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dave <dgclifford@...>
 

hello given there are a few different sets of software for the ubitx v5 whatare the latest that are available and from who  many thanks   dave c gw0nvf


Re: [BITxV6] BRICKED recovery help needed

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

Hi Reed,

I finally managed to get your arduino hex file uploaded into the nano and the display back to what appears to be normally visible. The 17M selection is working properly, albeit sluggishly,  with this version also.

I managed to get the test menu to work also somewhat sluggishly.

1. I am unable to set the ref FREQ to 10 000 ; the closest is 10500

2. The zero beat adjustment adjusts above and below but does not produce a zero beat state. The receiver works and I am able to hear WWV on  2.5 MHz and CHU Canada on 3.330 MHz The zero beat adjustment allows me to hear the signals and voice components/announcements but continuously has approx a 500 Hz tone superimposed on the time signals which appears as though it might be due to the freq setting from step 1. not working as text instructions state it to be set.

3. I am able to select Hand Key setting and in CW mode it outputs the full 10 Watts on 80 M band on key down; however if I key a test transmission at about 10-12 wpm with the hand key the lag between key down and RF output is serious problem (no setting of key delay helps improve). It is so bad I would not be able to use it for CW operation. I plug the hand key into the Mic jack and have the key control the PTT; in CW mode it generates CW sidetone signal but hand key does not work when plugged into the J4 Morse Jack at all.

4. Changing modes using the color display buttons and a stylus works but it also exhibits serious delays and even sometimes requires selecting the new band a second or third time to finally get it to change. It is almost as if the morse code hand keying and TFT screen servicing routines get hung up in an idle code loop delay of some sort that makes the overall operation seem sluggish or seriously lagged or unresponsive/insensitive.

But on the plus side The BRICKED white screen appears to have been cleared up; The only other possibility is that the TFT/nano daughterboard pair has a problem that is creating the sluggish performance; and HFSignals promised replacement has not been sent to me and thus I am unable to compare it with a supposed new one. They promised on two separate emails to send me a replacement however have not so far lived up to that promise.

Any suggestions now Reed?

Thanks for the hex file download

Andy



On 2020-01-08 1:16 a.m., Reed N wrote:
Hey Andy,

I hope you got a good night's rest. I think I have a fix! The attached hex file for me has NOT white screened EVER in my testing. Prior to this commit (f1ea1fd081d128895f336d0ca16de6246a422f2f) I'd get a successful screen render once every blue moon. Now, I have yet to get a failed screen boot. Hopefully it solves the problem on your end too.


Reed


Re: Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

k7ome@...
 

Thanks Reed!  Found it, used it, and now I have a voltage display on my screen.  It would have been slightly easier if they hadn't cut the wires flush with the connector but I got it done ...


Re: uBitx V6 working

Mick
 

Andy,
I have a little Beofeng radio and mic and the mic’s are known for their week mic signal so back in August I bought “10x5 mm 30-40 dB electret condenser microphone high sensitivity pickup” 5 pieces for $3.95 including shipping. This item is still available from eBay.
1 I replaced the small pick up with the 10 mm one. (I had to cut away the plastic ring around the small pickup)
2 I drilled a couple more small holes in the microphone face above where the new pick up sits
73
Mick VA3EPM

 


Re: Relative Power indication on Nextion display

Dan YO5RXM
 

PS: I am using CEC firmware version 1.20.


Re: Relative Power indication on Nextion display

Dan YO5RXM
 

Hi Mike, 
I took some time this weekend to look into the code. Indeed, the analog pin A7 is read only during RX, in a process called idle_process() .With a very simple code change I was able to read the analog pin during TX. but only for PTT and TX from CAT. It does not work when keying down (I don't know why, I wasn't able to figure it out).
So now I am using A7 for both S-Meter (during receive) and for FWD/REF during TX. 
The code change as follows:
ubitx_20.ino, line 1515, insert the following lines between  " } //end of check TX Status" and   "//we check CAT after the encoder as it might put the radio into TX"

  else
  {
    if (beforeIdle_ProcessTime < millis() - 250) {
      DisplayMeter(2, analogRead(ANALOG_SMETER)/50, 13);  //calibrated so that 2,5V is full scale of display meter, change according to the input voltage on pin 7
      beforeIdle_ProcessTime = millis();
    }
  }
 
      
 


Re: Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

Reed N
 

On uBitx v6, A7 is definitely available. It's only connected to the CONTROLS1 port pin8, and that wire isn't connected to anything on the corresponding wiring harness in the kit. It can only be used as an analog input (can't output at all, but you can threshold it to make it pseudo-digital). In the stock software, you'll see it listed as a define called "ANALOG_SPARE", but I'd recommend renaming it to whatever purpose you use it for, if you do use it for something.


Reed


Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

k7ome@...
 

Are there any analog pins available on the Nano of the V6?  From looking at the documentation it looks like A7 might be available.  Anybody know for sure?


Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Tom Crow
 

Awesome!
Thank you all very much


Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

weight is 2 lbs 4.3 oz.

On 2020-01-19 1:43 p.m., Dave Dixon wrote:
Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI


Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Dave Dixon
 

Tom
       sorry the weight is 2 1/2 pounds...,

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 19:43, Dave Dixon <wylyeguy2@...> wrote:
Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI


Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Dave Dixon
 

Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...


On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI


Re: new nextion 5/7 hmi bug

Mark Hatch
 

Enhanced has more memory. Surprised that it didn’t compile for basic, as I had no problems compiling it for basic 5”. I seem to remember that someone else had a compile problem for a basic. But don’t recall the fix. 


when I am in front of my system late next week I will try it. I know that I ran this close to the maximum on the 5” basic.  One of the spectrum displays takes a lot of memory. Had to reduce it size to compile on the 5”basic. 


73
Mark
AJ6CU


Re: uBitx V6 working

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

What did you do to upgrade the mic Mick?

On 2020-01-19 10:52 a.m., Mick wrote:
All,
After borrowing an antenna tuner, upgrading my Beofeng Mic, I made a successful QSO yesterday only to find myself in the NA-QSO Party :-) I could tell by listening that all was not normal and fortunately my first (ever) HF contact (Tom K3AJ) was kind enough to explain the rules.
So after a couple of hours I mad 14 QSO's on the 40 meter band and had a lot of fun.
Thanks to all in this group who help me with getting the V6 set up.

73
Mick VA3EPM


uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Tom Crow
 

Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI


Re: Unit dead

Curt
 

Another clue, when unit is powered successfully the 5 volt regulator on the raduino gets quite warm. You can affirm its action by checking to see that there is 5 volts on the board.

With my v4 it is visually easy to plug the raduino into the board and be off by one pin.

If a tiny piece of wire is shorting something, a good power supply may stop outputting voltage then.

The need to debug is part of the journey. My v4 is on the bench because one of my mods isn't properly installed, even though it is working nicely on transmit. Debug time, I will find it.

Curt


Re: New case from India

Wayne Leake
 

 There are photos n the web site.
 It is in the box, out of the way for a bit.
 I'm on my cellphone, so need to g and see if I can copy the pix.
 It is grey, has the window for raduino display on the left, holes for speaker/headphone jack and Mike Jack under that. To the right it has holes for volume and Mike gain, then far right is the tuning control.
 Comes with 3 pots, speaker, assorted hardware, speaker and Mike jacks, which are common 1/8" stereo jacks.
 An SO239 connector, short power cable and socket, fuse holder with fuse, switch for power, a metal bracket to hold the front up, plus hardware to hold the raduinos display in place.
 Also 3 knobs.
 Has short risers with screws to mount the BITX40 from Ashar Farhan's.
 Priced at $20 plus shipping.
 Available in several colors.
 DHL delivery was faster than I figured.

 Wayne WA2YNE
 Will see about pix later

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020, 10:24 AM Dennis Beverage <Sodypop@...> wrote:
A photo would’ve been nice😁.
--
Sodypop🤠
KJ6VGB


Re: Unit dead

Evan Hand
 

A quick check for the Raduino is to pull it from the main board, connect a miniUSB cable to the Nano (socket is between the Nano board and the Raduino board) and supply a standard 5v USB power to the USB cord.  If the display lights, and the operation of the Raduino seems normal, then the problem is on the main board.

If the Raduino display will not light, then it is possible that the problem is the 5vdc regulator failed on overvoltage.  Only what that I know would be to remove from the board and try USB power again.

What test equipment do you have access to?  Since you reported voltage and continuity measurements I would assume at least a multi meter or DVM.

73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: new nextion 5/7 hmi bug

Richard E Neese <r.neese@...>
 

no it was not fixed on the basic , it compiles fone for the enhanced fime but you get a memory error when compiling for the basic 


uBitx V6 working

Mick
 

All,
After borrowing an antenna tuner, upgrading my Beofeng Mic, I made a successful QSO yesterday only to find myself in the NA-QSO Party :-) I could tell by listening that all was not normal and fortunately my first (ever) HF contact (Tom K3AJ) was kind enough to explain the rules.
So after a couple of hours I mad 14 QSO's on the 40 meter band and had a lot of fun.
Thanks to all in this group who help me with getting the V6 set up.

73
Mick VA3EPM