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Re: Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

Dexter N Muir
 

Further: the Pi can be a good Operating console too. Its OS (by default) is a variation of Debian Linux, so there's a wealth of software for Hams in the repository. True, it doesn't do the DB9/25 I/O without some help, but anything that'll do USB is 'game on'! :)

Re: Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

Michael Monteith
 

 I've been curious about the Pi for a long time.  Of course have way too many projects as it is and too much
money out at the moment.

 Speaking of video though they make a HDMI to VGA adapter if you already have a computer monitor.   I don't know
how well they work and all but sounds like another option. 

 I have hdmi on everything so I'm good. 

 Also they have some really cool cases so you can make it like a small enclosed computer nice and safe.  Plug in power, keyboard, network, and display.

Michael
73, KM4OLT

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 11:17 am, Jerry Gaffke wrote:
Excellent advice!
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/why-raspberry-pi-isnt-vulnerable-to-spectre-or-meltdown/
And if that was too confusing:  https://xkcd.com/1938/

Seriously, unless you are locked into Microsoft or Apple products for some absurd reason
and assuming you aren't too worried about framerates while gaming or the like,
the $35 RasberryPi-3 is a perfectly fine desktop computer for email and web-browsing and reading pdf's.
And absolutely great if you want to play with hardware and python and gcc.  And with the Arduino IDE.

If you don't happen to have a TV with HDMI, an HDMI computer monitor is under $100.

Jerry, KE7ER

Re: Ubitx build/ship schedule info?

mrz80
 

What would be cool is if there were a page on the website that just listed all the outstanding orders sorted by order date, so we could see where in the queue we were. As orders ship, they get deleted from the list.

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Re: Second batch of uBITX shipping? #ubitx

Art Howard
 

HIPPING:  µBitx orders placed ca. 19 December 2017 currently shipping.

On 13 Feb 2018 2:04 pm, "Terry Morris" <terry.kb8amz@...> wrote:
I ordered January 12, 2018. Only response received (like many before and after me I am sure, was) "We have received your payment of USD 109 on January 12, 2018 through Paypal. Your payment has been included in the 'Pre order' list. The orders are being shipped in the order of the payment received. It is difficult for us to estimate the shipping date for your order. However, we are putting our best efforts to ship them asap. The tracking details of the shipment will be updated on the Paypal transaction once the order is shipped." So I am waiting like many others have had to do and many other will have to do.

Re: Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

chris gress <Chrisg0wfh@...>
 

Nope I don't have a TV i just my old ICOM ic745 and bitx radios I am to poor emails are done on my phone chris

On 13 Feb 2018 18:03, "Dexter N Muir" <dexy@...> wrote:
No PC? Tut-tut ... Got a TV? With HDMI? Get a Raspberry Pi!
73 de ZL2DEX


Re: Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

chris gress <Chrisg0wfh@...>
 

Anyway I would not know what to do with a pi if I had one 

On 13 Feb 2018 21:05, "chris gress" <Chrisg0wfh@...> wrote:
Nope I don't have a TV i just my old ICOM ic745 and bitx radios I am to poor emails are done on my phone chris

On 13 Feb 2018 18:03, "Dexter N Muir" <dexy@...> wrote:
No PC? Tut-tut ... Got a TV? With HDMI? Get a Raspberry Pi!
73 de ZL2DEX

Re: Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

Jerry Gaffke
 

Any hardware using the DB25 parallel port on an X86/MicroSoft box is better done using GPIO pins if moving to the RasberryPi.
Most of that sort of stuff has code that can only run on an X86/MicroSoft box, so you would have to port it to Arm/Linux anyways.

The DB9 was for an RS232 UART interface, there are UART pins at 3.3v CMOS levels available out of the RPi.  
Though they will need a MAX232 style level shifter if you want the +12v/-12v levels of RS232 instead of 3.3v CMOS.
 
The USB port can be useful, but probably not the best choice for talking to home-made electronics.


Criss Gress wrote:
>  Nope I don't have a TV i just my old ICOM ic745 and bitx radios I am to poor emails are done on my phone chris

An HDMI monitor of some sort is the best choice for using with the RasberryPi
There are nice small HDMI monitors for portable use:  https://www.adafruit.com/product/2232
But HDMI monitors are not free.

Since everybody is moving to flat screen HDMI LCD monitors, the junkyards are filling up with CRT based VGA monitors.
Here's a cheap VGA adapter for the RasberryPi, primary downside is that it uses up a bunch of GPIO pins:
    https://www.pi-supply.com/product/gert-vga-666-hardware-vga-raspberry-pi/

My advice, if you want to play with computers and have an interest in both programming and whacking at hardware:
  Save your pennies for a $35 RasberryPi 3  (not much point in getting less than an RPi3 for most of us)
  Scrounge keyboard and mouse and monitor (likely free if you look hard enough).
  The RPi3 includes WiFi and Bluetooth on-board, may be able to tether it to your smartphone to put it on the web.
  Find some local RPi enthusiast to help you get started, the woods are full of them.

Many of the Ham SDR programs have been ported to the RPi.
The RPi could be paired with the uBitx for a nice portable station on digital modes
as previously mentioned in this forum.

Jerry, KE7ER



On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm, Dexter N Muir wrote:
Further: the Pi can be a good Operating console too. Its OS (by default) is a variation of Debian Linux, so there's a wealth of software for Hams in the repository. True, it doesn't do the DB9/25 I/O without some help, but anything that'll do USB is 'game on'! :)

Re: News Bulletin

Ralph Richard
 

Ordered Dec 15th with DHL shipping. Notification came Feb 8. Transfered to USPS Feb 12. Received Feb 13. Now the fun begins!


From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> on behalf of Tim Gorman <tgorman2@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:54:00 AM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] News Bulletin
 
I ordered mine on Dec 20 also. Got it yesterday!

Got the Paypal notice today! Must be running behind on doing the
billing!

tim ab0wr

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:11:10 -0500
"Leland Lannoye" <wa9aoe@...> wrote:

> This is a news bulletin from WA9AOE.  μBitX board was shipped today. 
> Order was placed on December 20, 2017.  Hope this helps others.
>
> Lee, WA9AOE
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phone + ssh/vnc to raspberry pi was Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

Doug W
 

I figured it was time to free this thread from VK4PLN's post.

There is another option if you can beg, borrow or otherwise obtain a computer for the very first set up.  Frustratingly SSH is disabled on most of the pi distros by default so you will need another box to set this up with a card reader/writer.  Also if you are using a windows machine you need a way to write linux files.  I used a demo version of Paragon ExtFS https://www.paragon-software.com/home/linuxfs-windows/#  Once done you can SSH or VNC (for gui) into your pi via wifi using your phone or tablet as a monitor.  I fumble around with the phone screen keyboard for minor stuff and use VNC or PuTTY on my desktop for real work.  I don't see why you couldn't use a bluetooth or usb/otg keyboard connected to your phone.  This is a good article to get you started https://caffinc.github.io/2016/12/raspberry-pi-3-headless/  I currently have 3 pis running with this set up.  If you go this route you don't need all the USB ports on the Pi3 and can go with the cheaper ZeroW.  Just make sure you get the W with wifi not the plain zero.

Re: phone + ssh/vnc to raspberry pi was Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

William Kimber
 

Here is another useful OS.  It has other uses as well.

www.system-rescue-cd.org/


Cheers,

Will

ZL1TAO



On 14/02/18 12:00, Doug W wrote:
I figured it was time to free this thread from VK4PLN's post.

There is another option if you can beg, borrow or otherwise obtain a computer for the very first set up.  Frustratingly SSH is disabled on most of the pi distros by default so you will need another box to set this up with a card reader/writer.  Also if you are using a windows machine you need a way to write linux files.  I used a demo version of Paragon ExtFS https://www.paragon-software.com/home/linuxfs-windows/#  Once done you can SSH or VNC (for gui) into your pi via wifi using your phone or tablet as a monitor.  I fumble around with the phone screen keyboard for minor stuff and use VNC or PuTTY on my desktop for real work.  I don't see why you couldn't use a bluetooth or usb/otg keyboard connected to your phone.  This is a good article to get you started https://caffinc.github.io/2016/12/raspberry-pi-3-headless/  I currently have 3 pis running with this set up.  If you go this route you don't need all the USB ports on the Pi3 and can go with the cheaper ZeroW.  Just make sure you get the W with wifi not the plain zero.

Re: Circuit Specialists is having 2 day sale, 15% off total order.

Michael Hagen
 

Circuit Specialists is having 2 day sale, 15% off total order.

That is a lot off if you looking for a scope or test equipment?

I don't have anything to do with them, but saved a lot last time they had this sale.


https://www.circuitspecialists.com/siglent_sds1202x-e_200mhz_oscilloscope.html


73's

Mike, WA6ISP


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Re: Aluminum enclosure

Simon Rumble
 

Hey Dave that's a beautiful rig. Nice work!

How do you panel mount the power poles? I'm just getting started with them and I haven't seen any panel mount versions. So how do you keep them in place? Is it something like this product? (Those are cheap but the postage to Australia is ruinous)


On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 09:25 Dave Bottom <ars.kd6az@...> wrote:
Here is mine in the Hammond 1402DV (V for Vented since the heat sinks are inside.)

Mentor-Knobs.jpg
Rear-View.jpg
​It's tight with the Volume Control mounted in between the display and the extrusion. So the PCB is mounted as close as you can get to the right side extrusion, then mark for the display and pot, with the encoder centered between the display and right side.

I used my own connectors for Mic, Headphones and Paddle plus Power Pole power connection all on the rear panel with the BNC antenna connector.

Room to later mount a USB cable as shown, I would have centered the Power Pole connector with the USB rear panel connection.
USB-Cable-Interface.jpg

Dave WI6R



On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 5:24 AM, John KC9OJV <greusel@...> wrote:
I ordered one of these: https://www.hammfg.com/part/1402D
I'm hoping I can work with the height of the Raduino OK.

John
KC9OJV




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Re: Aluminum enclosure

Clark Martin
 

#1 https://powerwerx.com/powerpole-connector-chassis-mount-4

and

#2 https://powerwerx.com/anderson-1462g1-powerpole-mounting-clamp

both work quite well.

I haven’t found one yet that is as nice looking as #1 but only one pair (for power input to equipment).

One hint for #2, while they are frequently shown with the clamp on the exterior of a panel, they work equally well on the interior and look nicer that way.


Clark Martin
KK6ISP

On Feb 13, 2018, at 4:42 PM, Simon Rumble <simon@...> wrote:

Hey Dave that's a beautiful rig. Nice work!

How do you panel mount the power poles? I'm just getting started with them and I haven't seen any panel mount versions. So how do you keep them in place? Is it something like this product? (Those are cheap but the postage to Australia is ruinous)

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 09:25 Dave Bottom <ars.kd6az@...> wrote:
Here is mine in the Hammond 1402DV (V for Vented since the heat sinks are inside.)

<Mentor-Knobs.jpg>
<Rear-View.jpg>
​It's tight with the Volume Control mounted in between the display and the extrusion. So the PCB is mounted as close as you can get to the right side extrusion, then mark for the display and pot, with the encoder centered between the display and right side.

I used my own connectors for Mic, Headphones and Paddle plus Power Pole power connection all on the rear panel with the BNC antenna connector.

Room to later mount a USB cable as shown, I would have centered the Power Pole connector with the USB rear panel connection.
<USB-Cable-Interface.jpg>

Dave WI6R



On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 5:24 AM, John KC9OJV <greusel@...> wrote:
I ordered one of these: https://www.hammfg.com/part/1402D
I'm hoping I can work with the height of the Raduino OK.

John
KC9OJV





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Re: phone + ssh/vnc to raspberry pi was Raduino Replacemnt, COMING SOON!

Joe Puma
 

If you’re trying to access a rpi from ssh on a fresh install or headless when Ssh is not enabled you can edit the boot.txt file on the SD card from another computer and add “ssh” (without quotes) to the file. You will have one shot to boot up and connect via Ssh. The setting will disappear on Next reboot. 

Joe
KD2NFC 



On Feb 13, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Doug W <dougwilner@...> wrote:

I figured it was time to free this thread from VK4PLN's post.

There is another option if you can beg, borrow or otherwise obtain a computer for the very first set up.  Frustratingly SSH is disabled on most of the pi distros by default so you will need another box to set this up with a card reader/writer.  Also if you are using a windows machine you need a way to write linux files.  I used a demo version of Paragon ExtFS https://www.paragon-software.com/home/linuxfs-windows/#  Once done you can SSH or VNC (for gui) into your pi via wifi using your phone or tablet as a monitor.  I fumble around with the phone screen keyboard for minor stuff and use VNC or PuTTY on my desktop for real work.  I don't see why you couldn't use a bluetooth or usb/otg keyboard connected to your phone.  This is a good article to get you started https://caffinc.github.io/2016/12/raspberry-pi-3-headless/  I currently have 3 pis running with this set up.  If you go this route you don't need all the USB ports on the Pi3 and can go with the cheaper ZeroW.  Just make sure you get the W with wifi not the plain zero.

Re: Circuit Specialists is having 2 day sale, 15% off total order.

Tim Gorman
 

This is one nice scope!

$100 less than my Rigol 1074z with three times the bandwidth and a
larger memory depth.

If I didn't already have the Rigol I would snap this up. Might do it
anyway and try to sell the Rigol.

And I don't work for CS or Siglent!

tim ab0wr



On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:23:33 -0800
"Michael Hagen" <motdog@...> wrote:

Circuit Specialists is having 2 day sale, 15% off total order.

That is a lot off if you looking for a scope or test equipment?

I don't have anything to do with them, but saved a lot last time they
had this sale.


https://www.circuitspecialists.com/siglent_sds1202x-e_200mhz_oscilloscope.html


73's

Mike, WA6ISP

Re: uBITX Firmware (CEC) 0.30 released (Test version). #ubitx

Ian Lee
 

Joel
I am very grateful for you to continue to use it since the initial version.
Philip's answer is right.

Please check the file name as shown below.
본문 이미지 1


At boot time, the message will be displayed as 1.01.

And 1.02 is a minor change, so it is still before release.
You can download the source before releasing it, but you do not need to.

Ian KD8CEC

2018-02-14 0:46 GMT+09:00 Joel Caulkins <caulktel@...>:

Hi Ian,
 So what is the latest version of firmware? I down loaded 1.01 and installed it via Xloader, however when i turn on the uBITX it shows 1.00 on the display. Now I notice there is a version 1.02. Where do i get the latest greatest version? Thanks for doing this.

Joel
N6ALT



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Re: #bitx40help Probably need new Raduino #bitx40help

Kevin Luxford
 

Thanks to Raj for his useful advice.

I have just pulled the raduino out of my BITX40 and plugged it into the USB port on my PC and voila! everything lights up the way it should so neither the raduino nor its display appear damaged from my stupidity.  So now to check D7 and maybe other components on the main board.

73 all
Kevin
VK3DAP / ZL2DAP

Re: uBITX Firmware (CEC) 0.30 released (Test version). #ubitx

Nick VK4PP
 

HI Ian,
Can we get the source for the latest version please? I need it to implement my TPA2016 and I2C display....

THanks,.
73 VK4PLN

Re: uBITX Firmware (CEC) 0.30 released (Test version). #ubitx

Nick VK4PP
 

I found it... thanks.

Link on HFSignals site is broken #bitx40

Kevin Luxford
 

Ashar, the link to the zip file containing the BITX40 circuit diagrams on the HFSignals site is broken.  The link points to the old HFSigs site so clicking on it results in file not found error.  The circuit diagram that appears under circuit description is too out of focus to withstand any enlargement.
Thanks

Kevin
VK3DAP / ZL2DAP