Friday, December 22, 2017

A New Look for your uBitx!

Adding a "Cool Blue" Display to your uBitx!

The standard "green background" with black lettering frequently reminds me that I suffer from Chronic seasickness -- and yes I spent four years in the US Navy. So I usually try to avoid anything that has that "seasick green" color. Today I shifted to a cool blue display with white lettering. This move may even contribute to reducing global warming.
Since the I2C is not being used literally any LCD can be plugged into (or as in my case connected to) the Raduino. Tell me doesn't this doesn't look really "uptown" with a real touch of class. The supplied LCD is slightly smaller and fits right in the hole. The blue one is slightly bigger in one dimensions thus I had to uses some aluminum spacers to bring it close to the front panel. Having a huge junk box helps.

Pete N6QW


  1. Pete, I hear ya. I cant take the yellow/green display either so changed mine to blue before I even turned it on. It gets more DX now too:-)

  2. Very nice indeed!! Where can I buy such a display please?

  3. Joe, which display did you use? Is it a direct plugin?

  4. I found that by using the blue display my SWR was a true 1:1:1

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  6. Can anyone please tell me how to hook up the 5 pin plug to the 16 pins on the raduino, the drawing isn't very clear as to which end or what pins it plugs into.