FreeDV v1.9.6 released

Merry Christmas! This release contains the following content:

  1. Bugfixes:
    • Use SetSize/GetSize instead of SetClientSize/GetClientSize to work around startup sizing issue. (PR #611)
    • Check for RIGCAPS_NOT_CONST in Hamlib 4.6. (PR #615)
    • Make main screen gauges horizontal to work around sizing/layout issues. (PR #613)
    • Fix compiler issue with certain versions of MinGW. (PR #622)
    • Suppress use of space bar when in RX Only mode. (PR #623)
    • Fix Windows-specific issue preventing entry of very high frequencies. (PR #624)
  2. Enhancements:
    • Add option to add a delay after starting TX and before ending TX. (PR #618)
    • Allow serial PTT to be enabled along with OmniRig. (PR #619)
    • Add 800XA to multi-RX list. (PR #617)
    • Add logic to report status message to FreeDV Reporter. (PR #620)
    • Allow display and entry of frequencies in KHz. (PR #621)
    • Add 5368.5 KHz to the default frequency list. (PR #626)

More information and download links can be found here.

Mooneer’s FreeDV Update – November 2023

This month, the freedv-gui project got several good feature improvements and bug fixes:

  • macOS: include entitlements to allow usage of audio devices on Sonoma.
  • Added the ability to force RX Only reporting for FreeDV Reporter.
  • Operating system usage is now logged with FreeDV Reporter (to help guide future development).
  • New calling frequencies for 160 and (for IARU Region 2) 80 and 40 meters: 1997 KHz, 3850 KHz, 7197 KHz.
  • A visible “Help” button has been added to the main window of the application that goes directly to a list of resources for obtaining assistance.
  • Fixed an issue preventing FreeDV from compiling when using Hamlib 4.6.
  • Fixed issues with reloading previous window sizing.
  • Fixed issue preventing the reload of the previous manually-entered frequency.

Additionally, ezDV got some significant improvements as well:

  • Improvements to reduce sleep/off power usage due to new “charging status” mode.
  • Fixed check for battery fuel gauge chip to allow operation without it being included on the board.
  • Now reports as running “other” for the OS to FreeDV Reporter.
  • Added ability to customize the hostname of ezDV (in case a user has multiple devices on the same network).
  • Added ability to select Wi-Fi networks from a list (instead of needing to manually enter the SSID).

FreeDV Reporter updates:

  • Added link between Discord and FreeDV Reporter.
  • Fixed website formatting issues.
  • Added escaping for HTML to prevent scripting attacks.

More information can be found in the commit history below: