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Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Patrick Pugh Sawian
 

The test file I used that worked is the Touch_shield_kbv.ino file and it has this:-

// the regular Adafruit "TouchScreen.h" library only works on AVRs

// different mcufriend shields have Touchscreen on different pins
// and rotation.
// Run the UTouch_calibr_kbv sketch for calibration of your shield
//Store:   http://dx.com
//           https://open-smart.aliexpress.com/store/1199788
// Board:OPEN-SMART UNO R3 5V / 3.3V, Arduino UNO R3, Arduino Mega2560
//3.2INCH TFT:
// https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/3-2-TFT-LCD-Display-module-Touch-Screen-Shield-board-onboard-temperature-sensor-w-Touch-Pen/1199788_32755473754.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.bXDdc3
//OPEN-SMART UNO R3 5V / 3.3V:
// https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/OPEN-SMART-5V-3-3V-Compatible-UNO-R3-CH340G-ATMEGA328P-Development-Board-with-USB-Cable-for/1199788_32758607490.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.ckMTaN


#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>    // Core graphics library
//#include <Adafruit_TFTLCD.h> // Hardware-specific library
//Adafruit_TFTLCD tft(A3, A2, A1, A0, A4);
#include <MCUFRIEND_kbv.h>
MCUFRIEND_kbv tft;       // hard-wired for UNO shields anyway.
#include <TouchScreen.h>

#if defined(__SAM3X8E__)
#undef __FlashStringHelper::F(string_literal)
#define F(string_literal) string_literal
#endif

//----------------------------------------|
// TFT Breakout  -- Arduino UNO / Mega2560 / OPEN-SMART UNO Black
// GND              -- GND
// 3V3               -- 3.3V
// CS                 -- A3
// RS                 -- A2
// WR                -- A1
// RD                 -- A0
// RST                -- RESET
// LED                -- GND
// DB0                -- 8
// DB1                -- 9
// DB2                -- 10
// DB3                -- 11
// DB4                -- 4
// DB5                -- 13
// DB6                -- 6
// DB7                -- 7
// most mcufriend shields use these pins and Portrait mode:
uint8_t YP = A1;  // must be an analog pin, use "An" notation!
uint8_t XM = A2;  // must be an analog pin, use "An" notation!
uint8_t YM = 7;   // can be a digital pin
uint8_t XP = 6;   // can be a digital pin
uint8_t SwapXY = 0;

uint16_t TS_LEFT = 880;
uint16_t TS_RT  = 170;
uint16_t TS_TOP = 950;
uint16_t TS_BOT = 180;
char *name = "Unknown controller";

// For better pressure precision, we need to know the resistance
// between X+ and X- Use any multimeter to read it
// For the one we're using, its 260 ohms across the X plate
TouchScreen ts = TouchScreen(XP, YP, XM, YM, 260);
TSPoint tp;

#define MINPRESSURE 20
#define MAXPRESSURE 1000

#define SWAP(a, b) {uint16_t tmp = a; a = b; b = tmp;}

int16_t BOXSIZE;
int16_t PENRADIUS = 3;
uint16_t identifier, oldcolor, currentcolor;
uint8_t Orientation = 2;    //PORTRAIT

// Assign human-readable names to some common 16-bit color values:
#define BLACK   0x0000
#define BLUE    0x001F
#define RED     0xF800
#define GREEN   0x07E0
#define CYAN    0x07FF
#define MAGENTA 0xF81F
#define YELLOW  0xFFE0
#define WHITE   0xFFFF

void show_Serial(void)
{
    Serial.print(F("Found "));
    Serial.print(name);
    Serial.println(F(" LCD driver"));
    Serial.print(F("ID=0x"));
    Serial.println(identifier, HEX);
    Serial.println("Screen is " + String(tft.width()) + "x" + String(tft.height()));
    Serial.println("Calibration is: ");
    Serial.println("LEFT = " + String(TS_LEFT) + " RT  = " + String(TS_RT));
    Serial.println("TOP  = " + String(TS_TOP)  + " BOT = " + String(TS_BOT));
    Serial.print("Wiring is: ");
    Serial.println(SwapXY ? "SWAPXY" : "PORTRAIT");
    Serial.println("YP=" + String(YP)  + " XM=" + String(XM));
    Serial.println("YM=" + String(YM)  + " XP=" + String(XP));
}

void show_tft(void)
{
    tft.setCursor(0, 0);
    tft.setTextSize(2);
    tft.print(F("Found "));
    tft.print(name);
    tft.println(F(" LCD"));
    tft.setTextSize(1);
    tft.print(F("ID=0x"));
    tft.println(identifier, HEX);
    tft.println("Screen is " + String(tft.width()) + "x" + String(tft.height()));
    tft.println("Calibration is: ");
    tft.println("LEFT = " + String(TS_LEFT) + " RT  = " + String(TS_RT));
    tft.println("TOP  = " + String(TS_TOP)  + " BOT = " + String(TS_BOT));
    tft.print("\nWiring is: ");
    if (SwapXY) {
        tft.setTextColor(CYAN);
        tft.setTextSize(2);
    }
    tft.println(SwapXY ? "SWAPXY" : "PORTRAIT");
    tft.println("YP=" + String(YP)  + " XM=" + String(XM));
    tft.println("YM=" + String(YM)  + " XP=" + String(XP));
    tft.setTextSize(2);
    tft.setTextColor(RED);
    tft.setCursor((tft.width() - 48) / 2, (tft.height() * 2) / 4);
    tft.print("EXIT");
    tft.setTextColor(YELLOW, BLACK);
    tft.setCursor(0, (tft.height() * 6) / 8);
    tft.print("Touch screen for loc");
    while (1) {
        tp = ts.getPoint();
        pinMode(XM, OUTPUT);
        pinMode(YP, OUTPUT);
        pinMode(XP, OUTPUT);
        pinMode(YM, OUTPUT);
        if (tp.z < MINPRESSURE || tp.z > MAXPRESSURE) continue;
        if (tp.x > 450 && tp.x < 570  && tp.y > 450 && tp.y < 570) break;
        tft.setCursor(0, (tft.height() * 3) / 4);
        tft.print("tp.x=" + String(tp.x) + " tp.y=" + String(tp.y) + "   ");
    }
}


void setup(void)
{
    uint16_t tmp;
    tft.begin(9600);
    
    tft.reset();
    identifier = tft.readID();
 
    switch (Orientation) {      // adjust for different aspects
        case 0:   break;        //no change,  calibrated for PORTRAIT
        case 1:   tmp = TS_LEFT, TS_LEFT = TS_BOT, TS_BOT = TS_RT, TS_RT = TS_TOP, TS_TOP = tmp;  break;
        case 2:   SWAP(TS_LEFT, TS_RT);  SWAP(TS_TOP, TS_BOT); break;
        case 3:   tmp = TS_LEFT, TS_LEFT = TS_TOP, TS_TOP = TS_RT, TS_RT = TS_BOT, TS_BOT = tmp;  break;
    }

    Serial.begin(9600);
    ts = TouchScreen(XP, YP, XM, YM, 260);     //call the constructor AGAIN with new values.
    tft.begin(identifier);
    show_Serial();
    tft.setRotation(Orientation);
    tft.fillScreen(BLACK);
    show_tft();

    BOXSIZE = tft.width() / 6;
    tft.fillScreen(BLACK);

    tft.fillRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, RED);
    tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, YELLOW);
    tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, GREEN);
    tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, CYAN);
    tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, BLUE);
    tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, MAGENTA);

    tft.drawRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
    currentcolor = RED;
    delay(1000);
}

void loop()
{
    uint16_t xpos, ypos;  //screen coordinates
    tp = ts.getPoint();   //tp.x, tp.y are ADC values

    // if sharing pins, you'll need to fix the directions of the touchscreen pins
    pinMode(XM, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(YP, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(XP, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(YM, OUTPUT);
    //    digitalWrite(XM, HIGH);
    //    digitalWrite(YP, HIGH);
    // we have some minimum pressure we consider 'valid'
    // pressure of 0 means no pressing!

    if (tp.z > MINPRESSURE && tp.z < MAXPRESSURE) {
        // is controller wired for Landscape ? or are we oriented in Landscape?
        if (SwapXY != (Orientation & 1)) SWAP(tp.x, tp.y);
        // scale from 0->1023 to tft.width  i.e. left = 0, rt = width
        // most mcufriend have touch (with icons) that extends below the TFT
        // screens without icons need to reserve a space for "erase"
        // scale the ADC values from ts.getPoint() to screen values e.g. 0-239
        xpos = map(tp.x, TS_LEFT, TS_RT, tft.width(), 0);
        ypos = map(tp.y, TS_TOP, TS_BOT, tft.height(), 0);

        // are we in top color box area ?
        if (ypos < BOXSIZE) {               //draw white border on selected color box
            oldcolor = currentcolor;

            if (xpos < BOXSIZE) {
                currentcolor = RED;
                tft.drawRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            } else if (xpos < BOXSIZE * 2) {
                currentcolor = YELLOW;
                tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            } else if (xpos < BOXSIZE * 3) {
                currentcolor = GREEN;
                tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE * 2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            } else if (xpos < BOXSIZE * 4) {
                currentcolor = CYAN;
                tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE * 3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            } else if (xpos < BOXSIZE * 5) {
                currentcolor = BLUE;
                tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE * 4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            } else if (xpos < BOXSIZE * 6) {
                currentcolor = MAGENTA;
                tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE * 5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
            }

            if (oldcolor != currentcolor) { //rub out the previous white border
                if (oldcolor == RED) tft.fillRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, RED);
                if (oldcolor == YELLOW) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, YELLOW);
                if (oldcolor == GREEN) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, GREEN);
                if (oldcolor == CYAN) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, CYAN);
                if (oldcolor == BLUE) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, BLUE);
                if (oldcolor == MAGENTA) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE * 5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, MAGENTA);
            }
        }
        // are we in drawing area ?
        if (((ypos - PENRADIUS) > BOXSIZE) && ((ypos + PENRADIUS) < tft.height())) {
            tft.fillCircle(xpos, ypos, PENRADIUS, currentcolor);
        }
        // are we in erase area ?
        if (ypos > tft.height() - 10) {
            // press the bottom of the screen to erase
            tft.fillRect(0, BOXSIZE, tft.width(), tft.height() - BOXSIZE, BLACK);
        }
    }
}




Pat
VU2OGA



On Friday, May 1, 2020, 8:28:47 AM GMT+5:30, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000@...> wrote:


Touchscreen test


On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 7:50 AM, patrick pugh
<patrick_pugh2000@...> wrote:
Hi Joe, 

How do I select that in the Arduino code? The pics and test example footage are attached for your kind perusal. As you can see touchscreen works otherwise.

Pat
VU2OGA







On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 7:07 AM, Joe
<joeman2116@...> wrote:
What driver did you select in the arduino code? You need to ensure one of the define is selected. The one you choose would match your display boards driver number.
Which mcufriend test examples displayed.


Joe
VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:13 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

--
Jack, W8TEE

--
Jack, W8TEE


Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Patrick Pugh Sawian
 

Touchscreen test


On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 7:50 AM, patrick pugh
<patrick_pugh2000@...> wrote:
Hi Joe, 

How do I select that in the Arduino code? The pics and test example footage are attached for your kind perusal. As you can see touchscreen works otherwise.

Pat
VU2OGA







On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 7:07 AM, Joe
<joeman2116@...> wrote:
What driver did you select in the arduino code? You need to ensure one of the define is selected. The one you choose would match your display boards driver number.
Which mcufriend test examples displayed.


Joe
VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:13 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

--
Jack, W8TEE

--
Jack, W8TEE


Re: #v6 #v6

ajparent1/kb1gmx <kb1gmx@...>
 

R82 cooked likely because Q90 died. 

Possible cause:
 Excessive RF, say using another TX near by.
 EMF/EMI Aka lightning or static buildup on antenna. 
 Other parts around that transistor were not soldered correctly.

Note that transistor is required for the TX to output normal power.
Its in the RX path and susceptible to failure.

You dIdn't say if you were transmitting or not but often that allways not a factor.

Allison
---------------------------------
No direct email, it goes to bit bucket due address harvesting in groups.IO


Re: EXCITER OUTPUT POWER (dBm ot mW) of BITX SPECTRA #bitx40

ajparent1/kb1gmx <kb1gmx@...>
 

Expectations will be in the range of +13DBM or about 20mW.

IT could be higher but likely not lower.  Hard to call the actual loss of the
triple tuned BPF filter.

Allison
---------------------------------
No direct email, it goes to bit bucket due address harvesting in groups.IO


Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Patrick Pugh Sawian
 

Hi Joe, 

How do I select that in the Arduino code? The pics and test example footage are attached for your kind perusal. As you can see touchscreen works otherwise.

Pat
VU2OGA







On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 7:07 AM, Joe
<joeman2116@...> wrote:
What driver did you select in the arduino code? You need to ensure one of the define is selected. The one you choose would match your display boards driver number.
Which mcufriend test examples displayed.


Joe
VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:13 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

--
Jack, W8TEE

--
Jack, W8TEE


Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Joe
 

What driver did you select in the arduino code? You need to ensure one of the define is selected. The one you choose would match your display boards driver number.
Which mcufriend test examples displayed.


Joe
VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:13 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

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Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE


Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Jack, W8TEE
 

I didn't see any touch screen pins on the back of the display, so I don't think it's constructed for touch screen use.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 9:13:40 PM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000@...> wrote:


Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
<joeman2116@...> wrote:
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

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Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE


Re: VU2SPF - TFT_TouchScreen_for_uBitx -- CAT, Split, UP/Down Scan, V2.9BU Released with New User Manual

Patrick Pugh Sawian
 

Yes Joe is correct, it plugs in to both the uno and 2560 Mega. Displays fine on both too. Example tests run fine on both. It's just the touchscreen that doesn't work. Display is fine. Won't work on Uno as vfo controller though since all pins are used by the display alone. Is the touchscreen lib wrong or has the sketch picked the wrong lib? Please help.

73ees
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 10:05 PM, Joe
<joeman2116@...> wrote:
Yes it will plug into uno and atmega2560



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:20 PM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
If the display shown at the bottom of the post is the ATmega2560 display, a dollar to a doughnut it will plug directly into an Uno.

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:11:14 AM EDT, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


The display as Jack mention is not the type used for our project 
The tft displays we use plug directly into the atmega 2560

See picture of display rear:

Joe VE1BWV 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 11:06 AM Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat:

The display is a "plug-in" for an Arduino Uno. Looking at the back, I don't see the control lines for a touch screen device. Do you get output when you run a sample program?

Jack, W8TEE

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:28:58 AM EDT, Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


HI Jack and Joe,

Thanks a ton for your prompt replies. The MCU friend TFT I used is the 3.2 inch OPen smart based on HX8352B. The libraries I used are attached with this email along with photos of the display used.

Am eagerly awaiting your reply.

73es
Pat
VU2OGA


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:08 AM GMT+5:30, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:


You need to select what chipset is on your tft.
The default maybe not be compatible with your chipset.

If you dont know which one you are using  use mcu friend test examples to find it and screen and touch info.
In the arduino code in user settings
You can select one of several chipsets
In my case I use a elego tft from amazon
So I select it in the code otherwise I get no touch screen.



Joe
VE1BWV

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 2:00 PM Patrick Pugh Sawian via groups.io <patrick_pugh2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi 

I uploaded the sketch to the 2560 mega with the mcufriend 3.2 inch using 3.20pu version and the new 5.1version software by VU2SPF but the touchcreen does not work. Please help.

73ees,
Pat
VU2 OGA

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Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE


EXCITER OUTPUT POWER (dBm ot mW) of BITX SPECTRA #bitx40

milarepa123@...
 

Hello, does anybody could give some information, how much is power output from the exciter of BITX (especially this BITX Spectra), not exact value, estimation is ok.
I just want to make sure my exciter is normal and in a ballpark.
Thanks.


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Evan Hand
 

Gordon,
These are searches outside of the Groups.io site, not the message searches provided in the Groups.io search engine.  I would have thought that would give better results pertinent to the uBiTx.

The other thing to note is that you knew to search for Q90 protection, what if it is just a general search of protection of the radio form nearby transmitters?  Just adding in the knowledge of Q90 is a significant piece of information that can be used to narrow down the search.

As is typical on this board, the main topic as been hijacked to a general back and forth on some other aspect rather than the one the original qestioner was asking to help solve.

I have said enough.  Everyone else is right, I am wrong so I will shutdown.

73
Evan
AC9TU


ESP32 for uBitx v6 #firmware #raduino #ubitxv6 #v6

ramonlh@...
 

Hola, 
estoy trabajando en la sustitución del Arduino Nano del uBitx v6 por un módulo con ESP32. Las principales ventajas que tiene este micro (https://www.espressif.com/en/products/socs/esp32/overview) 
- WiFi
- Más RAM y velocidad
- Permite el uso de ficheros. 
- Mayor número de GPIOs

He partido del firmware original v6.3.1 y tomado parte del código de la versión 2 del firmware CEC (http://www.hamskey.com/2019/04/release-cec-firmware-v1200-for-ubitx.html) 

El único hardware necesario es un módulo ESP32 Dev kit de 2x15 pines (https://github.com/espressif/arduino-esp32/issues/544) y una placa PCB adaptadora para poder insertarlo en lugar del Arduino Nano. El prototipo está construido con una placa perforada y cableada. 

Aplicado al uBitx, tiene las siguientes ventajas:
- La configuración se guarda en un fichero, sin los límites de la EEPROM. 
- Servidor web incluido
- Servidor FTP
- RTC
- Segundo puerto serie. 
- Confuiguracion vía web. 
- Actualización del firmware vía web. 
- Incorporación de nuevas funciones por la mayor velocidad y tamaño de RAM. 
- Varias GPIOs disponibles para otros usos. 

Las funciones básicas ya están disponibles aquí https://github.com/ramonlh/ubitx32

Algunas imágenes :




siento no poder escribirlo en inglés, llegué tarde a las clases en la escuela. 
Ramón 
EA4GZI


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi Evan,

There is never any call for flames in of forum, even the political forums. I know, I know, that doesn't seem to stop some.

The causes are probably not simple and even if they are the solutions won't be.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 4/30/20 5:16 PM, Evan Hand wrote:
All,
I have done multiple searches on Groups.io.  From that empirical data I have surmised that the text of the post is not being searched, only the title and hashtags.  That is not really helpful unless everyone adds hashtags to the message title.  I  think that is too much to ask of the new user, and I do not know how to do so in a reply.  Maybe we need "Potential Elmer" training as well
Until I learn more, I will try to share what I think I know.  I only ask that corrections be respectful and not flaming.
73
Evan
AC9RU
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bark less - wag more


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Gordon Gibby
 

Here’s a search where I didn’t presume knowledge of the fix:  






On Apr 30, 2020, at 17:51, Gordon Gibby via groups.io <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:

I did a simple Google search, and came up with a whole slew of hits, several of which I wrote myself

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On Apr 30, 2020, at 17:45, Thomas Sharka via groups.io <sharkatw@...> wrote:


Have you tried using the "search sites" ability of Google? For example, "mail.yahoo.com: bitx" (no quotes) will return all hits on Yahoo mail that match bitx.



Sent from Yahoo Mail. Get the app


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 05:16:41 PM EDT, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:


All,

I have done multiple searches on Groups.io.  From that empirical data I have surmised that the text of the post is not being searched, only the title and hashtags.  That is not really helpful unless everyone adds hashtags to the message title.  I  think that is too much to ask of the new user, and I do not know how to do so in a reply.  Maybe we need "Potential Elmer" training as well  

Until I learn more, I will try to share what I think I know.  I only ask that corrections be respectful and not flaming.

73
Evan
AC9RU


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Gordon Gibby
 

I did a simple Google search, and came up with a whole slew of hits, several of which I wrote myself




On Apr 30, 2020, at 17:45, Thomas Sharka via groups.io <sharkatw@...> wrote:


Have you tried using the "search sites" ability of Google? For example, "mail.yahoo.com: bitx" (no quotes) will return all hits on Yahoo mail that match bitx.



Sent from Yahoo Mail. Get the app


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 05:16:41 PM EDT, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:


All,

I have done multiple searches on Groups.io.  From that empirical data I have surmised that the text of the post is not being searched, only the title and hashtags.  That is not really helpful unless everyone adds hashtags to the message title.  I  think that is too much to ask of the new user, and I do not know how to do so in a reply.  Maybe we need "Potential Elmer" training as well  

Until I learn more, I will try to share what I think I know.  I only ask that corrections be respectful and not flaming.

73
Evan
AC9RU


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

brad martin
 

Same here. Just have my supply at 13.8 and never changed it on my v3

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 5:47 PM Joel Caulkins/N6ALT <caulktel@...> wrote:
Chris,

I operated that radio on 13.8 volts for a year and it didn't blow up, I'm sure it will be alright.

Joel
N6ALT

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Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

 

Chris,

I operated that radio on 13.8 volts for a year and it didn't blow up, I'm sure it will be alright.

Joel
N6ALT


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Thomas Sharka
 

Have you tried using the "search sites" ability of Google? For example, "mail.yahoo.com: bitx" (no quotes) will return all hits on Yahoo mail that match bitx.



Sent from Yahoo Mail. Get the app


On Thursday, April 30, 2020, 05:16:41 PM EDT, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:


All,

I have done multiple searches on Groups.io.  From that empirical data I have surmised that the text of the post is not being searched, only the title and hashtags.  That is not really helpful unless everyone adds hashtags to the message title.  I  think that is too much to ask of the new user, and I do not know how to do so in a reply.  Maybe we need "Potential Elmer" training as well  

Until I learn more, I will try to share what I think I know.  I only ask that corrections be respectful and not flaming.

73
Evan
AC9RU


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Evan Hand
 

All,

I have done multiple searches on Groups.io.  From that empirical data I have surmised that the text of the post is not being searched, only the title and hashtags.  That is not really helpful unless everyone adds hashtags to the message title.  I  think that is too much to ask of the new user, and I do not know how to do so in a reply.  Maybe we need "Potential Elmer" training as well  

Until I learn more, I will try to share what I think I know.  I only ask that corrections be respectful and not flaming.

73
Evan
AC9RU


Re: Setting up a comprehensive station

Christopher Miller
 

Gordon,

Knowing that this would come up I searched using the tools available and it didn’t work out. I’m getting a masters in cyber security so it’s not like I didn’t try. 

Chris 


#v6 #v6

bilger.boyd@...
 

Built a V6. Worked well at first. After about 1 hour, while listening,
Resister R82 in emitter lead of 2N3904 failed. Section 1E of schematic.
Trouble shooting? suggestions please.
Boyd W9NUQ