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Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Evan Hand
 

Mick,
I do not have a v6, however, the v6 schematic from HF Signals shows the PTT signal on the RING of the cable, not the TIP.  The tip is the audio in for the mic.  Is there an error on the v6 schematic?

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

W2CTX
 

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:31:28 PM EDT, Curt via groups.io <wb8yyy@...> wrote:


Aaron

While many of us have bought a signal link cable for our rig, I don't imagine they sell one for ubitx. Its audio and ptt can feed into your microphone connection.

As you have jumpers inside your signalink, it is like working a puzzle to trace the interface. Signalink website has complete documentation. 

Curt

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Mick
 

Aaron,
you can run them direct into the rig but I found it worked better if I used a small USB sound dongle (I’m using a laptop, desktop with sound card should work without the dongle). You will also have to disconnect (Cut) the ptt line (tip on the mic jack), if you don’t it can trigger your ptt when you least expect it.
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73
Mick VA3EPM 

Re: UK Import Charges

Ian Reeve
 

Yes and most of it will admin fees.


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Gordon Gibby <docvacuumtubes@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:52:47 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BITX20] UK Import Charges
 
Oh my.   


On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 4:46 AM Mark <mark@...> wrote:
I ordered a uBitx jlast Thursday, shipped with DHL, it travelled via Germany and it is currently sitting in Birmingham.

I've just paid the import charges invoice, and it came to £45 if anyone in interested, which is about what I was expecting.

Now I just need to wait for it to make it the last 10 miles or so.



Re: UK Import Charges

Gordon Gibby
 

Oh my.   


On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 4:46 AM Mark <mark@...> wrote:
I ordered a uBitx jlast Thursday, shipped with DHL, it travelled via Germany and it is currently sitting in Birmingham.

I've just paid the import charges invoice, and it came to £45 if anyone in interested, which is about what I was expecting.

Now I just need to wait for it to make it the last 10 miles or so.



UK Import Charges

Mark
 

I ordered a uBitx jlast Thursday, shipped with DHL, it travelled via Germany and it is currently sitting in Birmingham.

I've just paid the import charges invoice, and it came to £45 if anyone in interested, which is about what I was expecting.

Now I just need to wait for it to make it the last 10 miles or so.

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

 

Absolutely correct Evan!

At 27/05/2020, you wrote:
Victor,
The stock program always resets to the default value when you enter into the BFO calibration. There is no way to see the current value. The only way to tell is if it sounds the same

If you upgrade to the KD8CEC software, there is a memory manager program that runs on a PC that can read the current values for the calibration parameters (as well as others) through the USB connection. I do not know of a way to get the values for the stock software.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Evan Hand
 

Victor,

If you have a microphone connected to your computer you could use the BFO tuning page to verify that the sound is the same. 
https://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/bfo-tuning-aid/

If you do decide to upgrade to the KD8CEC software, be sure to select the correct one for your display.  There are 2 and 4 line display versions as well as Nextion Basic and Enhanced versions.  I would recommend the upgrade.  The zip file has a description file with the decoder as to which file to use for each of the display options.  The stock display is UBITXV5_CEC_V1.200_16P.hex.  You also need the xloader software.
https://github.com/phdlee/ubitx/releases/tag/v1.20
https://github.com/xinabox/xLoader

The above assumes you are running Windows on your PC.  There is the software AvrDude for Linux, I do not know if there is the equivalent for Mac.  I have seen some discussions on AvrDude for Mac.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Evan Hand
 

Victor,
The stock program always resets to the default value when you enter into the BFO calibration.  There is no way to see the current value.  The only way to tell is if it sounds the same 

If you upgrade to the KD8CEC software, there is a memory manager program that runs on a PC that can read the current values for the calibration parameters (as well as others) through the USB connection.  I do not know of a way to get the values for the stock software.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

 

Yes Victor, replace the Arduino Nano. The nano is not able to write into eeprom memory is my guess. This has happened to
my boards also.

At 27/05/2020, you wrote:
Thanks Raj.
Did try changing frequencies to no avail.
When you say NANO, are your referring to the Arduino? Was following the block diagram and all roads seem to lead to that. But seems other then the bfo store issue, it seems to be working (unit will transmit, cw works, it tunes nicely). I dunno... Probably a software glitch.

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

Thanks Raj.
Did try changing frequencies to no avail.
When you say NANO, are your referring to the Arduino?  Was following the block diagram and all roads seem to lead to that.  But seems other then the bfo store issue, it seems to be working (unit will transmit, cw works, it tunes nicely).  I dunno... Probably a software glitch. 

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

 

Victor,

Try moving the frequency up/down a little and see.

I would suspect the NANO, replace, load firmware and see. Should solve it.

Raj

At 27/05/2020, you wrote:
Ok... Been scratching my head here. Trying to save the BFO settings and no luck.
Get it tuned in nicely, tried PTT, click encoder, you name it, tried it. Did the 30 second wait before powering down then back up, and still nada. Always defaults back to 11.053. Ideas?

Thanks,
Victor
KC8CKZ

Re: V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

FYI, uBitx V5.1, stock firmware.

V5 BFO Save issue #bfo

Viktors Miske
 

Ok...  Been scratching my head here.  Trying to save the BFO settings and no luck.
Get it tuned in nicely, tried PTT, click encoder, you name it, tried it.  Did the 30 second wait before powering down then back up, and still nada.  Always defaults back to 11.053.  Ideas?

Thanks,
Victor
KC8CKZ

Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

Evan Hand
 

ohwenelph,
Try 38400 for the baud rate to load programs to the Nano using the xloader software.  Some of the Nano clones use that baud rate.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: Nextion Display on uBITX #ubitx #nextion

ohwenzelph
 

Got a V6. Full kit with enclosure.
got a nextion 2.8 enhanced and I think I have loaded the correct software into it. Took a while to figure out that I could just copy and paste it to the MicroSD card!
when I try to xloader the software into the bitx I keep getting upload failure
the usb to the bitx is com3 and that is set ok, the baud rate I type in 57600 
i am pointing to the unzipped hex file for nextion 2.8 e
under device the only choices are ArduinoMega, CC01, CR03
there is no “Duemilanove/Nano(ATmega328)” option
so I changed to another USB port, now com4 and unplugged the the nano board from the uBitx and tried CR03 and it seems something has up loaded finally! 
And attaching the display and powering it up it seems to work.  O time now to put it through its paces or make it fit and be secure.
The information on how to do this is a bit fragmented but “men and dogs learn to value what they have had to work hard for” 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

Yes, it does, thank you, good sir!

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Gordon Gibby
 

This may be helpful, there are many many such exclamations probably better than this out there

On May 26, 2020, at 22:41, Aaron K5ATG via groups.io <k5atg@...> wrote:

Thanks. 
So I just need to run cables from the mic and phone straight to the PC with out an interface? 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Aaron K5ATG
 

Thanks. 
So I just need to run cables from the mic and phone straight to the PC with out an interface? 

Re: New uBITX v6 #ubitxv6 #signalink #ubitx

Dean Souleles
 

Aaron,

Congratulations on the rig! You will have a blast with it.  Yes, it runs 60 just fine.  With the Nextion and the CEC firmware I save the 60 meters channels into channel memory and it is a couple of screen presses to recall them and tune,   You should also have no problem on 12,   I've made contacts on all bands from 10-80 (other than 30).

The rig has cat control for digital modes also  Plug in the USB and configure the software side as a Yaaesu FT-817.  That plus audio cable to the PC mic and speaker jacks and you will be in business.

73,
Dean
KK4DAS
73,
Dean
KK4DAS