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Re: hfsignals safety

Vince Vielhaber
 

Except the admin link you gave redirects to daana.in and the page it's redirecting to can't be found.

Vince.

On 05/21/2020 12:15 AM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:
Reed,
I figured out the problem was that some images were coming form http
(in-secure) website while the page was itself dished out from https
(secure socket). i had to fix a few images. it seem to be fixed for now.

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 8:56 AM Ashhar Farhan via groups.io
<http://groups.io> <farhanbox=gmail.com@groups.io
<mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>> wrote:

reed,
i am not sure what is going on. i use cerbot from letsencrypt to
install certificates on the hfsignals.com <http://hfsignals.com>
server. there are couple of other domains on this server as well. i
added admin.hfsignals.com <http://admin.hfsignals.com> as a
sub-domain to run a backend that i wrote to handle the orders etc.
in future, this will provide online tracking for
everyon'e individual orders too.
now, the domain (hfsignals.com <http://hfsignals.com>) complains
about being insecure while admin.hfsignals.com
<http://admin.hfsignals.com> shows it is secure. i am unable to
understand what's going on. do you have any idea?
- f

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 1:05 AM Ashhar Farhan via groups.io
<http://groups.io> <farhanbox=gmail.com@groups.io
<mailto:gmail.com@groups.io>> wrote:

i am mucking around with this. hopefully the bug is now gone. we
are setting up a backoffice to smoothen the order tracking etc.

- f

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:07 AM Reed N
<greenkid336600+groupsio@...
<mailto:greenkid336600%2Bgroupsio@...>> wrote:

Looks like the cert is valid for admin.hfsignals.com
<http://admin.hfsignals.com> and hfsignals.com
<http://hfsignals.com>, but NOT www.hfsignals.com,
<http://www.hfsignals.com,> and thus creates a nice big
warning. Pretty sure this is an issue with the cert setup,
and not an actual website hack.


Reed


Re: V6

Rene
 

Heb hetzelfde, maar de microfoon is niet goed, de bfo- en freq-instellingen zijn een groot probleem, het zendvermogen is ongeveer 1 tot 4 watt bij 13,8 volt. Dus niet alles is goed. Ontvangen is echter super, maar ik had een radio op maandagochtend geloof ik. Veel mensen hadden geen problemen. Als je goed bent in elektronica, koop dan de radio, if you are like me🤔 basic electronics and as hobby nice, consider the money you pay for this radio or for example a 2hand icom or kenwood. At the moment for me no time to complete the searching for making this radio working good, after summer gonna try again.
Regards,
Rene
Netherlands


Re: uBiTX #v6 - First steps after assembly #v6

Urs, dl1kdx
 

Hi Reed,

I didn't study the procedure for replacing the stock display with a Nextion in detail. Which is the latest instruction applicable for uBiTX v6?
I was reading it is possible as well to replace the Nano with a Teensy 4.0, which would enhance performance?

73 de Urs


Re: uBiTX #v6 - First steps after assembly #v6

Reed N
 

Hi Urs,

If you're already replacing the screen with a Nextion, not sure if it's worth spending too much more time and money on getting the stock style one working :P


Reed


Re: uBiTX #v6 - First steps after assembly #v6

Urs, dl1kdx
 

Hi Reed,

shall do so.
I received a Nextion display NX3224T028 this morning. Replacement of the stock display would be my next project, after I've made the uBiTX working.

73 de Urs


Re: uBiTX #v6 - First steps after assembly #v6

Reed N
 

Hi Urs,

Those results definitely seem to be pointing towards an issue with the touch part of the touch screen. One more thing you can try:
In the master branch, make the same change to remove the checkTouch call, then see if you can operate the radio. With any luck, you'll be able to actually move the white border cursor around now, so even if you can't use the touch functionality, you should be able to access all features. Since you have a new arduino, you'll need to recalibrate the radio from the setup menu. Ashhar made a video demonstrating this, which is roughly the same procedure for my build, but the menu is the gear icon, instead of a long press. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6LGXhS4_O8

If that test checks out (radio is working, less touch), then the next thing to do would be to replace the touchscreen module.


Reed


Re: hfsignals safety

Reed N
 

I can also confirm that it looks like it's working now! No scary warnings :)


Reed


Re: hfsignals safety

VE3MIC
 

The SSL certificate appears OK for me
I suggest that users ensure that their web browsers are kept up to date especially Chrome & Firefox





(Screenshots from Chrome & Firefox)

73 de Mike


Re: uBiTX #v6 - First steps after assembly #v6

Urs, dl1kdx
 

Hi Reed,

it looks like we are finally getting to the root cause of my issue.

Here is what I did, while IO-Debug sketch running on the Nano:
1. Studying your YT clip many times, I wondered how fast the tones, x-y-coordinates, spin direction and speed and button pushes are detected.
2. Screen and audio updates in my "setup" are taking literally a few seconds. Screen touches with the provided plastic pens are recognized a bit faster, but still taking long.
3. The presented x-y-coordinates are both negative contrary to your YT clip, s. my post from May 19th (https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/79060)

After uploading the modified IO-Debug sketch:
4. I uncommented line 184 in your sketch "ButtonPress_e touch_button = checkTouch(&touch_point);" and added "ButtonPress_e touch_button = NotPressed;"
5. The screen is now flickering, but:
6. Flickering stops when encoder button is pressed.
7. Release of shortly pressing the button leads to a beep in the speaker.
8. Long pressing the button leads to a low audio tone. The screen stops flickering, while button is pressed.
9. Rotating the encoder changes instantly the audio tone and the rotating speed is display in the upper bar, with either negative or positive sign dependent on the orientation.
10. x-y-coordinates remain zero, zero all the times.
11. When the mic is connected: pushing PTT lights up the big TX square on the screen and I can hear one relay switching.

I suppose the experience is now much closer to the expected result. The result points now on issue with the touchscreen, right?

73 de Urs


Re: hfsignals safety

Ashhar Farhan
 

Reed,
I figured out the problem was that some images were coming form http (in-secure) website while the page was itself dished out  from https (secure socket). i had to fix a few images. it seem to be fixed for now.

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 8:56 AM Ashhar Farhan via groups.io <farhanbox=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
reed,
i am not sure what is going on. i use cerbot from letsencrypt to install certificates on the hfsignals.com server. there are couple of other domains on this server as well. i added admin.hfsignals.com as a sub-domain to run a backend that i wrote to handle the orders etc. in future, this will provide online tracking for everyon'e individual orders too. 
now, the domain (hfsignals.com) complains about being insecure while admin.hfsignals.com shows it is secure. i am unable to understand what's going on. do you have any idea?
- f

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 1:05 AM Ashhar Farhan via groups.io <farhanbox=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
i am mucking around with this. hopefully the bug is now gone. we are setting up a backoffice to smoothen the order tracking etc.

- f

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:07 AM Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:
Looks like the cert is valid for admin.hfsignals.com and hfsignals.com, but NOT www.hfsignals.com, and thus creates a nice big warning. Pretty sure this is an issue with the cert setup, and not an actual website hack.


Reed


Re: hfsignals safety

Christopher Miller
 

Is it possible you accidentally included a vulnerability?

Chris


Re: Is there a complete v1->v2->v3->v4->v5->v6 hardware version history?

Dan D'Eon
 

There was a lot of information packed into those two messages. I shall put my head down and do some more homework, and *not* pursue the (probable) clone any further. 

I realize it's all my choice, of course, but I have learned the value of a large community that have "been there before me."

Thank you Evan and Curt. Oh, and for *my* money, this thread may be marked closed.

<lurk = on>
Dan
AG7GM


Re: hfsignals safety

Ashhar Farhan
 

reed,
i am not sure what is going on. i use cerbot from letsencrypt to install certificates on the hfsignals.com server. there are couple of other domains on this server as well. i added admin.hfsignals.com as a sub-domain to run a backend that i wrote to handle the orders etc. in future, this will provide online tracking for everyon'e individual orders too. 
now, the domain (hfsignals.com) complains about being insecure while admin.hfsignals.com shows it is secure. i am unable to understand what's going on. do you have any idea?
- f

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 1:05 AM Ashhar Farhan via groups.io <farhanbox=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
i am mucking around with this. hopefully the bug is now gone. we are setting up a backoffice to smoothen the order tracking etc.

- f

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 10:07 AM Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:
Looks like the cert is valid for admin.hfsignals.com and hfsignals.com, but NOT www.hfsignals.com, and thus creates a nice big warning. Pretty sure this is an issue with the cert setup, and not an actual website hack.


Reed


Re: Is there a complete v1->v2->v3->v4->v5->v6 hardware version history?

Curt
 

For production ubitx, it started with version 3. I can't speak to bitx. Do ask them to clarify the rig. Mine is a v4, it took some work, many ops who tinker enjoy their v3 or v4. V5 is cleaner basic board only. V6 has touch display and case as an option. All ubitx do ssb and cw. Stock bitx is only ssb.

73 curt


Re: Test equipment recommendations

Jack, W8TEE
 

Hi Leo:

You may have to do some adjustments on the 49-er article as we used an AD9850 which generates a sine wave, where the Si5153 is square wave. Still, it's a fun project and works surprisingly well.

Jack, W8TEE

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 6:14:40 PM EDT, ponton.leo@... <ponton.leo@...> wrote:


Wow! A mountain of great advice - thank you all so much. 

i have a RTL SDR V3 dongle which works pretty well and covers HF without an up converter. I can see on its own it will be a great diagnostic tool. I’m not scared of electronics having tinkered for many years starting with an HAC single valve receiver and a very long wire - Radio Moscow, Radio Prague and Voice of America seemed to swamp everything else. 

I’ll probably put the ‘scope on the back burner again although there were some good suggestions I’ll be looking into.

For the rest I’ll research and built and hack and modify. As a career programmer I can Arduino and I expect this to be a mainstay. I’ve just received a SI5351 from China and I have an OLED display so you can guess what I’ll be making. I found an ARRL article (QST?) on hacking the Chinese version Forty-9er to use a VFO and I have that kit in my drawer so that’s going to be a project soon.
once again thanks for all of your advice.

 


--
Jack, W8TEE


Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

Jack, W8TEE
 

Aaron:

Chapter 6 of my Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio book has a PS2 keyboard/keyer. If you or a friend wish to build one, I'd be happy to send you the chapter.

Jack, W8TEE

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 6:55:40 PM EDT, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@...> wrote:


Hi Aaron,

If anybody gives you a lot crap about using a keyboard refer them to me!
No..I don't use a keyboard. Nobody gives me any crap for being too old
fashioned <sly grin>. I see small-minded people in every endeavor. We
always offer them a helping hand but do not tolerate any 'load of crap'.
There is that old fashioned term again. You do not need an excuse to use
a keyboard or a computer to do CW. If you need one or else have to give
up CW (because you like it) then please use a keyboard and/or computer.
See you on the air. I once had a nice rag chew with ham in PA - CW of
course. About 45 minutes unto the QSO he told matter-of-fact that he is
completely deaf! He had made a device form a speaker voice coil and
'felt' the code with his fingertips. Do whatever works for *you*.

There are so many ways to enjoy the hobby that I can't see any two hams
doing it exactly the same way. And that is one of ham radio's strong
points:) Most of us encourage and support one another.

I will get off the soapbox now. I need to dismantle it and use the
boards to make a cabinet for my homebrew DX-100 clone <wicked grin>.

73,

Bill  KU8H

On 5/20/20 5:28 PM, Aaron K5ATG via groups.io wrote:
> Thanks Bill.
> I am venturing into CW. Due to neurological damage that I have, I am
> unable to send CW, however, I can receive pretty good by ear. I'm
> looking into setting up a cw keyboard. My main workhorse is my most
> beloved Elecraft K2 QRP version. I know many people consider using a
> keyboard to send CW is cheating, but hey if it is the only way that I
> can use that mode then what can I do? Everyone has the right to have
> their own opinion and I would never want to change that.
> I have befriended the good sir Ashhar Farhan via email. I wanted a radio
> to play around and experiment with such as the BITX40 but he stopped
> production of that. He talked me into homebrewing a BItX 20. So I ended
> up buying his Antuino and uBITX probably as much to support what he is
> doing in India as much as wanting the equipment.

--
bark less - wag more




--
Jack, W8TEE


Re: Is the shiipping lockdown over ? #bitx20

Claude VA2SOB/VE2SOB <STAC0792@...>
 

whee can we select DHL ? I am at PayPal and I do not see it


Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

Aaron K5ATG
 

Thank you, 
My favorite is that I get a report of 59 or 20 over S9, then when they find out you are running QRP, all of a sudden they can't hear you. It all adds to the spice of life. 


Re: Is the shiipping lockdown over ? #bitx20

Aaron K5ATG
 

Yes, I was able to order just fine. They are limited to the number of packages that they can ship out, but they are doing what they can. 


Re: TX / RX uBitx V6 relay sticking

edwarduncleshrek@...
 

Thanks Dale now I will know how to operate.

73
Ed


-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Parfitt <PARINC1@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Subject: Re: [BITX20] TX / RX uBitx V6 relay sticking

Through hole- but of course plated through. You may require a desoldering station to remove them without tearing up traces.
 
Dale W4OP
 
From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of edwarduncleshrek via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:59 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: [BITX20] TX / RX uBitx V6 relay sticking
 
Hello to the group,
 
I have a question before I dissemble the V6, how are the switching relays ( 5 in all ) are mounted to the board.  Are the relay through the hole mounting or surface type mounting?  This information will aide my plan of attack. 
 
Thanks you all for the in put and help on this problem.
 
73
 
Ed