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:

2 Replies to “Mooneer’s FreeDV Update – November 2023”

  1. Hello, i am a newbee so please forgive some dumb questions sometimes. What are the ” iru r2 frequencies” ? And where can I find the list?

    Thank you for any answers or help.

    1. The current list is always going to be on FreeDV Reporter ( in the “Calling Frequencies” tab.

      Also, to clarify the original post, some additional calling frequencies were added for the lower bands as the 40/80 meter band allocations for IARU Region 2 (basically North and South America) and the US specifically differ from the rest of the world, especially for e.g. General class licensees. This was done to ensure that people have the ability to stay legal when using FreeDV 🙂

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