Mooneer’s FreeDV Update – December 2023

This month, freedv-gui/FreeDV Reporter got the following bug fixes and feature enhancements:

  • A minor tweak to the main window to have all section boxes be the same width.
  • 800XA mode was added to set of modes used for the multiple receive feature.
  • Serial PTT can now be enabled along with OmniRig.
  • A delay can now be added prior to transmitting audio and before bringing the radio out of transmit mode (to avoid damage to accessories such as noise cancellation devices).
  • A new feature to FreeDV Reporter to allow up to 15 character long custom messages to be reported to other users. (These messages go out solely over the internet, not over radio.)
  • Frequency units can now be displayed and entered in kHz if the user enables the appropriate setting.
  • A bug was fixed where the space bar was inappropriately putting the FreeDV application into transmit mode.
  • Compiler errors with certain versions of MinGW (used to build Windows versions of FreeDV) have been fixed.
  • A Windows-only issue was fixed that prevented the entry of very high frequencies (such as anything above 10 GHz).
  • Extra column space was removed in the FreeDV Reporter window to better enable use on smaller displays.
  • A new 60 meter frequency (5368.5 kHz) was added to the default calling frequency list to avoid interference on the previously used 60 meter frequency.
  • Validation of input was enhanced when customizing the frequency list.
  • A bug was fixed that caused the incorrect sample rates to be used for filters (when enabled).

ezDV also got the following new features:

  • Morse code beeping of the last octet of the IP address on connection to the configured router (to make it easier to find on the network).
  • Allow connection to be forced to FreeDV Reporter even if using a radio without CAT control support (e.g. non-Flex or Icom radios).
  • Minor tweaks to the web UI to improve ease of configurability for supported Wi-Fi enabled radios.

More information can be found in the commit history below:

(Note that all commit logs above were generated with the following command line:)

git log --author="member@email" --after "Month 1, 2023" --before "Month 31, 2023" --all > commit.log