OM Bhatnagar is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. He is an active homebrewer and uses HAM radio for training youngsters in electronics. Being an electronic enthusiast he likes to spend more time playing on the workbench than with the microphone.
Topic: TFT/ Touch-screen based controller for uBitx
The TFT/ Touch-screen based controller for uBitx that was built 3 years back has since been updated. There are now options provided to control the Frequency of VFO as well as both BFOs, Step size, band selection, side band selection, Split mode operation, VFO & Memory exchange, PTT type selection, PTT Time out, Touch Sensitivity adjustment, Frequency offset for each band, Lower and Upper thresholds for S-meter and Power meter from touch screen. Selection of VFO’s and Memory and various indications are displayed on a low cost TFT screen working with Arduino Mega. A small board has also been designed for connecting it to uBitx.