Update 03-July-2021:  bug fix for 5.0 and 7.0″

 

Nextion for K3NG Rotator Controller features:

Available for:
• NX8048K070 7.0″ Enhanced HMI
• NX8048K050  5.0″ Enhanced HMI
• NX4832K035  3.5″ Enhanced HMI
• NX4024K032  3.2″ Enhanced HMI  (not all features available)

• Numeric Azimuth and elevation display
• Gauges Azimuth and elevation display
• BIG gauges display
• CCW/CW/Up/Down rotator control
• Configurable preset positions with name tags
• Configurable colours/fonts
• Park button
• Go To grid square
• Co-ordinates converter – convert between lat/lon and grid square
• Contest page – 8 presets
• Configuration – Screen page
• Rotor Calibration page
• Numeric keypad for entering numbers
• ABC keyboard for entering text & numbers
• Diagnostics page
• Configurable User Defined Functions with names
• Moon & Sun tracking page
• Satellite tracking page
• Satellite selection list
• Satellite AOS page
• Satellite tracking world map
• Tracking Check Interval settings page

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Which Nextion?

The 3.5″ Nextion (480 x 320 px) is nice, but if your enclosure has room, the larger 5.0″ (800 x 480 px) offers more pixels to play with, which means bigger buttons, larger fonts (easier to read).  From an EMC perspective, the 5.0″ is rather noisy due to it’s higher backlighting current requirements and PWM backlight control.

3.2″ Nextion is only slightly physically smaller than the 3.5″ but has significantly less pixels (400 x 240 px) and this limits screen space to play with.

 

3.2″ Nextion Package (updated 29-June-2021)

Notes:
This suits a Nextion NX4024K032 enhanced touchscreen.
You will be wasting your time if you have a basic variant – it will not work as is.

Contains all assets with both .hmi and .tft versions in common zip package.

VK4GHZ NX40248K032 Package V2021-06-29 for K3NG RC

See the What’s New.txt for details

 

Previous 3.2″ versions;

VK4GHZ NX40248K032 Package V2021-05-10-01 for K3NG RC

 

 

 

3.5″ Nextion Package (updated 29-June-2021)

Notes:
This suits a Nextion NX4832K035 enhanced touchscreen.
You will be wasting your time if you have a basic variant – it will not work as is.

Contains all assets with both .hmi and .tft versions in common zip package

VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-06-29 for K3NG RC

See the What’s New.txt for details

 

Previous 3.5″ versions;

VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-05-21 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-05-09 for K3NG RC

 

  VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-04-06-01 for K3NG RC

 

  VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-03-23-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-01-07-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX4832K035 Package V2021-01-06-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ-K3NG-NX4832K035-TFT-V2020-12-17-01

 

VK4GHZ-K3NG-NX4832K035-V2020-10-18-01

 

VK4GHZ-K3NG-NX4832K035-V2020-09-09-02

 

VK4GHZ-K3NG-NX4832K035-HMI-V2020-12-17-01

 

VK4GHZ-K3NG-NX4832K035-HMI-V2020-10-18-01

 

 

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5.0″ Nextion Package (updated 03-July-2021)

Notes:
This suits a Nextion NX8048K050 enhanced touchscreen.
You will be wasting your time if you have a basic variant – it will not work as is.

Contains all assets with both .hmi and .tft versions in common zip package.

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-07-03 for K3NG RC

 See the What’s New.txt for details

 

Previous 5.0″ versions;

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-06-29 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-05-21 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-05-09 for K3NG RC

 

  VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-04-06-01 for K3NG RC

 

  VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-03-23-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-02-11-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K050 Package V2021-01-07-01 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ-NX8048K050-Package-V2021-01-06-01-for-K3NG-RC.zip

 

 

 

7.0″ Nextion Package (updated 03-July-2021)

Notes:
This suits a Nextion NX8048K070 enhanced touchscreen.
You will be wasting your time if you have a basic variant – it will not work as is.

Contains all assets with both .hmi and .tft versions in common zip package.

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K070 Package V2021-07-03 for K3NG RC

 See the What’s New.txt for details

 

Previous 7.0″ versions;

VK4GHZ NX8048K070 Package V2021-06-29 for K3NG RC

 

VK4GHZ NX8048K070 Package V2021-05-21 for K3NG RC

 

 

 

Programming your Nextion enhanced touchscreen using .hmi:

• Unzip .hmi file to your Nextion Editor project directory
• Connect Nextion to PC via USB-FTDI adapter
• Run Nextion Editor
• Open .hmi file
• From Device tab > Device
   Set device type to match the .hmi file (NX8048K050_011 or NX4832K035_011)
• OK
• From Device tab > Display
   Set 90° Horizontal display direction
• OK
• Upload

 

Programming your Nextion enhanced touchscreen using .tft:
Unfamiliar with the microSD card requirements? 
MUST read: 
https://nextion.tech/faq-items/using-nextion-microsd/

• Unzip .tft file to a microSD card  (FAT32, max 16GB)
• Power down Nextion
• Insert card
• Power up Nextion
• Nextion should start programming
• Power down Nextion after “succeeded” message confirms completion
• Remove card

 

Any unanswered questions (after using Google etc!) can be posted on the Radio Artisan group on Groups IO.
https://groups.io/g/radioartisan/topics