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Re: Encoder Replacment?

Donnie G
 

Evan:
I would say mainly from a mechanical standpoint. The shaft seems kinda sloppy in my v6 encoder.

Donnie / WA9TGT 


Re: Encoder Replacment?

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi,

I installed Reed's software in a V6 for another ham and it made a night and day difference. The original software made the radio unusable on CW. With Reed's software it was much nicer to use. The display was smoother too.

73,

Bill KU8H

bark less - wag more

On 9/29/20 7:52 AM, Evan Hand wrote:
Donnie,
How would you define the quality improvement required?  The stock v6 software has some issues with the encoder response.  That is not a fault of the encoder, rather the processing power and coding of the Nano and the firmware.  There are both hardware and software alternatives that make the response better.
Check out this GitHub link:
https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6
Reed has improved the responsiveness of the screen and hence the encoder, as well as adding some other features or changing operating characteristics.  This option uses the stock hardware.  It is only a software upgrade.
For the Processor upgrade, you can check out this link:
http://www.w0eb.com/
73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: Encoder Replacment?

Evan Hand
 

Donnie,
How would you define the quality improvement required?  The stock v6 software has some issues with the encoder response.  That is not a fault of the encoder, rather the processing power and coding of the Nano and the firmware.  There are both hardware and software alternatives that make the response better. 

Check out this GitHub link:
https://github.com/reedbn/ubitxv6
Reed has improved the responsiveness of the screen and hence the encoder, as well as adding some other features or changing operating characteristics.  This option uses the stock hardware.  It is only a software upgrade.

For the Processor upgrade, you can check out this link:
http://www.w0eb.com/

73
Evan
AC9TU


Encoder Replacment?

Donnie G
 

Does anyone know of a higher quality replacement encoder for the Ubitx V6?

Donnie / WA9TGT 


Re: Bare end mini usb

Ian Reeve
 

In the UK you can buy these leads for £1 and just chop off the connector and you have the four wires.


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Kit Peters <popefelix@...>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:01:01 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Bare end mini usb
 
That's not a bad idea at all.

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 06:11 Don--AE4DW <AE4DW.Don@...> wrote:
Or just buy the connector shell and make your own. I did that for a project a few weeks ago, found both USB type A, and micro-usb connectors  on ebay. Reasonably priced from a US vendor, even cheaper if you get them from China.


Re: Revamped I2C S-Meter for KD8CEC Firmware with Nextion. #arduino #fft #firmware #nextion #smeter

Mick
 

Thanks Dennis,
this looks really interesting, I think I’ll give it a try.
--
 

73
Mick VA3EPM 


a Remote Rotary Encoder

Vince Loschiavo
 

I printed up a mount for the rotary controller that might be a kewl thing to do..
see pics


Re: For sale: uBITX V.3

ve2zhp@...
 

Good day to all,

Thank you to the fellow members who showed interest in my radio for sale. The unit has been sold.

cheers!

Janusz  ve2zhp


Re: Bare end mini usb

Kit Peters
 

That's not a bad idea at all.


On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 06:11 Don--AE4DW <AE4DW.Don@...> wrote:
Or just buy the connector shell and make your own. I did that for a project a few weeks ago, found both USB type A, and micro-usb connectors  on ebay. Reasonably priced from a US vendor, even cheaper if you get them from China.


Re: First HF radio..incensed a week ago...I think I blew up my uBitXv4.

Allen Hundley
 

Kind of. I replaced the encoder first, tried and it didn't work. Then I put the the new arduino on...worked but the new encoder must be slightly different or less encourage because it was skipping steps.

Soldered old encoder on and everything's good.

On Sep 28, 2020, at 1:19 AM, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:
Allen,
Glad that you found the issue.  By chance did you do any troubleshooting other than replacing the Arduino Nano and Encoder one at a time?  The reason for the question is to understand how to isolate the issue without going to a "replace one part at a time process" (what some call the Military Methode)?

73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: For sale: uBITX V.3

Ted
 

"Bonjour,
Vous expédiez vers la France

Merci

Michel F1GTX"




Michael asks if you are willing to ship to France?


Re: Bare end mini usb

Don--AE4DW
 

Or just buy the connector shell and make your own. I did that for a project a few weeks ago, found both USB type A, and micro-usb connectors  on ebay. Reasonably priced from a US vendor, even cheaper if you get them from China.


Re: For sale: uBITX V.3

Michel Dupuy
 

Bonjour,
Vous expédiez vers la France

Merci

Michel F1GTX


Re: Firmware : transmits band limits

Evan Hand
 

Pierre,
Thank you for the links.  Still not sure how you get a uBITX certified to operate in Thailand, though I have no plans to go there myself so not really a question that needs to be answered for me.

Good Luck
73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: Firmware : transmits band limits

Pierre Guillot
 

Thanks for your answer. Please find a link to the Thai rules : https://www.qsl.net/rast/text/Type-approved-list.html
and the Thai Hamradio bands limits : https://www.qsl.net/rast/text/HF-VHFbandplan.html
73 - Pierre - FK8IH


Re: First HF radio..incensed a week ago...I think I blew up my uBitXv4.

Evan Hand
 

Allen,
Glad that you found the issue.  By chance did you do any troubleshooting other than replacing the Arduino Nano and Encoder one at a time?  The reason for the question is to understand how to isolate the issue without going to a "replace one part at a time process" (what some call the Military Methode)?

73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: Firmware : transmits band limits

Evan Hand
 

Pierre,
There is using KD8CEC software.  For the v6, this would mean changing the screen to a Nextion and then using the Memory Manager to set the required bands.  The Nextion Display would add approximately $28 US to the cost of the radio.  There are also some small hole enlargements of the Nextion Display to allow it to fit the stock case supplied with the full kit.  Then the software changes.

One question back, how do these countries handle building your own transmitters?  With the KD8CEC software, I could go back and remove the restrictions with a simple change of one value. 

73
Evan
AC9TU
AC9TU


Firmware : transmits band limits

Pierre Guillot
 

Is it possible to set limits in the firmware to prohibit transmission outside of ham bands limits as some countries like Thailand do not authorize the use of transceivers which can transmit outside of the ham bands. For exemple 80m goes from 3.5 to 3.6Mhz and 40m from 7.0 to 7.2Mhz, the other bands being more usual.


Re: First HF radio..incensed a week ago...I think I blew up my uBitXv4.

Allen Hundley
 

I just got some encoders and arduinks today. I replaced the encoder first...no cigar. I replaced the arduino and everything works.

Anyone know exactly what happened there?

On Sep 26, 2020, at 3:43 AM, Evan Hand <elhandjr@...> wrote:
Allen,
The encoder output is a switch that connects the Black or Brown wire (Encoder input A or B) to the Yellow wire (ground).  So most of the time the value will be high, and only briefly go low when the switch pulses it low.  You can test the Nano I/O with your sketch.  On the encoder short each of the leads to digital ground (the Yellow wire).  The value should change from a high value to a low value when you short it to the Yellow wire.  If you do get the high and low values, then you might have a bad encoder.  The previous does assume that your change to the sketch is directly reading the A0 and A1 analog inputs.

I would suggest that you go back and very carefully verify that you have wired the rig correctly.  You can also compare with this original wire-up from HFSignals:
https://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-wire-up/

I still believe that you have a wiring issue.  It is too easy to cross wire the audio and digital connectors, as they both use the same wire colors.  You could also have a bad/loose connector wire.  The pins can get pushed out such that they do not connect to the header properly.

The less likely fault is a bad encoder.  The encoder uses switches, not electronic devices, so not very likely to fail unless there was a high current across them.
73
Evan
AC9TU


Re: Bare end mini usb

Shirley Dulcey KE1L
 

I've never seen a cable like that, although somebody may sell one. The easiest thing is probably to take a Mini USB cable, cut off whatever connector is at the other end, and separate and strip the wires.


On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 8:46 PM Kit Peters <popefelix@...> wrote:
Where can I find a mini usb to 4 bare wire cable?