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Re: has the supply chain for the uBITX been affected by the covid-19

Support HF Signal
 

Hello John,

Thanks for inquiring.  

We at HF Signals are taking in orders for the latest V6 uBitx. However we are only accepting shipping through DHL which will be done in a day or two. There is no wait times for DHL as of now till the stocks last. So if you book one now we would be able to ship it out immediately in a day or two.

We did have a bit of an issue during the lockdown but DHL resumed shipping almost immediately after the lockdown was lifted and we have had no problem since then with DHL.

However India Posts have still not started it regular international shipping but we were told that they too would resume international shipping in the coming days. Once that happens we will be updating the website and let everyone know about it.

Till such time please go ahead and book your order through DHL.

Thanks and Regards,

Thomas

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Re: ANTUINO antenna analzer CERTAIN CLARIFICATIONS REG

Peter LB0K
 

Muthu
There are always new questions, these continue until one realises one is helping others. This is when life gets more interesting.
I omitted making any mention of current, Common Mode, chokes (aka baluns) at the feedpoint, Raj had put that forward, and so has Iz..

Without such a choke at the feedpoint the outside of the feeder coax will ALSO be part of the radiating aerial, and could be making part of an extra resonance. Certainly without such a choke you will easily get the 'RF in the shack' which you now complain of.
My solution is to this phenomenon would be to make a balun/current choke for the feedpoint, and another one for the feeder just before it enters your house or shack. These should stop the RF energy that is obviously following the cable down from the antenna, they won't stop direct radiation from the antenna.   
Another factor in clearing RF feedback is to ensure you do have a resonant load in the antenna, looking at your measurement results you appear to have a very low Q antenna, I doubt if you are radiating much energy at all.

Go back to Start!  - Remake your antenna with a current choke in the feedpoint. Make sure you trim the 40m section first, and then the 20m part.

Using a ferrite core in the current choke will allow it to cover a wider bandwidth, but at a pinch one can wind feeder cable around any magnetic material, even a mild steel bolt will make a difference. Although the most effective, Ferrite Rings are not the only
sort of possible core material.

One expects to see on 40m something like a 1.4:1 to 1.7:1 response at 7.1MHz rising to somewhere over 2:1 or 2.5:1 at the band edges. These are not catastrophic results, instead they are expected.
On 20m one should expect higher values at the band edges maybe 3:1 to 3.5.:1. In Region 1 the band is almost twice the the span of 40m.
As another has pointed out 1.1:1 or even 1:1 matches are not the be-all or end-all aims.

Off you go and experiment a lot more.
And just maybe you'll find time to make contacts on the air, I look forward to a QSO, on 20m?.

Remember to waterproof all the coax connections with vulcanising tape and then cover with black electrical tape to prevent degradation in sunlight.

Peter





Re: Sketch too big

 

Some library routines must have become bloated with new "features".
In the old days I wrote library routines in MASM just to shrink code in DOS!

Raj

At 21/06/2020, you wrote:
Well that's annoying. Since obviously the code didn't change between Arduino versions, that means there's 400 bytes of extra Arduino bloat being built into the new version! :/


Reed


Re: Sketch too big

Reed N
 

Well that's annoying. Since obviously the code didn't change between Arduino versions, that means there's 400 bytes of extra Arduino bloat being built into the new version! :/


Reed


Re: has the supply chain for the uBITX been affected by the covid-19

W9THC CriP Sparks
 

Nice , ya I I can. Afford one either , that are nice tho..  think it is Ft8 time need a lil break


On Sat, Jun 20, 2020, 9:03 AM John KG9DK <jab3739@...> wrote:
I am thinking about ordering the latest version of the uBITX and wondering if there has been any delay in shipping???  

john kg9dk


Re: Sketch too big

Jack, W8TEE
 

Man, a 400 byte change is huge. Right now I don't have the time to dig into it, but I'm sure there's got to be a way to pare down some bytes somewhere, or just back off to 1.8.12.

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 4:19:15 PM EDT, W2CTX via groups.io <w2ctx@...> wrote:


I too got same as you Jack with 1.8.12.
So I loaded 1.8.13 and it does give too large error!

rOn

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 4:10:08 PM EDT, Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:


I just compiled it to 30316 bytes just fine. However, I'm using release 1.8.12.

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 3:58:57 PM EDT, joe@... <joe@...> wrote:


when compiling code for a V6 from https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/ I received this error message

Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
Sketch uses 30750 bytes (100%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.text section exceeds available space in board
Global variables use 819 bytes (39%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1229 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
Sketch too big; see http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#size for tips on reducing it.
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

I thought I read this code would fit a V6 kit




option enabled in File -> Preferences.

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Jack, W8TEE

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Re: has the supply chain for the uBITX been affected by the covid-19

Alex
 

I recieved mine with only 3 days shipping time using DHL. That was about 10 days ago.

Alex

WD2T


Re: A long long video on building feedback amplifiers

Gordon Gibby
 

Thanks!!


On Jun 20, 2020, at 11:20, Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:


Gang,
I have recorded a video on how to build feedback amplifiers. It is little long. Do take a look if you are into homebrewing. I explain what a feedback amplifier is, how to choose the component values, how to build it and how to measure all the aspects like gain, input and output impedances and IIP3.
- f


Re: RFI on 2 meters from uBitx

Jay - WS4JM
 

Update,

I put a couple small ferrites I brought home from work, and the interference was reduced markedly with 3 turns through the ferrites. I will have to add wire to the power leads to get a few more wraps and I believe that this should solve my issues. Thanks to everyone who offered advice, and I hope to catch you on the air. I try to be on 7.277 around sunset on Sunday evenings.

73 de WS4JM
Jay


Re: Characterized my new v6

Dexter N Muir
 

As Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld "Hex" thinking engine would say (in
cursive script): + + + Re-do from start  + + +

I rather like Discworld: it has an oddball similarity to the world of
Electronics (and Ham Radio!), its own sort-of logic, comprehensible to
those akin to Ponder Stibbons.

73 de ZL2DEX :)


Re: ANTUINO antenna analzer CERTAIN CLARIFICATIONS REG

iz oos
 

I would try with a coax choke at the antenna feedpoint and then measure it with Antuino. I would not be too obsessed to find a 1:1 swr unless your transceiver lowers automatically the power output to protect its finals.


Il 20/giu/2020 16:59, "LAKSH MUTHU" <vu2lmn@...> ha scritto:
DEAR ALL,
        Thank you all for the guiding replies.
Dear Peter, you have given a detailed elucidation. You have pointed out that the probability of an extra resonance in the middle, coming from one arm of the 40m dipole and an opposite arm of the 20m dipole resonating together.In this connection, I am to give my present observation. When I make a short test transmission in LSB mode on 40 m band, there is heavy (RF) feed back. I think this reinforces your finding of the resonating  of  opposite arms together. Am I correct? Dear Peter, Please through some light on this. . Tomorrow, I will change the lengths and position of arms and try again.
     Thanks a million once again
                        73
      MUTHU   VU2LMN


Re: Sketch too big

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

I have 8.1.9 and I compiled/installed with that.

73,

Bill KU8H

bark less - wag more

On 6/20/20 3:58 PM, joe@... wrote:
when compiling code for a V6 from https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/ I received this error message
Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
Sketch uses 30750 bytes (100%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.text section exceeds available space in board
Global variables use 819 bytes (39%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1229 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
Sketch too big; see http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#size for tips on reducing it.
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.
I thought I read this code would fit a V6 kit
option enabled in File -> Preferences.


Re: Sketch too big

W2CTX
 

I too got same as you Jack with 1.8.12.
So I loaded 1.8.13 and it does give too large error!

rOn

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 4:10:08 PM EDT, Jack, W8TEE via groups.io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:


I just compiled it to 30316 bytes just fine. However, I'm using release 1.8.12.

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 3:58:57 PM EDT, joe@... <joe@...> wrote:


when compiling code for a V6 from https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/ I received this error message

Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
Sketch uses 30750 bytes (100%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.text section exceeds available space in board
Global variables use 819 bytes (39%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1229 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
Sketch too big; see http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#size for tips on reducing it.
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

I thought I read this code would fit a V6 kit




option enabled in File -> Preferences.

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Jack, W8TEE


Re: Sketch too big

Jack, W8TEE
 

I just compiled it to 30316 bytes just fine. However, I'm using release 1.8.12.

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 3:58:57 PM EDT, joe@... <joe@...> wrote:


when compiling code for a V6 from https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/ I received this error message

Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
Sketch uses 30750 bytes (100%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.text section exceeds available space in board
Global variables use 819 bytes (39%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1229 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
Sketch too big; see http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#size for tips on reducing it.
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

I thought I read this code would fit a V6 kit




option enabled in File -> Preferences.

--
Jack, W8TEE


Sketch too big

joe@...
 

when compiling code for a V6 from https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/ I received this error message

Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
Sketch uses 30750 bytes (100%) of program storage space. Maximum is 30720 bytes.text section exceeds available space in board
Global variables use 819 bytes (39%) of dynamic memory, leaving 1229 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2048 bytes.
Sketch too big; see http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#size for tips on reducing it.
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

I thought I read this code would fit a V6 kit




option enabled in File -> Preferences.


Re: [GCBG] A few good Beta Readers needed...

Jack, W8TEE
 

All:

Thank you for the response. I think I have enough people who have expressed interest to accomplish the Beta read program. I'll be going through them today and tomorrow and will let the Beta's know no later than Monday evening.

Thanks again!

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, 12:48:17 PM EDT, jjpurdum via groups.io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:


All:

I'm writing a new beginning C book titled Beginning C for Microcontrollers. It will be similar to my existing Beginning C for Arduino (see Amazon.com), but also includes code for the Teensy 4.0, STM32, and ESP32 microcontrollers as well as the Arduino family. All of them can be programmed in the same Arduino IDE.

Who I'm looking for.

Ideally, I would really like to get readers who don't know any programming at all...zero. Those people come in without preconceived notions and don't have to "unlearn" anything. Also, I have my own way of teaching programming and it is probably unlike how others teach it.

How the Beta program will work.

I currently have 10 of the 14 chapters written. (See the attached TOC.) I will select about 6-10 Beta readers. Once that is done, I will send out the first two chapters. (The first chapter is the usual intro and getting the software and patches installed.) When I receive your comments on those chapters, I will send you the next chapter. I would really like to get the comments back within a week or so (...I'm old and you never know!) After the chapter comments come in, I'll send you the next chapter and wait for your comments. We will repeat until done. Anyone who doesn't submit some chapter comments, or takes longer than I hope for to submit those comments, will be dropped from the program.

How do I get paid?

You don't...I can't afford to! I honestly believe that, if you complete the Beta read, you will be able to read and write your own C programs for the microcontrollers mentioned. Only you can decide if that's worth the effort.

If you're interested...

Send me an email at jack52443@... with the tag line "Beta Reader". Just write a couple of sentences confirming that you have no real programming experience and that you have time to finish the program.

Please excuse the bandwidth pollution, but I'd really like some feedback before the book's content is etched in stone.

Thanks!

Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE


A few good Beta Readers needed...

Jack, W8TEE
 

All:

I'm writing a new beginning C book titled Beginning C for Microcontrollers. It will be similar to my existing Beginning C for Arduino (see Amazon.com), but also includes code for the Teensy 4.0, STM32, and ESP32 microcontrollers as well as the Arduino family. All of them can be programmed in the same Arduino IDE.

Who I'm looking for.

Ideally, I would really like to get readers who don't know any programming at all...zero. Those people come in without preconceived notions and don't have to "unlearn" anything. Also, I have my own way of teaching programming and it is probably unlike how others teach it.

How the Beta program will work.

I currently have 10 of the 14 chapters written. (See the attached TOC.) I will select about 6-10 Beta readers. Once that is done, I will send out the first two chapters. (The first chapter is the usual intro and getting the software and patches installed.) When I receive your comments on those chapters, I will send you the next chapter. I would really like to get the comments back within a week or so (...I'm old and you never know!) After the chapter comments come in, I'll send you the next chapter and wait for your comments. We will repeat until done. Anyone who doesn't submit some chapter comments, or takes longer than I hope for to submit those comments, will be dropped from the program.

How do I get paid?

You don't...I can't afford to! I honestly believe that, if you complete the Beta read, you will be able to read and write your own C programs for the microcontrollers mentioned. Only you can decide if that's worth the effort.

If you're interested...

Send me an email at jack52443@... with the tag line "Beta Reader". Just write a couple of sentences confirming that you have no real programming experience and that you have time to finish the program.

Please excuse the bandwidth pollution, but I'd really like some feedback before the book's content is etched in stone.

Thanks!

Jack, W8TEE

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Jack, W8TEE


has the supply chain for the uBITX been affected by the covid-19

John KG9DK
 

I am thinking about ordering the latest version of the uBITX and wondering if there has been any delay in shipping???  

john kg9dk


A long long video on building feedback amplifiers

Ashhar Farhan
 

Gang,
I have recorded a video on how to build feedback amplifiers. It is little long. Do take a look if you are into homebrewing. I explain what a feedback amplifier is, how to choose the component values, how to build it and how to measure all the aspects like gain, input and output impedances and IIP3.
- f


Re: ANTUINO antenna analzer CERTAIN CLARIFICATIONS REG

LAKSH MUTHU
 

DEAR ALL,
        Thank you all for the guiding replies.
Dear Peter, you have given a detailed elucidation. You have pointed out that the probability of an extra resonance in the middle, coming from one arm of the 40m dipole and an opposite arm of the 20m dipole resonating together.In this connection, I am to give my present observation. When I make a short test transmission in LSB mode on 40 m band, there is heavy (RF) feed back. I think this reinforces your finding of the resonating  of  opposite arms together. Am I correct? Dear Peter, Please through some light on this. . Tomorrow, I will change the lengths and position of arms and try again.
     Thanks a million once again
                        73
      MUTHU   VU2LMN