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Re: winlink error on TX #v4 #cat #digital

Gordon Gibby
 

Sorry, I only know what works for me, a diode, a transistor, a few capacitors etc.  i use a $4.75 sound dongle.  But I built a push to talk circuit

Perhaps someone else here knows another way to help you, that’s the only one I know.  


On Feb 21, 2020, at 15:09, Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:

Gordon (and team), 

I use a el-cheap-o external sound card dongle (cause my laptop headphone jack was long ago busted by my daughter...gurrrr) hooked up the normal way. 
As I mentioned, all other digital modes trigger the TX just fine. The CAT -based PPT works without a problem on all the other digital apps with the normal setting.

I went back to normal winmore winlink (I tried the radio only just to see what it was, and it didn't matter actually -- got the same error at the same place.)

The winlink error msg is "Timeout in T>R Latency measuremer"
<winlink winmore timeout error msg.JPG>


which seems like a normal msg if the uBITX never goes into TX mode...the latency is infinite, hahah. 
I actually don't know that, just uninformed speculation, haha.

Anyway, here are my WXJT-X settings which work with CAT controlled PPT for TXing all day long. Is there something about winlink that the PPT doesn't work the same way as the other digital apps work?  The literature suggests that winlink PPT function works fine over USB CAT control.  I have to assume I am doing something stupid. As that is the case 95% of the time. So I have a lot of history to back me up here. hahah.

<wsjtx radio config settings used for winlink as well.JPG>

Re: winlink error on TX #v4 #cat #digital

Don - KM4UDX
 

Gordon (and team), 

I use a el-cheap-o external sound card dongle (cause my laptop headphone jack was long ago busted by my daughter...gurrrr) hooked up the normal way. 
As I mentioned, all other digital modes trigger the TX just fine. The CAT -based PPT works without a problem on all the other digital apps with the normal setting.

I went back to normal winmore winlink (I tried the radio only just to see what it was, and it didn't matter actually -- got the same error at the same place.)

The winlink error msg is "Timeout in T>R Latency measuremer"


which seems like a normal msg if the uBITX never goes into TX mode...the latency is infinite, hahah. 
I actually don't know that, just uninformed speculation, haha.

Anyway, here are my WXJT-X settings which work with CAT controlled PPT for TXing all day long. Is there something about winlink that the PPT doesn't work the same way as the other digital apps work?  The literature suggests that winlink PPT function works fine over USB CAT control.  I have to assume I am doing something stupid. As that is the case 95% of the time. So I have a lot of history to back me up here. hahah.

wanted V5

KC2UKU ED
 

I would like to buy V5 ubitx kit no case

Re: V6.2

KC2UKU ED
 

OK one more question Do you have any ubitx V5 I like that better the first video I seen was see it was v6 but after looking around it was V5 not v6 so I hope you still some V5 

Re: V6.2

KC2UKU ED
 

OK can the front, back plug and jack and the vol con be remove easy

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:46 PM Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:
the update is only a firmware update. there is no new model or radio from hfsignals.com

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:27 PM KC2UKU ED <kc2uku@...> wrote:
I see from hfs has update to v6.2 I Do not like has any building the v6.2 rremove the vol,mic, key, phones and power, ant mounts from the board...The way it is know its not a kit and u have to use only one type of case go back to v6



--
ED W2ELM

Re: winlink error on TX #v4 #cat #digital

Gordon Gibby
 

suggest you use a sound detector vox type circuit to close the push to talk.   Not sure what you connected there....easier to do it with a signalink type device.  Also, "radio-only" is NOT probably what you want.   

Be sure to turn volume UP on the output to your codec on the pc so the push to talk circuit gets to see the audio.    

Done this many times with my version 3.

Cheers
gordon



On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:
hello!  Trying to get WINLINK working onmy V4.  Others have done it, so it can be done.  WSJTX/Fldigi all work grand. So I have CAT control working for other apps.  
CEC1.1, V4, stock hardward other than nextion, WIN10, WINLINK Express 1.5.26.

Totally new to WINLINK. 

WINLINK RX and freq change seem to work great with normal external sound dongle. So I think I have audio i/o correct. Freq changes per winlink, so that seems to work. But when it trys to TX, my uBITX ignores the call to TX.  I get this msg.  Below are pics of the status screen, audio, radio, TX and RX stuff...

Where is the error of my ways, of WINLINK gurus???

(and a million thanks as always...)

winlink error on TX #v4 #cat #digital

Don - KM4UDX
 

hello!  Trying to get WINLINK working onmy V4.  Others have done it, so it can be done.  WSJTX/Fldigi all work grand. So I have CAT control working for other apps.  
CEC1.1, V4, stock hardward other than nextion, WIN10, WINLINK Express 1.5.26.

Totally new to WINLINK. 

WINLINK RX and freq change seem to work great with normal external sound dongle. So I think I have audio i/o correct. Freq changes per winlink, so that seems to work. But when it trys to TX, my uBITX ignores the call to TX.  I get this msg.  Below are pics of the status screen, audio, radio, TX and RX stuff...

Where is the error of my ways, of WINLINK gurus???

(and a million thanks as always...)

Re: uBitx v6 low ssb transmit rf output low, CW works OK #ubitx #v6 #ubitx-help

David Wilcox
 

That is typical of ALL the Chinese microphones I have ever seen.  Always open them up and look to see that the mic capsule is free and unhindered. 

David J. Wilcox K8WPE’s iPad

On Feb 21, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Mark - N7EKU <n7eku@...> wrote:

Hi Arv,

The new rigs come with Baofeng mics and not capsules.  Older posts here report that some of these are OK, but some have the mic capsule inside blocked by plastic flashing or just misaligned with the sound port.

73,


Mark.

Re: Digital and audio connections reversed #ubitx-help

Daniel Wise
 

Curt

Thanks for the reply. After carefully inspecting all the components with a magnifying lens I have not found anything that looks burned, I suspect that it was something on the surface of a component. I am going to finish wiring up the audio amp and see if I have any audio from the speaker tonight. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. Good to know that my goof up shouldn’t hurt anything.

73
ke0ysa

Re: V6.2

KD2QMZ
 

Have you ever taught, planning to or recommend an RF amp for this kit or to enhance output?

I am also assuming some great enclosure creators like those in India, will create a box to enhance this kit.
The idea is to use a larger screen, etc.

Thanks.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 12:46 PM Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:
the update is only a firmware update. there is no new model or radio from hfsignals.com

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:27 PM KC2UKU ED <kc2uku@...> wrote:
I see from hfs has update to v6.2 I Do not like has any building the v6.2 rremove the vol,mic, key, phones and power, ant mounts from the board...The way it is know its not a kit and u have to use only one type of case go back to v6

Re: uBitx v6 low ssb transmit rf output low, CW works OK #ubitx #v6 #ubitx-help

Arv Evans
 

Thanks Mark.  I was not aware that HFSigs had changed from bare capsule to a
commercial microphone. 

Arv
_._

Re: uBitx v6 low ssb transmit rf output low, CW works OK #ubitx #v6 #ubitx-help

 

Hi Arv,

The new rigs come with Baofeng mics and not capsules.  Older posts here report that some of these are OK, but some have the mic capsule inside blocked by plastic flashing or just misaligned with the sound port.

73,


Mark.

Re: V6.2

Ashhar Farhan
 

the update is only a firmware update. there is no new model or radio from hfsignals.com


On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:27 PM KC2UKU ED <kc2uku@...> wrote:
I see from hfs has update to v6.2 I Do not like has any building the v6.2 rremove the vol,mic, key, phones and power, ant mounts from the board...The way it is know its not a kit and u have to use only one type of case go back to v6

Re: Testing Assistance Request #calibration #v6 #ssb

Curt
 

John

I am thinking that you correctly adjusted the bfo, since you are now receiving nicely. If you go to 20m, select usb, it should also receive well. This is because ubitx does a spectrum flip, there is only one bfo setting really.

40m prop is strange with low solar flux. Your 5 or 10 watts is plenty to reach me in Maryland, but we don't have a path much of the time, and the low power makes it harder to reach across the paths we have in ssb.

20 years hmmm. You should know some cw, we could try that. Or maybe 80m ssb.

Your rig may be fine. I have made some ssb qsos but not doing as well now. I got lucky and my microphone from junkbox works well, that could he another issue. No alc in this rig.

Curt

Re: uBitX on CW #v6

Reed N
 

Hi Vic,

I know that on my v6 the CW tone continues after transmission due to the mixer not being balanced. Perhaps see if shortening the TX->RX delay reduces or eliminates the problem?


Reed

Re: Testing Assistance Request #calibration #v6 #ssb

Reed N
 

Hi John,

I can't help with the QSO, but if the BFO calibration is done wrong, you can end up with flipped side bands. Nothing wrong with that, just means all the labels in the software are backwards.


Reed

Testing Assistance Request #calibration #v6 #ssb

ko4bsw
 

Hi All:

I just got back into Ham radio after about 20 years and recently upgraded to General in the last couple of weeks and at the same time received a ubitx v6. Last night I put up an inverted V dipole and I ran into a road block or two that I wanted to see if I could get assistance with.

 I noticed that on 40 meters when LSB was selected I was unable to correctly hear any SSB signals. I calibrated the bfo using the hfsingals site and was still unable to hear the signal until I switched to USB. I then adjusted the configuration of the BFO to hear the signals on 40 meters correctly when LSB is selected. I am assuming now my BFO is working correctly, or rather do I understand that concept correct?

Since then I attempted to make a couple of contacts on 40 but did not have any luck. I wanted to see if anyone would be willing to schedule a time to see if they can hear my SSB signal and connect for a quick QSO. My location is in Virginia. Once again I am pretty new at this so any and all assistance is appreciated.

Best,
-John

Re: Portable antenna(s) #antennas #v6

iz oos
 

I would use a glass fiber fishing pole, extend as long as possible a wire matched without any transformer with a mfj tuner/artificial ground.


Il 19/feb/2020 15:30, "KE0GYC" <dragonfanatic90@...> ha scritto:
I can't speak to the "best" configuration, but I can say I've strung mine up portable every which way and they work well.

I would guess a long vertical would be a good bet.

V6.2

KC2UKU ED
 

I see from hfs has update to v6.2 I Do not like has any building the v6.2 rremove the vol,mic, key, phones and power, ant mounts from the board...The way it is know its not a kit and u have to use only one type of case go back to v6

Re: uBitX on CW #v6

Vic WA4THR
 

Update on the CW fix. My buddy has the V6 that I programmede with this latest sketch and while a quick check of CW using just the mic PTT button seemed OK to me, he had other issues. Here is his note to me:

Everything seems to be working as advertised in good shape, except for CW.  Before, there was an ascending dit; now there appears to be a descending dah.  In other words the V6 continues to transmit after a seriers of characters is sent.  You cannot hear it directly when you transmit.  I listened to the signal on a separate receiver and it is there.  It seems like the side tone is still out of sync with the transmitter.  It does this irrespective of the type keying used, straight key or the internal keyer, iambic A or B.  A series of characters, or a single character, is sent.  When the key or paddles are released the V6 continues to transmit for a time which resembles a dah in length before it stops transmitting.  Fixing this is of course above my pay grade, but I'm going to continue testing to make sure my observations are accurate.

He is learning how to load sketches from IDE and I am wondering of some timing parametrs could be adjusted to help this?

=Vic=