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Re: Protoneer Nano-Arm #ubitx

William Cullison
 

I bought mine on April 24th and received it today. Now to get busy with it.

W0EB/W2CTX software for the uBITX and availability of our RadI2Cino cards #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

Since many have email addresses with gmail, it's been difficult to distribute our software to those persons.  To fix this problem, I've opened a website at www.w0eb.com which contains the latest available software as well as information on the RadI2Cino card.  This website will be expanding in the future to announce the availability of other items & possibly software as well.  Feel free to check it out at your leisure and check back often as changes will be made frequently.

Hope you like it.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB

Re: Enclosure

 

See my response from todays  earlier message "Sunil's cases"
Mine was shipped today via DHL. Was ordered on 4/20.

Jeff
WA1WXL

Re: What does "Like" do?

Hinds, Don <don.hinds@...>
 

But the data does get scooped up and used to determine the kinds of things you like.  That’s how they come up with recommendations for people you might want to friend.  Groups you might want to join and what they sell to advertisers so you start seeing adds show up for things you are likely to buy.

 

Which explains why I see ads for new microcontrollers.

 

And no, that data is for *their* use, not *your* use.

 

Don WD4ON

 

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Karl Heinz Kremer, K5KHK
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 14:38
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] What does "Like" do?

 

I think all it does it to increate the like count for a post: You like something (I liked your post, and then unlike it again), it showed a "1 person liked this" under your post. So, if you have a very popular post, it will show many likes, and may invite some people to read it even though the subject alone may not have been enticing enough :) 

After I liked your post, I looked around for ways to find all the posts that I liked, and as far as I can tell, there is no such function. 
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Karl Heinz - K5KHK

Re: What does "Like" do?

Karl Heinz Kremer, K5KHK
 

I think all it does it to increate the like count for a post: You like something (I liked your post, and then unlike it again), it showed a "1 person liked this" under your post. So, if you have a very popular post, it will show many likes, and may invite some people to read it even though the subject alone may not have been enticing enough :) 

After I liked your post, I looked around for ways to find all the posts that I liked, and as far as I can tell, there is no such function. 
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Karl Heinz - K5KHK

Re: Sunils cases

 

Sunil indicated to me by email, that the next batch of case  would be sent out May 1st and I received a Paypal notice today that it was shipped.

Jeff
WA1WXL

Re: Calibration - my approach #ubitx

David Beal
 

Re: What does "Like" do?

David Lacey
 

What version of the BITX are you referring to ??
Dave


On 02/05/2018 18:46, Jonathan wrote:
Is there any way to see a list of messages that I have marked that I "Like"?

-Jonathan

What does "Like" do?

Jonathan
 

Is there any way to see a list of messages that I have marked that I "Like"?

-Jonathan

Re: USB and LSB swapped in KD8CEC version 1,.073 beta release

David Beal
 

HI Ian, 

Please do use/modify/correct anything that I post here in any manner that you wish. 
 
--
Dave Beal
AE6RQ

Re: ND6T AGC implementation for uBIT-X

Bill Carpenter
 

Thanks Jerry,

Guess I'll grit my teeth and see if I can solder SMT parts OK.  I've done a few repairs (scariest was replacing a good sized SMT resistor in my Elecraft KPA500 amp) but never an entire board.  I have no interest in trying to design and manufacture a through hole board.  I just want my uBITX to have AGC and nor more audio pop!

73, Bill NZ0T

Re: Arduino Projects...

Lawrence Galea
 

Sorry for you.
Pity this happens.
It's like when they copy equipment designs without even acknowledging the designer.
Regards
Lawrence

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 7:41 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:
Perfect.

I was making enough royalties every 6 months to let the XYL Supersize her meal. Now, even that's gone. No one has the right to give away free copies of my book, and this outfit is no exception.

Sadly, closing this site would have no impact as there are hundreds of similar sites that allow illegal downloading of my (and others') books. My solution is, I think, a fair one. If you download the book and find it useful, then buy the book. That removes the risk from your purchase, but rewards the writer, too. The real cost of pirating is probably not the revenues lost by the author and publisher, but the thwarting of future writing and publishing since there is no reward to those who expend the effort to write and publish the book.

Your call...

Jack Purdum, W8TEE



On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:05:18 PM EDT, Michael Yancey <mikeyancey@...> wrote:


... did y'all know that "Arduino Projects for Ham Radio" is posted on archive.org?

https://archive.org/details/ArduinoProjectsForAmateurRadio

PDF format, DJVU, etc.

Doesn't say 'who' uploaded it (other than:  'archiver849271'
..
Mike Yancey
Dallas, Texas
https://www.mikeyancey.com


Re: ND6T AGC implementation for uBIT-X

Jerry Gaffke
 

Kees is kitting up with surface mount parts only.
He will post to the forum with instructions when he has determined pricing and is ready to take orders.
Posting here just gives Kees an idea of how many he might be building, ordering happens when you give Kees some money.
I doubt anything about this will be formal, a sport jacket and tie should be sufficient when placing your order.  ;-)
    https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/47741
    https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/47851

If you really want to work with through hole parts, you should look at Ion's AGC board.
May have to fab it yourself using his gerbers, and then order the parts.
Maybe order enough for a few dozen (could cost you an extra $20) and set up your own kitting business?
    https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/47447

Jerry, KE7ER


On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 08:50 am, Bill Carpenter wrote:
I should have said I want one each of the through hole kits, not the SMT!

Re: Arduino Projects...

Jack, W8TEE
 

Thanks, Craig. Again, really enjoyed speaking to your group...fun trip!

Jack, W8TEE


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 12:30:18 PM EDT, Craig Wadsworth <cwadsworth@...> wrote:


Buy.
Read and Enjoy.
Repeat.

Buy more, and give copies to your friends!

Buy responsibly, leaving sufficient funds for beer.

If anyone cares, I usually buy both paper and Kindle versions and use iPhone's VoiceOver (screen reader software) to read the text portions aloud while driving between client visits.  Viewing the books' figures and drinking the beer has to wait for return to the QTH.

Keep having fun,
Craig
w9ctw


Re: USB and LSB swapped in KD8CEC version 1,.073 beta release

 

Hello Ian,

Thank you for your replay, I am not using the firmware yet as my ubitx did not arrived, hopefully will arrive in the next 2 weeks.
Anyway the ubitx will be used by me only as development board to add extra features like AM/FM, RF AGC, RF gain, power saving mode and others.
In the end my target is to integrate everything in to handheld radio.
For the moment I am working on the schematic in eagle and I wanted to add the S-meter input on the same pin as you because for the future when the first board will be ready I intend to use your firmware.

Thank you again for the information and for the great firmware that you are providing.

BR
Radu Loga
YO2MLR

Re: ND6T AGC implementation for uBIT-X

noel ramos <noelacramos@...>
 

I'll take one of each SMT kit, please! Thank you so much for all the effort! Noel, W1NCR

Re: Arduino Projects...

Craig Wadsworth <cwadsworth@...>
 

Buy.
Read and Enjoy.
Repeat.

Buy more, and give copies to your friends!

Buy responsibly, leaving sufficient funds for beer.

If anyone cares, I usually buy both paper and Kindle versions and use iPhone's VoiceOver (screen reader software) to read the text portions aloud while driving between client visits. Viewing the books' figures and drinking the beer has to wait for return to the QTH.

Keep having fun,
Craig
w9ctw

Re: Calibration - my approach #ubitx

 

Dave—that’s perfect!  Again, thanks and 73

John

From JKL's iPad

On May 1, 2018, at 21:41, David Beal <aardvarq@...> wrote:

ok - no problem.
One step at a time, right? 

Quoting from:  https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/47482

"Another member of the group gave me this advice.

Tune to 7074 using LSB. You should hear nothing. Then change to USB and
you should hear all kinds of psk and other digital modes.

If you hear these signals in LSB then your BFO frequency is not
correct.

My BFO was way off after I first tried to calibrate it. I then started
over with mine at 996.4 and ended up at 996.7. If yours is a long way
off from that then I'll bet you hear psk at 7074 when in LSB."

For my interpretation of the above, I

Step 0: Confirm that the BFO is set to 11997.00 (via the radio menu which is accessible after you enable "Setup On" )
Step 1: Set frequency to 7074
Step 2: Set mode to USB 
Step 3: Confirm that there is audible digital activity
Step 4: Set mode to LSB
Step 5:  Return to the "Set the BFO" menu (at this time in this menu, you can not adjust mode or frequency) 
Step 6: while listening to 7074 on LSB, adjust the BFO for the lowest audible level of the digital signals.  (in my case, the default 11997.00 was good. I don't expect that you'll need to adjust this much at all). Press the PTT button to write to uBITX memory
Step 7: Set mode to USB - ensure that you can still hear the digital signals well. 

Note that I did have a very strong, lower audio frequency digital signal that still got through on LSB,  but all of the others all but disappeared with BFO adjustment. 
 
Good luck! 

--
Dave Beal
AE6RQ

Re: uBITX - Sensible mods #ubitx

Michael Shreeve
 

I have an old solid state rig by swan and have studied the schematic carefully. I've found that it has an internal bridge at output of the 200 watt broadband solid state amplifier it uses which is mounted on the back. I have looked at the uBITX power control circuit which is a simple RV1 potentiometer between the first little amp and the set of direct coupled transistor amps early in the circuit of the RF amp which becomes eventually a set of Mosfets. I'm thinking a little automatic control in that are would be very good as it would at a minimum "save" a few Mosfets and Fuses and protect the uBITX from bad swr antennas and shorts. A very small bridge at the output of the Mosfets would be necessary. The SWR voltage would be provided to a small mosfet at the output wiper of RV1. It could have its own pot so that it could be controlled so as to not eliminate output with relatively low swr voltages presented by a 2 to one or 3 to one swr. Or perhaps some sort of threshold circuit could be implemented. I'm working on this but if you work on this or have already done this, please let me know. N6GRG

Re: USB and LSB swapped in KD8CEC version 1,.073 beta release

Ian Lee
 

Radu.
Tahnks for using CEC Firmware.

please wait 2 days. :)
If you want to try it now, you can enter the voltage on the only remaining A7 Line.
I am modifying uBITX Manager to make all types of S.Meter modifications compatible.
I'll take the test a bit further and post it soon.

Ian KD8CEC

2018-05-02 23:53 GMT+09:00 Radu <radu.loga@...>:

Hello, Please let me know on what pin of the nano should i connect the s-meter input in order to use this functionality together with KD8CEC firmware. I want to make the same mods on my ubitx. Thank you.



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Best 73
KD8CEC / Ph.D ian lee
kd8cec@...
www.hamskey.com (my blog)