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

Urs, dl1kdx
 

Hi Evan,

many thanks for sharing your thoughts, I totally agree with you. I prefer to approach the capabilities of the µBiTX in little but successful steps, according to the motto "The journey is the reward" ;o)
I will proceed in calibrating the radio like build out of stock and afterwards upgrade the display to Nextion like described in the link you provided.

73 de Urs


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

Reed N
 

Evan,

You're on point. It really depends what you want out of your radio.


Reed


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

Evan Hand
 

Urs,

I apologize for answering your question to Reed, but could not help myself.  Here is a link to the ubitx.net post on the v6 mod to use a 2.8" Nextion display.  Included is a Word document that goes into more detail on how he did it.
https://ubitx.net/2020/01/06/a-v6-nextion-display-conversion/

As far as performance improvement with a Teensy upgrade, I would not do that unless you have plans to use the increased processing power of the Teensy for other things than rig control.  If you are planning some of the JackAl features, then maybe you should look into that mod, as it is different than the Nextion.  I have not read where the KD8CEC software has been ported to the Teensy.  Most of the Teensy modes were for the stock display, to improve the performance of that combination.  There is developed code for the Teensy using the processing power of that controller to get performance improvements that Reed is doing with software optimization. 

Since you already have the Nextion display, I would also look into the further mods that Dr Lee has done on the Hamskey blog.  The second Nano for further processing capabilities including spectrum display, the Memory Manager software, as well as the S meter and others that I have forgotten are what lead me to the KD8CEC modifications.  The best advice that I can give is to do online research and figure out the path that you would like to follow.

Above are my thoughts.  Reed may differ, and that is OK with me.  He has more experience with the v6 than I do, which is none.
73
Evan
AC9TU 


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

Reed N
 

Hi Urs,

Getting both a bad nano and bad touch screen definitely made for a rocky start. I'm glad you're up and running now.

TSW has a teensy 4.0 adapter, and there's also the JACKAL which has some extra filters and such, and runs on teensy 3.6.

I don't have a Nextion, and I don't know of a build guide for converting the v6 off hand, but as I understand it, it's not too difficult.


Reed


Re: Ventilators

Murray Wills (ZL2IQ)
 

I mean Farhan also.

Murray ZL2IQ


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Murray Wills (ZL2IQ) via groups.io <murray@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:44:38 PM
To: bitx20@groups.io <bitx20@groups.io>
Subject: [BITX20] Ventilators
 
Just watching Ham Nation and there is a great interview with Gordon Gibby on there. 

Well done Gordon, Ashar and all involved in the ventilator project. 

Murray ZL2IQ 


Ventilators

Murray Wills (ZL2IQ)
 

Just watching Ham Nation and there is a great interview with Gordon Gibby on there. 

Well done Gordon, Ashar and all involved in the ventilator project. 

Murray ZL2IQ 


Re: hfsignals safety

 

Daana is also Farhans project Vince!

Raj

At 21/05/2020, you wrote:
Except the admin link you gave redirects to daana.in and the page it's redirecting to can't be found.

Vince.


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

Urs, dl1kdx
 

Hi Reed,

finally managed to enter settings menu, s. screenshots below, after doing the same modification on the Master Code sketch as on the IO-Debug code.
Navigation works now through rotating the encoder and button press. Now the calibration etc can begin ;o)

Many thanks for your guiding me to this point.

73 de Urs




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