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Re: V6 WIRE UP

Gordon Gibby
 

Maybe it’s time to come up with a paid tutoring service?   That would solve a lot of these problems!    $50 get you a person for an hour to walk you through plugging the plugs in the right receptacles.   

Oh yes, and this year I think will be teaching the technician license course again and maybe the general.    We teach that for free. During the last Exfra course we were examining signal levels at various stages in a MicroBit X, with a spectrum analyzer.


On Jan 3, 2020, at 14:57, Ashok Srinivasan via Groups.Io <ashok_srinivasan@...> wrote:

Yeah. The instructions are very incomplete. Have to dig through the schematic. Not sure why it’s so hard to provide a set of instructions. I’m trying to put together a set of instructions with pics. Prob this weekend

Ashok 


On Jan 3, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:

The silk screen on the board should show you the jumper numbers. Here's the relevant part of the schematic:

<ubitxV6_jacks.png>



Reed

Re: V6 WIRE UP

Neil k8it <k8it@...>
 

 
help can someone give me a verbal instructions as to where the jumpers go, as I am blind.
I have three two pin connectors with 2 wires and some multi cables which are not mentioned in v6  assembly.
also the fron panel jacks are not labled, which jack for what
mic key speaker  or some other order
 
Thanks
73 Neil k8it

Sent: Friday, January 03, 2020 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] V6 WIRE UP

Yeah. The instructions are very incomplete. Have to dig through the schematic. Not sure why it’s so hard to provide a set of instructions. I’m trying to put together a set of instructions with pics. Prob this weekend

Ashok 


On Jan 3, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:

The silk screen on the board should show you the jumper numbers. Here's the relevant part of the schematic:

<ubitxV6_jacks.png>



Reed

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Re: V6 WIRE UP

Dave Dixon
 

Hello Reed,
                    Thank you very much for the information for my questions,how hard can it be to add a set of instructions in the box thanks to you i can now continue .Thank you very much..Dave...


On Fri, 3 Jan 2020 at 19:10, Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:
The silk screen on the board should show you the jumper numbers. Here's the relevant part of the schematic:




Reed

Re: V6 WIRE UP

Ashok Srinivasan
 

Yeah. The instructions are very incomplete. Have to dig through the schematic. Not sure why it’s so hard to provide a set of instructions. I’m trying to put together a set of instructions with pics. Prob this weekend

Ashok 


On Jan 3, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Reed N <greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:

The silk screen on the board should show you the jumper numbers. Here's the relevant part of the schematic:

<ubitxV6_jacks.png>



Reed

Re: Flrig and uBitX not connecting

Vic WA4THR
 

Very good, Dean. I matched your settings (except the COM port which is different on my machine) and after initializing a second time I do have control of the uBitX. Thanks! Not sure what I'll do with that...but it is interesting that CAT PTT and the S-Meter work in Flrig now. Cool.

=Vic=

Question about Evening up power out using KB1GMX and K9HZ solution #ubitx #ubitx-help #v3

Steve - KE0VCD
 

Can anyone explain/show how the 4 wires to the relay coils need to be connected?    

In this link: 
http://ubitx.net/fix-fix-uneven-tx-output-across-bands/
It says:
"You can access the outputs of the relay drivers from the transistor side of each of D11, D12 and D13." 
I am not clear what this means.
  I see these items on the board.  Do I attach 3 of the 4 wires on the "Relay side" of them?  Where does the 4th wire attach?

I have the new board nearly built and the 3 wires replacing the RV1 Drive Control attached. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

Re: V6 WIRE UP

Reed N
 

The silk screen on the board should show you the jumper numbers. Here's the relevant part of the schematic:




Reed

Re: V6 WIRE UP

Neil k8it <k8it@...>
 

I have the same questions with the V6 which I just got last week


On Jan 3, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Dave Dixon <wylyeguy2@...> wrote:

My V6 arrived but no wire up instructions,heres what im stuck on. P2, P4, P5,There are 3.. 2 pin connectors on the board what lead goes where?.on the front of the board are 3 stereo connectors left to right which one is mic.. extention speaker.... key,regards Dave.

Re: V6

Neil k8it <k8it@...>
 

Just built a V6 and got it to power up. However I can not hear any signals. I do get band antenna noise and have the front maul response. Who wants to help this blind Amatuer figure this out? Anybody near Michigan?


On Jan 3, 2020, at 8:07 AM, Dave Dixon <wylyeguy2@...> wrote:

Hello all,
               happy new year to you all...my Version 6 arrived this morning16 days from india normal mail.I shall open it tonight.Any suggestions appreciated.Dave G0AYD.

Re: V6

Reed N
 

Re: Version 6 Arduino

Mike W7SQL Ex KD7ZPC
 

I ran into that same issue. The .h files the compiler is looking for are there, but I had to copy them into a different folder to get it to compile. I'm not at my laptop, unfortunately, and it was a few days ago, so I'm not sure off the top of my head which folder it was. I think the error message might have left some breadcrumbs?

~Mike
KD7ZPC

Re: microbitx issue4 circuit diagram

AndyH
 

All of the docs are archived on the HF Signals site.  Here's the V4 page:
https://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v4-archived/
And here's the direct link for the schematic:
https://www.hfsignals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ubitxr4.pdf

73, Andy, KG5RKP

Re: Nextion Display issues

the.chaotician@...
 

This seems to be fine now, I took the Nano off the Raduino and reflashed the code and it suddenly started working, my display is no longer haunted ;)

Thanks to everyone for their help.

Matt H
2E1BYH

Re: V6 WIRE UP

Erwin - PE3ES - F4VTQ
 

Go to the site of the supplier:

https://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6/

And follow their advice and instructions.


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PE3ES - F4VTQ - Erwin
73

Re: Version 6 Arduino

Jack, W8TEE
 

While this is probably not an issue, your "EPROM" should have a library named EEPROM (note the extra 'E') and "wire'h" should be "Wire'h". In C, case matters.

Jack, W8TEE

On Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:17:53 AM EST, Bob Bennett via Groups.Io <bobsmacbox@...> wrote:


I have the v6 and had up working fine (but for propagation). I tried to upload the latest sketch on Farhan’s site, but really need some guidance.

I put the ubitx_v6.3.1_code.ino in the sketch folder that when I verify it I get a fatal error that indicates that it is looking to include  wire.h and EPROM.h.

Bob nz2z

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Bob
NZ2Z



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Jack, W8TEE

V6 WIRE UP

Dave Dixon
 

My V6 arrived but no wire up instructions,heres what im stuck on. P2, P4, P5,There are 3.. 2 pin connectors on the board what lead goes where?.on the front of the board are 3 stereo connectors left to right which one is mic.. extention speaker.... key,regards Dave.

Re: ubitx #v6 Screen Speed Mod #v6

Jack, W8TEE
 

Raj:

The Nano is what it is, however, there are ways to improve on the performance via code changes. Years ago, the functions in Standard C library from a compiler vendor were often written in hand-tweaked assembler and were about as fast as they can be. Today, I don't think that's always the case. Also, a lot of C functions assume the user is an idiot and put "training wheels" code in the functions to protect the user. I forgot which library it is, but it had a digitalWrite() and a digitalFastWrite(). Both did the same thing, but digitalFastWrite() assumed the programmer knows what they are doing and leaves some of the error checking out of the code. Likewise, even if Java code is compiled, it has runtime boundary checking and stuff like that takes time, so I doubt that Java will every have the performance of a good C (or C++) compiler.

Personally, I find myself using the STM32F1 (cost is under $5) family more and more, mainly because of the speed improvement (72MHz) and resource depth (most with 128K flash, 20K SRAM). I also like the ESP32's speed (240MHz), but it's confusing because it has many different pin configurations, some of which are read-only and others that do weird things on boot up. While more expensive ($20), the Teensy 4.0 (i.e., T4) is a beast with 2MB of flash, 1MB RAM, all blazing along at 600MHz. It also seems to play nice with the Arduino IDE and most of its libraries and is about the size of a commemorative postage stamp.

Probably TMI, but it's really not an easy question.

Jack, W8TEE

On Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:37:57 AM EST, Raj vu2zap <rajendrakumargg@...> wrote:


Jack, Farhan,

Would the NANO EVERY be faster ?

Raj

At 02-01-20, you wrote:
Reed,
I am travelling, can't wait to try this out!

- f

On Thu 2 Jan, 2020, 10:33 AM Reed N, < greenkid336600+groupsio@...> wrote:
I don't have my full radio built yet, but I have spent some time speeding up the screen refresh. The screen speed increases are due to the fabulous work done by Xark: https://github.com/XarkLabs/PDQ_GFX_Libs , so my contribution on that front are purely the integration into this project.

I intentionally kept the UI fairly similar to Ashhar's original release, however it's now much faster and easier to change colors, layout, etc.

NOTE: While I've tested the UI a fair amount, I have NOT actually run a radio with this. I'd definitely appreciate feedback if anybody is willing to give it a go on a fully built rig!

https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6/tree/pdq_gfx_update

If the current state looks good and is working on a full-up rig, I'll create a PR before tackling other code updates.


Reed

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Jack, W8TEE

Re: Nextion Display issues

the.chaotician@...
 

Now that I have the sizing issue sorted, I have come across another issue my Nextion doesn't seem to be communicating with the Raduino, I have tried re-flashing it with the precompiled hex file from the KD8CEC website, and I have tried flashing from the Arduino dev environment several times. I have also tried a couple of the different precompiled .tft files from these forums, all with the same result, using the Raduino encoder alters the tuning of the uBitX, but no change is registered on the Nextion. Likewise, I can operate the Nextion and nothing changes on the uBitX. 

I am wondering, is there any way the serial link between the Nextion and the Raduino could be screwed, am I missing some sort of Baud Rate setting somewhere in the Arduino Sketch?

I am quite confused, and when I work out how to fix these issues I am going to write myself a concise set of instructions for when I inevitably hack further at this frustrating little beastie. 

V6

Dave Dixon
 

Hello all,
               happy new year to you all...my Version 6 arrived this morning16 days from india normal mail.I shall open it tonight.Any suggestions appreciated.Dave G0AYD.

rotary encoder not functioning

dave
 

my ubitx v5 has stopped tuning or responding to the r/ encoder i am using the indiakits case set from Sunil   (very nice case) case and boards. i would like to check that i have connected it correctly but i can not find a diagram , it was working ok until i had to move the encoder  to fit the tx/rx led i think i may have damaged it or connected it incorrectly what are the colours and conections to the board a the encoder or has anyone a picture of the wiring of the 4 pin connectors dave c   gw0nvf