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Elad Update and SW2 goodies

Paul Jones
 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

A screenshot of a computer

Description automatically generated

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)

FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 
 

 

 

Paul <blaggard@...>
 

Hi Paul

What news on the S3? We know there are test units floating about for the chosen few but what about real mass produced ones us mere users can purchase? It's been what, over three years since the initial announcement and all we've had is excuses from new USB controllers to FCC approval and zip from the developer.

Paul

Paul Jones
 

Paul 

We were hoping to start production for sales to start end of February, but then this virus hit, so once this is over production should start, there are improvements over the beta units that are out there, like the gps source clock and the downconverter for 50mhz-2ghz that option will be available by summer, but the base unit will start I’m told as soon as the factory can reopen I know they had dll the new cases in....

Paul EladUSA  


On Apr 5, 2020, at 14:47, Paul <blaggard@...> wrote:

Hi Paul

What news on the S3? We know there are test units floating about for the chosen few but what about real mass produced ones us mere users can purchase? It's been what, over three years since the initial announcement and all we've had is excuses from new USB controllers to FCC approval and zip from the developer.

Paul

Bill Nollman
 

Just loaded 3.033.

 

1. I believe someone already reported that when playing back the filename doesn’t change when the file number increments. That’s enough of a problem to revert back to an earlier version for me.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly. Is there any way to change it back or have an option to select the size. I can live with this.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed for two reasons. If you copy your wav files to larger drives and then back for listening, the “Created on:” date shows when you copied the file not the original recording date. The original recording date is already shown to the right of that in the UTC date and time. I don’t see any reason for “Created on:” date and time.

5. Which brings up something that puzzles me, why display UTC in AM or PM? A 24 hour clock would be so much more useful IMHO. Maybe it’s because I DX FM and not so much MW or SW but to me 24 hour would be much better.

6. The Recorder/Player Tab does look neater. I would love to know who uses the “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option. When I check it and play a sequence of recordings, when the file increments the frequency changes to what I assume was the frequency that I was tuned to when the recording was created. I think I even reported this as a bug years ago and was told this is working as designed. I’d still love to know what someone would do with that?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Jones
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:26 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

A screenshot of a computer

Description automatically generated

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)

FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 
 

 

 

Paul Jones
 

Re the larger frequency display, it stands out much better on Hd/4K displays, the older smaller display was a little more difficult to read at 4K, it’s the same font just slightly larger, not by much. 

Paul 


On Apr 7, 2020, at 21:32, Bill Nollman <billct97@...> wrote:



Just loaded 3.033.

 

1. I believe someone already reported that when playing back the filename doesn’t change when the file number increments. That’s enough of a problem to revert back to an earlier version for me.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly. Is there any way to change it back or have an option to select the size. I can live with this.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed for two reasons. If you copy your wav files to larger drives and then back for listening, the “Created on:” date shows when you copied the file not the original recording date. The original recording date is already shown to the right of that in the UTC date and time. I don’t see any reason for “Created on:” date and time.

5. Which brings up something that puzzles me, why display UTC in AM or PM? A 24 hour clock would be so much more useful IMHO. Maybe it’s because I DX FM and not so much MW or SW but to me 24 hour would be much better.

6. The Recorder/Player Tab does look neater. I would love to know who uses the “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option. When I check it and play a sequence of recordings, when the file increments the frequency changes to what I assume was the frequency that I was tuned to when the recording was created. I think I even reported this as a bug years ago and was told this is working as designed. I’d still love to know what someone would do with that?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Jones
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:26 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

<image001.jpg>

This is at 50% on RX1

 

<image002.jpg>

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)

<image003.jpg>

FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 
 

 

 

Otso Ylönen
 

I also have such small-pixeled displays, that my preference is driven by readabolity rather than aesthetics. Therefore also my ask about the increase for display of the playback time.
 
BTW, on my screen, the playback time is shown  with a 24-hour display. I suppose SW2 uses the system default.
 
BR, Otso
 
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 08. April 2020 um 06:22 Uhr
Von: "Paul Jones" <support@...>
An: EladSDR@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies
Re the larger frequency display, it stands out much better on Hd/4K displays, the older smaller display was a little more difficult to read at 4K, it’s the same font just slightly larger, not by much. 
 
Paul 
 
 
 

On Apr 7, 2020, at 21:32, Bill Nollman <billct97@...> wrote:
 


Just loaded 3.033.

 

1. I believe someone already reported that when playing back the filename doesn’t change when the file number increments. That’s enough of a problem to revert back to an earlier version for me.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly. Is there any way to change it back or have an option to select the size. I can live with this.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed for two reasons. If you copy your wav files to larger drives and then back for listening, the “Created on:” date shows when you copied the file not the original recording date. The original recording date is already shown to the right of that in the UTC date and time. I don’t see any reason for “Created on:” date and time.

5. Which brings up something that puzzles me, why display UTC in AM or PM? A 24 hour clock would be so much more useful IMHO. Maybe it’s because I DX FM and not so much MW or SW but to me 24 hour would be much better.

6. The Recorder/Player Tab does look neater. I would love to know who uses the “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option. When I check it and play a sequence of recordings, when the file increments the frequency changes to what I assume was the frequency that I was tuned to when the recording was created. I think I even reported this as a bug years ago and was told this is working as designed. I’d still love to know what someone would do with that?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Jones
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:26 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

 

<image001.jpg>

 

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

<image002.jpg>

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

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Guido Schotmans
 

I like the larger frequency display. It has also a better contrast.

 

What I miss for ages now is the possibility to jump to a previous recorded file when in playback mode. Only possibility is to start over again or load the file again.

 

73,

 

Guido.

 

Van: EladSDR@groups.io Namens Bill Nollman
Verzonden: woensdag 8 april 2020 3:32
Aan: EladSDR@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Just loaded 3.033.

 

1. I believe someone already reported that when playing back the filename doesn’t change when the file number increments. That’s enough of a problem to revert back to an earlier version for me.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly. Is there any way to change it back or have an option to select the size. I can live with this.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed for two reasons. If you copy your wav files to larger drives and then back for listening, the “Created on:” date shows when you copied the file not the original recording date. The original recording date is already shown to the right of that in the UTC date and time. I don’t see any reason for “Created on:” date and time.

5. Which brings up something that puzzles me, why display UTC in AM or PM? A 24 hour clock would be so much more useful IMHO. Maybe it’s because I DX FM and not so much MW or SW but to me 24 hour would be much better.

6. The Recorder/Player Tab does look neater. I would love to know who uses the “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option. When I check it and play a sequence of recordings, when the file increments the frequency changes to what I assume was the frequency that I was tuned to when the recording was created. I think I even reported this as a bug years ago and was told this is working as designed. I’d still love to know what someone would do with that?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Jones
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:26 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

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FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

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Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

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Bill Nollman
 

Updating and shortening my list…

 

1. Filename 000->001->002 doesn’t change. I reverted back to 3.019 until fixed.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly on a 24” monitor. Others like it, I can live with it.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed and wastes space on screen.

5. UTC AM/PM – Otso is correct, I changed my system time and that’s much better. Thank you!

6. What is “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option for?

7. Guido would like to jump backwards by files during playback. I agree but we all know asking for features on this list doesn’t usually get us anywhere ;-)

 

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Otso Ylönen
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:43 AM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: Re: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

I also have such small-pixeled displays, that my preference is driven by readabolity rather than aesthetics. Therefore also my ask about the increase for display of the playback time.

 

BTW, on my screen, the playback time is shown  with a 24-hour display. I suppose SW2 uses the system default.

 

BR, Otso

 

 

Gesendet: Mittwoch, 08. April 2020 um 06:22 Uhr
Von: "Paul Jones" <support@...>
An: EladSDR@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

Re the larger frequency display, it stands out much better on Hd/4K displays, the older smaller display was a little more difficult to read at 4K, it’s the same font just slightly larger, not by much. 

 

Paul 
 

 

 

On Apr 7, 2020, at 21:32, Bill Nollman <billct97@...> wrote:
 



Just loaded 3.033.

 

1. I believe someone already reported that when playing back the filename doesn’t change when the file number increments. That’s enough of a problem to revert back to an earlier version for me.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly. Is there any way to change it back or have an option to select the size. I can live with this.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed for two reasons. If you copy your wav files to larger drives and then back for listening, the “Created on:” date shows when you copied the file not the original recording date. The original recording date is already shown to the right of that in the UTC date and time. I don’t see any reason for “Created on:” date and time.

5. Which brings up something that puzzles me, why display UTC in AM or PM? A 24 hour clock would be so much more useful IMHO. Maybe it’s because I DX FM and not so much MW or SW but to me 24 hour would be much better.

6. The Recorder/Player Tab does look neater. I would love to know who uses the “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option. When I check it and play a sequence of recordings, when the file increments the frequency changes to what I assume was the frequency that I was tuned to when the recording was created. I think I even reported this as a bug years ago and was told this is working as designed. I’d still love to know what someone would do with that?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

From: EladSDR@groups.io <EladSDR@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Jones
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:26 PM
To: EladSDR@groups.io
Subject: [EladSDR] Elad Update and SW2 goodies

 

Hey All,

 

So just a little update, at my last conversation, everyone at the factory in Italy is doing OK, No infections, but that can change daily, but so far so good. Everyone is at home

Franco was at the factory for a while, but now EVERYONE is working from home.

 

Not sure if you had seen but there is a new Test version of SW2 (3.033) in the Undertest folder, I’ve found it very stable and it has some nice changes, the Frequency Display is slightly larger

And a request we had at Dayton 2 years ago has made it in, the panel behind the volume controls is now highlighted with the matching RX color, so it is easy to see at a glance which volume

Control needs to be used for the active RX. This needs to be turned on in the SET menu under graphics, and you can set the opacity in the color page

 

 

<image001.jpg>

 

This is at 50% on RX1

 

 

<image002.jpg>

 

 

Set the 3 check boxes to apply then if you want is more opaque the click on edit color settings

 

Here are the latest changes to SW2 and this is available under http://eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM-sw2%20Software/Under%20test/index.php?lang=EN

 

--> Version 3.033 / March 24, 2020

  - enlarged frequency viewing

  - added the possibility to press Enter to start the FDM-SW2 when the FDM

    devices selection window appears

  - added in the Graphics tab of the Setup window some options to:

    - 1. highlight the selected receiver in the volumes panel: the volumes

      of the selected receiver are colored with the color of the receiver, it is

      possible to change the transparency of the color using the

      "Color Settings" window

    - 2. color the step value with the color of the selected receiver

    - 3. color the mode, the band filter and the AGC with the color of the

      selected receiver

  - changed the color management on the Advanced Tuning window:

    - 1. if "Local Oscillator" (center frequency of the spectrum) is chosen, the

      color remains the default one

    - 2. if you select "Selected Receiver" (selected receiver frequency) the

      color becomes that of the selected receiver

  - recorder/player:

    - 1. modified the graphic part of the recorder/player especially for as

      regards the colors, the aim is to better highlight the different cases:

      turned off, recording scheduled, recording in progress and playing in

      progress

    - 2. added the following keyboard shortcuts:

      - CTRL+L for LOOP PLAY

      - CTRL+R for RECORD

      - CTRL+P for PLAY and PAUSE

      - CTRL+S for STOP

    - 3. fixed the window for entering the name of the recording so that it is

      easier to start recording

    - 4. fixed the Recording Scheduler window and the Recording tab of the

      Setup window so that the controls are clearer

  - added support for CWR mode for Omnirig

  - fixed issue on the CAT 0xF7 TRANSCEIVER STATUS command (inverted again the

    status in the answer), added the possibility in the Setup window to invert

    the answer state of this command (this is for compatibility with some

    proprietary software)

  - fixed issue that set the focus incorrectly after having set the frequency

    with the keyboard (digits + entere key)

  - FDM-DUO:

    - 1. fixed some minor errors in macro creation

    - 2. fixed problem when closing the Stand-Alone panel

    - 3. fixed the fact that after starting the software, and activating the

      transmission on a virtual receiver the input options for transmission were

      set to software defaults (KEY and MIC), now the software reads the value                           

      set on the FDM-DUO (the AUTO choice for the TX IN menu of the FDM-DUO,

      menu 32, is not yet supported)

     

--> Version 3.032 / February 21, 2020

  - OmniRig management:

    - corrected issue in reading the frequency

    - fixed some issues on rig2 management

    - optimized general management of OmniRig

    - removed LockToCF on RX1 and Lock ABS on RX2

  - continued extension of the supported frequency range, including at graphic

    level for frequency display

  - added the possibility to delete a frequency digit with the backspace key

    of the keyboard typing a frequency

  - added shortcut to Lock ABS with the letter O on the keyboard

  - updated quick start window

  - modified the Advanced Tuning window, removed some features with malfunction

  - improved closing management of the software

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3_v0_22_0_2.dll)

  - slightly revised the graphics of the setup window

 - TMate2 management:

    - corrected an issue in saving the settings

    - lowered the default value of the LCD refresh time (100ms)

    - added the possibility in the setup window to choose presets as regards

      the management of the main knob

     

--> Version 3.031 / January 16, 2020 (alpha version)

  - extended to channel 2 the fix of startup crash due Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.030 / November 28, 2019 (alpha version)

  - start of TMmini management

  - fixed startup crash due to Hz/kHz setting

 

--> Version 3.029 / August 1, 2019 (alpha version)

  - updated the dll for the FDM-S3 (file ExtIOmc_ELAD_FDMS3.dll v0.21)

  - fixed an issue in the visualization of the current configuration near the

    serial number of the connected FDM device

          

--> Version 3.028 / April 24, 2019 (alpha version)

  - started extension of the supported frequency range

 

 

 

Have a Radiolutionary Day!
Paul

--

Paul Jones - Elad USA Sales & Technical Support (USA)

<image003.jpg>


FDM-Duo, Duo-Art, FDM-DUOR,  FDM-S3, FDM-S2, FDM-S2, FDM-SW2, T-Mate

 

Visit http://www.eladit.com for the full range of Elad Products or USA Sales : https://shop.elad-usa.com/

Email Support Group - https://groups.io/g/EladSDR

Sales Phone: 312.320.8160

Support Email: support@... Sales Email: sales@...
Personal Email: Paul@...
 

 

 

 

 

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

 Not found anything weird  in 3.033 so far, but I use other programs for recordings.  I haven't tried putting 10.340 GHz offsets in to get a proper display on 3cm, still using the 340MHz kludge.  Will have a play later. Always best to send bug reports and feature requests to the support ticket system, after a sanity check on the forum of course...

Neil G4DBN

On 08/04/2020 14:59, Bill Nollman wrote:

Updating and shortening my list…

 

1. Filename 000->001->002 doesn’t change. I reverted back to 3.019 until fixed.

2. The larger frequency display is ugly on a 24” monitor. Others like it, I can live with it.

3. The play, record button and filename/time colors look good. Nice improvement.

4. The “Created on:” after the filename is not needed and wastes space on screen.

5. UTC AM/PM – Otso is correct, I changed my system time and that’s much better. Thank you!

6. What is “Player: Apply recorded File Settings when playing file” option for?

7. Guido would like to jump backwards by files during playback. I agree but we all know asking for features on this list doesn’t usually get us anywhere ;-)

 

Bill

 


Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Oh, I spoke too soon. There *is* something weird. After a few minutes of staring at the screen, I am getting eyestrain. Feels like the waterfall is flickering really badly at high speed. Have I got a wrong setting inherited from 3.0.31 or can anyone else comment on whether their waterfalls (IF and RF) are scrolling smoothly or have an ultra-fast flicker?

Neil G4DBN

On 08/04/2020 15:15, Neil Smith G4DBN wrote:

 Not found anything weird  in 3.033 so far

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Solved the flicker issue, I had somehow selected averaging of 4 on the waterfall.  It was the same when I went back to 3.031. I have now set the refresh rate of my monitor to 59Hz and the screen update in SW2 to 57ms, so there can't be any common factors to cause flicker. It is good and smooth again.

I've reinstalled 3.033 and it is working OK apart from two bugs which I need to investigate further.  It throws a "too large" exception error when it is trying to save an amended memory file with frequencies in the 10GHz band. 

Also it fails to load the memories at startup, probably for the same reason.

I'll investigate more closely when I have some time, but it is nice to have the real frequency displayed now when I'm on SHF bands.  This is the wind farm doppler reflections of GB3FNY, about 20km from here.  I can fix the problem for now by going back to using 368,751 as the frequency (booo!).  I'll raise a proper ticket later. Have to be up early.

Neil G4DBN

Ted Pater
 

Tested ver 3.033 FDM-SW2 with T-Mate2 controller on WIN10Pro-64 in the dual channels mode.
Second channel on the dual monitor setup looks very impressive, listening to the different bands the same time.
Don't like:
1. T-Mate2 controls only  Ch1 radio.  
2. Radio RX4 on Ch2 has no audio
2. I use the Griffin Power Mate USB knob to control the PC audio. It only works if I click on the desktop,  outside the opened FDM-SW2 program /focus change?/.  If the program window is maximized, there is no open space on the desktop to clock, and the Griffin knob is useless.  This does not happen with the other SDR software I use. 

73,
Ted VE7VIB