Skip to main content

FLDIGI and FTBCAT Configuration for uBITX

Use CEC version firmware 0.25 or later of uBITX.
The following examples are based on version 0.27.
We will post the 0.27 version as the test ends.
All of the examples below only describe connections to uBITX.
Please refer to the manual or other documents for how to use the program.

uBITX Firmware 0.27 : 
http://www.hamskey.com/2018/01/release-version-027-of-cat-support.html



1. fldigi
 Download : https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/

 After installing the program, connect the uBITX USB to the computer.

If you installed fldigi for the first time, the following screen will appear.



Click Configure -> Rig control



Select 'Hamlib' Tab




Select Rig : Yaesu FT-817 (Beta)



Select your comport and set baud rate to 38400


Select seideband type


All settings are as follows.



Finally, check Use hamlib.



After setting fldigi, it is necessary to restart the program.
The following shows the frequency by communicating with uBITX after restarting the program.



If you click the T / R button, uBITX will switch to TX mode with the signal.




2. FTBCAT
 Download : http://www.g4hfq.co.uk/

 After installing the program, connect the uBITX USB to the computer.

If you installed fldigi for the first time, the following screen will appear.




Click Option -> Settings...


Set it as follows.



FTBCAT is a program that mainly manages memory, but uBITX has no memory to manage, so it can only view frequencies.

Click the OK Button


Click the On/Off button, then start communication with uBITX


You can see uBITX information on FTBCAT screen.



Change Band by Band buttons






Vfo Toggle by VFO A/B


The settings in the raspberry pie are the same.
The video below is a video that I tested on Windows and Raspberry.




73
Ian KD8CEC

Comments

  1. Hey Ian...what cable is used to connect the PC to the uBITX for digital operation? Maybe I'm not reading closely enough.

    John KB2HSH

    ReplyDelete
  2. John
    I know you asked this over a month ago, but don't see any answer. As far as I can tell (and I can easily be wrong) it is the normal USB programming cable from the computer to the arduino.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Introduction to UV-K5 HF Fullband receive version 0.3

Introduction to UV-K5 HF Fullband receive Version 0.3 This is an introduction to UV-K5 HF full-band reception firmware 0.3HF using SI4732-A10. This version is released separately from the existing UV-K5 CEC firmware version. because space is needed to store a large PATCH file to use SI4732-A10's SSB. 0.3HF added several functions to use SSB for shortwave radio and amateur radio.

Introduction to UV-K5 HF Fullband receive version 0.41 (Changed from 0.40)

  Introduction to UV-K5 HF Fullband receive Version 0.41 (Changed from 0.40) This is an introduction to UV-K5 HF full-band reception firmware 0.4HF using SI4732-A10. This version is released separately from the existing UV-K5 CEC firmware version. because space is needed to store a large PATCH file to use SI4732-A10's SSB. 0.4HF added several functions to use SSB for shortwave radio and amateur radio.

Release CEC Firmware v1.200 for uBITX All version(include V2, V3, V4, V5)

Release CEC Firmware v1.200 for uBITX All Version (include v2, v3, v4, v5) I did the firmware work for v5 when uBITX V5 was released, but I release it now. I received the feedback from a thankful beta tester and tested it myself by converting my uBITX v3 to v5 but I was not sure. I ordered the uBITX V5 and delivered the correct uBITX V5, so I made a little more fine-tuning. If you use V2, V3, V4, you do not need to update this firmware.