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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Joe Puma
 

I should of checked replies to his email but we all had the same answer lol. I got the jist of it because I’ve been following and reading this group for months now. 

Joe
KD2NFC 



On Mar 16, 2018, at 3:44 PM, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...> wrote:

Ken

The ordering, shipping, and delivery dates are used to optimize product delivery
procedures.  Need for this may decrease once backlog situation is resolved but
there will probably still be some interest because it tells purchasers what to expect
in shipping delays and which carrier might be the best to choose when you order
a BITX.

Arv  K7HKL
_._


On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:28 PM, Ken Brown <n4so.ken@...> wrote:
There are multiple messages on BITX of an ordering date, shipping date, or ordering date and received my BITX date.  Do you think everyone wants to know your ordering date, shipping date, or your received date, or your not-received date of your BITX?

Ken


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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Joe Puma
 

Yea I found the daily update useful until mine shipped. Now I can ignore others received posts lol. 

Joe
KD2NFC 



On Mar 16, 2018, at 3:51 PM, Randy <randy@...> wrote:

Yes! I get excited as people reporting their received date VS order date. Hence my order date gets closer everyday. I check the progress everyday.

Randy

PCB Price Comparison tool

John P
 

A friend of mine found this on the QRP Tech forum. Since I haven't gotten brave enough to tackle having PCBs made, I can't vouch for it's usefulness or accuracy, but looks like something worth trying:

https://pcbshopper.com/


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Re: Soldering gun or iron

Richard Spohn
 

There are two very good youtube videos by Dave Cassler, KE0OG, on
soldering irons, accessories and techniques:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XW_gkdWJ5U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqz1xGj_m_E

Hope these help! - Rich WB2GXM

On 3/16/18, Ashhar Farhan <farhanbox@...> wrote:
I have learnt to live with just about any iron. What matters really is a
nice clean tip. These days they are tips that don't pit. I like those. Keep
a good sponge, wipe them often.
- f

On 16 Mar 2018 9:47 am, "Christopher Miller" <djmalak2k6@...> wrote:

The images of what I needed minimum. It looks like the station is not
available but there are ones with more features around 70$.

Chris

New file uploaded to BITX20@groups.io

BITX20@groups.io Notification <BITX20+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the BITX20@groups.io group.

File: ubitx_I2C2L_V3_00R.zip

Uploaded By: Jim Sheldon

Description:
W0EB/W2CTX Latest I2C Firmware for the uBITX My apologies for so many notifications on "uploaded files" today, but after many computer problems earlier - the original files I had uploaded needed a few last minute bugs cleaned out. We believe that has been taken care of now and the old files were deleted to allow for these new ones to take their place. This firmware ONLY runs on an I2C enabled (modified) Raduino Card or on our RadI2Cino card. This version is for TWO line by 16 character displays with the I2C backpack installed. It has a fully functioning CAT system, Interrupt driven CW routines with Iambic A and B modes, Dot and Dash paddles are swappable in the software and it has a completely re-written Alignment routine which is much easier to use and if you follow the instruction manual's appendix on alignment can be very accurate. For those using Xloader, the compiled HEX file has been included for ease of upload.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/BITX20/files/ubitx_I2C2L_V3_00R.zip

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team

Arduino books and more!

 

I have used this site in the past for a ton of e-books and my other hobby games. Thought this one might interest a few of you.

Helps charity as well

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/diy-electronics-books?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_1
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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Vince Vielhaber
 

Actually some folks do, especially the ones wondering when theirs will ship. If it bothers you, delete it and move on.

Vince.

On 03/16/2018 03:28 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
There are multiple messages on BITX of an ordering date, shipping date,
or ordering date and received my BITX date. Do you think everyone wants
to know your ordering date, shipping date, or your received date, or
your not-received date of your BITX?

Ken


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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Gordon Gibby
 

These might be better directed to a special email receptacle where somebody compiles them and prints on the webpage the rough progression of deliveries.  Then those who are quite interested in that information could simply click the webpage and discover how things are proceeding.


On Mar 16, 2018, at 15:28, Ken Brown <n4so.ken@...> wrote:

There are multiple messages on BITX of an ordering date, shipping date, or ordering date and received my BITX date.  Do you think everyone wants to know your ordering date, shipping date, or your received date, or your not-received date of your BITX?

Ken


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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Thomas Sharka
 

I'm willing to bet that the interest in when it was ordered, when it was shipped, when it arrived on a doorstep is only shared for a short time by a very few.

Ashar knows what he's doing, we don't need a blow by blow. These "status" messages are only cluttering up a very busy group To top it off, it gets very tiring having to delete so many "status" messages over the course of a week.

Just my two cents.
 


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On Friday, March 16, 2018 4:53 PM, Vince Vielhaber <vev@...> wrote:


Actually some folks do, especially the ones wondering when theirs will
ship.  If it bothers you, delete it and move on.

Vince.



On 03/16/2018 03:28 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> There are multiple messages on BITX of an ordering date, shipping date,
> or ordering date and received my BITX date.  Do you think everyone wants
> to know your ordering date, shipping date, or your received date, or
> your not-received date of your BITX?
>
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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Fred Buecker
 

This thread seems like an awesome place to consolidate those messages!

On Mar 16, 2018 5:25 PM, "Thomas Sharka via Groups.Io" <sharkatw=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm willing to bet that the interest in when it was ordered, when it was shipped, when it arrived on a doorstep is only shared for a short time by a very few.

Ashar knows what he's doing, we don't need a blow by blow. These "status" messages are only cluttering up a very busy group To top it off, it gets very tiring having to delete so many "status" messages over the course of a week.

Just my two cents.
 


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On Friday, March 16, 2018 4:53 PM, Vince Vielhaber <vev@...> wrote:


Actually some folks do, especially the ones wondering when theirs will
ship.  If it bothers you, delete it and move on.

Vince.



On 03/16/2018 03:28 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> There are multiple messages on BITX of an ordering date, shipping date,
> or ordering date and received my BITX date.  Do you think everyone wants
> to know your ordering date, shipping date, or your received date, or
> your not-received date of your BITX?
>
> Ken
>
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Re: Ordering date, shipping date, Ordering date, received date

Arvo W0VRA
 

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 02:40 pm, Fred Buecker wrote:
This thread seems like an awesome place to consolidate those messages!
That's being tracked here http://ubitx.net/

Re: Received my uBitx!

David Guthrie
 


Sorry guys, my mistake, It was not my ubitx.....oh well

Dave KN4OK 

On ‎Friday‎, ‎March‎ ‎16‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎51‎:‎42‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT, Joe Puma <kd2nfc@...> wrote:


They are in order and it would seem yours should have shipped. Why don’t you email them? 

Joe


On Mar 16, 2018, at 3:12 PM, ebay@... wrote:

I have to wonder what is going on here!  I ordered mine February 1st and have gotten no shipping notification yet.  Are they not shipping in order?

Re: Before applying power - recommended changes

Arvo W0VRA
 

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm, JonnyBoats (WA1KLI) wrote:
I would like to know if there is a list of fixes, mods or recommended changes one should verify and/or apply BEFORE applying power for the first time?
See http://ubitx.net/

Lots of good information aggregated there.

Re: uBitx low signals on the speaker

Júnior PY2ADA
 

bingo !!!!!!!
Really the problem was it is in vfo CLK # 2
I inserted the rf generator at approximately 52Mhz and now we have the normal operation of ubitx.
Probably some defect in SI5351.
Lucky I have another raduino board.
I leave here my contribution to who in the future find this same defect, and that apparently would be the TDA2822 and was not.

73 de Júnior
 
 
 

Re: Blew the irf510's up, substituted irfp260's in there place... #ubitx-help

John Backo
 

Greg:

If you are aware of what happened, just get new deices and install them.
You probably will need to redo the alignment as IRF510s are notoriously
variable. You CAN let the adjustments alone, but you will never be sure
of their real value. If you have ever changed them from the factory settings,
you must re-do the adjustments.

The simplest way is to set RV1, RV2, and RV3 to zero, using a DVM and RF
probe. Then, install the new devices. Then check what the RCVR current draw is
with the DVM. It should be somewhere around 100 ma. But it doesn't matter
much what it is as long as RCV is working. Check the antenna SWR to make
sure it is ok (below 2.0:1) Connect the PA drain voltage -- there should be little or
no change in current draw. Make sure the antenna is connected. While in transmit, SLOWLY
increase RV2 until there is an additional current draw of about 100 ma. SLOWLY
increase RV3 until there is an additional current draw of 100 ma. The RX draw
should be about the same; the idle TX draw is an additional 200 ma. or so.

Then, in TX, speak into the mike with a long "aaahh" while SLOWLY increasing RV1.
The current drain should increase another ampere or so. That should be close
to your final adjustment. You can tweek RV1 a bit until actual distortion occurs;
if that happens back off RV1 a hair until things are clear. (having a QSO to check
your audio helps a lot).

And there you are. You can check the voltage (carefully!) on the gates in TX.
They both should be around 3v, and should match fairly well if the devices you
installed were from the same place and time of manufacture. After that, let
well enough alone.

Incidentally, the same procedure applies for almost any MOSFETS installed as
PA finals.

Hope this helps.

john
AD5YE

Low power output on ubitx

Mike R.
 

First post - be gentle :)
I have been playing around with the ubitx for about a week now. Pretty cool radio and I like the idea of modifying the software.
Installed Ian's version of the software v1.04 and even added a menu entry on my own to display the current version which normally only appears at power up. Still have a ways to go in fully understanding the software for the rig.
To the point...I was listening to some FT8 the other night and enjoying the decoding on the computer screen from the ubitx. I thought it might be nice to see if I could transmit. So, I connected a dummy load and wattmeter to see if the rig was putting out power. I tried CW first.
I had VERY low power out, in the range of milliwatts.
The numbers:
Frequency: 7.150, antenna connected to a dummy load.
Power supply set to 12.5 volts. Using a key to send CW.
Output was nil on 40m. Didn't make the meter move on the WM-1.
So, I did the bias adjustment thing that everyone says to not do. Adjusted the bias for the 510's at 100ma each and then set RV3 max clockwise (how it was received, actually).
Output on 40M was about 400mw after adjusting the bias and RV3.
Started to dig into Glenn's post where he made measurements of the PA section. Everything was nominal to his
numbers except for the collector voltages on Q92-93 and 96-97 where they were 12V vs. the 2.8v he measured.
I get 12v on the "TX" side of R961 and 11V on the junction of R961 and C92.
Receive current is about 160ma and transmit current is around 720ma for an output of about 400mw.
I'm thinking there is something amiss with T10.
Any comments for anyone that has had the same issue and found a resolution?
Thanks, Mike W1USN



Re: Soldering gun or iron

Roy Appleton
 

I don't do a lot of SMD projects and so I don't use a mask just manually apply the solder paste from a syringe that the paste came in. My advice is that you can't have too small a nozzle. In the attached photo I use the cone shaped one because the black one is too big. You'd be surprised how little paste you need before you make a big mess! My source for paste isn't available any more so don't have any suggestions but I'm sure it's not hard to find sources.

Roy
WA0YMH

On Mar 16, 2018 2:04 PM, "Christopher Miller" <djmalak2k6@...> wrote:
How do you apply the paste? I dont have a way to create a mask for a pcb. You also make a good point. If you have a heat gun you can use shrink wrap. Thats a great reason to get a hot air rework station with an iron.

Re: Soldering gun or iron

Don WB4AFP
 

I finally treated myself to a Hakko 888D to replace my 30-year-old Weller with regulation in the tip.  The difference is night and day.  The Hakko heats practically instantly and lets you know when it has, and the regulation is much tighter.  Soldering is much quicker and more repeatable that way.  For me, well worth the $100.  As a noob, your learning curve and pile of destroyed parts will be way smaller.

All a soldering gun can do with surface mount parts on a tight board is destroy everything.  Don't even try.

Seeing the teensy parts is another problem whether you are a noob or not.  I got a pair of 3x reading glasses at Dollar Tree for $1, which focus at about 6", and they work as well as the hood magnifiers.  For $1 you can have spares and not worry if you touch the lens with the soldering iron.  They're not as good as my 10x stereo microscope, but that cost almost $400.

The other essential is good tweezers.  Get non-magnetic ones made for electronic assembly.  I always end up putting tweezers down next to a magnet somehow.  They get magnetized and stick to ferrite inductors and some other parts like glue -- usually just long enough to transfer them to the floor where they bounce around to land under something hard to move.

Re: uBitx low signals on the speaker

Mike Woods
 

Substituting the Raduino to eliminate the problem suggests this was another case of oscillators beating together in mixers to give rise to annoying audio tones.

Mike ZL1AXG

On 17/03/18 10:58 AM, Júnior PY2ADA via Groups.Io wrote:
bingo !!!!!!!
Really the problem was it is in vfo CLK # 2
I inserted the rf generator at approximately 52Mhz and now we have the normal operation of ubitx.
Probably some defect in SI5351.
Lucky I have another raduino board.
I leave here my contribution to who in the future find this same defect, and that apparently would be the TDA2822 and was not.

73 de Júnior
 
 
 


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mhwoods@...

Re: Soldering gun or iron

Roy Appleton
 

Doesn't look like the photo made it the first time.