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BITX20 A Ubitx controlled by mouse or laptop, is this possible? laptop


Bill Cromwell
 

Hi David,

Regarding blind hams:

Reed's software for the V6 has a morse enunciator for the menu sytsem and and frequency readout. I am not blind but I have worked with a couple of others who are. If you find computer software that works the way you asked please let me know about it too.

73,

Bill KU8H

bark less - wag more

On 10/23/20 11:47 AM, David Barber wrote:
Hello:
Being new to the UBitX V6 I have been looking around for any PC/MaC/Smart Phone/Smart application. This is for external control of the UBitX via USB connection. Hoping that the application has typing to CW sending ability. Injury to my right hand in 2018 has affected CW sending ability using a strait key.  The following is a possible solution I ran  into on W0EB web site. I have not yet tried the solution do to lacking a 50 ohm dummy load for testing.
Go To:
http://www.w0eb.com/W2CTX_RemoteControlProgram/
& down load :
ubitx991cat_rcp.zip
contains two files
ubitx991cat_rcp.exe
[Windows stand alone program]
w2ctx_rcpwithft991commands.pdf
[Documentation File]
One thing I need to see as a Blind individual using Windows screen access software to speech, will the application also work with keyboard commands. This is in addition to mouse commands.
Give this application
 a try.
73 Dave WD8AJQ
5
On Oct 22, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@... <mailto:arvid.evans@...>> wrote:

Interesting thought.  With an open software system it is possible to
do almost anything by just modifying the source code then re-compiling
and re-installing.

The mouse idea is interesting, but the mouse does include its own pair
of rotary encoders.  It would be interesting to see if the rotary encoders
in either manual or optical mice might cause the same click problem that
some are complaining about.

Frequency control via a PC link is possible and is usually part of  a
CAT control system.  Using a CAT control like is interesting because
the CAT link data rate might be configured to a frequency that does
not interfere with audio or high frequency sensitivities.

Another solution, no touch screen, no dial, no button.
Only a USB port connected to a laptop
A graphical emulation on the laptop that drives everything.


This suggests that a separate Arduino and small screen might be
developed as a CAT link based controller and act as a separate control
system for a headless uBITX transceiver.  This could work for mobile
uBITX systems, or link over the Internet as a geographically separated
remote control system.

Arv
_._


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 1:51 AM Gerard <kabupos@... <mailto:kabupos@...>> wrote:

Hello,
How about a night out?
I was wondering if it was possible to connect a mouse on the
Ubitx.Has anyone ever had this idea?
I think we can add USB ports, or use the one on the Arduino?
This would allow you to get rid of the encoder which sometimes
poses noise problem.
The idea is this.
With the dial we control the frequency.
With the right and left click one moves in the different functions.
In this case, it would no longer be necessary to have a touch
screen. Only screen

Another solution, no touch screen, no dial, no button.
Only a USB port connected to a laptop
A graphical emulation on the laptop that drives everything.

Or a mix of the 2 because some use the Ubitx on mobile (??)
I am not a specialist in arduino and its programming. I do not
know if this is feasible.
it would require a big development
Your opinion
cdt


David Barber
 

Hello Bill KU8H:

At the end of last and the beginning of this year, I began a dialogue
with Asher about adding CW reading of the UBitX display. This was before the V6 was release. By the time I found someone to assemble the UBitX & able to purchase the kit, V6 was out.

Every thing Reed Bn list for CW reading of the display fits my what I was hoping for.

What Reed did with the UBitX V6 for the Blind Ham community should publicly be thank by all Ham and Blind Ham operators. Also, thanks goes to Asher for taking my and other Blind ham ideas and placing it into Reed's trusted hands.

By the way, my original RCA Cosmac 1802 4 K memory hobby computer was modify for display output via CW. That was in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Back then, I program in 1802 hex code.

73 Dave WD8AJQ t
Sent from my iPhone 5

On Oct 23, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Regarding blind hams:

Reed's software for the V6 has a morse enunciator for the menu sytsem and and frequency readout. I am not blind but I have worked with a couple of others who are. If you find computer software that works the way you asked please let me know about it too.

73,

Bill KU8H

bark less - wag more

On 10/23/20 11:47 AM, David Barber wrote:
Hello:
Being new to the UBitX V6 I have been looking around for any PC/MaC/Smart Phone/Smart application. This is for external control of the UBitX via USB connection. Hoping that the application has typing to CW sending ability. Injury to my right hand in 2018 has affected CW sending ability using a strait key. The following is a possible solution I ran into on W0EB web site. I have not yet tried the solution do to lacking a 50 ohm dummy load for testing.
Go To:
http://www.w0eb.com/W2CTX_RemoteControlProgram/
& down load :
ubitx991cat_rcp.zip
contains two files
ubitx991cat_rcp.exe
[Windows stand alone program]
w2ctx_rcpwithft991commands.pdf
[Documentation File]
One thing I need to see as a Blind individual using Windows screen access software to speech, will the application also work with keyboard commands. This is in addition to mouse commands.
Give this application
a try.
73 Dave WD8AJQ
5
On Oct 22, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Arv Evans <arvid.evans@... <mailto:arvid.evans@...>> wrote:
Interesting thought. With an open software system it is possible to
do almost anything by just modifying the source code then re-compiling
and re-installing.

The mouse idea is interesting, but the mouse does include its own pair
of rotary encoders. It would be interesting to see if the rotary encoders
in either manual or optical mice might cause the same click problem that
some are complaining about.

Frequency control via a PC link is possible and is usually part of a
CAT control system. Using a CAT control like is interesting because
the CAT link data rate might be configured to a frequency that does
not interfere with audio or high frequency sensitivities.

Another solution, no touch screen, no dial, no button.
Only a USB port connected to a laptop
A graphical emulation on the laptop that drives everything.


This suggests that a separate Arduino and small screen might be
developed as a CAT link based controller and act as a separate control
system for a headless uBITX transceiver. This could work for mobile
uBITX systems, or link over the Internet as a geographically separated
remote control system.

Arv
_._


On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 1:51 AM Gerard <kabupos@... <mailto:kabupos@...>> wrote:

Hello,
How about a night out?
I was wondering if it was possible to connect a mouse on the
Ubitx.Has anyone ever had this idea?
I think we can add USB ports, or use the one on the Arduino?
This would allow you to get rid of the encoder which sometimes
poses noise problem.
The idea is this.
With the dial we control the frequency.
With the right and left click one moves in the different functions.
In this case, it would no longer be necessary to have a touch
screen. Only screen

Another solution, no touch screen, no dial, no button.
Only a USB port connected to a laptop
A graphical emulation on the laptop that drives everything.

Or a mix of the 2 because some use the Ubitx on mobile (??)
I am not a specialist in arduino and its programming. I do not
know if this is feasible.
it would require a big development
Your opinion
cdt