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Abandoning my uBitx Ver 3

William Cullison
 

I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can handle winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's performance is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that was purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move for me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and support for here. 

Dave Dixon
 

Hello William,
                     From the uk where it is typical weather here raining and windy..Sorry to hear youre giving up yes shakey hands here and smd are a different world for me too,I have a version 3 as my main station,im 100%cw since 1989 and just like the rest of the home brew clans are waiting for Hans to release the qsx then join the battle to order one,...Good luck with the sale i feel sure you will have no trouble farming it on.Kind Regards Dave G0AYD CW OPS 2159 FISTS 15892.QTHR QRZ.COM.


On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 at 15:14, William Cullison <wa8vih@...> wrote:
I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can handle winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's performance is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that was purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move for me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and support for here. 

Hans Summers
 

Hi William

> I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. 
> I built the Ultimate 3S and am very pleased with its 
> performance and feel this is the best move for me.

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the Ultimate3S kit. 

QSX... huge project... I'm working on it every day and making steady progress. Thanks for waiting. The wait will be worth it. I'm posting details as I have them, on the QSX page http://qrp-labs.com/qsx

73 Hans G0UPL 

M0OOZ
 

Its a shame to give up your built &  fully tested board now?

Why not buy a V5? Or maybe wait for the new V6?

May the peace be with you. 

73

M0OOZ

On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 16:14 William Cullison, <wa8vih@...> wrote:
I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can handle winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's performance is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that was purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move for me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and support for here. 

Curt
 

Bill

Glad you are still building with the challenge.

On QSX, I found the QCX to be quite dense. Labels too small out of necessity for space. No problem. I matched part locations from screen to board with Hans fantastic documentation.

On ubitx, it can be modified with minimal change to the board.  The gotcha now is few kits to make the fixes, until some merchants emerge. My ubitx has only a relay daughter board, a little LC filter and now a simple AGC. I might even stop with these.

Enjoy your journey.

Curt

Richard Spohn
 

There is going to be a V6 uBitx coming up soon? - Rich WB2GXM

On 3/10/19, M0OOZ <@M0OOZ> wrote:
Its a shame to give up your built & fully tested board now?

Why not buy a V5? Or maybe wait for the new V6?

May the peace be with you.

73

M0OOZ

On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 16:14 William Cullison, <@Cully> wrote:

I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try
completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface
mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can
handle
winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I
appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone
into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's
performance
is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not
sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that
was
purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S
and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move
for
me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and
support
for here.



Jerry Gaffke
 

Maybe a v6 will come out in a year or so, maybe never.
For now it is just vague speculation on the part of forum members.
Nothing has ever been said about anything beyond v5 by either Farhan or HFSignals.

The Bitx40 with Raduino first came out in Dec 2016.
It still ships now the same as it did then.

Jerry, KE7ER

 

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 03:58 PM, Richard Spohn wrote:
There is going to be a V6 uBitx coming up soon? - Rich WB2GXM

Joe Puma
 

No reason to stop now, when all is said and done we might be at v20. I got a dollar on it. 😉

 

Btw, I got a V3 and a big case with the 5” Nextion on the way. Its going in its new home. I think we have the right mods now to tame the v3, so I will be giving it a go soon, I already have some work in addressing some of the problem areas. I don’t have a scope so I can only follow instructions that guaranty a improvement. I could probably ghetto rig my SDR and spectrum analyzer program and get a reference of my transmission.

 

Joe

KD2NFC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Richard Spohn
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:58 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Abandoning my uBitx Ver 3

 

There is going to be a V6 uBitx coming up soon? - Rich WB2GXM

 

On 3/10/19, M0OOZ <geoffcowne@...> wrote:

> Its a shame to give up your built &  fully tested board now?

> Why not buy a V5? Or maybe wait for the new V6?

> May the peace be with you.

> 73

> M0OOZ

> On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 16:14 William Cullison, <wa8vih@...> wrote:

>> I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try

>> completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface

>> mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can

>> handle

>> winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I

>> appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone

>> into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's

>> performance

>> is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not

>> sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that

>> was

>> purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

>> 

>> I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S

>> and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move

>> for

>> me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and

>> support

>> for here.

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

iz oos
 

Will the new QSX be sold in assembled boards? O have a Genesis 30-20m I have been building since years. Although they have no SMD having a lot of components is a long process to mount, also the check of each stage takes a lot of time. I found the Ubitx far easier to have it done. The only mod that was not easy was the relays replacement and this was due because they were through hole! If the were SMD I think they would have easier to remove! What I like in this ubitx SMD boards is that components are spaced quite enough to allow easy mods with through hole components just mounted in a Manhattan style. I had mounted through hole kits that were a mess in case I had to replace one single component.


Il 11/mar/2019 02:35, "Joe Puma" <kd2nfc@...> ha scritto:

No reason to stop now, when all is said and done we might be at v20. I got a dollar on it. 😉

 

Btw, I got a V3 and a big case with the 5” Nextion on the way. Its going in its new home. I think we have the right mods now to tame the v3, so I will be giving it a go soon, I already have some work in addressing some of the problem areas. I don’t have a scope so I can only follow instructions that guaranty a improvement. I could probably ghetto rig my SDR and spectrum analyzer program and get a reference of my transmission.

 

Joe

KD2NFC

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Richard Spohn
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:58 PM
To: BITX20@groups.io
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Abandoning my uBitx Ver 3

 

There is going to be a V6 uBitx coming up soon? - Rich WB2GXM

 

On 3/10/19, M0OOZ <geoffcowne@...> wrote:

> Its a shame to give up your built &  fully tested board now?

> 

> Why not buy a V5? Or maybe wait for the new V6?

> 

> May the peace be with you.

> 

> 73

> 

> M0OOZ

> 

> On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 16:14 William Cullison, <wa8vih@...> wrote:

> 

>> I am giving up on my uBitx as it's just too much for this OM to try

>> completing all the mods needed to have working and legal radio. Surface

>> mount is just too hard with the incessant shaking of my hands. I can

>> handle

>> winding coils and through-hole components without a lot of issues. I

>> appreciate all the great design and modification efforts that have gone

>> into the radio but it just too much for me. As a receiver it's

>> performance

>> is quite good. I will be offering it for sale in the near future. I'm not

>> sure what all I will include in its sale but anything I won't need that

>> was

>> purchased specifically for the uBitx will likely be included.

>> 

>> I will be waiting for the new QSX from QRP-Labs. I built the Ultimate 3S

>> and am very pleased with its performance and feel this is the best move

>> for

>> me. I want to thank everyone for the re-engineering, guidance, and

>> support

>> for here.

>> 

>> 

> 

>

> 

> 

 

 

 

Hans Summers
 


> Will the new QSX be sold in assembled boards? 

The 10W HF Linear PA kit is a module of the QSX and is all through-hole see http://qrp-labs.com/linear 

The rest of the QSX boards are pre-assembled SMD. However you need to assemble the buttons, connectors, rotary encoders, and the toroids, and a few other things. There is a built-in inductance meter which is used to check the toroids' inductance before installation. 

So... while QSX is a KIT not a ready-assembled unit, it is not a difficult kit. The number of components to install is relatively small. In particular, all controls are board-mounted so there is no wiring. 


73 Hans G0UPL

iz oos
 

Thanks Hans for the clarifications. I look forward receiving the QSX! Yesterday I 'sold' a uBitx on the air! It happened that the ham I was talking to (and he was using a Yaesu 9000... ) was so favorably impressed of my modulation he asked me all the details of the uBitx and the HFSignals to buy it directly from India. I hope I will 'sell' on the air a QSX too!


Il 11/mar/2019 09:41, "Hans Summers" <hans.summers@...> ha scritto:

> Will the new QSX be sold in assembled boards? 

The 10W HF Linear PA kit is a module of the QSX and is all through-hole see http://qrp-labs.com/linear 

The rest of the QSX boards are pre-assembled SMD. However you need to assemble the buttons, connectors, rotary encoders, and the toroids, and a few other things. There is a built-in inductance meter which is used to check the toroids' inductance before installation. 

So... while QSX is a KIT not a ready-assembled unit, it is not a difficult kit. The number of components to install is relatively small. In particular, all controls are board-mounted so there is no wiring. 


73 Hans G0UPL