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Re: Compatible Arduino?

Dave New, N8SBE
 

That's the pack I ordered in December, and used one of them to flash the newer uBitx v6 v6.3.1 code into.

The only weirdness was that I had to manually reset the Nano after starting the upload from the IDE, to get it to flash.  The IDE couldn't autostart the flash for some reason.  I didn't investigate further, but I'm running one of them now in my uBitx v6 with the new firmware.

When I ordered the 3-pack is was $10 and some change.  I notice that the price has gone up since then.  Better get them before they triple the price, figuring that they are in demand :-)

73,

-- Dave, N8SBE

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Subject: Re: [BITX20] Compatible Arduino?
From: "barry halterman" <kthreebo@...>
Date: Fri, February 07, 2020 8:55 am
To: BITX20@groups.io

Yep.
Barry
K3BO

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 8:50 AM Daniel Flanagan <danflan49@...> wrote:
sorry I forgot to include the link.

Hello All,

I want to learn about programming the uBITX V5.

Is this board compatible with the Arduino uBITX V5 board?

Thanks,

Dan (W3DF)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713XK923?ref=em_1p_4_im&ref_=pe_25710100_474368280




Re: APPS & Interface to I-Device or Computer #& v6

Mick
 

Rene, Dave, 
welcome to the club! I also am relatively new both to Ham Radio ( June 2019) and uBitx (Jan 2020). I have found the people in this group very helpful as we wade ourselves through this very interesting radio and hobby.
I recently set up WSJT and use FT-8 with  mild success until I installed a USB dongle, link below, once installed the output power significantly increased and so did my contacts! I had to cut the “ring” wire on The audio cable between the dongle headphone out and uBitx mic in, otherwise it would constantly toggle between tx and rx and then I turned down both the uBitx volume and the computer sound volume.
On the KD8CEC site there is some excellent documentation describing the setup and many more software and hardware upgrades. There are a lot of good links and info on the uBitx.net site as well.
Have fun!
73
Mick VA3EPM 

(UGREEN USB Audio Adapter External Stereo Sound Card Universal USB Stereo with 3.5mm Headphone and Microphone Jack for Windows, Mac, Linux, PC, Laptop, Desktop, PS4, Raspberry Pi, Surface 3 Pro (Black) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N905VOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_-HwpEbMWF0Q73)


Re: Compatible Arduino?

Jack, W8TEE
 

Dan:

I may be biased, but you might consider this book:


Go to Amazon, read some of the reviews, and see if it might meet your needs. (Make sure you get the 2nd edition if you do decide to buy.)

Jack, W8TEE

On Friday, February 7, 2020, 8:50:59 AM EST, Daniel Flanagan <danflan49@...> wrote:


sorry I forgot to include the link.

Hello All,

I want to learn about programming the uBITX V5.

Is this board compatible with the Arduino uBITX V5 board?

Thanks,

Dan (W3DF)





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Jack, W8TEE


Re: Compatible Arduino?

barry halterman
 

Yep.
Barry
K3BO

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020, 8:50 AM Daniel Flanagan <danflan49@...> wrote:
sorry I forgot to include the link.

Hello All,

I want to learn about programming the uBITX V5.

Is this board compatible with the Arduino uBITX V5 board?

Thanks,

Dan (W3DF)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713XK923?ref=em_1p_4_im&ref_=pe_25710100_474368280




Compatible Arduino?

Daniel Flanagan
 

sorry I forgot to include the link.

Hello All,

I want to learn about programming the uBITX V5.

Is this board compatible with the Arduino uBITX V5 board?

Thanks,

Dan (W3DF)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713XK923?ref=em_1p_4_im&ref_=pe_25710100_474368280


Compatible with uBITX v5?

Daniel Flanagan
 

Hello All,

I want to learn about programming the uBITX V5.

Is this board compatible with the Arduino uBITX V5 board?

Thanks,

Dan (W3DF)


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

David Wilcox <Djwilcox01@...>
 

This item and the replies are very interesting.  My experience with most kits is that I get extra parts, especially nuts and bolts.  They go to my junque box.  Also if your children or grand children ever tire of their broken toys (especially those that contain electronics) take them apart and keep the pieces, nuts, bolts, washers, etc.  it’s surprising how many metric parts I have collected over the years this way.  

Dave K8WPE

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Feb 7, 2020, at 2:31 AM, sridhar <vu3pen@...> wrote:


agreed
atlease sheet picture need , so that the seller team re -check that again if wrong they will correct it in next course of action
de
vu3pen

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:08 AM Mark - N7EKU <n7eku@...> wrote:
Hi Sudanthiram,

I don't think he is asking for proof.  He wants a picture of the packing list (which probably has check marks for all the items) and so he can find the name of the person who packed it.  Maybe the employee was not feeling well or is confused about some items to pack?  I think the ubix manager just wants to check how the mistake happened.

73,


Mark.


Re: APPS & Interface to I-Device or Computer #& v6

Rene
 

Hahaha me too, newbee after quitting the hobby for 30 years, givven and throw awy all my parts and stuf, it was beginning to itching again. Now waiting for my Bitx v6......can't wait. At the moment listening to FT8 with my Yipiteru mvt 7100...on a 10 mter wire with oils for 20,40 , and 15 mtr.
Regards, Rene
Netherlands.
P.s. sorry for the bad Englisch


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

sridhar
 

agreed
atlease sheet picture need , so that the seller team re -check that again if wrong they will correct it in next course of action
de
vu3pen


On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:08 AM Mark - N7EKU <n7eku@...> wrote:
Hi Sudanthiram,

I don't think he is asking for proof.  He wants a picture of the packing list (which probably has check marks for all the items) and so he can find the name of the person who packed it.  Maybe the employee was not feeling well or is confused about some items to pack?  I think the ubix manager just wants to check how the mistake happened.

73,


Mark.


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

Sudanthiram N <vu2nsk@...>
 

Sir, I can not accept .If one item is being sent to abroad,it must be double checked. Any ham will not  say ,the screw and net is missing. If happened like this  the seller should resend the missing parts or refund the money for particular item.  If it happen like this ALIEXPRESS.COM ,REFUND ,part amount.
Thank you

On Fri 7 Feb, 2020, 11:08 AM Mark - N7EKU, <n7eku@...> wrote:
Hi Sudanthiram,

I don't think he is asking for proof.  He wants a picture of the packing list (which probably has check marks for all the items) and so he can find the name of the person who packed it.  Maybe the employee was not feeling well or is confused about some items to pack?  I think the ubix manager just wants to check how the mistake happened.

73,


Mark.


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

 

Hi Sudanthiram,

I don't think he is asking for proof.  He wants a picture of the packing list (which probably has check marks for all the items) and so he can find the name of the person who packed it.  Maybe the employee was not feeling well or is confused about some items to pack?  I think the ubix manager just wants to check how the mistake happened.

73,


Mark.


Re: Anyone used the ELEKITSORPARTS digital interface board? Opionons? #ubitx #digital

dwhacks
 

I finally got mine today after waiting for it to get back in stock. Seemed like a nice solution with a sound card, transformer isolation, and the USB isolation. Well, it doesnt work great at all! So much noise! I tried it on multiple computer with multiple USB cables and no DICE. So I removed it from the uBitx and its just as noisy! Any ideas whats going on? Check out the video:

https://youtu.be/cVzog9azFyc


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

Sudanthiram N <vu2nsk@...>
 

Dear,
Ubitx V6 ,they are spend 200$.The cost of the bolt and net will be below  For1$.Even $1, nobody tell lie.
They are asking the prof for missing screws and net?. Is it correct?
This is Indian standard
The seller should be double check,before shippment.If it is done no mistake will be there.

On Fri 7 Feb, 2020, 8:13 AM , <support@...> wrote:
Hello Gil,

We are sorry that none of the screws or nuts arrived with your kit. However could you take a photo of the entire contents list showing the list as well as the signature of the person who packed it and mail it to us at support@.... We shall do the needful.

BTW M3x8 means Metric 3mm Diameter x 8mm length 

Thanks for your patience.

Thomas
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Support@...


Re: APPS & Interface to I-Device or Computer #& v6

Dan Mitten - WA3NFV
 

Dave,

I'm glad to see another nubee here, having just joined over the weekend.

I assembled my V6 last Friday night and am having a great time with it. I didn't see if you have one, one on order or just haven't built yours up.

I have 15 station/bands worked (PA, OH, AL, & ON) on my 80/40 Meter fan dipole and 10 Meter verticals from here in Eastern PA. I'm a working man so I only get a couple of hours to operate, in the evenings.

It's a REAL radio, don't be fooled!

The group here is welcoming, knows the rigs and has been helpful.

If it helps, I found a matching serial cable at Harbor Freight with a USB connector, it's part of one of their cell charger kits. I haven't verified that it is compatible.

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73,
 
Dan WA3NFV
 


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

Support HF Signal
 

Hello Gil,

We are sorry that none of the screws or nuts arrived with your kit. However could you take a photo of the entire contents list showing the list as well as the signature of the person who packed it and mail it to us at support@.... We shall do the needful.

BTW M3x8 means Metric 3mm Diameter x 8mm length 

Thanks for your patience.

Thomas
--
Support@...


Re: APPS & Interface to I-Device or Computer #& v6

Evan Hand
 

David,
Welcome to the community

First off, the correct term for the rig is micro BiTx which most of us shorten to uBitx (the u is in stead of the Greek Mu for micro.  The Bi is for Bidirectional and the TX is for Transceiver.   It is a design technique that has been open source for over a decade.

As to your question of cable, the stock v6 uBitx comes with and Arduino Nano clone that has a microUSB connector for communication with a host or PC device.  Any full connection (data and power) cable will work as long as the end connected to the uBitx is a microUSB (note: most phones today use either a "lightning" connector, USB-C, or miniUSB.  This means  you will need to look for the cable on Amazon or eBay.  The mciro is larger than the mini for reference.

I am not aware of a cable or connection that has been made with either an iPhone or iPad.  There are applications and cables for PC, Apple computers, and Raspberry PI or clones.

The possible apps include most of the digital mode programs like the WSJT and Fldigi for interfaces.  You will need the audio cables or interfaces to link you computer to the audio on the uBitx.  There has been success with just adapter cables without interfaces, though the interface kits will provide better level and impedance matching.

I would suggest you check out the ubitx.net web sight, as well as browse the messages, files and wiki on this site.

Good luck and again, Welcome.
73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: BFO Calibration and SSB Carrier Suppression #ubitx #v6

Tim Gorman
 

If you have a wide filter AM position on your regular rig you could even feed the static from an open frequency into the mic and see what happens.


Re: BFO Calibration and SSB Carrier Suppression #ubitx #v6

Dan Mitten - WA3NFV
 

Is this a V6? If so I think a CW carrier replaces the BFO during transmit while in the CW TX mode, provided I read the circuit and theory of operations correctly.  
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73,
 
Dan WA3NFV
 


Re: BFO Calibration and SSB Carrier Suppression #ubitx #v6

Dan Mitten - WA3NFV
 

I agree with the technique, in fact an antenna noise bridge might be just the thing. I don't know if Reed's setup has the dynamic range for just an antenna connection. Reed?
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73,
 
Dan WA3NFV
 


Re: #v6 Missing Parts #v6

Gil Palmer
 

You're a stud.  Thank you NOYWB!