upgrade your v5 to v6.  v6 sounds like it is basically v5 with all the connectors soldered onto the board + a pre-wired TFT display on the raduino board.  It might have slightly different traces on the mainboard, but otherwise it is the same.

What I'm wondering is, now that all the connectors are soldered into the board, will the v6 board have thru-holes on it to solder in audio cables?  That way it is easy to hook up all those soundcard daughterboards for digital modes and/or hook up some of the Auto Gain Control cards I see floating around?  Would be cool to have strategically placed thru-holes on it to hook up some of the pan-adapters I've seen around as well.

Anyway, this seems like a pretty good evolution of this radio!


Re: bitx v6 is here

Neil Goldstein
 

Farhan, 

Is the case one of Sunil's?  Is it orderable for my V5?
--Neil, W2NDG
radiokitguide.com


Re: bitx v6 is here

MadRadioModder
 

Or…. Some clever experimenter will upgrade their v5 to a v6 and document how they did it for the group/ post the instructions.  Either or…. Either or…

 

 

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of _Dave_ K0MBT
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2019 10:29 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] bitx v6 is here

 

Very good marketing move. Sir. There are many hams that don't know how to handle an iron.  One doesn't have to look past this list and see many radios that don't work because of poor assembly techniques. 

Maybe someone will just have to move from a v5 to a v6 and offer their old model for cheap,.
--
73
Dave
k0mbt
Raduino bracket and Ham_Made_Keys


--

…_. _._


uBitx V5 For sale

Ken Simmons
 

I messed up ordering and wound up with two of these, one from HFSignals and one from Gigaparts. I kept the second around just in case I messed something up during the assembly and needed a spare. I've completed the assembly and no spare parts were required so the second kit is up for sale. I also might get one of the V6 versions just because.

The kit is complete in the plastic box just like it arrived. $95 shipped in the US.

Thx.


Re: V4 TX problems and new finals #ubitx-help

Don - KM4UDX
 

ah...this is great! thank you and I'm on it.

Well, given that I've never actually measured voltage on any transistor I'm not totally sure what I'm on. haha.


Re: bitx v6 is here

_Dave_ AD0B
 

Very good marketing move. Sir. There are many hams that don't know how to handle an iron.  One doesn't have to look past this list and see many radios that don't work because of poor assembly techniques. 

Maybe someone will just have to move from a v5 to a v6 and offer their old model for cheap,.
--
73
Dave
k0mbt
Raduino bracket and Ham_Made_Keys


Re: Help wiring the microphone to a stereo female plug on BITX40

Tom, N8TPN
 

Oops,

Probably should have linked this one instead: https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/46629

Plug the Mic plug into the female jack and use your DMM to check for continuity of the various pins - Mic Audio (Tip), PTT (Ring), and Ground (Sleeve).

Note that the supplied female jacks are switched-type jacks - continuity of the various pins changes when plugs are inserted.

Sorry for the confusion...

73 - Tom
N8TPN


Re: bitx v6 is here

Ashhar Farhan
 

The circuit is exactly the same on the main board. We had to bring some od the ptt and cw keyer lines onto the main board to connect to the front panel.
That apart, we uses same data lines of arduino for the color display that we used earlier for the 16x2 display.

- f

On Fri 13 Dec, 2019, 8:56 PM Adrian Chadd, <adrian.chadd@...> wrote:
Hi!

Nice work!

Do you have a list of changes between the v5 and v6 radio board?




-adrian




Re: Help wiring the microphone to a stereo female plug on BITX40

Tom, N8TPN
 

Jim,

Check out this old post https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/46637

Pretty much sums it all up.

73 - Tom
N8TPN


Re: bitx v6 is here

Adrian Chadd
 

Hi!

Nice work!

Do you have a list of changes between the v5 and v6 radio board?




-adrian


Re: bitx v6 is here

Jim Sheldon
 

OK, found it.  The basic kit version is up there in the header.  Works now.

W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 12/13/2019 8:34:56 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] bitx v6 is here

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB


Re: bitx v6 is here

Ted
 

^  Yes, if the firmware will work in a V5 and give a CW reader, that would be pretty neat even if just during demonstrations or show & tell.


Re: bitx v6 is here

Alan de G1FXB
 

I thought similar, if following the dedicated V6 page.....
then found the hyperlinks

From the hfsignals home page
http://www.hfsignals.com/

there are the two pricing options shown each taking you to their own order page.

UBITX V6 – BUY THE BASIC KIT
http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6-buy-the-basic-kit/


UBITX V6 – BUY THE FULL KIT
http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6-buy-the-full-kit/


It feels a lot like Xmas!
Alan


On 13/12/2019 14:34, Jim Sheldon wrote:

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB


-- 
Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable


Re: bitx v6 is here

clyde-alex@...
 

Looks good to me.
Ordered mine today.
Santa will be good to me this year.
--
73
clyde
kk4ywi


Re: bitx v6 is here

Jim Sheldon
 

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB


Frequency calibration V5

Morris Ford <morrishford@...>
 

I am trying to calibrate a V5 box using a frequency meter. I need someone to interpret the instructions for that in the user manual for CEC software. I tried just transmit and adjust and not the ing happens. I tried into calibrate and transmit and the adjust and nothing happens. 
Any help?

Morris
K7LSV


Re: bitx v6 is here

KG5MG <kg5mg@...>
 

Is it possible to upgrade a V5 to the v6?  If so, what would be required?



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-------- Original message --------
From: Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...>
Date: 12/13/19 8:00 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] bitx v6 is here

I have added a morse reader already. I shall finish integration to the user interface soon.
Ill check the dhl option tonight. Do pass on any typos and mistakes. I pulled an all nighter and wrapped it up at 4 am.


- f

On Fri 13 Dec, 2019, 7:17 PM Gordon Gibby, <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:
Excellent.   I sent photos to everyone (70) in our mailing list.   Looks like the version I want to get.   I am limited on time, repairing half dozen heathkit transceivers and working three amplifiers so having a CABINET and the nice display and everything done so nicely is extremely attractive to me.   I'll get one as soon as I can put together the $$ --- need to buy some 572-b's for the amplifiers. 

Gordon



On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM Buddy Brannan <buddy@...> wrote:
Well….if nothing else, this upgrade should make it easier for a blind guy to build one of these :-)

Off to look at this update some more.


Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Email: buddy@...
Mobile: (814) 431-0962



> On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Gerry Kavanagh via Groups.Io <gerrykav=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Nice work, Farhan.
> You are tireless!
>





Re: bitx v6 is here

Mike WA0YCN
 

Ashhar, will the v5 board no longer be available?


Help wiring the microphone to a stereo female plug on BITX40

olds.james@...
 

Hi...I've got a BITX40 project nearly complete, but I am having difficulty figuring out how to wire the microphone output to a female stereo jack. There are three lugs for two wires coming from the mic.

Thanks so very much.

73

--
Jim Olds
KI4THC
Arlington VA USA


Re: bitx v6 is here

Laurence Oberman
 

Worked for with DHL
Ordered full kit though

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 8:13 AM MONEYSMITH <w4nfr@...> wrote:

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ORDER A V6 WITH DHL SHIPPING TODAY. THE SITE WILL NOT LET ME DO THE DHL? ANY IDEAS.

I AM IN SALOME ARIZONA USA AND DHL WORKS HERE?

WILLIAM

On 12/12/2019 11:56 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:
People,

Here is what it looks like :
And of course, yoiu can buy it on hfsignals.com. The shipping will happen from Tuesday onwards. We have a limited supply of the first 200 boards. The rest is for after christmas.

The most important thing about this revision is that the  Radio circuitry is almost unchanged. We have incorporated the connectors on the PCBs. So, this kit needs none of the confusing soldering. You snap in the TFT Raduino onto the main board, plug the power and antenna from the back, snap on headphones, plug in the mic (supplied with the kit) and off you go!

It is offered in two kits now : The basic kit (150 USD) is without the box (like old times) but with a microphone and two acrylic templates for the front and back panels. 
The Full kit (199 USD) has the box with speaker, mounting hardware etc. Both are described on the website. 

Now, about the TFT display: 

For those who are using the 16x2 display and you would like to upgrade, you will have to do three things:
1. Add a heatsink to the 7805 of the raduino
3. Grab the new Arduino sketch from https://github.com/afarhan/ubitxv6

Background : 
I have been hacking away at adding a TFT display for the Arduino for sometime. Finally, I managed to do this with a really inexpensive 2.8 inch TFT display that uses a controller called the ILI9341. The display update is slow but, clever guy that I am, the display very usable. it uses the same pins that earlier connected to the 16x2 LCD display. This display is available everywhere for a few dollars.