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uBitx LCD Viewing Angle and Replacement Hints Needed

Mike Lichtman
 

Good evening. I have my uBitx mounted in a cabinet that working well with 12w on 75m and 9 on 40m. The only problem is
I went to put it on a shelf on my operating desk and the viewing angle made the display unreadable. While not 
a new to electronics, I am new to playing with digital and lcd displays. Can anyone recommend a plug and play blue/white or black/white display
without the viewing angle concerns that is as close to the current opening size as possible? 73 Mike KF6KXG

bill richardson
 

I had the same problem with my Bitx40. You just need to adjust the display contrast that’s the variable resistor on the back of the display board. 


On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:09 PM, Mike Lichtman via Groups.Io <tchrme@...> wrote:

Good evening. I have my uBitx mounted in a cabinet that working well with 12w on 75m and 9 on 40m. The only problem is
I went to put it on a shelf on my operating desk and the viewing angle made the display unreadable. While not 
a new to electronics, I am new to playing with digital and lcd displays. Can anyone recommend a plug and play blue/white or black/white display
without the viewing angle concerns that is as close to the current opening size as possible? 73 Mike KF6KXG

Jack, W8TEE
 

Check out:

Terry King runs the shop and is great to work with and knows his stuff (EE type). Check out his software tutorials, too...they are worth a look if you're just getting started. Also, if you go with an I2C display like he sells for $5.50, you'll free up several I/O lines for other uses. Search this forum for posts relating to I2C interfacing with the µBITX.

Jack, W8TEE


From: Mike Lichtman via Groups.Io <tchrme@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:09 PM
Subject: [BITX20] uBitx LCD Viewing Angle and Replacement Hints Needed

Good evening. I have my uBitx mounted in a cabinet that working well with 12w on 75m and 9 on 40m. The only problem is
I went to put it on a shelf on my operating desk and the viewing angle made the display unreadable. While not 
a new to electronics, I am new to playing with digital and lcd displays. Can anyone recommend a plug and play blue/white or black/white display
without the viewing angle concerns that is as close to the current opening size as possible? 73 Mike KF6KXG


KC9SGV <kc9sgv@...>
 

I found this on a previous thread.
Get the 5V version, they say.
Should work fine, they say...


Bernie,
KC9SGV


On Feb 14, 2018, at 9:24 PM, Jack Purdum via Groups.Io <jjpurdum@...> wrote:

Check out:

Terry King runs the shop and is great to work with and knows his stuff (EE type). Check out his software tutorials, too...they are worth a look if you're just getting started. Also, if you go with an I2C display like he sells for $5.50, you'll free up several I/O lines for other uses. Search this forum for posts relating to I2C interfacing with the µBITX.

Jack, W8TEE


From: Mike Lichtman via Groups.Io <tchrme@...>
To: BITX20@groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:09 PM
Subject: [BITX20] uBitx LCD Viewing Angle and Replacement Hints Needed

Good evening. I have my uBitx mounted in a cabinet that working well with 12w on 75m and 9 on 40m. The only problem is
I went to put it on a shelf on my operating desk and the viewing angle made the display unreadable. While not 
a new to electronics, I am new to playing with digital and lcd displays. Can anyone recommend a plug and play blue/white or black/white display
without the viewing angle concerns that is as close to the current opening size as possible? 73 Mike KF6KXG


MVS Sarma
 

A little change of contrast potentometer ( JUST 5 DEGREES ON  EITHER SIDE OF PRESENT ) would also help orientation.
 Please on't turn too much.






Regards
MVS Sarma
 

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM, Mike Lichtman via Groups.Io <tchrme@...> wrote:
Good evening. I have my uBitx mounted in a cabinet that working well with 12w on 75m and 9 on 40m. The only problem is
I went to put it on a shelf on my operating desk and the viewing angle made the display unreadable. While not 
a new to electronics, I am new to playing with digital and lcd displays. Can anyone recommend a plug and play blue/white or black/white display
without the viewing angle concerns that is as close to the current opening size as possible? 73 Mike KF6KXG


Mike Lichtman
 

Thank you to those who responded to my question. Bill Richardson’s informing me of the contrast control on the back of the
VFO module did the trick. It was originally set to maximum. Now that the green display is toned down and functional, i will probably
stay with it. Maybe in the future I will consider the blue/white or black /white displays. 73 Mike KF6KXG