Date   
UBITX Touch Control TFT Display

Joe
 

Finishing up the case for my UBITX
The display provides full touch control along with physical optional buttons.
100 memory channels
Tuneable Bfo
Vfo A B M
All bands selectable from front display
Uses cheap tft touch displays i use a 2.8
Low cost - Atmega 2560 for lots of pins and better perfomance.
Si5351 for dds

More to come.......

Coded by VU2SPF 
Tech support VE1BWV

73
Joe
VE1BWV

First phase nearly completed

Re: New to programming

Terence Taylor
 

I am also NOT a progammer, but want to look at some of the new sketches. Is there a list somewhere of all the libraries required for the µBitx and where to find them?

Thanks!

Re: UBITX Touch Control TFT Display

Brien Wankel
 

Looks great! Any interest in providing some sort of "how-to" and code for guys like me who want to do this as well?

- Brien K7XPO

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 3:14 PM, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:
Finishing up the case for my UBITX
The display provides full touch control along with physical optional buttons.
100 memory channels
Tuneable Bfo
Vfo A B M
All bands selectable from front display
Uses cheap tft touch displays i use a 2.8
Low cost - Atmega 2560 for lots of pins and better perfomance.
Si5351 for dds

More to come.......

Coded by VU2SPF 
Tech support VE1BWV

73
Joe
VE1BWV

First phase nearly completed


Re: Caveat Emptor!

Jack, W8TEE
 

I wasn't responding to John. The one I responded to, #40373, was on the same thread, and contained the quote that I posted. When I saw his post, I responded (#40375) . John jumped on me seven posts later (40382) because I mentioned the I2C issue, which are a problem for some OLED displays. Had he read back through the thread, he would have seen what I was responding to.

So, no, I'm not going to my room.

Jack, W8TEE



From: Vince Vielhaber <vev@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Caveat Emptor!

Now settle down or I'm sending you to your rooom without dinner!

John wasn't the one with the 0.92 displays.  Check your own post!

Vince.



On 01/26/2018 04:30 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io wrote:
> "I have 5 of the small 0.92 inchdisplays but have not been able to get
> any of them to work. These are TWI or I2C interface
> and my Arduino does not recognize any."
>
> Before you get mouthy, check the initial post.
>
> Jack, W8TEE
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* John P <j.m.price@...>
> *To:* BITX20@groups.io
> *Sent:* Friday, January 26, 2018 4:00 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [BITX20] Caveat Emptor!
>
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm, Jack Purdum wrote:
>
>    Do you have the correct I2C address for the displays?
>
> They're not I2C displays; they're the 3.5: TFTs for the analyzed.
>
> --
> John - WA2FZW
>
>
>

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Re: New to programming

Brien Wankel
 

The code is up on GitHub here, which i assume is the latest official firmware:


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Terence Taylor <n6mon@...> wrote:
I am also NOT a progammer, but want to look at some of the new sketches. Is there a list somewhere of all the libraries required for the µBitx and where to find them?

Thanks!


Re: uBITx.net website

Roy Appleton
 

Mike, thank you so much for your work on this!

Roy
WA0YMH

On Jan 26, 2018 3:38 PM, "Mike Woods" <mhwoods@...> wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.  

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:
  • a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  • removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  • a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  • a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:
  • Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  • Microphone options
  • Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  • Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  • Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  • comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  • ways to improve and extend the website further
  • offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...

Re: Caveat Emptor!

Arv Evans
 

John, and others...

Yes...apologies to everyone that was confused by my post regarding the 0.92 inch displays.

I have been working with a different John on similar problems and just assumed that this
post was by the same John.  I should have read over the original post much more closely. 
The John I have been working with is in Australia and is obviously not John - WA2FZW
who posted about his 3.5 inch displays. 

I am quite embarrassed and apologetic for my error.  Next time I will RTM (Read The Mail)
before replying. 
😢

Arv  K7HKL
_._


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 2:52 PM, Vince Vielhaber <vev@...> wrote:
Now settle down or I'm sending you to your rooom without dinner!

John wasn't the one with the 0.92 displays.  Check your own post!

Vince.



On 01/26/2018 04:30 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io wrote:
"I have 5 of the small 0.92 inchdisplays but have not been able to get
any of them to work. These are TWI or I2C interface
and my Arduino does not recognize any."

Before you get mouthy, check the initial post.

Jack, W8TEE


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* John P <j.m.price@...>
*To:* BITX20@groups.io
*Sent:* Friday, January 26, 2018 4:00 PM
*Subject:* Re: [BITX20] Caveat Emptor!

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm, Jack Purdum wrote:

    Do you have the correct I2C address for the displays?

They're not I2C displays; they're the 3.5: TFTs for the analyzed.

--
John - WA2FZW




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Re: uBITx.net website

Joe
 

Great idea. 

Thanks
Joe
VE1BWV


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 6:43 PM Roy Appleton <twelveoclockhigh@...> wrote:
Mike, thank you so much for your work on this!

Roy
WA0YMH

On Jan 26, 2018 3:38 PM, "Mike Woods" <mhwoods@...> wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.  

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:
  • a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  • removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  • a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  • a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:
  • Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  • Microphone options
  • Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  • Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  • Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  • comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  • ways to improve and extend the website further
  • offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...

Re: uBITx.net website

William R Maxwell
 

A great development Mike, many thanks.

Bill, VK7MX


On 27/01/2018 8:38 AM, Mike Woods wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.  

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:
  • a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  • removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  • a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  • a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:
  • Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  • Microphone options
  • Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  • Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  • Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  • comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  • ways to improve and extend the website further
  • offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...

Re: uBITx.net website

Denis
 

Thanks Mike. I have in favorites.

Denis, WB8SKP

On 1/26/2018 3:38 PM, Mike Woods wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:

* a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
* removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
* a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
* a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list
members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

* µBitx.net Purpose & Disclaimer <http://ubitx.net/site-disclaimer/>
* µBitx: an introduction <http://ubitx.net/introducing-the-ubitx/>
* µBitx strengths and weaknesses
<http://ubitx.net/%c2%b5bitx-strengths-and-weaknesses/>
* µBitx warranty <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-warranty/>
* µBitx delivery <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-delivery/>
* µBitx assembly <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-assembly/>
* µBitx Power Supply <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-power-supply/>
* µBitx enclosure <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-enclosure/>
* µBitx Fix: Reverse polarity
<http://ubitx.net/ubitx-fix-reverse-polarity-protection/>
* µBitx Fix: Audio Pop <http://ubitx.net/fix-audio-pop/>
* µBitx Fix: CW Keying <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-fix-cw-keying-problem/>

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:

* Reverse voltage and over-current protection
* Microphone options
* Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
* Wiring up a paddle and straight key
* Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

* comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
* ways to improve and extend the website further
* offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...

Re: Apache Case on Sale

Dennis Voorhees
 

I'm Torn about the Sixer conversion. Very cool reuse, but it makes me nostalgic, about my teenage years with one of those rushboxes. A Sixer,  My first "Voice Radio" when I got my general license. I lived on a hill top with a 4 element beam, and worked all over the place with it on 50.4 mhz. I'll bet I have it around here somewhere, don't know if I'd have the heart to tear it apart for the case.  Still, it's a cool idea. 


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 4:04 PM, KD8CGH <rkayakr@...> wrote:
The connection to my LCD is a real hack job: two 90 degree headers and a cable with a 180 degree twist and it works fine.
    Bob    KD8CGH


Re: uBITx.net website

Diver Martin <diver.martin@...>
 

I dig it Mike, well done, clean layout!  I'm guessing it will be quite a chore to keep up to date regardless, I hope it doesn't burn you out...  The volume of messages on this mailing list is at least 5x of all my other mailing lists that are ham-radio related, and I find myself having to skip over a lot of content occasionally.

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 2:59 PM, Denis <wb8skp@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike. I have in favorites.

Denis, WB8SKP


On 1/26/2018 3:38 PM, Mike Woods wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:

  * a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  * removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  * a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  * a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list
    members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

  * µBitx.net Purpose & Disclaimer <http://ubitx.net/site-disclaimer/>
  * µBitx: an introduction <http://ubitx.net/introducing-the-ubitx/>
  * µBitx strengths and weaknesses
    <http://ubitx.net/%c2%b5bitx-strengths-and-weaknesses/>
  * µBitx warranty <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-warranty/>
  * µBitx delivery <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-delivery/>
  * µBitx assembly <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-assembly/>
  * µBitx Power Supply <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-power-supply/>
  * µBitx enclosure <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-enclosure/>
  * µBitx Fix: Reverse polarity
    <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-fix-reverse-polarity-protection/>
  * µBitx Fix: Audio Pop <http://ubitx.net/fix-audio-pop/>
  * µBitx Fix: CW Keying <http://ubitx.net/ubitx-fix-cw-keying-problem/>

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:

  * Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  * Microphone options
  * Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  * Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  * Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  * comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  * ways to improve and extend the website further
  * offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...








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http://ae7eu.com/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If there aren't any questions, then what is there to learn?

Re: UBITX Touch Control TFT Display

Joe
 

Sure, we have already done this for the bitx40
And released software, videos etc
Under youtube vu2spf and facebook as well as here in the groups
They are for the bitx but the new code for ubitx has all the same features.

I have 2 of my 3 bitx running the basic same code. They work and look great.

http:// vu2spf.blogspot.ca

This has info etc on the code, features hardware
etc
The current posts are for Bitx and other projects.

The full UBITX info will be posted soon
Arduino sketch
Hardware options
Parts
There is an article in QRP magazine that was just released

It is currently working very well on 80, 40 tx rx
But we have some issues on 20, 17 15 tx.
Need a week or so to iron it out.

Rx ok all bands
We are hoping to add cat control next.
So far the radio is a very very quiet receiver.
Great signals comparing to good commercial rigs.

Joe
VE1BWV


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 6:23 PM Brien Wankel <brien@...> wrote:
Looks great! Any interest in providing some sort of "how-to" and code for guys like me who want to do this as well?

- Brien K7XPO


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 3:14 PM, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:
Finishing up the case for my UBITX
The display provides full touch control along with physical optional buttons.
100 memory channels
Tuneable Bfo
Vfo A B M
All bands selectable from front display
Uses cheap tft touch displays i use a 2.8
Low cost - Atmega 2560 for lots of pins and better perfomance.
Si5351 for dds

More to come.......

Coded by VU2SPF 
Tech support VE1BWV

73
Joe
VE1BWV

First phase nearly completed


Re: Second batch of uBITX shipping? #ubitx

bill richardson
 

I ordered at 10am EST on 15 Dec but no shipping notice yet

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 26, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Alan G4NMA <alan@...> wrote:

Same for me, ordered 15/12, notified of shipping today. 

Re: uBITx.net website

Arv Evans
 

Mike  ZL1AXG

Initially I was against starting other groups that focus on the BITX phenomena, but after seeing your web site
and what you are doing with it I am having second thoughts.  Your approach does have potential to lower
workload on moderators for the existing BITX20@groups.io discussion group.  That alone should make the
moderators very happy.  🤗

Presently the BITX@groups.io group covers everything from the initial BITX20 design by Farhan over 10 years
ago.  This includes several different BITX transceivers, some clones of BITX that do not bear the name, and
a lot of add-ons, modifications, and other bits of information.  Over those years we all have learned much,
made new friends, and had lots of fun.  Maybe it is time to spin off a group that is dedicated just to the uBITX
( micro-BITX) and things that only apply to it. 

Are you going to have a section for discussions, and a header that refers to this BITX20@groups.io mail handler,
and the http://www.groups.io/bitx20 site?
If you are going to have a discussion section, how are you going to handle those who wish to post the same
information on both groups (seems counter-productive).

There is also the issue of which site will be the "official BITX information repository" but maybe that will work
itself out with time and use. 

All this raises a question...how do you want us on the BITX20@groups.io to show existence of your web page? 
We can add it to the "Links" section but that only works for those who actually log in to the group itself.  Those
who only communicate with this group via Email will never see your URL. 
There is a "message footer" under Message Formatting.  Maybe this could be used to advertise your new uBITX
web site, but things would get messy if we were to do the same advertising for everything BITX.  Possibly
using that footer for advertising of your site for some limited period of time would work but it fails for those who
join this group after the advert has been removed.
I'm looking for some suggestions here?

I have BCC'ed this message to the other two moderators so that they can add their thoughts and comments.

Arv (1 of 3 moderators) K7HKL
_._




On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Mike Woods <mhwoods@...> wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.  

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:
  • a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  • removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  • a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  • a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:
  • Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  • Microphone options
  • Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  • Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  • Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  • comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  • ways to improve and extend the website further
  • offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...


Re: UBITX Touch Control TFT Display

Brien Wankel
 

Excellent, thank you, Joe!

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 4:13 PM, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:

Sure, we have already done this for the bitx40
And released software, videos etc
Under youtube vu2spf and facebook as well as here in the groups
They are for the bitx but the new code for ubitx has all the same features.

I have 2 of my 3 bitx running the basic same code. They work and look great.

http:// vu2spf.blogspot.ca

This has info etc on the code, features hardware
etc
The current posts are for Bitx and other projects.

The full UBITX info will be posted soon
Arduino sketch
Hardware options
Parts
There is an article in QRP magazine that was just released

It is currently working very well on 80, 40 tx rx
But we have some issues on 20, 17 15 tx.
Need a week or so to iron it out.

Rx ok all bands
We are hoping to add cat control next.
So far the radio is a very very quiet receiver.
Great signals comparing to good commercial rigs.

Joe
VE1BWV


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 6:23 PM Brien Wankel <brien@...> wrote:
Looks great! Any interest in providing some sort of "how-to" and code for guys like me who want to do this as well?

- Brien K7XPO


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 3:14 PM, Joe <joeman2116@...> wrote:
Finishing up the case for my UBITX
The display provides full touch control along with physical optional buttons.
100 memory channels
Tuneable Bfo
Vfo A B M
All bands selectable from front display
Uses cheap tft touch displays i use a 2.8
Low cost - Atmega 2560 for lots of pins and better perfomance.
Si5351 for dds

More to come.......

Coded by VU2SPF 
Tech support VE1BWV

73
Joe
VE1BWV

First phase nearly completed



Re: uBITx.net website

Art Howard
 

👍

On 26 Jan 2018 3:38 pm, "Mike Woods" <mhwoods@...> wrote:
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!).  If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful.  They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion!  But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything.  A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.

I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net

The website is at an early stage of development.  It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.  

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.

News items from the last 3 days include:
  • a "top board" for the uBitx (from Martin AE7EU)
  • removing the audio pop on T/R - a new approach (from Gary N3GO)
  • a new CW keying fix (from John AD0RW)
  • a discussion on IRF510 stabilisation fixes (from several list members).

I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items.  I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.

The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx.   Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension.   Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven.  Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):

There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section.  For example:
  • Reverse voltage and over-current protection
  • Microphone options
  • Wiring up an internal speaker, with an external phone jack
  • Wiring up a paddle and straight key
  • Getting support when things go wrong

I look forward to:

  • comments about the website's purpose, layout and example content
  • ways to improve and extend the website further
  • offers of assistance (directly to me at mhwoods@... please)

This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where  bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.

This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!

I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me).   I look forward to reading the mail later today!  Brickbats, bouquets and all!

73

Mike  ZL1AXG



--
Mike Woods
mhwoods@...

Re: uBITx.net website

David Arthur
 

Here's my unsolicited 0.02 USD.

Rename the Groups.io group to "bitx" (this is possible through the settings i think), create subgroups for each radio in the bitx family (bitx20, bitx40, ubitx, etc), and perhaps another subgroup for the Raduino and programming issues. There will still be a "main" group which could be used for announcements or general discussion, but subgroups would allow for users to subscribe to what interests them.

The wiki could very easily become the official bitx knowledge base, but it needs some TLC to get to that point.



--
David K4DBZ
Unofficial bitx chatroom: https://discord.gg/CrHvWFc

Re: UBITX Touch Control TFT Display

Art Howard
 

Wow I really like this 👍

On 26 Jan 2018 4:14 pm, "Joe" <joeman2116@...> wrote:
Finishing up the case for my UBITX
The display provides full touch control along with physical optional buttons.
100 memory channels
Tuneable Bfo
Vfo A B M
All bands selectable from front display
Uses cheap tft touch displays i use a 2.8
Low cost - Atmega 2560 for lots of pins and better perfomance.
Si5351 for dds

More to come.......

Coded by VU2SPF 
Tech support VE1BWV

73
Joe
VE1BWV

First phase nearly completed

Re: uBITx.net website

Arv Evans
 

David

This has been done to some limited extent through use of #hashtags within the group.
Others have set up #hashtags for specific topics within the group.
Problem with this is unless you actually log into https://groups.io/g/bitx20 you don't see
what #hashtags are already established.

You are correct about the wiki.  It needs very dedicated people to keep it up to date for
a fast moving group like this.

Arv 
_._


On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM, David Arthur <mumrah@...> wrote:
Here's my unsolicited 0.02 USD.

Rename the Groups.io group to "bitx" (this is possible through the settings i think), create subgroups for each radio in the bitx family (bitx20, bitx40, ubitx, etc), and perhaps another subgroup for the Raduino and programming issues. There will still be a "main" group which could be used for announcements or general discussion, but subgroups would allow for users to subscribe to what interests them.

The wiki could very easily become the official bitx knowledge base, but it needs some TLC to get to that point.



--
David K4DBZ
Unofficial bitx chatroom: https://discord.gg/CrHvWFc