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Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Vince Loschiavo
 

went directly..
I'll check it out
Thanks
Vince

Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Vince Loschiavo
 

Ok.
I've checked out your site before...
Just was gun shy to ensure i had the farhan load..
So your steps are fine ..
reloaded Farhan no problem. all good
then did IanLee's version...uploaded fine now to review his site for the menu settings.
Still No CAT control with HRD..;=((

vince
n2aie

Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Vince Loschiavo
 

that was Dr. Lees v.1.04

Vince

Re: Modifying Bitx40 BPF band pass filter

Fokko PH0KKO
 

Final update: I restored the resistor values to their original sate and instead added an amp stage (half of Bitx bidirectional amp) and that gave me a much stronger (+15 dB) and more stable DDS/VFO signal. Instead of adding windings to the toroids in the BPF I increased the the capacitance of the 3 tuned circuits in the BPF to 125 pF (instead of the 100 pF in the original design) and that placed the 7.000 to 7.200 exactly in the peak of the filter. It was a matter of trial and error but got it working.

BPF is perfect now. Thanks all!

Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Mike Woods
 

Vince

Sorry you got an Internal Server Error.  These occur periodically when the server runs out of memory (i.e. whe 6000 BITX20 list members go to the website all at the same time!).  They clear within a few seconds to around a minute, and only occur every couple of days.  Sometimes they are the result of Denial of Service attempts. 

Some things to check:

1) Have you checked that you are connecting to your uBITx (e.g. in the Arduino IDE)?
2) Have you selected the Hamlib FT817 as the rig and the correct port?
3) Have you the correct baud rate setting and stop bit?

    38400 baud 1 stop bit.

I don't have HRD so can't really comment on "how" you do this! http://radioaficion.com/news/ubitx-ham-radio-deluxe-configuration/ may be helpful

Mike
 


On 18/03/18 11:23 AM, Vince Loschiavo wrote:
that was Dr. Lees v.1.04

Vince


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Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Randy
 

Re: adrino

wb7dmx@att.net
 

today I got the book and the starter kit, so far I have learned to save, compile and edit the blink sketch.

Re: Anyone with a good working configuration for CW with the KD8CEC software

Ian Lee
 

David

1. If the reception frequency of CW is different from the transmission frequency, it can be easily solved by uBITX Manager.
In uBITX Manager, if 'Shift Display Frequenc on CWL and CWU Mode' is checked, uncheck it.
I had this option so nice that it was used automatically. 

2.uBITX_Manger Backup file contains Calibration values, 
Please make your own uBITX configuration information as a backup file first. and upload another user backup file to your uBITX after modifying Calibration and BFO.

I have uBITX configuration backup files for several users. If you want, I will send my configuration file to your personal e-mail.

3.A new version of KD8CEC with WSPR functionality will be released in a day or two. Several bugs have been fixed and some improvements have been made.
 In the new  version, I are considering not to use avove #1 Option (  'Shift Display Frequenc on CWL and CWU Mode'  ) automatically.
 I will listen to users' opinions and make a decision.


Ian KD8CEC


2018-03-18 3:30 GMT+09:00 <davidaker@...>:

I'm having trouble getting the TX and RX frequencies to match on CW.  If anyone has a good configuration for this, would you please post or send me the uBITX_Mgr .btx file.
Many thanks,
David
K0PD



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Re: Anyone with a good working configuration for CW with the KD8CEC software

davidaker@...
 

Ian, thank you for the reply. Yes, please send your configuration file.  That would be most helpful.  My email address is: davidaker@....
I'm looking forward seeing your new release when it comes out.
73,
David
K0PD

Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Vince Loschiavo
 

so..used Xloader...loaded v0.27 all good and CAT Functioning !
Thanks
Vince
n2aie will post pics..been working east coast on 40 SSB..

 

Re: uBITX Manager

Ian Lee
 

Vince

Please check the link below.

uBITX Manager communicates with uBITX which KD8CEC Version's firmware uploaded.
Please turn off uBITX and check the version that appears.

If the link above does not work, please tell us which uBITX firmware version you are using, uBITX Manager version.

Ian KD8uCEC

2018-03-18 4:50 GMT+09:00 Vince Loschiavo <vince320@...>:

Ian,
I am having difficulties trying to get uBITX Mgr v0.2 to read from UBITX.  I've tried the resisitor solution and the capacitor solution with no data showing in Manager.  The display does show db:40000000 and second line the standard LSB and Frequency.
any suggestions (from anyone would be appreciated)
N2AIE
Vince



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Re: a Little Gun Shy #ubitx-help #ubitx

Ian Lee
 

Vince, Mike, Randy and all

Thank you Mikde and Randy.
And congratulations on communicating normally with your computer. Vince

Version 0.27 is a slightly older version, but it is okay. 
I will release new firmware in a few days. Upgrade uBITX Manager with uBITX firmware at that time.
The new firmware adds WSPR functionality and has several bug fixes and improvements. 

Ian KD8CEC



2018-03-18 9:17 GMT+09:00 Vince Loschiavo <vince320@...>:

so..used Xloader...loaded v0.27 all good and CAT Functioning !
Thanks
Vince
n2aie will post pics..been working east coast on 40 SSB..

 



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KD8CEC / Ph.D ian lee
kd8cec@...
www.hamskey.com (my blog)

Re: adrino

Jerry Gaffke
 

Which starter kit?

Having recommended this kit, figured I might as well get one.  Arrived today:
        https://www.amazon.com/Elegoo-Project-Starter-Arduino-Mega2560/dp/B01GEEWIPA

Haven't played with it yet, but have inspected the box contents.
Impressive!  It all looks quite useful.
You'd be hard pressed to buy all the stuff they give you for the same $30.

The next even mildly interested young relative or acquaintance of mine may well get one.
But not this one, I think I'll keep it.

Jerry


On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 04:58 pm, @bobbybailey wrote:
today I got the book and the starter kit, so far I have learned to save, compile and edit the blink sketch.

Re: Soldering gun or iron

Ashhar Farhan
 

Anybody remember this from your grandpa's magazine stash ?
- f

On 17 Mar 2018 11:16 pm, "Ken KM4NFQ" <km4nfq@...> wrote:
On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Well....... with all said and done..... this is what I finally decided to purchase for my beginning setup:

a simple set up for this beginner...... trying to keep things inexpensive for the time being.

That looks like a great kit for the price. I spent more than that for just
a Weller SP40NK 40W soldering iron (with 3 tips) from the local Home
Depot. Of course, I already had all the other things on-hand, such as
third-hand, brass tip cleaner, Kester 63/37 rosin core solder, desoldering
wick, soldering iron stand, temperature controller, and so forth.

Recently, I got into SMD soldering, so I added a hot-air gun,
a toaster oven (re-purposed as a reflow oven), and a syringe of solder
paste.

If you are new to soldering electronics, be aware that there are practice
kits available for both through-hole and SMD soldering practice. These
kits come with an etched PCB, as well as all the components. Usually,
they will also be a functional circuit of some sort or another, so you can
test to see if you have done a good soldering job, or not.

Good lighting, a clean work area, and a magnifying glass or loupe to
inspect your work as you build your kit are also must-haves.

Good Luck with your new Soldering Station!
Regards,
Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"

How To Do a Search for Specific Message

Guy N7BIR <sgbridge@...>
 

I think I’m getting dumber the older I get but I can’t figure out how to search for specific messages in our Group List. Putting the pound sign in front doesn’t seem to work, and just putting the message number in doesn’t help. Any Search gurus out there?

73, Guy N7BIR 

Re: adrino

wb7dmx@att.net
 

super starter kit r3

Junkyard uBITX #ubitx

Rob Snow
 

I've seen a ton of beautiful uBITX builds, I thought I'd add my junkyard build that I just completed earlier for the other end of the spectrum.  My wife was going to throw the tin away, so I grabbed it.  Some drilling and snips later and it is alive!  I've got the WX audio chip, so I installed a 8ohm + 8ohm speaker and am running it at 12.0v from 13.8v with a step down that is pictured.

Tried some 80m and 40m earlier, but it's pretty horrible tonight.  I could hear a few folks, but no response to CQ so far.



73
Rob
AG5OV

Voltage/Waveform chart?

ag4qc38313
 

With so many people working on modes for the xBitx. Has anyone created a chart or schematic notes with expected voltage/resistance or waveforms expected at some points along paths in working radios?  This sort of information could help a lot when questioning yourself if levels look different then one expected.

Joe Loucka  AG4QC

Re: Soldering gun or iron

Jerry Gaffke
 

Between 15 and 40 years ago, I'd spend a year or more at a time on the road when fed up with cubicle life.
All my gear in one well stuffed daypack, but still enough to sleep rough when needed.
Being geekish, found room for a miniature SW receiver and DVM, and some basic tools.
Tools included some screwdriver bits, a soldering pencil tip, hanks of wire and solder, the tiniest visegrips offered.
Occasionally found reason to do some soldering, using a butane cigarette lighter to heat the tip.
In mainland China in 1990, soldered up my broken wire rimmed glasses, using copper wire to reinforce the break.
That one was with direct application of the flame, the tip didn't give enough heat.

On 03/16/2018 05:40 AM, David Wilcox via Groups.Io wrote:
I think this was intended as a tongue in cheek joke.
Nope, not a joke.  Sometimes do solder with a propane torch.
Next in line is the oxy-acetylene torch.

Haven't used either on the uBitx yet, but it would make short work of removing a WX clone.
OK, now that's a tongue in cheek joke.

Jerry, KE7ER


On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 10:39 am, Steve Thatcher wrote:
Can't resist this story: I was at my rather remote shack in Alaska with limited tools.  The brand-new ICOM mic for my old 725 had a bad connection in the PTT circuit.  Of course I took it apart to fix, and, of course, the broken wire was that smaller-than-a-hair stuff.  With no soldering iron, I had to improvise.  Propane torch on the bench heating a #16 nail held by vise grips supported by the bench vise, using big plumbing-size solder.  Mic works to this day.  Lucky I didn't burn the shack down.....Those 3-in-1 rework stations look pretty tempting....Aloha, Steve WH6ST

Re: Junkyard uBITX #ubitx

Gordon Gibby <ggibby@...>
 

Rob:  looks beautimus!!


On Mar 17, 2018, at 22:07, Rob Snow <rsnow@...> wrote:

I've seen a ton of beautiful uBITX builds, I thought I'd add my junkyard build that I just completed earlier for the other end of the spectrum.  My wife was going to throw the tin away, so I grabbed it.  Some drilling and snips later and it is alive!  I've got the WX audio chip, so I installed a 8ohm + 8ohm speaker and am running it at 12.0v from 13.8v with a step down that is pictured.

Tried some 80m and 40m earlier, but it's pretty horrible tonight.  I could hear a few folks, but no response to CQ so far.

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73
Rob
AG5OV