What do you know, but two new software forks for the uBITx are shortly to be forthcoming. One is focussed on significant hardware enhancements and the other is designed for stock uBITx hardware.
uBitx.net has already foreshadowed the 2.8″ display from Joe VE1BWV with its software from VU2SPF that is expected to be released shortly. This software will feature full touch control along with physical optional buttons, 100 memory channels, a tunable BFO. VFO, memory selection and all bands will be selectable from the touch panel. However, this software has still to be released.
Meanwhile, Ian Lee KD8CEC has announced his Beta release of a further update for the stock uBITx. Version 0.30 has already been released as a final version. However, version 0.31 is out for beta testing.
This release features CW Keying, Frequency Tune and CW performance meeting the demand for such features from users. CW keying improvements will continue to use original hardware. However, it is also possible to set the CW Key analogue to digital conversion range to reduce mis-keying errors that some (but not all) have observed. Reporting of the resistance detected allows you to know your exact resistance and key contact status (in case the key needs cleaning). These functions need testing.
The tune steps now are 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200, but you can change these in uBITX Manager 0.31 (Beta release). You can change the step rate by pressing holding down the function key slightly longer than you would normally to enter the menu. If you keep holding it down for even longer, the Dial Lock function will be enabled.
These new features, a description of the features and details of how to upload firmware (both source code and compiled firmware) can be found here:
Details on how to upload firmware and access firmware versions up to version 0.27 can be found here: