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Re: Paddles fall out too easily

Juergen Wagner
 

Hello hombrew fans,
I'am surprised again: are there only  builders with two left hands .... .. ?
the paddles will be hold via the spring contacts - what lies closer to bend this contacts a bit more so that
the holding force will be increased ?
And when that is not enough: a long screw through the board - between the paddels and above the paddles a cross board... that helps against the biggest sausage fingers .... ..
By the way: my paddles working with gentle'st touch - if there is no force - nothing happens. - cause and effect.
I think a vy good way would be to explain peoples what are "TOUCH"-paddles and how they work. When the candidates
want to squeez, than an external vibro or mfj may be the first choice.
hpe this hints helps a bit.
73
Juergen
DL4KE

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Am 24.11.2019 um 15:35 schrieb Andre - WI9AJR via Groups.Io:

Is there a good way people use to keep the paddles from falling out so easily? I find myself accidentally popping them off even during keying.

 

Thanks,

Andre


Re: Paddles fall out too easily

Richard Lawn
 

I agree. I was doing a presentation to my club on learning cw and brought the morserino 32 to show and as people played with it the paddles kept loosening. I’d hate to glue them.
Rick, W2JAZ 
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Paddles fall out too easily

Andre - WI9AJR
 

Is there a good way people use to keep the paddles from falling out so easily? I find myself accidentally popping them off even during keying.

 

Thanks,

Andre

Re: Feature request (and Arduino development help)

Enzo Stefanazzi
 

Hi Craig,

thank you very much for your answer. In the end I made it work, but I found something odd in the Arduino IDE (1.8.10) or in the Heltec definition Board package (0.0.4).
For a reason I can't understand the ClickButton lib is regularly loaded when installed in the usual directory C:\Users\enzo\Documents\Arduino\libraries. The other two missing libs, LoRa and OLED can't be found if installed in the same directory.
I had to move them in the IDE lib directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries, to make everything working fine.
The statement I commented out is on line #133 const int Vext = 21;

Also, in the manual I read about an additional serial port that can be installed on the PCB: please suggest a proper connector that can be used (a Mouser part id should be fine as well) and confirm that it can be referenced in the software as the Serial2 port.

73' Enzo, iw7dmh

Re: Feature request (and Arduino development help)

Craig T. Bailey
 

Once you have the heltec libraries, you’ll still need two more: “Button” and another one.

It turns out the MAC OS ide for Arduino is the one i prefer.  

The board type is as you describe.

There is one line that still needs to be commented out in order for it to compile on mine, has to do with older hardware versions of the board needing a special pin.  It’s pretty quick to identify which one to comment out.

Once the libraries are installed, it really is quite a nice environment.


On Nov 20, 2019, at 09:55, Enzo Stefanazzi via Groups.Io <v.stefa@...> wrote:

Hello,

I received my Morserino32 few days ago, assembled in less than a hour a made it working without any issues.
Now I am wondering if in next fw releases can be added a "Transmitted character echo" feature. It should send over a serial port, or a TCP/WEB socket, characters sent using a paddle in "cw keyer" mode or using a straight key in "cw decode" mode.
The idea is to use it with a computer program that can generate random characters, read the data from Morserino and display errors, max and average speed.
I was trying to implement it using the provided github source code and Arduino IDE, but I am struggling with the SSD1306.h missing file error and with the mess of additional libraries. I read all the posts about the Arduino IDE problems, added the additional Heltec board definitions and related libraries as described in the Heltec web site. In addition I added the libs provided  in the download group area and selected the "WiFi Lora 32(V2)" board in the IDE (I am not sure about the board type - please confirm it is right), but it is not enough.
Maybe there are differences in developing the code on Windows vs MacOSx that make things so difficult.

Anyway it is a great device!
Any help will be appreciated

73' Enzo
iw7dmh

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Craig Bailey
N1SFT
NH, USA

Feature request (and Arduino development help)

Enzo Stefanazzi
 

Hello,

I received my Morserino32 few days ago, assembled in less than a hour a made it working without any issues.
Now I am wondering if in next fw releases can be added a "Transmitted character echo" feature. It should send over a serial port, or a TCP/WEB socket, characters sent using a paddle in "cw keyer" mode or using a straight key in "cw decode" mode.
The idea is to use it with a computer program that can generate random characters, read the data from Morserino and display errors, max and average speed.
I was trying to implement it using the provided github source code and Arduino IDE, but I am struggling with the SSD1306.h missing file error and with the mess of additional libraries. I read all the posts about the Arduino IDE problems, added the additional Heltec board definitions and related libraries as described in the Heltec web site. In addition I added the libs provided  in the download group area and selected the "WiFi Lora 32(V2)" board in the IDE (I am not sure about the board type - please confirm it is right), but it is not enough.
Maybe there are differences in developing the code on Windows vs MacOSx that make things so difficult.

Anyway it is a great device!
Any help will be appreciated

73' Enzo
iw7dmh

Re: Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

Juergen Wagner
 

Hello friends,
i'am wondering sometimes abt the discussions here. when i'am not sure of R's color codes - for example - i use my
multimeter. And also for unknown items, audio connectors or pinouts of switches. I also learned in the past that
identical Transistors from different manufactors may have different pin outs. so when i'am not 100% sure, i measure
out which pins matches with the board layout / schematic. - Maybe that there was a layout change or manufactor change
at items side. I remember building my kit i was excited abt Willi's (and crew) effort to find out items that only fit
at their designated place.
So as tip for future builders: It would be a gud idea to take enough time to read the building manual and also time
enough to identify each item as the right one for the next step AND compare the pinouts with the board. Then there
will be no chance that an item will be soldered wrong.
Hpe all of u will get the kit functionaly and than u will have much fun wid CW ! (our CW course starts 3 months ago
and near xmas or begining of 2020 all friends may go on air with their keys ! (all seven kits working fine...)
Mni tks to Willi and all helpers agn !
 
73
Juergen
DL4KE

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Am 19.11.2019 um 14:24 schrieb colin humphries:

Wrong, the switch is nearly square and could probably squeezed in there by a novice, which I am not. I'm an experienced kit builder of over 40 years experience.
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Re: Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

colin humphries
 

Wrong, the switch is nearly square and could probably squeezed in there by a novice, which I am not. I'm an experienced kit builder of over 40 years experience.

Re: Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

schens_b@...
 

Thanks, a shortcut was the problem.

If u solder the switch 90 deg out, u should stop build stuff by yourself :P 
There is no part what can be soldered wrong, except u work with hammer, afair.

Re: Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

colin humphries
 

is the switch soldered 90 deg out? not sure it will fit but if you had trouble placing the part you may have it rotated, that would make the switch shorted all the time giving you the problem you descibe



On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM <schens_b@...> wrote:
My new build Morserino has no x2 (i think that schouldnd be the problem), and after 99.999% of every poweron it stay in "Audio Adjust".
And i can't end with red button. The red button has noc shortcut i think, i can measure ~0.75V open and 0V closed.
Only 1 time it startet right.
Firmware 2.1

Any idea how to resolv the Problem? 


greetings

Re: Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

Willi, OE1WKL
 

The switch SW2 (Red Button) used an internal pull-up... When not activated, it should show > 2V . It seems there is a short somewhere, maybe a thin solder bridge.

Check around the switch, and along the trace to the Heltec I/O pin 0, also check around this pin on the Heltec module....

Willi

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Am 16.11.2019 um 19:57 schrieb schens_b@...:

My new build Morserino has no x2 (i think that schouldnd be the problem), and after 99.999% of every poweron it stay in "Audio Adjust".
And i can't end with red button. The red button has noc shortcut i think, i can measure ~0.75V open and 0V closed.
Only 1 time it startet right.
Firmware 2.1

Any idea how to resolv the Problem? 


greetings

Stuck with "Audio Adjust"

schens_b@...
 

My new build Morserino has no x2 (i think that schouldnd be the problem), and after 99.999% of every poweron it stay in "Audio Adjust".
And i can't end with red button. The red button has noc shortcut i think, i can measure ~0.75V open and 0V closed.
Only 1 time it startet right.
Firmware 2.1

Any idea how to resolv the Problem? 


greetings

Re: So Far So Good!

Tom Crites
 

I guess I'm not in too much of a hurry for a battery since I can power the unit from the micro USB port.  Using a wall wart or USB battery isn't too inconvenient.

Re: So Far So Good!

Donato Ninno - IW2EMD
 

Hello,

I’ve got mine thru Amazon, not cheap but fast delivery (15 Euros/ 1 day) , I could’nt wait longer to finish my M32.. :-)

Ciao
D.

Il giorno gio 14 nov 2019 alle 14:34 Tom Crites <crites57@...> ha scritto:
Got my M32 in the mail the other day.  Very nice kit, well packaged and quality components.  Took a little extra time to build since I just moved and couldn't find my soldering station or any of my other stuff.  :-(   All seemed to work out OK since my M32 powered up just find on the first try. :-)  Also updated the firmware without any problems whatsoever.  :-)

Anyone have a source in the US where I can get ONE battery with the Molex connector?  Most sources have a minimum quantity of six.  Thinking I'll probably just have to get one somewhere and move away from the Molex connectors.

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Re: New battery recommendation

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Yours has been shipped on October 21st, and a shipping notice had been sent to you (of you did not see it check your spam folder!)

Outside Europe it is not unusual that shipments take up to month - so your kit should arrive soon!

73
Willi
OE1WKL

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Am 15.11.2019 um 23:28 schrieb hl5bat@...:


I haven't received my order yet so I don't know what it is, and why is it so late?
from shin in Korea.


네이버 메일앱에서 보냈습니다.
-----Original Message-----
보낸사람: "Martin Hepp"<mfhepp@...>
받는사람: <morserino@groups.io>
참조:
날짜: 2019. 11. 16 오전 3:26:57
제목: [morserino] New battery recommendation

Dear all:

I think I recently raised my concerns here that using a FPV / quadrocopter battery was a suboptimal choice, because those do not contain protective circuits against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

This week, I found what I think is the ideal battery:

   https://www.ebay.de/itm/283615436722

It is a 1S/3.7V 600mAh version that fits nicely below the Morserino PCB (even with the shorter 5mm distance plugs), and it has an integrated circuit against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

The price is ca. 6 EUR plus postage, so very fair.

The undervoltage lock-out should also make sure that if you accidentally leave the power slide switch on (or if it turns on during transport), the battery will not be destroyed.

73 de Martin, DK3IT




Re: New battery recommendation

hl5bat@...
 

I haven't received my order yet so I don't know what it is, and why is it so late?
from shin in Korea.


네이버 메일앱에서 보냈습니다.
-----Original Message-----
보낸사람: "Martin Hepp"<mfhepp@...>
받는사람: <morserino@groups.io>
참조:
날짜: 2019. 11. 16 오전 3:26:57
제목: [morserino] New battery recommendation

Dear all:

I think I recently raised my concerns here that using a FPV / quadrocopter battery was a suboptimal choice, because those do not contain protective circuits against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

This week, I found what I think is the ideal battery:

   https://www.ebay.de/itm/283615436722

It is a 1S/3.7V 600mAh version that fits nicely below the Morserino PCB (even with the shorter 5mm distance plugs), and it has an integrated circuit against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

The price is ca. 6 EUR plus postage, so very fair.

The undervoltage lock-out should also make sure that if you accidentally leave the power slide switch on (or if it turns on during transport), the battery will not be destroyed.

73 de Martin, DK3IT




Re: New battery recommendation

hl5bat@...
 

I haven't received my order yet so I don't know what it is, and why is it so late?
from shin in Korea.


네이버 메일앱에서 보냈습니다.
-----Original Message-----
보낸사람: "Willi, OE1WKL"<willi@...>
받는사람: <morserino@groups.io>
참조:
날짜: 2019. 11. 16 오전 3:44:16
제목: Re: [morserino] New battery recommendation

Well, it seems a good battery, but the connector is a JST and not a Molex, so you would have to replace the battery cable with a suitable one.

Overcharge and high currents are not really a problem / the onboard circuitry prevents overcharge, and there is a polyfuse on the PCB to protect against high currents. But undervoltage is a problem, I fully agree.

Willi

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> Am 15.11.2019 um 19:27 schrieb Martin Hepp <mfhepp@...>:
>
> Dear all:
>
> I think I recently raised my concerns here that using a FPV / quadrocopter battery was a suboptimal choice, because those do not contain protective circuits against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.
>
> This week, I found what I think is the ideal battery:
>
>    https://www.ebay.de/itm/283615436722
>
> It is a 1S/3.7V 600mAh version that fits nicely below the Morserino PCB (even with the shorter 5mm distance plugs), and it has an integrated circuit against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.
>
> The price is ca. 6 EUR plus postage, so very fair.
>
> The undervoltage lock-out should also make sure that if you accidentally leave the power slide switch on (or if it turns on during transport), the battery will not be destroyed.
>
> 73 de Martin, DK3IT
>
>
>
>



Re: New battery recommendation

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Well, it seems a good battery, but the connector is a JST and not a Molex, so you would have to replace the battery cable with a suitable one.

Overcharge and high currents are not really a problem / the onboard circuitry prevents overcharge, and there is a polyfuse on the PCB to protect against high currents. But undervoltage is a problem, I fully agree.

Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 15.11.2019 um 19:27 schrieb Martin Hepp <mfhepp@...>:

Dear all:

I think I recently raised my concerns here that using a FPV / quadrocopter battery was a suboptimal choice, because those do not contain protective circuits against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

This week, I found what I think is the ideal battery:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/283615436722

It is a 1S/3.7V 600mAh version that fits nicely below the Morserino PCB (even with the shorter 5mm distance plugs), and it has an integrated circuit against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

The price is ca. 6 EUR plus postage, so very fair.

The undervoltage lock-out should also make sure that if you accidentally leave the power slide switch on (or if it turns on during transport), the battery will not be destroyed.

73 de Martin, DK3IT



New battery recommendation

Martin Hepp
 

Dear all:

I think I recently raised my concerns here that using a FPV / quadrocopter battery was a suboptimal choice, because those do not contain protective circuits against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

This week, I found what I think is the ideal battery:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/283615436722

It is a 1S/3.7V 600mAh version that fits nicely below the Morserino PCB (even with the shorter 5mm distance plugs), and it has an integrated circuit against excessive currents, overcharge and undervoltage.

The price is ca. 6 EUR plus postage, so very fair.

The undervoltage lock-out should also make sure that if you accidentally leave the power slide switch on (or if it turns on during transport), the battery will not be destroyed.

73 de Martin, DK3IT

Re: So Far So Good!

colin humphries
 

One of the "hobby town USA" type places sell the low end of the market drone batteries. Mine came with the right connector.


On Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 08:34 Tom Crites <crites57@...> wrote:
Got my M32 in the mail the other day.  Very nice kit, well packaged and quality components.  Took a little extra time to build since I just moved and couldn't find my soldering station or any of my other stuff.  :-(   All seemed to work out OK since my M32 powered up just find on the first try. :-)  Also updated the firmware without any problems whatsoever.  :-)

Anyone have a source in the US where I can get ONE battery with the Molex connector?  Most sources have a minimum quantity of six.  Thinking I'll probably just have to get one somewhere and move away from the Molex connectors.