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The uBITX is a general coverage HF SSB/CW transceiver kit with features you NEED for operating ease, convenience and versatility. If works from 3 MHz to 30 MHz, with upto 12 watts on SSB and CW with a very sensitive receiver. It features digital tuning, dual VFOs, RIT, CW Keyer and more. The uBITX is a general coverage HF SSB/CW transceiver kit with features you NEED for operating ease, convenience and versatility. It works from 3 MHz to 30 MHz, with upto 12 watts on SSB and CW with a very sensitive receiver. It features digital tuning, dual VFOs, RIT, CW Keyer and more.
The uBITX is a joy to operate. Press the tuning control to access all the features. Dual VFOs, RIT, CW speed, sideband selection. etc. are all accessible from a single menu. The transceiver automatically selects the proper sideband for you (you can override it too).
The uBITX is an understandable radio. The complexity is kept to a minimum so you can always repair and make changes if you so desire.
The the uBITX has a carefully thought out operator interface. The tuning knob features a number of menu options on a click. From RIT, to dual VFOs, to the keyer and many more featuers are all accessible from the tuning knob by simply tapping on it.There are intelligent defaults everywhere (these are easily overriden). Example : below 10 MHz, it auto-selects LSB and vice versa. To operate CW, you just press the morse key.
Architecture The uBITX uses upconversion to the first IF of 45 MHz. This eliminates the need for a large number of band pass filters, keeping the design simple and virtually image free. The roofing filter at 45 MHz is 15 KHz wide. The signal is then down-converted to 12 MHz where a low ripple SSB filter with 8 crystals is used to provide a sparkling audio.
The transmitter has push-pull PA using two IRF510s for a clean output. The low cost IRF510s are not a bother to replace should you ever blow them up.
- Sensitivity a 0.2uv signal is clearly audible
- Selectivity 2.4 KHz, low ripple SSB filter with 8 crystals
- RIT (Receiver Incremental Tuning)
- Continuous coverage from 500 KHz to 30 MHz
- Sideband selection
- Dent-less encoder tuning. Tunes with larger step rates when tuned quickly
- More than 10 watts upto 10 MHz, 7 watts upto 21 MHz, 2 watts on 28 MHz
- CW transmit with the built-in keyer
- Uses IRF510s x 2 as PA and 2N3904 x 4 drivers in push-pull mode for low distortion transmission. Blown IRF510 are inexpensive to replace
This is a small board with an Si5351 clock generator, an Arduino Nano and a 16×2 LCD display. It plugs into the main radio board. The software that controls the radio is written in Arduino’s C langauge.
All the features are available implemented in Raduino software. The menus are accessible by pushing the button on the tuning encoder. You can add more features by hacking through the open source code available on https://github.com/afarhan/ubitx
- Dual VFOs
- Manual override of LSB/USB selection
- CW Keyer Speed and tone selection