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On September 11, 2018 in
Added support for the bladeRF V2
Added Restart Manager support:
Enabled by default in the Start page of the Program Options
Not supported in Windows 7
If the computer is restarted and SDR Console is running, then SDR Console will be started with the same identity / radio
Added Viridis colour scheme
Added Digital Decoder:
Enabled via Ribbon Bar, View, More Options
(Old registry setting no longer used)
Still needs documentation
Works, needs improving
Added extra RSPduo startup logic (antenna-related).
Added Copy and Move options to the Playback Selection window, use these to copy / move entire recordings.
Optimised internal logic for analysing files used in data (IQ) recordings.
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FM Stereo (8)
New Toys (8)
Release Notes (14)
Posted 1 days ago
Download here [Link]. What's new / changed in 3.0.14: General Closing threads (and the program) now much faster if the thread had not been started, also System Debugger diagnostics have been enabled to find any other issues when closing the program if the ‘Not Responding’ text was seen in the title bar. Fixed bug where a high-pass filter could be incorrectly applied to broadcast FM demodulation. RDS logfile now supports UTC as set in the … Options window. Geostationary beacon window now applies the current contrast when floating. Receive audio equaliser now correctly initialised when started from either: Audio dropdown, Ribbon bar. FM Squelch: big change on the FM squelch front: Now suing power suqelch instead of noise squelch, the squelch threshold/level values will be different, sorry about that. The original code was over nine years old and was a cheap and cheerful solution. In the kit the whole concept has changed, now it’s an advanced squelch based on signal power. Synchronous AM, ECSS Lock Range: ribbon bar entrry added. ...
Transparent S Meter
Posted 2 weeks ago
Version 3.0.13 introduced analog S meters and resulted in requests for transparency. One of the big features of SDR Console is the use of Direct2D graphics which is a lot more complicated than the GDI/GDI+ used in many other ham radio programs such as Ham Radio Deluxe. Working out transparency wasn't easy, finally a Microsoft example showed me how to do this. A day when you don't learn something is a day wasted. Here's an example of transparency. This will be part of 3.0.14.
Posted 3 weeks ago
Download here [Link]. What's new / changed in 3.0.13: General Fixed frequency display problem in the RDS display. 100.05 was displayed as 100.5. Minor change to logic when closing the Matrix window, linked to a memory leak. Reduced background thread start-up time. Added Equaliser… option to the Playback device selection. The Radio Selection windows displays Connect when a V3 Server is selected, otherwise Start. New option to replace 0 with O in the main frequency display. Added Google Turbo and Inferno colour schemes. Markers Memory definitions can now be shown as markers: new option in Markers dropdown and on the memories pane of the ribbon bar. Display of markers more efficient. Enhanced the marker display logic, allowed more room when markers overlap. Recordings Audio recordings made while playing an IQ recording are now timestamped with the time from the playback, not the current time. Added Status option to Playback pane in the ribbon bar. When selected the playback status is shown in the waterfall (the default). If not selected then playback status is not ...
Posted 3 weeks ago
Turbo, An Improved Rainbow Colormap for Visualization https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/08/turbo-improved-rainbow-colormap-for.html On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Google posted an interesting colour scheme which they named 'Turbo'. Read more about this in the blog entry (link is above). Below is the colour map in action on the 25m shortwave broadcast band. As of 3.0.13 this is a standard colourmap[ in SDR Console. Also of interest is the use of a SNR (Signam to Noise) S Meter option.
Posted 3 weeks ago
After much pestering by users, I finally added an Analog S-meter to SDR Console. These will be available in 3.0.13, coming to a desktop near you soon. Background A few weeks previously a reasonable logic was implemented for measuring the noise floor. Purists will not be happy, but they rarely are, but it works for me. Take the output from the SDR radio, ignore 15% of the bandwidth at the high and low end of the output to avoid the ant-alias filtering, and we're left with a healthy 70% of the signal. Now sort the FFT bins by value, take the mean of the lowest 10% and that's the noise floor. Digital Starting with the standard digital metere: Analog Here are a few screenshots of the Analog S Meter. First a tradition meter in S units. Red = peak signal Yellow = current signal Grey = noise floor Here's a dBm meter, same colours as above. And here.s a Signal to Noise (SNR) meter.
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