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Re: uBITX Wire Up Drawing error

Thomas Sharka
 

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The yellow wire is connected to pin 4 on the Raduino. The keyer jack pin it's connected to is the sleeve. It's the pin closest to the front of the jack.  
 


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On Friday, February 23, 2018 8:14 PM, Walter <W9KJO@...> wrote:


OK I am looking at the Keyer.  On the Schematic it shows the Blue and green with 4.,7k resister connected to one pin and the yellow connected to the other pin.  inthe picture there is no yellow wire connected to any pin on the keyer.

What is the right connection.  How can the keyer work without the completed connection and circuit?

Someone help me be sure to get this right.

Thanks
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73, W9KJO
Walter


Re: Distorted RX audio at higher volumes #ubitx-help

Pez T
 

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 09:05 am, radiodoc43 wrote:
hort the audio output which will lead to the audio distortion at anything but lowest volume levels. It also explains the hot audio chip.
In order to remove this as a potential issue, I wired a speaker directly to the brown/black wires (I am not using any plug/sockets for speaker audio). Unfortunately this is not my issue. :)

Pez

Re: uBITX Blank Display #ubitx

Bill KC5SB
 

Never mind - working now.  Operator error.  Display board installed backwards.  I'm embarrassed.

Bill

Re: uBITX Wire Up Drawing error

Walter
 

OK I am looking at the Keyer.  On the Schematic it shows the Blue and green with 4.,7k resister connected to one pin and the yellow connected to the other pin.  inthe picture there is no yellow wire connected to any pin on the keyer.

What is the right connection.  How can the keyer work without the completed connection and circuit?

Someone help me be sure to get this right.

Thanks
--
73, W9KJO
Walter

Re: DDS/VFO output #bitx40

Allard PE1NWL
 

On Fri, February 23, 2018 23:48, Brian wrote:
If you want to really clean up the 7Mhz
output (and get rid of the 7.2MHz birdie) you need to use the vfo at
19MHz and change the 12 MHz oscillator to be on the low side of the IF.

Raduino v2 does this.
Download it from https://github.com/amunters/bitx40-raduino-v2

73 Allard PE1NWL

uBITX Blank Display #ubitx

Bill KC5SB
 

Need some help!

My display is lit but shows nothing on the first line and just a bunch of filled in ‘boxes’ on the bottom line.  I have my uBITX partially wired up, and have been checking and rechecking wiring as I go.  I have the digital connector wired and connected and made sure that the 4.7 k resistor is wired into the keyer connection.  Dummy load is connected.  I have not wired up the audio connector yet.  I figured that I should see something on the display at this point.  Am I right about that?

Here are the symptoms: 

the unit has power and the on/off switch works

blank display as described above

When the encoder is turned the LED on the Raduino flashes

When the encoder button is pressed, the Radiuino LED flashes

 I did the ‘display brightness’ mod thinking that maybe the display was too bright.  I can dim the display now, but still no data is displayed.  I tried uploading the original sketch.  The upload was successful, but the unit still behaves the same.

 

 Any suggestions?  Thanks,

 

 Bill

 

 

Re: DDS/VFO output #bitx40

Don, ND6T
 

Jake, Attached is what I have at the collector of Q7. So yours is probably fine. I avoided removing anything, instead I directly inject the signal into the base of Q7, that's probably why it looks cleaner. That did away  with most of the "birdies", too. Yours is working OK, right? If so, don't worry. 73, Don, ND6T

Re: Ubitx case #ubitx

wk0g@...
 

Any news from INKITS on this case as yet? Last news was 3 weeks ago?

Re: Schematic Drawing Software

Larry Cicchinelli <k3pto@...>
 

Hi,
I 2nd the vote for DipTrace.  I have been using it for over 10 years.  I have used several different CAD software programs in the past, both professional and hobby.  DipTrace is by far the easiest to learn and use.

Re: rv2- messed up setting and txing like mad!!!

Alan -MMØWXT
 

Hopefully not! I have learned a valuable lesson.

Thank you for your detailed run through and valuable advice.

Alan

Re: uBITx shipping and all

K9HZ <bill@...>
 

I appreciate the thought but please just write the SLC government a letter and let them know your thoughts…

 

 

Dr. William J. Schmidt - K9HZ J68HZ 8P6HK ZF2HZ PJ4/K9HZ VP5/K9HZ PJ2/K9HZ

 

Owner - Operator

Big Signal Ranch – K9ZC

Staunton, Illinois

 

Owner – Operator

Villa Grand Piton – J68HZ

Soufriere, St. Lucia W.I.

Rent it: www.VillaGrandPiton.com

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Moderator – North American QRO Yahoo Group.

 

email:  bill@...

 

 

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of walt hodges
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:35 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] uBITx shipping and all

 

what is your paypal address?

 

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 1:26 AM, Lawrence Galea <9h1avlaw@...> wrote:

Disgusting Scrooges and Grinches

Most authorities these days would make you pay to breathe.

 

 

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:03 AM, K9HZ <bill@...> wrote:

 

So I’m a big proponent of getting younger people involved in ham radio and to that end, I support the YOTA (youth on the air) initiative.  To that end I like donating time and radios to that cause, and what better first radio for a young ham than a nice new uBITx.  So in December, I ordered five uBITx transceivers to give away to young people on the island of St. Lucia (J6) where I have a retirement villa and nice radio station.  I work with another Ham on the island to bring in equipment that is difficult for hams to get there.  Well this week those five uBITx radios arrived and were stuck in customs until my friend there retrieved them.  The issue was, though, even though these radios were gifts for kids for learning… the St. Lucian government charged my friend $551 US Dollars today as import tax on those “FREE” radios.  Incredible.  I’ll have to make this right with him, but it’s getting harder and harder in today’s world to help people that need it.

 

 

Dr. William J. Schmidt - K9HZ J68HZ 8P6HK ZF2HZ PJ4/K9HZ VP5/K9HZ PJ2/K9HZ

 

Owner - Operator

Big Signal Ranch – K9ZC

Staunton, Illinois

 

Owner – Operator

Villa Grand Piton – J68HZ

Soufriere, St. Lucia W.I.

Rent it: www.VillaGrandPiton.com

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Moderator – North American QRO Yahoo Group.

 

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Re: DDS/VFO output #bitx40

Brian
 

I don't have a scope but I think that would be normal. In the uBitx Farhan drives the diode mixers from the Si5351 (3v output) via a small attentuator pad. In the Bitx40, Q7 to Q9 are left over from the analogue vfo. If you wanted to drive with a cleaner square wave you could rebuild it to be the same as the uBitx. If you want to really clean up the 7Mhz output (and get rid of the 7.2MHz birdie) you need to use the vfo at 19MHz and change the 12 MHz oscillator to be on the low side of the IF.
73 Brian.

Re: uBITX Wire Up Drawing error

 

Don't know how i missed this, but i did and have been operating with my Volume pot wired wrong according to the wiring diagram. I can't say as I have noticed any difference since changing it. My audio chip ran cool before and after and sounded great. Oh well, I will sleep better knowing it's right now.

Joel
N6ALT

Re: uBitx Shipping question

James Lawrie
 

I always use the cheap route Indian Post and everything not on back order has taken between 3 to 4 weeks tops. My last Bitx40 showed up maybe 2.5 weeks?

Mine are sent to Killeen, Texas.

James Lawrie

On Feb 23, 2018, at 13:31, Terry Morris <terry.kb8amz@...> wrote:

Gary Shriver, i
 ordered my ubitx January 12, 2018. I ordered the ubit40 and was told there would be a delay. Two weeks later I received email indicating the ubit40 was shipped and it arrived in Ohio 2 weeks later.


Terry - KB8AMZ
Brimfield Twp, OH
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OSs: LM18.1, Ubuntu 16.04, Puppy tahrpup64, Raspbian
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On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:13 PM, Gary Shriver <gshriver@...> wrote:

I have a question for the group.  For those of you in the USA.  What has been the average time to receive your uBitx once you have been notified that it has been shipped via DHL.  I was just wondering if we have a long customs delay here in the states.  

 

Thanks

73-Gary

 

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Sheldon
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 6:37 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] My uBitx shipped today

 

I had managed to get one of the first batch and decided to order a 2nd one.  2nd uBITX ordered on 23 December and I just got shipping notification this morning (Central US time) DHL tracking says it has been picked up in Hyderabad and expected delivery date is Wednesday, the 21st (I'll bet it takes at least 1 or 2 days longer as it will have to clear custom. The first one took 4 days from shipping to my receiving it. so I'm expecting it more like this coming Friday.  DHL sure beats India Post though.  I'm waiting on a case for it coming by India Post that was shipped earlier this month.  No telling when that one will get here - LOL.

Jim - W0EB


BITX QSO Afternoon/Night, Sunday, February 25, 3PM/7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere

John P
 

BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, February 25, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Join us as we make contacts from BITX40 to BITX40 on 7.277 MHz in 40 meters!

This is a worldwide event for BITX40 stations starting at 7pm in each time zone. To participate, call CQ BITX on Sunday, starting at 3PM and/or 7PM your local time. The BITX QSO Night continues through the evening and conditions usually improve after sunset, so it is worthwhile to participate later in the evening.

Suggested Best Operating Practices:

Work at QRP power levels unless conditions require more power.
Call and listen for CQ BITX on the hour and every quarter hour.
It is helpful if you call CQ BITX with your callsign, name and location. 
Repeat your callsign a number of times during your CQ BITX and during QSO's.
Start a QSO by confirming the callsign, location, name and signal report of the other operator.
Say the callsign, name and location of the other operator so others can hear.
If the frequency is busy, avoid long conversations.
After your initial QSO is complete, ask if there are any other stations who would like to contact.

Report your QSO's, discuss propagation, noise, signal reports, audio reports, antenna type, etc. in this thread.

This is an undirected, scheduled event.  The BITX QSO Night relies on you to call CQ BITX to initiate contacts with other stations, so warm up that final and transmit a few calls on Sunday evening.  Talk to you then!
--
John - WA2FZW

I got my uBITX ... adventurous shipment !

Giancarlo
 

Hi all, some of you have been writing about delay and others points about the uBitx shipment.

If I do recall, my parcel was taken by the indian postal service around 9AM local time on december 16 2017  After twoday was shipped outside India. I could not trace any position around the world. Maybe a second hand italian postal camel was the carrier ... by end of december no news. Beginning of january till end no news. On Feb 2nd 2018 it arrived in Milan (1000km north from my QTH) at the international postal exchange. It was there till the 5th ... then no news. On the 13th it arrived at the postal customs site near Milan, 30km away. It was there till the 17th. then shipped. It arrived on the 20th in Bari, 40km north of my QTH. On the 21st the postman came to my house but I was not at home. The ticket left reported tha it was avalable on the 23rd february at my town main PT office ... but I had to show up with some money: nearly 20€ for import duty and nearly 8€ for postal handling. It did not get lost !!! Hi.

73

Gian
I7SWX

Re: Activity on ubitx.net

Terry Morris
 

I just tried the link Ron and got the page. See the print-screen image.


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OSs: LM18.1, Ubuntu 16.04, Puppy tahrpup64, Raspbian
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On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 5:27 PM, w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...> wrote:

I am getting 403 Forbidden when I try to access

https://groups.io/g/BITX20/wiki/home


Ron W7HD


On 02/22/2018 03:23 PM, Thomas Sharka via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks for your undertaking of what appears to be a large and growing project. I just came back from the uBITX.net website and noted that 

Internal Server Error

is what I get when I try the various links.
 


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On Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:16 PM, Mike Woods <mhwoods@...> wrote:


Hi everybody

You may be interested in how uBITx.net is going.

To date in February 2018, there have been 170,000 page hits, with 14220
visits by 8214 unique visitors.  Together, all those 8000+ uBITx fans
have shifted 14Gb of data! This shows just how big the interest is in
the uBITx.  I host around 25 sites, and this is now our second most
popular site.

I am still catching up with reading new emails on the list posted during
the last few days.  I have been otherwise occupied with a visit by
Eugeny UA3AHM and time out at the saltmine.

Since the site launch less than a month ago,  a total of 68 news stories
have been posted.  There will be a few more posted today. These stories
are running about 3 per day, drawn primarily from the approx. 100 email
postings a day on the BITX20 email list (i.e. 3% of all emails to the
list are "news worthy").  This is a pretty interesting statistic in itself.

I am still gob-smacked by the extent of hacking already going on with
the uBITx ...  eclipsing a year's worth of hacking on the BITX40. There
are already three software variants available - each with unique
features.   Clearly, Ashhar Farhan has a tiger by the tail, as he has
two months of back orders of the uBITx to clear before shipping ex stock.

Hopefully, ubitx.net is filling a helpful niche in the ecosystem for the
uBITx.  It's purpose is to document and categorise that which is of
enduring value from the BITX20 list about the uBITx. I have not had the
time I would like to distill out the "nuggets" into guidance like I had
hoped.   However, I guess that will come with time ... It would also be
nice to find the time to work on hacking my own uBITx!   But I do hope
to get into the workshop this weekend and work on an interesting mod of
one of my BITX40s.

Don't forget that you can volunteer to help out with uBITx.net. It would
be great to have one or two others assisting with the daily collation of
news items.  This takes an hour or two a day at most...  I can prepare a
simple guide  to assist volunteers in managing this.  No coding skills
are needed ... just good editing skills, and the ability to track down
an appropriate graphic to go with each item.

73  Mike ZL1AXG



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Mike Woods






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Re: Activity on ubitx.net

Joe Puma
 

What happens when you ping the groups.io Domain name? What happens when you ping the groups.io IP address? What happens when you do a trace route to the groups.io IP address.

Can you go to the groups.io IP address in the browser?


On Feb 23, 2018, at 7:35 AM, w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...> wrote:

The problem turns out to be with my Comcast modem, apparently.  The problem is that I can not connect to https://groups.io through Comcast - not an email problem.  The email is working fine.  If I connect my PC to my Verizon phone, the connection works fine.  Every other site I normally connect to works fine - just the groups.io fails through the Comcast modem.  We're now on our second day of troubleshooting with Comcast.

Ron W7HD


On 02/22/2018 10:20 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io wrote:
Check to see that your messages are not being directed to spam. One time I clicked the wrong "Move-to" link and set it to Spam. After that, I was removed from subsequent mailings. Look for a message from Group.io explaining what happened and follow their link to reestablish your link.

Jack, W8TEE



From: Clark Martin <kk6isp@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Activity on ubitx.net

I’m on several groups.io groups and have been receiving messages regularly.  Perhaps the problem is localized.

Clark Martin
KK6ISP

On Feb 22, 2018, at 3:13 PM, w7hd.rh <w7hd.rh@...> wrote:

It looks as though Comcast has blocked groups.io for its customers.  Hopefully, it will be fixed soon!
Ron W7HD




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Re: uBitx Shipping question

Terry Morris
 

Gary Shriver, i
 ordered my ubitx January 12, 2018. I ordered the ubit40 and was told there would be a delay. Two weeks later I received email indicating the ubit40 was shipped and it arrived in Ohio 2 weeks later.


Terry - KB8AMZ
Brimfield Twp, OH
Linux User#412308, Ubuntu User #34905
OSs: LM18.1, Ubuntu 16.04, Puppy tahrpup64, Raspbian
Orgs: PCL70-FOP, NTHS, ALUG, ARRL, PCARS#78, NAQCC#6668, NO-QRP-C, QRP-ARCI#8855
I chair the PCARS CW/QRP SIG and Linux for Hams SIG, second and fifth Tuesday

my computer, my opinion

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:13 PM, Gary Shriver <gshriver@...> wrote:

I have a question for the group.  For those of you in the USA.  What has been the average time to receive your uBitx once you have been notified that it has been shipped via DHL.  I was just wondering if we have a long customs delay here in the states.  

 

Thanks

73-Gary

 

From: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Sheldon
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 6:37 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] My uBitx shipped today

 

I had managed to get one of the first batch and decided to order a 2nd one.  2nd uBITX ordered on 23 December and I just got shipping notification this morning (Central US time) DHL tracking says it has been picked up in Hyderabad and expected delivery date is Wednesday, the 21st (I'll bet it takes at least 1 or 2 days longer as it will have to clear custom. The first one took 4 days from shipping to my receiving it. so I'm expecting it more like this coming Friday.  DHL sure beats India Post though.  I'm waiting on a case for it coming by India Post that was shipped earlier this month.  No telling when that one will get here - LOL.

Jim - W0EB


I2C 16x2 Display with pushbuttons.

Thomas Sharka
 


Now what could I use the extra 5 buttons for? Hmmm. 
 


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