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Re: S meter wiring

m5fra2@...
 

I will but it might be a few days before the BITX is wired and tested.

 

Colin – M5FRA

 

From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> On Behalf Of hirosmb
Sent: 21 July 2018 09:26
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] S meter wiring

 

Colin,

 

I am interested in the HI-PER-MITE audio CW filter.

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/hipermite.php

Please post your reputation later.

 

// hiro, JJ1FXF

 

 


2018/07/21 17:12m5fra2 via Groups.Io <m5fra2@...>のメール:

Are you using an additional audio filter for CW? I have a Hypermite I plan to wire in.

 

Colin – M5FRA

 

From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Carpenter
Sent: 19 July 2018 22:20
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] S meter wiring

 

No thanks, I like that my uBITX is small and don't have any need for a lager screen nor do I want to change enclosures.  Right now I'm having a blst with it on CW.  SSB on the uBITX is not important to me - that's what my K3, KPA500 and 2 element Quad are for lol.

 

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Re: uBITX No Power Output all of a sudden #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

I suspect poor plating.  Rig had been working just fine and I had power out set to 5 watts into a Microwave Associates 20 watt dummy load on my YouKits DP-1 digital wattmeter on 40 meters.  I checked the resistance on two of the other V3 uBITX boards I have and it varies slightly as you press on the board with an insulated tool near that VIA. 

Don't know about the V4 boards, but during any V3 build, I'd suggest running a piece of 30 gauge wire wrap wire through that hole and soldering it on both sides as a precaution before mounting the board.  You will probably have to carefully scrape the solder mask from both top and bottom of the VIA pad.  I'll try and take and post a good hi resolution photo of it later in the day so you can positively identify the spot.

Jim - W0EB

Re: uBITX No Power Output all of a sudden #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

Whatever, Raj, I recommend soldering a bit of 30 gauge wire wrap wire through the VIA on both sides at least as a precaution.

Jim

Re: uBiTX Nextion issues

 

Thanks Bjorn, for the link... That was the issue.  Once I loaded that file, things look much better!
Cheers,
Jim W0CHL

Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Jim Lommel <wd8rwi@...>
 

I was completely wrong about there being a download manager for Win 10.  Microsoft has changed to a service model from a subscription model and now you have no control over what updates get installed and what don't get installed other than not be connected to the internet.  My understanding it that this was done so all extant Win 10 installations are the same  instead of there being millions of different installations.

Does anyone else have information about how MS is 

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:04 AM, Jim Lommel <wd8rwi@...> wrote:
I would guess that the install went badly.  I think that there is a program called Windows Update manager that you should look at and see ifit will allow you to uninstall the update.  I also think that there is a setting in th Update Manager that you can set to not automatically install updates.

73,

Jim
WD8RWI

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 5:09 PM, Albert Woodhull <n1aw@...> wrote:
A few days ago my Windows 10 installation got updated, without asking me, of course.  I stepped away from the computer for a while and when
I came back updates were being installed.

I think my USB port drivers were changed.  When I try to run the KD8CEC Memory Manager or to upload a newly compiled  ubitx_20 version
I do not see the COM4 port any more. The Windows Device Manger shows an "Unusable Parallel Port (LPT3) where I previously saw a COM4
Serial Port.

Does anyone know what happened or how to undo it?

- Al N1AW





Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

Bill Cromwell
 

Hi

I almost completely abandoned MS and Windows long ago. I have one legal copy of XP that I run in a virtual machine in Lunux if I run it at all. It does not get exposed to the internet. Reading this thread I have dug my trench even deeper and fortified the walls :)

Yes..there are a few things that I can't run without MS Windows. Life without those few things is not really so bad :) You put your money down and you take your choice.

73,

Bill KU8H

On 07/21/2018 08:21 AM, Jim Lommel wrote:
I was completely wrong about there being a download manager for Win 10.
Microsoft has changed to a service model from a subscription model and
now you have no control over what updates get installed and what don't
get installed other than not be connected to the internet. My
understanding it that this was done so all extant Win 10 installations
are the same instead of there being millions of different installations.

Does anyone else have information about how MS is
--
bark less - wag more

Re: S meter wiring

hirosmb <hirosmb@...>
 

Many thanks, Colin.

I’ll be looking forward to it.

// hiro, JJ1FXF



2018/07/21 19:25、m5fra2 via Groups.Io <m5fra2@...>のメール:

I will but it might be a few days before the BITX is wired and tested.

 

Colin – M5FRA

 

From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> On Behalf Of hirosmb
Sent: 21 July 2018 09:26
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] S meter wiring

 

Colin,

 

I am interested in the HI-PER-MITE audio CW filter.

 

http://www.4sqrp.com/hipermite.php

Please post your reputation later.

 

// hiro, JJ1FXF

 

 


2018/07/21 17:12m5fra2 via Groups.Io <m5fra2@...>のメール:

Are you using an additional audio filter for CW? I have a Hypermite I plan to wire in.

 

Colin – M5FRA

 

From: BITX20@groups.io <BITX20@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Carpenter
Sent: 19 July 2018 22:20
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] S meter wiring

 

No thanks, I like that my uBITX is small and don't have any need for a lager screen nor do I want to change enclosures.  Right now I'm having a blst with it on CW.  SSB on the uBITX is not important to me - that's what my K3, KPA500 and 2 element Quad are for lol.

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: Source for female connectors/pins/manual crimp tool?

Robert Ogburn
 

shells & pins https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B014YTPFT8/ref=s9_dcacsd_dcoop_bw_c_x_2_w
 
tool:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OMM4YUY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Re: Windows Serial Port Problem

hirosmb <hirosmb@...>
 

Check this site. It worked well for me.

http://www.ifamilysoftware.com/news37.html

Now my Nextion LCD runs uBITX UI. :)

// hiro, JJ1FXF


2018/07/15 6:57、Ralph Mowery <rmowery42@...>のメール:

Sometimes if you are not using a Profilic (probably spelled way wrong) original driver but a 3 rd party driver, you have to delete the driver and install the 3rd party driver.  This seems to happen to many almost  every time win 10 updates.

This may explain it.




On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 5:09 PM, Albert Woodhull <n1aw@...> wrote:
A few days ago my Windows 10 installation got updated, without asking me, of course.  I stepped away from the computer for a while and when
I came back updates were being installed.

I think my USB port drivers were changed.  When I try to run the KD8CEC Memory Manager or to upload a newly compiled  ubitx_20 version
I do not see the COM4 port any more. The Windows Device Manger shows an "Unusable Parallel Port (LPT3) where I previously saw a COM4
Serial Port.

Does anyone know what happened or how to undo it?

- Al N1AW




Re: Bitx40 circuit diagrams? #bitx40

Allen Woolfrey
 

Thank you.  That's where I tried to find it.  Under the "Circuit Description" tab under bitx40, there is a link part way down the page for downloading the schematics.  The link takes you to 
http://www.hfsigs.com/bitx_with_raduino.zip
which is not found.

If anyone has the correct liml, please let me know.

Re: Bitx40 circuit diagrams? #bitx40

Allen Woolfrey
 

If anyone has the correct LINK, please let me know.

Re: uBITX No Power Output all of a sudden #ubitx

Jim Sheldon
 

As promised, pictures of the offending VIA.

W0EB

Re: surprising CW sidetone value in uBITX Manager 0.11 #ubitx

W2CTX
 

Well if one goes out of his way to check an error condition and finds it you should

at least let the user know!  Probably should write the substituted value into the EEPROM.


rOn

On July 21, 2018 at 4:08 AM Raj vu2zap <rajendrakumargg@...> wrote:

Mike,

This is to error correct extreme values that may be set by the user.
If the value is between 100 and 2000 it does nothing!

Raj

At 21/07/2018, you wrote:
I think I see what is going on.  For example, in initSettings(), the sidetone value is getting read from the EEPROM:

EEPROM.get(CW_SIDETONE, sideTone);
 
But later on, it is getting overwritten if the value is not "sane":

if (sideTone < 100 || 2000 < sideTone)
  sideTone = 800;
 
So that explains why uBITX Manager is showing bogus values and yet normal values show up on the LCD.

73 Mike KK7ER


 


 

Nextion and the Icom7300 #ubitx

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

Completely off topic, almost. But this is where our genius Dr Ian hangs out.
As we are learning, the Nextion is a computer all by itself!
I saw a YouTube by YO2? where he had his helping the awesome Icom7300 along!
I'm slowly learning from Ian's work and will put that project on my list.
Gotta do the RTTY contest at 2pm Eastern today first!
73, Bo W4GHV since '54

Re: Source for female connectors/pins/manual crimp tool?

Jon Titus, KZ1G <tituskz1g@...>
 

Radio-control aircraft enthusiasts use the same types of crimp connectors, so a local hobby store probably has male and female pins and a crimper.  The crimp tool linked to below should do the job and it won't kill your ham-project budget.

https://www.showmecables.com/d-sub-crimp-tool?gclid=CjwKCAjws8vaBRBFEiwAQfhs-BmOdBAvHw7fnPZd1Wnhm2dWCRCMJ8UI-yR39lF6crX_4uVqluOTJRoCSFcQAvD_BwE

I used a similar tool for my uBITX project.  For female crimp connectors that attach to 0.025" square posts on 0.10" centers, use the Jameco Electronics part #100766.  The small tabs crimp the metal wire, while the larger tabs crimp the outer insulation and provide a strong physical hold in case you pull too hard on a wire.  Jameco also sells the connector housings for from 2 to 36 contacts.
--
Jon Titus, KZ1G
Herriman, UT USA

Re: Source for female connectors/pins/manual crimp tool?

Leonard
 

Here's a set of instructions for crimping the molex equivalent pins.

http://golddredgervideo.com/kc0wox/tools/molex.htm

Leonard

AGC manual rf gain versus KD8CEC ATT rf gain software

Gary Hanson
 

While waiting for my Nextion display to arrive, I completed the AGC kit and was considering whether to add the manual RF gain as suggested by Don, ND6T. I also plan to upload the KD8CEC firmware and noted it has the ATT software RF gain control. Am I right to assume that I do not need to do both?

The manual Rf gain limits the signal at the front end and the ATT software shifts the signal in the filter. Any advantage of one over the other? If they both accomplish the same goal, then it comes down to twisting a variable pot knob versus using a touch screen slider.

Gary Hanson, KJ5VW

Re: Parts source

Russ KG0BK
 

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:37 PM, Mike Short wrote:
MPJA.com
TNX, Mike.
Amazing source for "toys".
There goes my savings  hihi

Re: AGC manual rf gain versus KD8CEC ATT rf gain software

John KC9OJV
 

Gary, after listening with AGC does it seem you still need manual RF gain control? I'm happy with AGC only. I would recommend the S meter connection off the AGC board and KD8CEC software though.

John
KC9OJV

Re: Parts source

ajparent1/KB1GMX <kb1gmx@...>
 

They are a big favorite of mine...

They are really good for gadgets, power supplies, parts, LEDs, LCDs the Pro-minis I use come from there.

Allison