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Re: Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

Mike
 

Slim,

I just downloaded it and compiled it on Arduino 1.8.1...make sure you choose the "Nano" as the chip in the IDE.


Mike WA3O

Re: Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

Master Ice <special@...>
 


Hi Mike and evrery body.
 
Don't know why but on trying to upload the Raduino with rotary endocer and s-meter file I get the "Sketch too large" error.
It shows "Binary sketch size: 34,648 bytes (of a 30,720 byte maximum)"
Any ideas?
 
Slim G4IPZ

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:43 PM
Subject: [BITX20] Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

Group,

I have converted PA3FAT's code to work with the Radruio. just add 4 wires and an rotary encoder with a push button. this code also has the ability to have an S-meter with the addition of an amp circuit (i will try to find it and upload it to the file).

the file is in the file section under  Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter 


Thank you!

Mike WA3O



Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

Don, ND6T
 

Joel,

Sounds complicated. Methinks github is more for real software, mine is not, as you will see. I had no idea that I could just attach a file, nice! Since there aren't that many folks who would be interested, probably the best way is just email me (ND6T@...) and I'll pass along the latest version. That work? Yes, just prototype it and see how you like it. You may not. The thing about Arduinos is that they are so cheap, simple, and easy that we can make them do what WE (as individuals) like. The BITX project is like that. True open-source, the real amateur radio!

Did it work?

72,

Don, ND6T

Re: Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

Mike
 

Don,

IT has been uploaded to the file also. Thank you for the use of your code!

Mike WA3O 

Re: Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

ron van doremalen (PA3FAT)
 

Mike,

 

Check W5KUB’s page on fb, files section think the S-meter is there.

Ron – PA3FAT

 

 

 

Van: BITX20@groups.io [mailto:BITX20@groups.io] Namens Mike via Groups.Io
Verzonden: 14 January, 2017 20:43
Aan: BITX20@groups.io
Onderwerp: [BITX20] Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

 

Group,

I have converted PA3FAT's code to work with the Radruio. just add 4 wires and an rotary encoder with a push button. this code also has the ability to have an S-meter with the addition of an amp circuit (i will try to find it and upload it to the file).

the file is in the file section under  Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter 

 

Thank you!

Mike WA3O

Re: Idea for future versions of BITX

Jack Purdum <econjack@...>
 

I keep waiting to see a knockoff, but, unlike the Arduino family, I don't think the Teensy is Open Source. If there is a knockoff for any Teensy, I'd appreciate it if someone would post the URL for us all.

Jack, W8TEE



From: Joel Caulkins <caulktel@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Idea for future versions of BITX

I don't think it'll take long for the Chinese to copy the teensy and start offering it for 5 bucks:-)

Joel 
KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 8:39 AM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <econjack@...> wrote:

Hi John:

I agree that keeping the DDS and microcontroller off the main PCB is a good idea. Experimenting with different controllers would be easier. The new Teensy 3.6 blows the Arduino family out of the processing water. It has 1GB of flash, 256K of SRAM, and 4K EEPROM and is clocked at 180MHz. It has two ADC's at 13 bit resolution and 2 DAC's at 12 bit resolution. True, it's more expensive (under $30), but is worth it if you need the horsepower. While I haven't tried coding too many things with it yet, so far everything I've tried using the Arduino IDE has worked. How cool would it be to have a waterfall display nad some other SDR features with the BITX40?!

Jack, W8TEE



From: John VA7JBE via Groups.Io <va7jbe@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Idea for future versions of BITX

Changing the processor to something like a Teensy would allow for more digital modes to be added.  As it stands, CW is about all the Arduino is able to decode.  For something like PSK-31 more clock cycles and a better ADC are required.  I haven't checked the pin-out, but I would think that a few jumpers or even a PCB buffer would be enough to swap the Nano for some other development board.  This would also open up more options for digital filters and user interfaces.

Keeping the DDS and micro controller/processor separate from the main board allows for more flexibility in this regard, and I'd be happy to leave it that way.  On-board refinements for the BitX40 that stick with the original design goal of making a board for experimentation and customization might include adding even more places for people to plug into the signal, like in the IF, or refining what's already there (widening the bandwidth of the crystal filter comes to mind.)




Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter

Mike
 

Group,

I have converted PA3FAT's code to work with the Radruio. just add 4 wires and an rotary encoder with a push button. this code also has the ability to have an S-meter with the addition of an amp circuit (i will try to find it and upload it to the file).

the file is in the file section under  Radruino with rotary encoder and S-meter 


Thank you!

Mike WA3O

Progress on my BITX40 Build: Simple Microphone and Analog Tuning improvement

Ryan Flowers
 

Howdy everyone, 

I thought I'd share a my latest installment of my personal BITX40 build. It's slow going, but coming along nonetheless. There's no hurry here. I've used the candy box that hfsigs.com sent it in as a case, for now, and have changed the layout as necessary. I've also installed a Chinese 10 turn potentiometer with a gauge dial, and rediscovered hot glue. Pictures and more details in the post:

http://miscdotgeek.com/bitx40-tuning-and-a-microphone/

73!

Ryan KC7RYS

Re: Groups.io Set Up FAQ

Mvs Sarma <mvs_sarma@...>
 

Hans,  I just see one message on bitx site at groups.io
 Messages here indicate the transfer to be complete.
  Am i doing something wrong please?

regards
 sarma
 vu3zmv


On Saturday, 14 January 2017 8:08 PM, Hans Summers <hans.summers@...> wrote:


All agreed, Thanks Mark!

A couple of other things -

1) Unsubscribing from either the YahooGroup or the groups.io does not Unsubscribe you from the other! They are completely separate!

2) you cannot use your YahooGroup password for groups.io! Hopefully YOU are the only one that knows your Yahoo password! Not groups.io or anyone else!

3) Initially you have email list membership of the new group. You don't need to go to groups.io webpage at all ever, if all you want is the email discussion. You only need to go to the webpage and register a password for an account if you want to post messages via the website rather than email. Maybe it is needed to access files and messages archive search etc., because that needs login on the groups.io page - but I'm not sure about that.

73 Hans G0UPL 


Thoughts & Questions de W8LM - 1st POST

Lawrence Macionski <am_fm_radio@...>
 

Thoughts:

Very impressed with W5KUB's demo of the BITX40 and his video interview with Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE on his internet round table weekly Tuesday Nights at 20:00 CST at w5kub.com. I ordered my BITX40 from Ashhar about the 3rd of January.. Got a ship email but it has not arrived yet.. In the mean time I ordered a few things for it. I am going to play with speaker-mic or microphone and cabinet mounted speaker... I ordered both. Was surprised today when the microphone showed up in an ICOM box.My budget for the BITX40 build is $100 by the way.

Shipped was an ICOM HM-118N microphone with up-down buttons.
http://www.banggood.com/HM100N-Microphone-for-Mobile-Radio-F121-F221-F521-F621-F5011-F5021-F1721-p-1115478.html
$9.95 USD free shipping. Ordered 1/3 arrived 1/14 China to Kansas

Baofeng speaker-mic unbranded..(good quality)
http://www.banggood.com/2-Way-Radio-Walkie-Talkies-Handheld-Mini-Mic-Microphone-p-914561.html
$5.70 USD free shipping. Ordered 1/3 arrived 1/14 China to Kansas

Electronic Plastic Shell Cartridge Handle Project Case Desk Instrument 200x175x70mm
http://www.banggood.com/Electronic-Plastic-Shell-Cartridge-Handle-Project-Case-Desk-Instrument-200x175x70mm-p-1035473.html
$9.99 USD free shipping Ordered 1/3 not arrived yet.

QUESTIONS:

I do not want to re-invent the wheel. I have 2 ham friends who are BLIND. I would like to cobble together a BITX40 (current version from India) for them with:

#1 CW capability

#2 CW frequency read out..via a push button.

Has anyone done this?

Would anyone like to work on the project with me as I know there are many visually handicapped hams out there in Radio Land

Advise -

Larry W8LM   - (private email -am_fm_radio@...)

ARRL Life Member -50 years licensed

Past President, VFW post 3115 Amateur Radio Club W0VFW - Wichita KANSAS



Re: Idea for future versions of BITX

 

I don't think it'll take long for the Chinese to copy the teensy and start offering it for 5 bucks:-)

Joel 
KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 8:39 AM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <econjack@...> wrote:

Hi John:

I agree that keeping the DDS and microcontroller off the main PCB is a good idea. Experimenting with different controllers would be easier. The new Teensy 3.6 blows the Arduino family out of the processing water. It has 1GB of flash, 256K of SRAM, and 4K EEPROM and is clocked at 180MHz. It has two ADC's at 13 bit resolution and 2 DAC's at 12 bit resolution. True, it's more expensive (under $30), but is worth it if you need the horsepower. While I haven't tried coding too many things with it yet, so far everything I've tried using the Arduino IDE has worked. How cool would it be to have a waterfall display nad some other SDR features with the BITX40?!

Jack, W8TEE



From: John VA7JBE via Groups.Io <va7jbe@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Idea for future versions of BITX

Changing the processor to something like a Teensy would allow for more digital modes to be added.  As it stands, CW is about all the Arduino is able to decode.  For something like PSK-31 more clock cycles and a better ADC are required.  I haven't checked the pin-out, but I would think that a few jumpers or even a PCB buffer would be enough to swap the Nano for some other development board.  This would also open up more options for digital filters and user interfaces.

Keeping the DDS and micro controller/processor separate from the main board allows for more flexibility in this regard, and I'd be happy to leave it that way.  On-board refinements for the BitX40 that stick with the original design goal of making a board for experimentation and customization might include adding even more places for people to plug into the signal, like in the IF, or refining what's already there (widening the bandwidth of the crystal filter comes to mind.)


Re: Idea for future versions of BITX

Ashhar Farhan
 

the teensy has a great audio shield as well!

On 14-Jan-2017 10:09 pm, "Jack Purdum via Groups.Io" <econjack=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi John:

I agree that keeping the DDS and microcontroller off the main PCB is a good idea. Experimenting with different controllers would be easier. The new Teensy 3.6 blows the Arduino family out of the processing water. It has 1GB of flash, 256K of SRAM, and 4K EEPROM and is clocked at 180MHz. It has two ADC's at 13 bit resolution and 2 DAC's at 12 bit resolution. True, it's more expensive (under $30), but is worth it if you need the horsepower. While I haven't tried coding too many things with it yet, so far everything I've tried using the Arduino IDE has worked. How cool would it be to have a waterfall display nad some other SDR features with the BITX40?!

Jack, W8TEE



From: John VA7JBE via Groups.Io <va7jbe=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Idea for future versions of BITX

Changing the processor to something like a Teensy would allow for more digital modes to be added.  As it stands, CW is about all the Arduino is able to decode.  For something like PSK-31 more clock cycles and a better ADC are required.  I haven't checked the pin-out, but I would think that a few jumpers or even a PCB buffer would be enough to swap the Nano for some other development board.  This would also open up more options for digital filters and user interfaces.

Keeping the DDS and micro controller/processor separate from the main board allows for more flexibility in this regard, and I'd be happy to leave it that way.  On-board refinements for the BitX40 that stick with the original design goal of making a board for experimentation and customization might include adding even more places for people to plug into the signal, like in the IF, or refining what's already there (widening the bandwidth of the crystal filter comes to mind.)


Re: Idea for future versions of BITX

Jack Purdum <econjack@...>
 

Hi John:

I agree that keeping the DDS and microcontroller off the main PCB is a good idea. Experimenting with different controllers would be easier. The new Teensy 3.6 blows the Arduino family out of the processing water. It has 1GB of flash, 256K of SRAM, and 4K EEPROM and is clocked at 180MHz. It has two ADC's at 13 bit resolution and 2 DAC's at 12 bit resolution. True, it's more expensive (under $30), but is worth it if you need the horsepower. While I haven't tried coding too many things with it yet, so far everything I've tried using the Arduino IDE has worked. How cool would it be to have a waterfall display nad some other SDR features with the BITX40?!

Jack, W8TEE



From: John VA7JBE via Groups.Io <va7jbe@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Idea for future versions of BITX

Changing the processor to something like a Teensy would allow for more digital modes to be added.  As it stands, CW is about all the Arduino is able to decode.  For something like PSK-31 more clock cycles and a better ADC are required.  I haven't checked the pin-out, but I would think that a few jumpers or even a PCB buffer would be enough to swap the Nano for some other development board.  This would also open up more options for digital filters and user interfaces.

Keeping the DDS and micro controller/processor separate from the main board allows for more flexibility in this regard, and I'd be happy to leave it that way.  On-board refinements for the BitX40 that stick with the original design goal of making a board for experimentation and customization might include adding even more places for people to plug into the signal, like in the IF, or refining what's already there (widening the bandwidth of the crystal filter comes to mind.)


Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

 

Thanks for the code Jack, I remember that reading that article. I'll take a look.

Joel 
KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 8:10 AM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <econjack@...> wrote:

Hi Joel:

I published an article (“Rotary Encoders Revisited”, QRP Quarterly, April, 2016) on what I call "Fast Tuning". I've attached the code for your consideration.

Jack, W8TEE




From: Joel Caulkins <caulktel@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

Oh, By the way, I did watch the video of yours in action, it looks very nice. I would be interested in looking at your sketch if you're going to make it public.

Joel KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 6:58 AM, Don Cantrell via Groups.Io <nd6t_6@...> wrote:

I haven't received my new BITX with Raduino but from what I gather it uses the tuning knob to switch through frequency steps within a range that is selected from a larger series of steps at the far reaches of the knob's range.
I used a simple formula to change frequency at a rate determined by how far you twist the dial. An exponential differential. It makes for smooth tuning (at slow rates, just 3 Hz/second, adjustable) but it takes just 15 seconds to tune one end of the band to the other. A meld of analog and digital. Like having a variable speed motor on your dial and you with the throttle. Very quiet. Stable as your DDS chip. So much so that you can zero-beat an AM broadcast and listen to music as long as you like (wish those broadcasters would get off 40!). The voltage and S meter are separate.
Check out the BITXhacks web site. More there.
72,
-Don, ND6T


<RotaryEncoder.ino>

Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

 

Don,

Usually you would upload it to a place like https://github.com/ and then every time you make a change you upload it to gethub, then those subscribed see that you've made changes and can choose to download it or not, they can even fork your version to a different variation.

Joel 
KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 7:56 AM, Don Cantrell via Groups.Io <nd6t_6@...> wrote:

Thanks Joel.

How does one post stuff like that? It is also constantly changing so how do you maintain updates?

-Don, ND6T

Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

Jack Purdum <econjack@...>
 

Hi Joel:

I published an article (“Rotary Encoders Revisited”, QRP Quarterly, April, 2016) on what I call "Fast Tuning". I've attached the code for your consideration.

Jack, W8TEE




From: Joel Caulkins <caulktel@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

Oh, By the way, I did watch the video of yours in action, it looks very nice. I would be interested in looking at your sketch if you're going to make it public.

Joel KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 6:58 AM, Don Cantrell via Groups.Io <nd6t_6@...> wrote:

I haven't received my new BITX with Raduino but from what I gather it uses the tuning knob to switch through frequency steps within a range that is selected from a larger series of steps at the far reaches of the knob's range.
I used a simple formula to change frequency at a rate determined by how far you twist the dial. An exponential differential. It makes for smooth tuning (at slow rates, just 3 Hz/second, adjustable) but it takes just 15 seconds to tune one end of the band to the other. A meld of analog and digital. Like having a variable speed motor on your dial and you with the throttle. Very quiet. Stable as your DDS chip. So much so that you can zero-beat an AM broadcast and listen to music as long as you like (wish those broadcasters would get off 40!). The voltage and S meter are separate.
Check out the BITXhacks web site. More there.
72,
-Don, ND6T


Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

Don, ND6T
 

Thanks Joel.

How does one post stuff like that? It is also constantly changing so how do you maintain updates?

-Don, ND6T

Thank you!

John M
 

Thank you HF Sigs!!!

BITX40 delivered ahead of schedule!  

Now I have to wait for the case I ordered.  Who knew that Amazon would be slower?

73's

John McGrath

Re: ending raduino upgrades

Ashhar Farhan
 

i guess i wasnt clear enough..please write to hfsignals@..., not here. 

On 14-Jan-2017 8:40 pm, "Glenn Laster" <sixstrings44@...> wrote:

I would like to purchase the raduino upgrade. Let me know how to send payment with Paypal.

Thanks,
Glenn Laster
KJ4DQQ



On January 13, 2017, at 11:07 PM, Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:

hfsigs team says they are ending the upgrades to olde boards that shipped without the raduino on 22nd jan.
if any on the group need the raduino drop a mail quickly to hfsignals@... to get the raduino board at 14 usd.
- f

Re: Video on ND6T's Shuttle DDS Tuning

 

Oh, By the way, I did watch the video of yours in action, it looks very nice. I would be interested in looking at your sketch if you're going to make it public.

Joel KB6QVI

On Jan 14, 2017, at 6:58 AM, Don Cantrell via Groups.Io <nd6t_6@...> wrote:

I haven't received my new BITX with Raduino but from what I gather it uses the tuning knob to switch through frequency steps within a range that is selected from a larger series of steps at the far reaches of the knob's range.

I used a simple formula to change frequency at a rate determined by how far you twist the dial. An exponential differential. It makes for smooth tuning (at slow rates, just 3 Hz/second, adjustable) but it takes just 15 seconds to tune one end of the band to the other. A meld of analog and digital. Like having a variable speed motor on your dial and you with the throttle. Very quiet. Stable as your DDS chip. So much so that you can zero-beat an AM broadcast and listen to music as long as you like (wish those broadcasters would get off 40!). The voltage and S meter are separate.

Check out the BITXhacks web site. More there.

72,

-Don, ND6T