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Re: Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

k7ome@...
 

Thanks Reed!  Found it, used it, and now I have a voltage display on my screen.  It would have been slightly easier if they hadn't cut the wires flush with the connector but I got it done ...

Re: uBitx V6 working

Mick
 

Andy,
I have a little Beofeng radio and mic and the mic’s are known for their week mic signal so back in August I bought “10x5 mm 30-40 dB electret condenser microphone high sensitivity pickup” 5 pieces for $3.95 including shipping. This item is still available from eBay.
1 I replaced the small pick up with the 10 mm one. (I had to cut away the plastic ring around the small pickup)
2 I drilled a couple more small holes in the microphone face above where the new pick up sits
73
Mick VA3EPM

 

Re: Relative Power indication on Nextion display

Dan YO5RXM
 

PS: I am using CEC firmware version 1.20.

Re: Relative Power indication on Nextion display

Dan YO5RXM
 

Hi Mike, 
I took some time this weekend to look into the code. Indeed, the analog pin A7 is read only during RX, in a process called idle_process() .With a very simple code change I was able to read the analog pin during TX. but only for PTT and TX from CAT. It does not work when keying down (I don't know why, I wasn't able to figure it out).
So now I am using A7 for both S-Meter (during receive) and for FWD/REF during TX. 
The code change as follows:
ubitx_20.ino, line 1515, insert the following lines between  " } //end of check TX Status" and   "//we check CAT after the encoder as it might put the radio into TX"

  else
  {
    if (beforeIdle_ProcessTime < millis() - 250) {
      DisplayMeter(2, analogRead(ANALOG_SMETER)/50, 13);  //calibrated so that 2,5V is full scale of display meter, change according to the input voltage on pin 7
      beforeIdle_ProcessTime = millis();
    }
  }
 
      
 

Re: Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

Reed N
 

On uBitx v6, A7 is definitely available. It's only connected to the CONTROLS1 port pin8, and that wire isn't connected to anything on the corresponding wiring harness in the kit. It can only be used as an analog input (can't output at all, but you can threshold it to make it pseudo-digital). In the stock software, you'll see it listed as a define called "ANALOG_SPARE", but I'd recommend renaming it to whatever purpose you use it for, if you do use it for something.


Reed

Any Analog Pins Available? #v6

k7ome@...
 

Are there any analog pins available on the Nano of the V6?  From looking at the documentation it looks like A7 might be available.  Anybody know for sure?

Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Tom Crow
 

Awesome!
Thank you all very much

Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Andy_501
 

weight is 2 lbs 4.3 oz.

On 2020-01-19 1:43 p.m., Dave Dixon wrote:
Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI

Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Dave Dixon
 

Tom
       sorry the weight is 2 1/2 pounds...,

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 19:43, Dave Dixon <wylyeguy2@...> wrote:
Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...

On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI

Re: uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Dave Dixon
 

Hi Tom,
             My V6 measures 7 inches wide by 7 inches front to back and the is height is 3 inches... Regards Dave G0AYD CWOPS 2159...


On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 at 18:46, Tom Crow <n5tti@...> wrote:
Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI

Re: new nextion 5/7 hmi bug

Mark Hatch
 

Enhanced has more memory. Surprised that it didn’t compile for basic, as I had no problems compiling it for basic 5”. I seem to remember that someone else had a compile problem for a basic. But don’t recall the fix. 


when I am in front of my system late next week I will try it. I know that I ran this close to the maximum on the 5” basic.  One of the spectrum displays takes a lot of memory. Had to reduce it size to compile on the 5”basic. 


73
Mark
AJ6CU

Re: uBitx V6 working

Andy_501
 

What did you do to upgrade the mic Mick?

On 2020-01-19 10:52 a.m., Mick wrote:
All,
After borrowing an antenna tuner, upgrading my Beofeng Mic, I made a successful QSO yesterday only to find myself in the NA-QSO Party :-) I could tell by listening that all was not normal and fortunately my first (ever) HF contact (Tom K3AJ) was kind enough to explain the rules.
So after a couple of hours I mad 14 QSO's on the 40 meter band and had a lot of fun.
Thanks to all in this group who help me with getting the V6 set up.

73
Mick VA3EPM

uBITX v6 full Kit #v6

Tom Crow
 

Hi all,
I have been looking around but cannot find the dimensions and weight of an assembled 'full kit' uBITX v6
Does anyone know what those dimensions and weight are?
Thanks
Tom
N5TTI

Re: Unit dead

Curt
 

Another clue, when unit is powered successfully the 5 volt regulator on the raduino gets quite warm. You can affirm its action by checking to see that there is 5 volts on the board.

With my v4 it is visually easy to plug the raduino into the board and be off by one pin.

If a tiny piece of wire is shorting something, a good power supply may stop outputting voltage then.

The need to debug is part of the journey. My v4 is on the bench because one of my mods isn't properly installed, even though it is working nicely on transmit. Debug time, I will find it.

Curt

Re: New case from India

Wayne Leake
 

 There are photos n the web site.
 It is in the box, out of the way for a bit.
 I'm on my cellphone, so need to g and see if I can copy the pix.
 It is grey, has the window for raduino display on the left, holes for speaker/headphone jack and Mike Jack under that. To the right it has holes for volume and Mike gain, then far right is the tuning control.
 Comes with 3 pots, speaker, assorted hardware, speaker and Mike jacks, which are common 1/8" stereo jacks.
 An SO239 connector, short power cable and socket, fuse holder with fuse, switch for power, a metal bracket to hold the front up, plus hardware to hold the raduinos display in place.
 Also 3 knobs.
 Has short risers with screws to mount the BITX40 from Ashar Farhan's.
 Priced at $20 plus shipping.
 Available in several colors.
 DHL delivery was faster than I figured.

 Wayne WA2YNE
 Will see about pix later

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020, 10:24 AM Dennis Beverage <Sodypop@...> wrote:
A photo would’ve been nice😁.
--
Sodypop🤠
KJ6VGB

Re: Unit dead

Evan Hand
 

A quick check for the Raduino is to pull it from the main board, connect a miniUSB cable to the Nano (socket is between the Nano board and the Raduino board) and supply a standard 5v USB power to the USB cord.  If the display lights, and the operation of the Raduino seems normal, then the problem is on the main board.

If the Raduino display will not light, then it is possible that the problem is the 5vdc regulator failed on overvoltage.  Only what that I know would be to remove from the board and try USB power again.

What test equipment do you have access to?  Since you reported voltage and continuity measurements I would assume at least a multi meter or DVM.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: new nextion 5/7 hmi bug

Richard E Neese
 

no it was not fixed on the basic , it compiles fone for the enhanced fime but you get a memory error when compiling for the basic 

uBitx V6 working

Mick
 

All,
After borrowing an antenna tuner, upgrading my Beofeng Mic, I made a successful QSO yesterday only to find myself in the NA-QSO Party :-) I could tell by listening that all was not normal and fortunately my first (ever) HF contact (Tom K3AJ) was kind enough to explain the rules.
So after a couple of hours I mad 14 QSO's on the 40 meter band and had a lot of fun.
Thanks to all in this group who help me with getting the V6 set up.

73
Mick VA3EPM

Re: New case from India

Dennis Beverage
 

A photo would’ve been nice😁.
--
Sodypop🤠
KJ6VGB

Re: new nextion 5/7 hmi bug

Mark Hatch
 

Rich

It looks like on Facebook you reported Solvang this issue?  


what was the problem?

73
Mark
AJ6CU