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Re: CEC 5" Enhanced Nextion Files #images

Joshi Hp
 

I download the fresh hmi file as suggested and now the compilation is successful.


On Mon, 2 Dec, 2019, 11:14 PM Mark Hatch, <mark2382@...> wrote:
Sorry, one more comment, Ron (W4DNQ) stated he had an enhanced display. However, the status line on bottom says he is compiling for a basic. An Enhanced Nextion will not read the tft file for a Basic. Think the GPU is even different between the two....

Ron, any reason you cannot use the tft files I uploaded?

73
Mark
AJ6CU

Re: 5/7" Nextion Firmware location

Joshi Hp
 

Thank you all for interest in the issue with 5" enhanced Nextion display.
I again used the fresh download and now it is compiled successfully.
Thanks Mark AJ6CU for such a wonderful addition to CEC firmware.
I will install and test it with my UBitx.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:49 AM Mark Hatch <mark2382@...> wrote:
I believe this issue is fixed. Replaced a graphics and recompiled it. HMI and TFT files are now available at:

https://groups.io/g/BITX20/files/AJ6CU%20Nextion%205-inch%20files/Nextion%205inch%20-%20December-1-2019

73
Mark
AJ6CU



--
Dr H P Joshi
Professor
Department of Physics,
Saurashtra University,
Rajkot-360 005,India

Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Ashhar Farhan
 

Look carefully at your ground wire. it maybe floating.

- f

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:33 AM Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd@...> wrote:
hi,

post a photo of the wiring. you may need to shorten some wires and do
some RF bypassing?



-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 19:33, <gdesplin@...> wrote:
>
> I tried taking it of the metal chassis and now the broadcast stations were quiet compared to a loud hum. The hum got more intense if I put my fingers close it the volume control wires. Also if things got moved around a bit it the broadcast stations would get loud and then stop when things moved back around again.
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 06:10 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:
>
> If the stations are heard regardless of your tuning, it is probable that they are being picked up by the audio system. Can you double check that the volume control and the speaker wires don't touch the chassis anywhere?
>
> - f
>
> On Tue 3 Dec, 2019, 1:36 AM , <gdesplin@...> wrote:
>>
>> Ok, so are you talking about getting this http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI like suggested at http://ubitx.net/fix-bci-filter/ or another one of their suggestions? Or maybe something like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQenFJOjr4 ?  Or did you have something else in mind? I'm all for whichever is simplest/easiest as I am a beginner.
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>>
>> well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
>> overwhelm your frontend.
>>
>> Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
>> that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
>> that's ok right?
>>
>>
>> -adrian
>>
>> On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?
>
>



Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Adrian Chadd
 

hi,

post a photo of the wiring. you may need to shorten some wires and do
some RF bypassing?



-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 19:33, <gdesplin@...> wrote:

I tried taking it of the metal chassis and now the broadcast stations were quiet compared to a loud hum. The hum got more intense if I put my fingers close it the volume control wires. Also if things got moved around a bit it the broadcast stations would get loud and then stop when things moved back around again.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 06:10 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:

If the stations are heard regardless of your tuning, it is probable that they are being picked up by the audio system. Can you double check that the volume control and the speaker wires don't touch the chassis anywhere?

- f

On Tue 3 Dec, 2019, 1:36 AM , <gdesplin@...> wrote:

Ok, so are you talking about getting this http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI like suggested at http://ubitx.net/fix-bci-filter/ or another one of their suggestions? Or maybe something like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQenFJOjr4 ? Or did you have something else in mind? I'm all for whichever is simplest/easiest as I am a beginner.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:

well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
overwhelm your frontend.

Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
that's ok right?


-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:


Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?

Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Gavin
 

I tried taking it of the metal chassis and now the broadcast stations were quiet compared to a loud hum. The hum got more intense if I put my fingers close it the volume control wires. Also if things got moved around a bit it the broadcast stations would get loud and then stop when things moved back around again.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 06:10 PM, Ashhar Farhan wrote:

If the stations are heard regardless of your tuning, it is probable that they are being picked up by the audio system. Can you double check that the volume control and the speaker wires don't touch the chassis anywhere?
 
- f

On Tue 3 Dec, 2019, 1:36 AM , <gdesplin@...> wrote:
Ok, so are you talking about getting this http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI like suggested at http://ubitx.net/fix-bci-filter/ or another one of their suggestions? Or maybe something like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQenFJOjr4 ?  Or did you have something else in mind? I'm all for whichever is simplest/easiest as I am a beginner.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
overwhelm your frontend.

Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
that's ok right?


-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:

Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?

Re: #ubitx #ubitx

Evan Hand
 

Or you can download XLoader from here:

https://github.com/xinabox/xLoader/releases/tag/v1.339

This is what I used to flash the Nano.

73
Evan
AC9TU

Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Ashhar Farhan
 

If the stations are heard regardless of your tuning, it is probable that they are being picked up by the audio system. Can you double check that the volume control and the speaker wires don't touch the chassis anywhere?

- f

On Tue 3 Dec, 2019, 1:36 AM , <gdesplin@...> wrote:
Ok, so are you talking about getting this http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI like suggested at http://ubitx.net/fix-bci-filter/ or another one of their suggestions? Or maybe something like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQenFJOjr4 ?  Or did you have something else in mind? I'm all for whichever is simplest/easiest as I am a beginner.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
overwhelm your frontend.

Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
that's ok right?


-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:

Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?

Re: Ordered A uBitx today

Curt
 

Brian

Enjoy the build and operating the rig.

Don't fear initial lack of AGC. This rig works fine without it. I added agc only to address tuning across a band. These audio agc circuits only impact signals above S8 or so. I use the vk3ye agc BTW. Enjoy exploring mods after using the rig.

73 curt wb8yyy

Re: #uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter #ubitx #v4 #sdr

Mike Kilpatrick
 

Oops....I got a bit too eager!    Mine is a v5 ubitx so not sure if it’s the same tap point on v4. 

 

Mike

VK2DJP

 

 

From: Mike Kilpatrick
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:51
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] #uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter

 

I did it this way and it works fine.

 

http://www.hamskey.com/2018/04/how-to-connect-sdr-rtl-sdr-to-ubitx-and.html

 

Mike

VK2DJP

 

 

From: Trevor Clarke
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:09
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: [BITX20] #uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter

 

I'm looking to connect an SDR to my uBitx v4 for use with the CEC firmware. It looks like CW-1 might be a good connection point? It looks like CW-1 and CW-2 are the two 2-pin headers near the crystal filter. Is this an appropriate place to tap the IF?

 

 

Re: #uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter #ubitx #v4 #sdr

Mike Kilpatrick
 

I did it this way and it works fine.

 

http://www.hamskey.com/2018/04/how-to-connect-sdr-rtl-sdr-to-ubitx-and.html

 

Mike

VK2DJP

 

 

From: Trevor Clarke
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:09
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: [BITX20] #uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter

 

I'm looking to connect an SDR to my uBitx v4 for use with the CEC firmware. It looks like CW-1 might be a good connection point? It looks like CW-1 and CW-2 are the two 2-pin headers near the crystal filter. Is this an appropriate place to tap the IF?

 

#uBitx #v4 and #sdr panadapter #ubitx #v4 #sdr

Trevor Clarke
 

I'm looking to connect an SDR to my uBitx v4 for use with the CEC firmware. It looks like CW-1 might be a good connection point? It looks like CW-1 and CW-2 are the two 2-pin headers near the crystal filter. Is this an appropriate place to tap the IF?

Re: Taa-Daa

Tom, wb6b
 

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 09:14 AM, Dave New wrote:
Technician Class guide, check out this free PDF download
I used the "no-nonsense" study guide (along with on-line practice exams and googling stuff) when I studied for my extra. I really think these are good books.

The technician guide is free, the general and extra cost money. But well worth the cost.

Tom,, wb6b

Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Gavin
 

Ok, so are you talking about getting this http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=BCI like suggested at http://ubitx.net/fix-bci-filter/ or another one of their suggestions? Or maybe something like in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQenFJOjr4 ?  Or did you have something else in mind? I'm all for whichever is simplest/easiest as I am a beginner.


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 AM, Adrian Chadd wrote:
well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
overwhelm your frontend.

Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
that's ok right?


-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:

Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?

Re: Ordered A uBitx today

mm0bef@...
 

Hi again, are any of these 2 agc kits better than the other?
 https://amateurradiokits.in/product/agc-kit-for-bitx-and-ubitx/
or
https://shop.kit-projects.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=101

Ill be adding one after a few weeks of setting up and testing so just wondered which is best, also be adding a signl/vswr/power meter depending on what kits  or circuits i build. 
73 and Thanks
Brian
MM0BEF

Re: 5/7" Nextion Firmware location

Mark Hatch
 

I believe this issue is fixed. Replaced a graphics and recompiled it. HMI and TFT files are now available at:

https://groups.io/g/BITX20/files/AJ6CU%20Nextion%205-inch%20files/Nextion%205inch%20-%20December-1-2019

73
Mark
AJ6CU

Re: How to get rid of Local FM broadcast stations #ubitx

Adrian Chadd
 

well, yeah. If you have AM stations close by then they can definitely
overwhelm your frontend.

Get one of the bitx AM broadcast filters; they're high-pass filters
that drop-off around 3MHz. So yeah, you won't be receiving 160m, but
that's ok right?


-adrian

On Mon, 2 Dec 2019 at 09:17, <gdesplin@...> wrote:

Ah, it looks like both these stations also have AM counterparts, at 1490 kHz and 1210 kHz. Does that change things?

Re: Taa-Daa

Gordon Gibby
 

Thanks!   Somehow someone else had brought that up somewhere and I went and looked at it, and it is very likely just what we need to work with some schools!   We are putting together a possible proposal to use with several local schools and see who "bites".    We now have a dozen people badged and fingerprinted and background checked by our local EOC, so they would be very good candidates, and several of them have been partial instructors in our previous tech/general/extra class courses so they have some expertise.   

Thans for pointing that out again!
Gordon


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:14 PM Dave New <n8sbe@...> wrote:
Gordon,

If you are looking for an inexpensive Technician Class guide, check out this free PDF download:


Dan is in my local radio club, and does a fantastic job of teaching a one-day Technician Class, based on this book.

He's taught this class at many venues, including regional ham fests and Xenia/Dayton.

If you check out this page:


You will see all the other formats available, and also General and Extra class guides (non-free -- only the Tech guide is free), and even flash cards.

73,

-- Dave, N8SBE
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Taa-Daa
From: "Gordon Gibby" <docvacuumtubes@...>
Date: Sat, November 30, 2019 9:14 am
To: BITX20@groups.io

yup...you are a FAR bigger writer than I will ever be, and hence you may not even NEED a publisher.   You put something on AMAZON....and people find it.   Word of Mouth also travels incredibly far.   I have never advertised (formally) ANYTHING that I've written.   Many of them are highly technical, just to try and help ARES groups develop professionalism in exercises, and they benefit people in places I neveer would have expected.   It is certainly fine to hep out the ARRL, but they probably need YOU more than you need THEM.   They have a business to run, and this is a good income for them to keep their other highly worthy efforts going....but I can't ask high school kids to fork out enough to buy a qrp rig just to buy a license manual.  So we will create our own "library" or else I'll go to writing and within a year have my own License Manual that I can use far more cheaply.    


The biggest benefit the ARRL has is a HUGE reservoir of very very knowledgeable people who recognize their worth and will continue to donate wisdom and knowledge, for the good of all of us.   Its an important trust, and the ARRL needs to steward it wisely.   I don't mind paying a fair sum for a text on programming, but we need to make entry texts inexpensive.   The ARRL recognized that and released their EC001 as free pdf's which was a huge help to me in the Field Course we did in the summer, and the next one we will do end of Feburary.  

Gordon


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 7:52 AM Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I mentioned, I didn't even know about it until now! Back "in the ole days", the key to a successful book was finding a publisher who could get shelf space for your book in Daltons, Borders, Noble, and other book stores. The C Programming Guide sold 237,000 copies, and that doesn't include the translation numbers (e.g., Chinese, German, Dutch, etc.) Today, most of the major booksellers are toast, so it probably doesn't matter as much now.

Jack, W8TEE

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:42:04 AM EST, Gordon Gibby <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:


Wow, jack, that is an impressive list!!!  Did you ever try the amazon route?
I was actually wondering what had been published by Mad Radio Modder, but thanks for that list!!  Lots of interesting things there.

Gordon


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 7:38 AM Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is a list of the books I've published:

Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio, co-authored with Al Peter, (forthcoming, 2020).
Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio, co-authored with Dennis Kidder, McGraw-Hill, Nov, 2014.
Beginning C Programming for the Arduino, Nov., 2012, Apress. (Second edition released in July, 2015)
Beginning Object Oriented Programming with C#, Wrox Publishing, Oct, 2012.

C# 3.0, An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, Wrox Publishing, April, 2008. (Translated into Chinese and Hindi.)
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C#, co-authored with Kyle Lutes and Alka Harriger, Thompson Course Technology, March, 2005.

Visual Basic .NET Primer Plus, Howard Sams, April, 2003. (Translated into Chinese, Korean, Polish)
Visual Basic 6 Super Bible, co-author, Howard Sams, April, 1999.
Accounting & Finance Developer’s Guide, Howard Sams, April, 1995.
Guide to C Programming, Ziff Davis Press, June, 1992 (Translated into 2 languages).
Quick C Programming, Howard Sams, Dec., 1990.
The First Book of Harvard Graphics, Howard Sams, March, 1990.
C Programmer's Toolkit, Que Corp., Sept., 1989, 2nd edition, Dec, 1991.
C Programming Guide, Que Corp., 1983. (Translated into 10 languages. New York Times Best Seller’s List, Technical Books, 1983), Third edition, Nov., 1988.
C Standard Library, co-authored with T. Leslie, Que Corp., Que Corp., 1987.
C Self Study Guide, Que Corp., 1985.

C Programmer's Library, co-authored with T. Leslie and A. Stegemoller. (Translatedinto three languages.) Que Corp., 1983.
CP/M Software Finder, (co-authored with D. Cobb and D. Summe), Que Corp., 1983.
Basic-80 and CP/M: A Programming Textbook. Macmillan Publishing, 1983.

Jack Purdum, W8TEE




On Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:15:02 AM EST, Gordon Gibby <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:


What’s the name there : how do I find out what you have published?


On Nov 30, 2019, at 06:56, MadRadioModder <madradiomodder@...> wrote:

Same story here.  Amazon is the only way ill publish now...


MRM
 

On Nov 30, 2019, at 4:58 AM, Gordon Gibby <docvacuumtubes@...> wrote:


Jack --

I may have some news, then, of interest to you.   Publishing a real, paperback book that you can hold in your hand (or have it electronically if one prefers) is not only cheap, it is FREE.   You may know this, but it sounded as if you might not.  

For my particular interests, the ability to get books published at ZERO COST to myself -- nothing! -- and to be able to get copies to teach local people, groups with at very very low cost ($2.15-$2.50 ea) was the most important thing to me.   By using Amazon, I'm able to do ALL of that, and theyhandle all the distribution for me.  Done.   Plus, when I want to revise the book and update it, the process is very simple and generally only takes an email or message or two and the old book "retires" and it replaced on Amazon's shelves with the new book.   Cost is $0.   

I must have 13 texts out there in paperback (and most of them Kindle as well) format -- and I have never spent a penney.   Of course, Amazon would love for me to do so in order to push them, but I never do.   I give away scores and scores of copies, and word gets around, and people benefit all over the nation, and occasinaly even over the world.

I have certainly done my part to put $ in the coffers of the ARRL -- bought a bunch of copies of their license manual and had sent to students in Haiti.   Unfotunately, they never were willing to study enough to take the test, which was discouraging.   But now that I'm looking at doing something in the schools here, those costs are somewhat daunting, even with the nice discount the ARRL offers registered instructors like me.    I may yet write an entry license  manual just to save $$$.   

If you go to Amazon and enter Gordon L. Gibby you'll see a bunch of books on emerrgency commmunications, how to do HSEEP-compliant full scale exercises, and even books on how to build a sound-card type digital interface.   I don't do any formal advertizing at all --- and they still sell.   I have also done the pen-name route this way and with excellent results.   I am astonished, but I can check sales any day I wish and download spreadsheets, the whole bit.   I get to set the price MYSELF and I generally set it ridiculously LOW because my goal is to expand the teaching in the area of Emergency Communications.   Every Conference we hold in Florida, I have all the speakers write a chapter, and then I publish their chapters and get a copy of the text to all participants at the door.   That makes for a much higher quality teaching at the conference!

KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING.   I use Libre Office to create the texts, because it is free also.   Kindle handles both the paperbacks and the Kindle books for Amazon.   They prefer PDF upload to create the paperbacks, but they prefer .doc or .docx for the Kindle (odd, huh?) -- and it all works out as one would expect, given what little work I put into it.  For cheapness, I use only the color cover (you get that for free) and everything INSIDE is black and white to reduce costs.   But that generally works out fine for the area in which I'm publishing.   A noted anesthesiologist friend of mine was having delays and huge costs with academic publishers; I explained to him how to publish using Amazon and he had a book on the market about regional nerve blocks within I think 3 weeks, and sold 1200 copies **IN JAPAN** the first weekend.    He was as happy as he could be and told me I had changed everything and he would now publish a new book every month for a year.  

Gordon




On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 12:10 AM Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I appreciate and understand that, and I know you're not alone. There may be a way to make everyone happy. Al and I are checking an idea out...If it proves viable, we will report it.


Jack, W8TEE

On Friday, November 29, 2019, 3:21:28 PM EST, Richard Spohn <wb2gxm@...> wrote:


Guess you won't listen to me but I am totally into through-hole, I do
not like SMD at all. -- Rich WB2GXM

On 11/29/19, Jack, W8TEE via Groups.Io <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>  Mornin' Jim:
> Al and I have talked about this at length and, given what we read over the
> past 24 hours, I'm almost certain we will do SMD boards. I doubt we will do
> two versions of the boards and I also doubt that we will release the Gerber
> files. Al and I have invested 17 months and many 12 hour days working on the
> book and we know that our expected hourly wage will be somewhere around
> $0.50/hour. QRP Guys will be selling the boards at reasonable cost and it's
> one way that we might get some revenue from people who don't pay for the
> book. (My last two publishers agree that for every book I sell, 3 are ripped
> off through torrent sites.)
> For those who may not have seen it, if you haven't tried working with SMD
> devices, I encourage you to spend $2 and buy a practice kit. This one is
> eBay 172645304752
>
>
> Our boards will use the 1206 sized SMD, which you can see their size in the
> above photo. I also think this video: How to Solder SMD Components!
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> iron as well as using hot air. In la...
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>  is very good in showing what SMD are and how to solder them. As to the
> cost, a 2000 SMD resistor assortment with 50 values is less than $10. Caps
> are a little more expensive, but $10 still buys 320 pieces with about 16
> different values. Electronic Parts Online Store - Tayda Electronics sells
> quantity 1 1206 resistors for $0.01 each and they are fairly fast
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> in shipping products as they have a warehouse in CO.
>
> So, it's going to be SMD's. We'll know more about the costs when we start to
> get estimates on the boards, as their size will vary. We will also
> investigate boards with the SMD parts in place, which will leave only
> "large" pieces (e.g., IDC connectors, voltage regulators, etc.) left to do
> on the boards. That's a little riskier, since we have no idea which products
> will be the "most built". More on that much later.
>
> Jack, W8TEE
>
>
>
>
>    On Friday, November 29, 2019, 1:50:11 AM EST, Jim Pruitt
> <jpruitt67@...> wrote:
>
>  Hello Jack.
>
>  Are you taking a poll?  You might actually make a Groups.io poll asking
> your question.  Yes,  I know, there will be lots of people that think they
> are participating in the poll by posting their comment and why they chose
> that particular thing but a poll would make it easier for you.
>
>  My vote is for smt pc boards but you might also consider making 2 versions,
> one through hole and the other as smt.  I know that would be more work but
> would appease both.  I am almost 71 years old and have no fear of smt (well,
> some fear anyway as I currently have a project -RadioBerry that uses a
> LFPGA144 Intel chip and a AD9866 QFN64 and no option to drag solder--and do
> not like drag soldering).  I well know that many parts are no longer
> available in through hole.  Many that are available are not stocked by
> DigiMouse or have a 10,000 minimum order (OK, usually 1000 but that is still
> more than most of us can afford--even if we had an outlet for the extra
> 999).  If we as a group start finding that projects are only available in
> smt versions then it might force us as a whole to embrace or at least try
> smt.  The other option would be to make the gerbers available (for the smt
> version) and tell us we can submit out orders to JLCSteeedPCBWay and request
> assembly (of the smt parts) and how to place that order since the smt parts
> would not normally be included in a board order but these outfits do
> assembly and preassembly...at a price.
>
>  I think if the various projects use SOCI8 chips that it would be easier for
> us old farts to figure out that it aint that bad!  I would not layout a
> board for the RadioBerry and its LFCSP144 (or whatever that 144 pin fpga is
> called) on a 5/8" square then we would all run in terror!
>
>  In summary, I vote for smt if both are not an option.  Even if it is an
> option I would still buy the smt version over the through hole because I
> know how hard it is getting to find many through hole parts.
>
>  Thank you.
>
>  Jim Pruitt
>  WA7DUY
>
>
>  On 11/28/2019 1:41 PM, jjpurdum via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>
>  While they are editing the book, Al and I will be making PCB's for all but
> the most trivial of the projects. One thing we go back and forth about is
> whether to do the boards for through-hole or SMD parts. We both want to do
> SMD, but we also know a lot of people are afraid of SMD's. My feeling: If,
> at my age, I can work with  SMD's, anyone can. Also, the cost is
> significantly lower, too. On the other hand, a lot of hams won't even try to
> use an SMD board. It's not going to be a major revenue source for us anyway,
> so we're wondering what people actually want. Manufacturing an SMD board is
> a little less expensive and, ceteris paribus, can be a little smaller. I
> would be interested in hearing what the group thinks on the matter.
>  Jack, W8TEE
>
>      On Thursday, November 28, 2019, 2:03:37 PM EST, Gwen Patton
> <ardrhi@...> wrote:
>
>      It all looks wonderful, Jack! I'm looking forward to a couple of those,
> but mostly the luggable double-double. I want to build one, and mount it so
> I can hoist it on a mast held by a drive-on mast mount in my van. That way,
> I can operate from the van out in the field, from parks and such, and not
> have to get out in the weather. I have lots of radios I can take (and
> usually do), but I need to get or build a reasonable amp that can run off
> power from the van easily and safely. Maybe a 50W. With the remote control,
> that loop looks like exactly what I need, along with some of the wires I can
> hang from the same mast (when I'm not using the loop, of course).
>  I repurposed an Acer Chromebook CB3-111 for field use. I replaced the
> ChromeOS with GalliumOS, a distro of Linux based on Xubuntu. It works great,
> and I just got JS8Call working on it this morning. I've got FLDigi and FLRig
> installed, Qtel, a very well done Echolink client, and some  various and
> sundry other programs, like a flavor of NEC for antenna modeling (which I
> still need to learn how to use), and a decent logger. I can tether it to my
> phone via WiFi and get on the Internet, and access QRZ for lookups -- my
> battery selection was such that I can also power the phone, and once I get a
> cable built for it, the Chromebook as well. It'll streamline my field ops a
> lot, reducing what I need to carry to do some serious operating!
>  I can't wait for that book to come out! It looks great, and you and Al
> deserve some serious applause for it.
>  73, Gwen, NG3P
>    On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 1:44 PM jjpurdum via Groups.Io
> <jjpurdum=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>    All:
>  Most of you are aware that Al (AC8GY) and I are working on a sequel to the
> Projects book titled Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio. We changed
> the title because we have not limited ourselves to the Arduino family of
> processors, but include the STM32F1, ESP32, and the Teensy 4.0 controllers.
> All can be (and, for the book, are) programmed  in the Arduino IDE using C.
> Today, Al and I finished writing the narrative for the last chapter of the
> book.
>
>  We have signed with the ARRL to publish the book, and one reason for
> signing with them is that they had enough faith to sign a contract with us,
> but allow us to finish all of the projects before submitting the chapters.
> That way, Al and I could work in the absence of a publisher breathing down
> our necks. That's the good news. The bad news is that, despite us beating
> our Jan 1, 2020, deadline, they are putting the new License manual ahead of
> us in the production queue. (Boo !) I asked if it would be ready by FDIM and
> they said no. That was a huge disappointment, but it is what it is. I'm
> still hopeful it will be out before the end of the second quarter of next
> year. Still, we feel like a 15 month stone has been lifted off our backs.
>
>  Anyway, what follows are some photos of most of the projects. I'll keep
> everyone posted on publishing details when I know them.
>
>  Jack, W8TEE Al, AC8GY
>
>  two channel DSP (there's a preprocessor project, too)
>    Signal generator, up to 30MHz.
>
>  All kinds of test functions (i.e., different wave forms at  various
> voltages)
>
>  30W mini DL with watt meter (almost fits in a shirt pocket)
>
>  Old computer PS redesigned for powering the projects.
>
>  Morse Code Tutor (the subject of my FDIM presentation  this year)
>
>  Antenna tuner with SWR display and scan function (very useful for trimming
> antennas)
>
>  Our Mag loop with remote controller (tested to 100' and used  in Field
> Day).
>
>
>
>
>
>
>  --
>
>  -+-+-+-+-
>  Jenny Everywhere's Infinite: Quark Time
http://quarktime.net
>
>
>
>
>



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Re: Ordered A uBitx today

mm0bef@...
 

Thanks to everyone for all the advice. Its greatly appreciated. I ordered the ubitx on the tuesday and it arrived on the friday, the charges were a bit more tan i expected at £33 from dhl here in UK. I have built it stock and given it a quick test and all seems ok so far. Will fine tune the settings and get it in a 3d printed case when i get time and test it for a few weeks before doing any mods. The first mod will be the AGC circuit though im not sure which one to do but have time to think about it.
Thanks again for the replies

73
Brian
MM0BEF

Re: CEC 5" Enhanced Nextion Files #images

Mark Hatch
 

Sorry, one more comment, Ron (W4DNQ) stated he had an enhanced display. However, the status line on bottom says he is compiling for a basic. An Enhanced Nextion will not read the tft file for a Basic. Think the GPU is even different between the two....

Ron, any reason you cannot use the tft files I uploaded?

73
Mark
AJ6CU

Re: CEC 5" Enhanced Nextion Files #images

Mark Hatch
 

Actually, I think I see the problem, but not sure why....

If you look at the bottom message line you see the specific model number being compiled for along with Flash, RAM and frequency.

Here is how that line compares to mine:

                                             Flash       Ram.       Freq
Mine.   NX:8048K050_011.    32M.     8192B.     108M.  5" Enhanced
OP.      NX:8048T050_011.     16M.     3584B.     48M.    5" Basic

What is really strange is the I have no problem compiling it for the 5" Basic....  But both the OP and Justin (K5AXL) reported that they needed to changed to enhanced to compile.

Perhaps we should compare version for the Nextion editor...  Again, mine is V0.53

73
Mark
AJ6CU