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Re: Help wiring the microphone to a stereo female plug on BITX40

N8TPN
 

Jim,

Check out this old post https://groups.io/g/BITX20/message/46637

Pretty much sums it all up.

73 - Tom
N8TPN

Re: bitx v6 is here

Adrian Chadd
 

Hi!

Nice work!

Do you have a list of changes between the v5 and v6 radio board?




-adrian

Re: bitx v6 is here

Jim Sheldon
 

OK, found it.  The basic kit version is up there in the header.  Works now.

W0EB

------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Sheldon" <w0eb@...>
Sent: 12/13/2019 8:34:56 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] bitx v6 is here

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB

Re: bitx v6 is here

Ted
 

^  Yes, if the firmware will work in a V5 and give a CW reader, that would be pretty neat even if just during demonstrations or show & tell.

Re: bitx v6 is here

Alan de G1FXB
 

I thought similar, if following the dedicated V6 page.....
then found the hyperlinks

From the hfsignals home page
http://www.hfsignals.com/

there are the two pricing options shown each taking you to their own order page.

UBITX V6 – BUY THE BASIC KIT
http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6-buy-the-basic-kit/


UBITX V6 – BUY THE FULL KIT
http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6-buy-the-full-kit/


It feels a lot like Xmas!
Alan


On 13/12/2019 14:34, Jim Sheldon wrote:

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB


-- 
Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable

Re: bitx v6 is here

clyde-alex@...
 

Looks good to me.
Ordered mine today.
Santa will be good to me this year.
--
73
clyde
kk4ywi

Re: bitx v6 is here

Jim Sheldon
 

Can't buy the basic kit for $150 US though, only the $199 "Full Kit" version available for sale on HF signals.  Either fix this or lose a lot of sales.

W0EB

Frequency calibration V5

Morris Ford
 

I am trying to calibrate a V5 box using a frequency meter. I need someone to interpret the instructions for that in the user manual for CEC software. I tried just transmit and adjust and not the ing happens. I tried into calibrate and transmit and the adjust and nothing happens. 
Any help?

Morris
K7LSV

Re: bitx v6 is here

KG5MG
 

Is it possible to upgrade a V5 to the v6?  If so, what would be required?



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-------- Original message --------
From: Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...>
Date: 12/13/19 8:00 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] bitx v6 is here

I have added a morse reader already. I shall finish integration to the user interface soon.
Ill check the dhl option tonight. Do pass on any typos and mistakes. I pulled an all nighter and wrapped it up at 4 am.


- f

On Fri 13 Dec, 2019, 7:17 PM Gordon Gibby, <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:
Excellent.   I sent photos to everyone (70) in our mailing list.   Looks like the version I want to get.   I am limited on time, repairing half dozen heathkit transceivers and working three amplifiers so having a CABINET and the nice display and everything done so nicely is extremely attractive to me.   I'll get one as soon as I can put together the $$ --- need to buy some 572-b's for the amplifiers. 

Gordon



On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM Buddy Brannan <buddy@...> wrote:
Well….if nothing else, this upgrade should make it easier for a blind guy to build one of these :-)

Off to look at this update some more.


Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Email: buddy@...
Mobile: (814) 431-0962



> On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Gerry Kavanagh via Groups.Io <gerrykav=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Nice work, Farhan.
> You are tireless!
>




Re: bitx v6 is here

Mike WA0YCN
 

Ashhar, will the v5 board no longer be available?

Help wiring the microphone to a stereo female plug on BITX40

olds.james@...
 

Hi...I've got a BITX40 project nearly complete, but I am having difficulty figuring out how to wire the microphone output to a female stereo jack. There are three lugs for two wires coming from the mic.

Thanks so very much.

73

--
Jim Olds
KI4THC
Arlington VA USA

Re: bitx v6 is here

Laurence Oberman
 

Worked for with DHL
Ordered full kit though

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 8:13 AM MONEYSMITH <w4nfr@...> wrote:

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ORDER A V6 WITH DHL SHIPPING TODAY. THE SITE WILL NOT LET ME DO THE DHL? ANY IDEAS.

I AM IN SALOME ARIZONA USA AND DHL WORKS HERE?

WILLIAM

On 12/12/2019 11:56 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:
People,

Here is what it looks like :
And of course, yoiu can buy it on hfsignals.com. The shipping will happen from Tuesday onwards. We have a limited supply of the first 200 boards. The rest is for after christmas.

The most important thing about this revision is that the  Radio circuitry is almost unchanged. We have incorporated the connectors on the PCBs. So, this kit needs none of the confusing soldering. You snap in the TFT Raduino onto the main board, plug the power and antenna from the back, snap on headphones, plug in the mic (supplied with the kit) and off you go!

It is offered in two kits now : The basic kit (150 USD) is without the box (like old times) but with a microphone and two acrylic templates for the front and back panels. 
The Full kit (199 USD) has the box with speaker, mounting hardware etc. Both are described on the website. 

Now, about the TFT display: 

For those who are using the 16x2 display and you would like to upgrade, you will have to do three things:
1. Add a heatsink to the 7805 of the raduino
3. Grab the new Arduino sketch from https://github.com/afarhan/ubitxv6

Background : 
I have been hacking away at adding a TFT display for the Arduino for sometime. Finally, I managed to do this with a really inexpensive 2.8 inch TFT display that uses a controller called the ILI9341. The display update is slow but, clever guy that I am, the display very usable. it uses the same pins that earlier connected to the 16x2 LCD display. This display is available everywhere for a few dollars. 

Re: bitx v6 is here

Ashhar Farhan
 

I have added a morse reader already. I shall finish integration to the user interface soon.
Ill check the dhl option tonight. Do pass on any typos and mistakes. I pulled an all nighter and wrapped it up at 4 am.


- f


On Fri 13 Dec, 2019, 7:17 PM Gordon Gibby, <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:
Excellent.   I sent photos to everyone (70) in our mailing list.   Looks like the version I want to get.   I am limited on time, repairing half dozen heathkit transceivers and working three amplifiers so having a CABINET and the nice display and everything done so nicely is extremely attractive to me.   I'll get one as soon as I can put together the $$ --- need to buy some 572-b's for the amplifiers. 

Gordon



On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM Buddy Brannan <buddy@...> wrote:
Well….if nothing else, this upgrade should make it easier for a blind guy to build one of these :-)

Off to look at this update some more.


Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Email: buddy@...
Mobile: (814) 431-0962



> On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Gerry Kavanagh via Groups.Io <gerrykav=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Nice work, Farhan.
> You are tireless!
>




Re: V4 TX problems and new finals #ubitx-help

 

At 13/12/2019, you wrote:
Two ways to go forward at this time:

1 - Measure the bias voltages on the transistors
2 - Remove the transistors and do typical diode check on each junction

I would do the bias voltage checks.

You are concerned with Q911,Q912, Q92, Q93, Q96 and Q97.

When I measured the voltages relative to ground I got aproximatly 12.3 volts on Q911 and Q912 collectors, 1.13 on the base and .46 on the emitter.

For Q92, Q93, Q96 and Q97 I measured 11.4 volts on the collectors, 1.12 volts on the bases and .46 on the emitters.

See if any of these transistors have the wrong bias voltages. That would indicate which ones to pull to test.

Note, the values are approximate. The important value is the difference between the base and the emitter. Should be around .7 volts. Indicates it is conducting properly and not shorted or open.

Only real test that I know is to measure the RF voltages, That is why I use a 100 MHz oscilloscope.

Try the above and let us know.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: bitx v6 is here

Gordon Gibby
 

Excellent.   I sent photos to everyone (70) in our mailing list.   Looks like the version I want to get.   I am limited on time, repairing half dozen heathkit transceivers and working three amplifiers so having a CABINET and the nice display and everything done so nicely is extremely attractive to me.   I'll get one as soon as I can put together the $$ --- need to buy some 572-b's for the amplifiers. 

Gordon



On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 8:17 AM Buddy Brannan <buddy@...> wrote:
Well….if nothing else, this upgrade should make it easier for a blind guy to build one of these :-)

Off to look at this update some more.


Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Email: buddy@...
Mobile: (814) 431-0962



> On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Gerry Kavanagh via Groups.Io <gerrykav=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Nice work, Farhan.
> You are tireless!
>




Re: V4 TX problems and new finals #ubitx-help

Don - KM4UDX
 

Ah...understood. I have both a dummy load and separate PA power supply, so I can lift that as well. 

Funny that the water heater started cycling last night. These things always go bad at either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Weird. So I'm fixing that first. Then back to the uBITX.

Thanks so very much!!!

I'll report back the results.

Don

Re: bitx v6 is here

Buddy Brannan
 

Well….if nothing else, this upgrade should make it easier for a blind guy to build one of these :-)

Off to look at this update some more.


Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Email: buddy@...
Mobile: (814) 431-0962

On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Gerry Kavanagh via Groups.Io <gerrykav=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Nice work, Farhan.
You are tireless!

Re: bitx v6 is here

MONEYSMITH
 

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ORDER A V6 WITH DHL SHIPPING TODAY. THE SITE WILL NOT LET ME DO THE DHL? ANY IDEAS.

I AM IN SALOME ARIZONA USA AND DHL WORKS HERE?

WILLIAM

On 12/12/2019 11:56 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:
People,

Here is what it looks like :
And of course, yoiu can buy it on hfsignals.com. The shipping will happen from Tuesday onwards. We have a limited supply of the first 200 boards. The rest is for after christmas.

The most important thing about this revision is that the  Radio circuitry is almost unchanged. We have incorporated the connectors on the PCBs. So, this kit needs none of the confusing soldering. You snap in the TFT Raduino onto the main board, plug the power and antenna from the back, snap on headphones, plug in the mic (supplied with the kit) and off you go!

It is offered in two kits now : The basic kit (150 USD) is without the box (like old times) but with a microphone and two acrylic templates for the front and back panels. 
The Full kit (199 USD) has the box with speaker, mounting hardware etc. Both are described on the website. 

Now, about the TFT display: 

For those who are using the 16x2 display and you would like to upgrade, you will have to do three things:
1. Add a heatsink to the 7805 of the raduino
3. Grab the new Arduino sketch from https://github.com/afarhan/ubitxv6

Background : 
I have been hacking away at adding a TFT display for the Arduino for sometime. Finally, I managed to do this with a really inexpensive 2.8 inch TFT display that uses a controller called the ILI9341. The display update is slow but, clever guy that I am, the display very usable. it uses the same pins that earlier connected to the 16x2 LCD display. This display is available everywhere for a few dollars. 

Re: bitx v6 is here

Gerry Kavanagh
 

Nice work, Farhan.
You are tireless!

Re: bitx v6 is here

Dale Hardin
 

I like the upgraded display.  I assume I will be able to upgrade my v5.  Will the new sketch allow boards earlier than v5 add the display?  Dale

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 3:11 AM Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:
To paraphrase Heathkit "We won't let you Solder''


On Fri 13 Dec, 2019, 2:14 PM Tom, wb6b, <wb6b@...> wrote:
Impressive upgrade. Amazing you were able to squeeze this into the Nano processor. I'll try the upgrade to this new display on my older uBitx.

Tom, wb6b



--
Dale Hardin
Elberta, AL 

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Dale Hardin, KS4NS
Elberta, AL