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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.




1.About V1.200
Supports uBITX v5. The source code is the same for both V2, V3, V4, and V5.

You only need to enter the uBITX version in the ubitx.h file and it will be compiled for your version of uBITX.

#define UBITX_BOARD_VERSION 2 or 5
2 include v2, v3, v4

For versions 2, 3, and 4


For versions 2, 3, and 4


Use of other source code is the same as before.





2.Download the file
Firwmare and source code
https://github.com/phdlee/ubitx/releases/tag/v1.20
https://github.com/phdlee/ubitx/releases/download/v1.20/uBITX_CEC_V1.200.zip

git: https://github.com/phdlee/

uBITX Manager
https://github.com/phdlee/ubitx/releases/download/v1.11/uBITX_Manager_V1.11.zip

Nextion LCD GUI File and Version 1.1 Files
https://github.com/phdlee/ubitx/releases/tag/1.1

and
http://ubitx.net

3.Test for Version 1.20 with uBITX V5

The receiving performance of uBITX is specified as 2uV, but the minimum output of my instrument is 7uV. I have confirmed that it is clearly received when tested at 7uV.

Below you can see the test video using uBITX V5.

-90dBm (7uV)


It is normal to receive a 1 kHz sound at 14.049 MHz with LSB


It is normal to receive a 1 kHz sound at 14.049 MHz with USB

Test Video



Thank you for using the CEC firmware.

Ian KD8CEC

Comments

  1. Great.....btw is there any update for wsjtx portable?

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    1. Sorry for the delay in updating wsjtx portable.
      I have not even started analyzing the Wsjt-x 2.0 source code yet. lol
      Please wait a little longer. I will post related articles when the work starts.
      Ian KD8CEC

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    2. Thx, Dr Ian. glad to hear it

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    4. Hello KD8CEC Pleased to meet you. I just ordered a Ubitx V5. I am sorry but I am a bit confused as to the best firmware to install. I am going to use the Nextion 3.2" inhanced. Would like cat support.
      Any help is much appriciated! Darrell

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  2. I have installed V1.200, but the display still shows V2.110.
    Philip G7JUR

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    1. I haven't seen you for a while.
      Thanks for important information.
      After a long time, I forgot to enter two versions of the firmware.
      I modified it now and uploaded it again.

      Ian KD8CEC

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    2. Thanks Ian.
      Now showing the correct version number.
      Regards Philip G7JUR.

      PS Any chance of a WSJTX portable update

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    3. Philip
      Of course. Maybe a month later I will be quite busy because of my main job (start new project)
      My plan is to modify Wsjtx Portable before that.

      Ian KD8CEC

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  4. Just updated my first version ubitx and everything went ok. Added a 3.5 nextion display as well.

    Question: I am not seeing any bargraph S/PO meter movement on receive. Just shows a red bar graph about half way to the S5 mark. No movement.

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  5. Ian I installed v5 1.2 sw and I use a 2.8" nextion display, I have the same problen on the bar graph but more important to listen well the voice the IF shift must have on 1420 value.
    What I did wrongly? Regards Roberto IK4JSF

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  6. Happy, Ian, to use V1.22 . After installing the 1.22 on my ubitx v5 , I am unable to factory reset. I wonder whether any update is available ?
    regards
    sarma

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    1. Hi Ion Lee,
      Any support possible , please !

      regards
      sarma

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  7. Hallo Ian, I just want to say to you, that you are a really fine guy.
    Thanks for your efforts and your willingness to share it with others! You do a great job.
    Kind regards from Jößnitz, Saxony
    Markus

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  8. Hi Ian...
    Many thanks for your work.
    One small comment, and one question, if I may...
    1. In the text, the heading for each of the bits of source, highlighting the version is "For versions 2, 3, and 4". I suspect the second image should have "For versions 5" as a heading.
    2. I am using v1.2 f/w on my uBitx v3. I am also using Nik VK4PP's i2c Raduino Board. All seems to work well, but when I try to calibrate, there is a strong birdie right at 10MHz. WWV is pretty weak where I am (Ireland). Any suggestions?

    73 de Gerry / EI8DRB

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  9. Very Nice FW Ian. This reminds me of a few development boards SW & FW we used for product development at work.
    I am new to the ubitx (V5 is my first), but have flashed the new FW and found on 80 meters it always goes back to 3.5 MHz with a band change, even with 3.86 MHz in the ubitx manager "saved band frequency" for Band 2. The other saved band frequencies seem to work fine.
    73 Brad N8YG

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    1. So I was able to get band 2 default to change to 3.8 MHz by writing multiple times with the ubitx Manager. it returns 3.8 MHz when I change back to that band even if I had been at 3.7 MHz but at least I can control it away from 3.5 MHz default. perhaps my hadware or memory write timing issue?
      73 Brad N8YG

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  10. Hi
    I would like to know if I have to unplug raduino to load new software .... Thank you

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  11. Hi Ian

    Many thanks for all your work with firmware for the uBitx. I am currently trying to 'fine tune' a self build version and will add a Nextion once I have sorted out some other issues.
    Question:
    All of the calibration and set up stuff that I have read talks about adjusting Clock 0, so that the frequency read out is correct; and setting the BFO. There is no mention of adjusting the second IF oscillator, so that the 2nd IF is matched to the 12MHz filter. As these filters will all be slightly different and the pass band is only about 2KHz, it will make a difference to performance if there is an error. Is there any way in uBitx manager to do it?
    Regards
    Steve

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