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#v6 question on uploading software #v6

Reed N
 

Hi Ralph,

The browser is only needed for downloading the Arduino software and uBiTX source code. Once you have downloaded and installed the Arduino software, you will run it to upload to the compiled source code to the Arduino Nano in the radio.


Reed

Reed N
 

Open My Computer, navigate to where you unzipped the files. Change the folder name to match the ino name. Then double click the ino file to open it.


Reed

Rene
 

 
Because of the many problems I have with my V6, I also think that it is the software and so I also extracted the master file, problem is as soon as you load it in Arduino, you get error messages ???
regards
Rene

KB9WOO
 

Where can I find the instructions on how to update the stock firmware with the latest (stable) stock firmware?  Mine came with 6.1 so i assume I want to update that.

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Mark, kb9woo
Milwaukee, WI uBITX v6

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

Mark

You might want to set up a git hub account for yourself. It is common developer collaboration type system for collaboration. Ashhar has a github account where he posts his latest versions (busy a lot so sometimes it takes a bit of time to see an update. Reed also has his. If you download theirs' or anyone elses custom codes the full file (ie .ino may be inside a zipped archive) is what you need, although you can sometimes just upload a hex file into the nano but with hex files on a windows PC you need a program called Xloader I believe it is called. It will upload a complete hex file into the nano. If you are working with the .ino main file then you want to use Arduino IDE software package to be able to open it and view all the associated modules and code. Once loaded into the IDE package and you are happy with code changes you made then you can use that IDE WUI to check basic compile syntax and compile it uploading the compiled package to the nano from the IDE. You can also choose option to export complete set of project files (ie .ino master file and associated hex files to save them.

It appears the guys have a file naming convention that describe version info in the files they offer out to those using the git hub account.

So in short to be able to work with code at whatever stage of file you have;

1. download and install Arduino IDE developers package

2. download Xloader

3.set up a git hub account for yourself if you are planning to code a lot and maybe collaborate with others

If someone emails you an att hex file save it to your PC and point Xloader at it to install it into your nano:

If you get or are comfortable developing your own or making changes to an ino package you download from others' git hub accounts they save that downloaded file and point Arduino IDE at that file to load or open it to view code modules or make changes of your own; then compile and upload to the nano and or back up the work as a exported file set.

Hope this clears things up a bit.

73 Gud DX & stay safe

Andy

 

On 2020-03-27 10:34 a.m., KB9WOO wrote:
Where can I find the instructions on how to update the stock firmware with the latest (stable) stock firmware?  Mine came with 6.1 so i assume I want to update that.

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Mark, kb9woo
Milwaukee, WI uBITX v6

mymonte666@...
 

On the read me of that zip folder it tells you how to place the file folder and rename it. I did mine the other day following that read me  and it worked. But i did not use arduino to load the file, i used xloader to load the hex. 

KB9WOO
 

Thanks Andy, that is helpful.  What I was looking for was instructions on how to apply the latest version to my uBITX.  Do I need specific software (IDE?) or am I just downloading the file, and dragging and dropping it somewhere?  Maybe extract form the zip, then drag and drop.. I don't know.  Not planning on editing the code at this point, just want to know how to get it onto the uBITX.  Maybe if I plug in the usb and download the latest version it will be more obvious?
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Mark, kb9woo
Milwaukee, WI uBITX v6

Evan Hand
 

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

If you go to Ashhar's git hub site and see from the filename that it is an updated version for a version 6 transceiver just download it to you desktop as an example. Then open the Arduino IDE GUI development environment and use File --> Load the filename and when you get it into the arduino IDE screen it will allow you to view the source code and text etc but when you have the usb connected to the transceiver nano comm port it compiles it and uploads it to the nano then transfers control to the nano if the bootloader is there. Just one note you have to puth the original downloaded file prepared into a folder with the same name as the fielname for it to work. maybe look back in the groups.io messages archives to find the instructions for doing that.

It doesnt work with drag and drop directly you download the github offered file then ensure it is set up in the properly named folder and then point the arduino IDE GUI interface to load or open it. If say you are troubleshooting something and say Reed sends you a hex file with the fix incorporated in it you would save that email attachment to your deskto say, and use the Xloader program gui to send it up to the nano directly without having to go through the arduino ide wui.

no drag and drop isn't part of procedure. Just tell arduino to open/load the file as if you were going to custom code it but don't just then jump to compile/upload to the nano directly. If cable hooked up status message should say upload successful  then disconnect laptop usb cable and do power off reset of the uBITx if all goes well the colored screen should pop up with labelled buttons. do the calibrate and BFO zero beat procedures and it should be off and running. Beware the tuning know is also a momentary push button switch that acts as an ENTER key as it were. If you hold it in on power up it usually will enter the setup screen. If it came up OK to the colored menu and you want to enter the set up menus press the tuning knob to engage the switch and hold it maybe 15 or 20 secs possibly and the display will change to the setup calibrate menu then just follow the prompts.  remember if you want to measure power out levels it has to have a tone audio input of some sort or be in CW mode and you should have it connected to a decent dummy load so you don't interfere with others or cause damage to the finals because of a mismatch.


The USB on the nano board doesn't normall talk to the internet out of the box you have to download and prepare the file then upload it into the nano via the USB port using the Arduino IDE you have installed in your laptop or dektop PC to do it.


On 2020-03-27 1:13 p.m., KB9WOO wrote:
Thanks Andy, that is helpful.  What I was looking for was instructions on how to apply the latest version to my uBITX.  Do I need specific software (IDE?) or am I just downloading the file, and dragging and dropping it somewhere?  Maybe extract form the zip, then drag and drop.. I don't know.  Not planning on editing the code at this point, just want to know how to get it onto the uBITX.  Maybe if I plug in the usb and download the latest version it will be more obvious?
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Mark, kb9woo
Milwaukee, WI uBITX v6

KB9WOO
 

This is exactly what I needed. Thank you!
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Mark, kb9woo
Milwaukee, WI uBITX v6

Rene
 

Hallo, ik heb het arduino-programma gewijzigd in bootloader (328 oud), en geen problemen laden van ino files meer. Nu de rest van de problemen nog