moderated sticky FMSuite 2.3 for SDR# is now available #announcement #plugins #update


sdrs.freqmgr@...
 

FMSuite 2.3 can be downloaded from http://www.freqmgrsuite.com/.  As always, feel free to email me or make a comment on the web site if you have questions or issues.  Special thanks to the following for their suggestions, testing, patience, and support while creating this new improved suite of plugins:  prog, Ignacio EB4APL, Mike M0RRQ, Steve W6SDM, and Sergio EA4GZY.

 

The following changes are in this version:

 All Plugins

  • Themes are now as good as I can get them, within the limitations of Microsoft's user interface controls.
  • All plugins now request scrollbar support from SDR#/Telerik.
  • Minor changes to various controls' captions to make their usage clearer.
  • Lots of "under the covers" changes to improve speed and reliability.
  • Upgraded to .NET Core 6.x

Frequency Manager + Scanner

  • The scanner now runs up to 5 times faster than recent previous versions, depending on your computer.
  • An integrated scanner for VHF Air/Ground Communications Band of 118 MHz to 137 MHz is now included.  It correctly identifies and tunes to ICAO frequencies with both 8.333 and 25 KHz channel spacing.
  • When there are multiple stations on a frequency in your database, and "Show a signal's description, strength, and timers above the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences, the letter "M" is displayed adjacent to the dBFS value to indicate multiple stations are present.
  • You can now selectively choose whether a specific station's description appears on the spectrum window when "Show descriptions of frequencies in the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences.  This will permit you to remove less important database records from the spectrum thereby reducing the visual "noise" that happens when you have thousands of records in your database and use a large sample rate in SDR#.
  • The tuned frequency’s Description, if in the database, will now be displayed above the spectrum even when the scanner is not running.
  • Sometimes when scanning a radio will not tune to a requested frequency.  The source of the issue is unclear; I send the frequency change request to SDR# but the radio sometimes doesn’t tune to the requested frequency.  To indicate that this problem occurred, a note will be shown in Scanner Decisions for that frequency.

Frequency Data Display

  • When there are multiple stations on a frequency in your database, and "Show a frequency's description on the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences, the legend "Multiple stations are on this frequency" is displayed next to the frequency description.

Frequency Entry

  • The plugin has been redesigned to make changing the Center and Frequency easier and simpler.

Scanner Decisions

  • To reduce visual "noise" in the decisions list, the frequency of a found station appears only on the first line of the reception detail.
  • Tooltips now appear on Decision info when the plugin is too narrow to show a complete line of text at one time.  Just hover the mouse over the line you want to read.
  • Scanner Decisions font size is now persisted between SDR# sessions.

Scanner Metrics

  • When creating a report from Scanner Metrics data, the reception starting date and time are automatically entered for you based on when the recording session started.
  • Report graphs are now in colorblind-friendly colors.

 Activity Log

  • Activity logs now have the time of day that the log was created as part of their filenames, in addition to the date.

 Data Tools Wizard

  • The Wizard is now an SDR# plugin instead of a standalone program.
  • The number of records imported is now displayed when an import finishes.
  • Import data now supports Gigahertz-range frequencies.
  • URLs for various internet lists have been updated.
  • Import routines have been updated to work correctly on the latest downloadable lists.
  • The FMList download has been removed due to data quality issues from its provider.


George Stein - NJ3H
 

Can your plugin scan a list of specific frequencies in addition to a range of frequencies? 

Thanks, 
George


On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 2:18 PM, sdrs.freqmgr@...
<sdrs.freqmgr@...> wrote:

FMSuite 2.3 can be downloaded from http://www.freqmgrsuite.com/.  As always, feel free to email me or make a comment on the web site if you have questions or issues.  Special thanks to the following for their suggestions, testing, patience, and support while creating this new improved suite of plugins:  prog, Ignacio EB4APL, Mike M0RRQ, Steve W6SDM, and Sergio EA4GZY.

 

The following changes are in this version:

 All Plugins

  • Themes are now as good as I can get them, within the limitations of Microsoft's user interface controls.
  • All plugins now request scrollbar support from SDR#/Telerik.
  • Minor changes to various controls' captions to make their usage clearer.
  • Lots of "under the covers" changes to improve speed and reliability.
  • Upgraded to .NET Core 6.x

Frequency Manager + Scanner

  • The scanner now runs up to 5 times faster than recent previous versions, depending on your computer.
  • An integrated scanner for VHF Air/Ground Communications Band of 118 MHz to 137 MHz is now included.  It correctly identifies and tunes to ICAO frequencies with both 8.333 and 25 KHz channel spacing.
  • When there are multiple stations on a frequency in your database, and "Show a signal's description, strength, and timers above the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences, the letter "M" is displayed adjacent to the dBFS value to indicate multiple stations are present.
  • You can now selectively choose whether a specific station's description appears on the spectrum window when "Show descriptions of frequencies in the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences.  This will permit you to remove less important database records from the spectrum thereby reducing the visual "noise" that happens when you have thousands of records in your database and use a large sample rate in SDR#.
  • The tuned frequency’s Description, if in the database, will now be displayed above the spectrum even when the scanner is not running.
  • Sometimes when scanning a radio will not tune to a requested frequency.  The source of the issue is unclear; I send the frequency change request to SDR# but the radio sometimes doesn’t tune to the requested frequency.  To indicate that this problem occurred, a note will be shown in Scanner Decisions for that frequency.

Frequency Data Display

  • When there are multiple stations on a frequency in your database, and "Show a frequency's description on the spectrum" is enabled in Preferences, the legend "Multiple stations are on this frequency" is displayed next to the frequency description.

Frequency Entry

  • The plugin has been redesigned to make changing the Center and Frequency easier and simpler.

Scanner Decisions

  • To reduce visual "noise" in the decisions list, the frequency of a found station appears only on the first line of the reception detail.
  • Tooltips now appear on Decision info when the plugin is too narrow to show a complete line of text at one time.  Just hover the mouse over the line you want to read.
  • Scanner Decisions font size is now persisted between SDR# sessions.

Scanner Metrics

  • When creating a report from Scanner Metrics data, the reception starting date and time are automatically entered for you based on when the recording session started.
  • Report graphs are now in colorblind-friendly colors.

 Activity Log

  • Activity logs now have the time of day that the log was created as part of their filenames, in addition to the date.

 Data Tools Wizard

  • The Wizard is now an SDR# plugin instead of a standalone program.
  • The number of records imported is now displayed when an import finishes.
  • Import data now supports Gigahertz-range frequencies.
  • URLs for various internet lists have been updated.
  • Import routines have been updated to work correctly on the latest downloadable lists.
  • The FMList download has been removed due to data quality issues from its provider.


EB4APL
 

Yes, using Group Scan.

First create a group for the desired frequencies and name it with a descriptive name.

The desired frequencies must be on the database, if not  add them using the edit button and put then in the said group. A station can be in several groups simultaneously.

If the frequencies already are in the database open the Browse panel, select all the desired frequencies, click edit on the browse panel, select the group and click update. This makes a bulk editing of these frequencies making them to belong to the group.

You can now scan the group.

Regards,

Ignacio EB4APL

El 14/09/2022 a las 23:32, George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io escribió:
Can your plugin scan a list of specific frequencies in addition to a range of frequencies?

Thanks,
George
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vince battle
 

Ignacio,

Will the plugin also stop on those frequencies and will you here the audio?

 

Vincent

 

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From: EB4APL
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:30 PM
To: airspy@groups.io
Subject: Re: [airspy] FMSuite 2.3 for SDR# is now available #plugins #update #announcement

 

Yes, using Group Scan.

First create a group for the desired frequencies and name it with a
descriptive name.

The desired frequencies must be on the database, if not  add them using
the edit button and put then in the said group. A station can be in
several groups simultaneously.

If the frequencies already are in the database open the Browse panel,
select all the desired frequencies, click edit on the browse panel,
select the group and click update. This makes a bulk editing of these
frequencies making them to belong to the group.

You can now scan the group.

Regards,

Ignacio EB4APL


El 14/09/2022 a las 23:32, George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io escribió:
> Can your plugin scan a list of specific frequencies in addition to a
> range of frequencies?
>
> Thanks,
> George
>

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EB4APL
 

Yes, you can set the level for stopping and other adjustments. When the scanner stops you hear the sound. Even if you are group scanning frequencies with different receiver settings (i.e. bandwidth, type of modulation, etc.), the scanner sets them according what you have stored in the database for this station.

Better read the manual, there are a lot of info about using the scanner.

Ignacio



El 15/09/2022 a las 1:50, vince battle escribió:

Ignacio,

Will the plugin also stop on those frequencies and will you here the audio?

 

Vincent

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: EB4APL
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:30 PM
To: airspy@groups.io
Subject: Re: [airspy] FMSuite 2.3 for SDR# is now available #plugins #update #announcement

 

Yes, using Group Scan.

First create a group for the desired frequencies and name it with a
descriptive name.

The desired frequencies must be on the database, if not  add them using
the edit button and put then in the said group. A station can be in
several groups simultaneously.

If the frequencies already are in the database open the Browse panel,
select all the desired frequencies, click edit on the browse panel,
select the group and click update. This makes a bulk editing of these
frequencies making them to belong to the group.

You can now scan the group.

Regards,

Ignacio EB4APL


El 14/09/2022 a las 23:32, George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io escribió:
> Can your plugin scan a list of specific frequencies in addition to a
> range of frequencies?
>
> Thanks,
> George
>

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vince battle
 

Thank you and a good evening

 

Vincent

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: EB4APL
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:59 PM
To: airspy@groups.io
Subject: Re: [airspy] FMSuite 2.3 for SDR# is now available #plugins #update #announcement

 

Yes, you can set the level for stopping and other adjustments. When the scanner stops you hear the sound. Even if you are group scanning frequencies with different receiver settings (i.e. bandwidth, type of modulation, etc.), the scanner sets them according what you have stored in the database for this station.

Better read the manual, there are a lot of info about using the scanner.

Ignacio

 

 

El 15/09/2022 a las 1:50, vince battle escribió:

Ignacio,

Will the plugin also stop on those frequencies and will you here the audio?

 

Vincent

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: EB4APL
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:30 PM
To: airspy@groups.io
Subject: Re: [airspy] FMSuite 2.3 for SDR# is now available #plugins #update #announcement

 

Yes, using Group Scan.

First create a group for the desired frequencies and name it with a
descriptive name.

The desired frequencies must be on the database, if not  add them using
the edit button and put then in the said group. A station can be in
several groups simultaneously.

If the frequencies already are in the database open the Browse panel,
select all the desired frequencies, click edit on the browse panel,
select the group and click update. This makes a bulk editing of these
frequencies making them to belong to the group.

You can now scan the group.

Regards,

Ignacio EB4APL


El 14/09/2022 a las 23:32, George Stein - NJ3H via groups.io escribió:
> Can your plugin scan a list of specific frequencies in addition to a
> range of frequencies?
>
> Thanks,
> George
>

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AC9BX
 

Can we have the website on a secure server?


sdrs.freqmgr@...
 
Edited

AC9BX: Done.


Tom
 
Edited

Regarding this:

"Sometimes when scanning a radio will not tune to a requested frequency.  The source of the issue is unclear; I send the frequency change request to SDR# but the radio sometimes doesn’t tune to the requested frequency.  To indicate that this problem occurred, a note will be shown in Scanner Decisions for that frequency."

I just found one possible cause. The frequency was not a multiple of the specified step size in the database entry.

I had a frequency of 52,520,000 with a step size of 12.5kHz. As soon as I changed the step size of the database entry to 10kHz the issue stopped happening.

This was when scanning a group.


sdrs.freqmgr@...
 

Thank you Tom.  I'll investigate.
-Jeff