RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Scanners, Receivers and Related Equipment Forums > AOR Receivers

AOR Receivers - A forum for the discussion of all AOR scanning radios and receivers.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #261 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2016, 9:13 PM
MStep's Avatar
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,035
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlbrook View Post
If the file just appears as text, then right click on the entry at ardv1, then select 'save link as' to copy the actual file to your P.C.

You can alter the filename, but remember to leave the end as '-SORTED.txt'

(This just tells 'Q-DB' that it does not have to examine the file and make any automatic alterations)
Haven't checked out the file yet, but wanted to thank you for all your great work Jeff. Hope folks here realize how much work you put into eSPYonARD and how much more versatile you've made the DV1.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #262 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2016, 12:30 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 274
Default WHOOPS

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlbrook View Post
As a little Christmas present I have put together a comprehensive AMATEUR FREQUENCIES list, for instant use in 'Q-DB', with frequencies and useful descriptions.

You can download the file (AMATEUR FREQUENCIES-REGION 1-SORTED.txt) from:-

ardv1

Just download and copy it to the ARDV1_CAT\QUICK LIST\QDB sub folder. (etc)
--------------------------------

Had some time to just play radio today, and found a couple of typos on the Christmas present list above.

Have uploaded the amended file.

I find the file invaluable when surfing the Amateur bands.

If you have not already discovered this, after you bring up the Amateur Frequency list, not only can you jump to the various segments of each Band, and the correct mode is selected as well as the frequency, right clicking on the VFOA button will add any interesting QSO frequency/mode you find to the interactive 'Q' list, and both lists appear side by side. Clicking on any line in the 'Q' list takes you straight to any of the QSO's you saved.

No more trying to tune back in to a Sideband or CW signal, the exact frequency is instantly available via the 'Q' list, and the 'Q-DB' list on the right takes you straight to any Amateur Band you want to listen to next, with just a mouse double-click.

Great fun.

Of course you are not restricted to the Amateur Bands to take advantage of 'Q' or 'Q-DB'.

Cheers

Last edited by marlbrook; 12-23-2016 at 12:36 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #263 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2017, 10:45 AM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 274
Default Sometimes No News Is Good News

All has gone very quiet on the Forum since 2017 arrived.

Hope you all had a good Christmas, and the New Year fulfils your hopes and dreams.

I have been aware AOR are working on their next firmware update for the AR-DV1, since last December, but I have no details.

I would imagine they are putting a bit more time looking for side effects that can so often happen when adding or amending something in one place. In any case eSPYonARD has background routines which correct most of the few current firmware anomalies.

Anyone contemplating buying an AR-DV1 should not be put off because the last few updates have resulted in a few minor problems. That is to be expected with any radio that requires such complex firmware, and AOR have demonstrated that they are committed to the receiver, as they should be.

Even after more than a year working with the AR-DV1, I am still amazed at its versatility, and capabilities, all in such a small footprint too.

Currently, as far as I am aware, its only rival may be the Icom R8600, which seems to be taking an age to appear, and the price is still unknown. At the moment the pre-release information does not indicate it will be quite as versatile as the AR-DV1 re digitial modes, and as interesting as it looks, it will be too big to double as a base and mobile receiver, whereas the AR-DV1 is so compact, it does.

No updates required for eSPYonARD. Not that I am losing interest in the project, lol, just that after 14 months of solid work on it, and as some of you will know adding lots of functions to the AR-DV1 it does not have without it, at present I have gone about as far as I can go.

As and when any new firmware is released I will be busy testing again, no doubt, and will post when necessary.

Who knows we may even get some new modes in 2017.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #264 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2017, 11:45 AM
G7HID's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Box 500 Slough UK
Posts: 174
Default

Hi Jeff, nice to think that AOR are working on some more firmware advances.. I think any additional modes that appear would come from pressure by the commercial customers rather than the hobby community, so it could be interesting times ahead..
With Icom producing a digital receiver it will give us the purchasing choice from AOR, Icom, Uniden or Whistler.
Also nice to see the your eSPYonARD has kept up with the AR-DV1 firmware 'adventures' over the last few months..

Mike
__________________
Connect Systems CS750 and CS800, Hytera PD-365, Motorola DP4600.
Raspberry Pi 2 and DV4Mini HotSpot
AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver / eSPY on ARD V1
Whistler WS1088 / TRX-1 / Whistler Q
Reply With Quote
  #265 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2017, 2:04 PM
Member
   
Join Date: May 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 16
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlbrook View Post
All has gone very quiet on the Forum since 2017 arrived.

Hope you all had a good Christmas, and the New Year fulfils your hopes and dreams.

Cheers


All best for the New Year to you too Jeff. Looking forward to seeing what surprises AOR have in store for us on our DV-1s . . .
Cheers
Peter
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #266 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2017, 7:23 AM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 274
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G7HID View Post
Hi Jeff, nice to think that AOR are working on some more firmware advances.. I think any additional modes that appear would come from pressure by the commercial customers rather than the hobby community, so it could be interesting times ahead..
With Icom producing a digital receiver it will give us the purchasing choice from AOR, Icom, Uniden or Whistler.
Also nice to see the your eSPYonARD has kept up with the AR-DV1 firmware 'adventures' over the last few months..

Mike
Hi Mike, AOR's attitude to the hobby community is a bit complex..

Commercially, they seem to think that as only 15% of their sales is to radio hobbyists is all but insignificant, so from that respect we may not be of great interest. (Of course if their Annual sales figures reduced by 15% they would not be too happy).

On the other hand, it is the hobbyists who most likely discover, and report on firmware bugs far quicker, more frequently, and in greater detail. AOR may decide to respond mainly for the benefit of their Commercial clients, but the bottom line is that we amateurs provide the detailed feedback they need to achieve that, and in the end we benefit too.

I imagine it all depends on which AOR department is concerned. The Sales side (which are no doubt the most powerful) will see us as insignificant, and probably not worth pandering to.

The Research and Development side of the business, especially their Software Division may well view us as very useful.

The key is probably AOR wanting to add as many Digital modes as possible, no doubt mainly to attract their Commercial clients. Competition is hotting up in that direction, and they will want to stay ahead of the game.

If we hobbyists gain, then basically AOR may think 'so what', lol, except it is almost certain we are the ones that provide the feedback AOR needs when things are not working correctly, in big and small areas.

'Bitter, Moi?' (Fawlty Towers slight misquote)
Reply With Quote
  #267 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2017, 9:25 AM
G7HID's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Box 500 Slough UK
Posts: 174
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marlbrook View Post
...'Bitter, Moi?' (Fawlty Towers slight misquote)
Del: One of my most favouritist meals is Duck l'Orange, but I don't know how to say that in French.

Rodney: It's canard.

Del: You can say that again bruv !

(Only Fools and Horses)

Mike
__________________
Connect Systems CS750 and CS800, Hytera PD-365, Motorola DP4600.
Raspberry Pi 2 and DV4Mini HotSpot
AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver / eSPY on ARD V1
Whistler WS1088 / TRX-1 / Whistler Q

Last edited by G7HID; 01-09-2017 at 9:31 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #268 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2017, 10:43 AM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Devon, UK
Posts: 274
Default This Time

Quote:
Originally Posted by G7HID View Post
Del: One of my most favouritist meals is Duck l'Orange, but I don't know how to say that in French.

Rodney: It's canard.

Del: You can say that again bruv !

(Only Fools and Horses)

Mike
"This time next year we could be millionaires, Bruv"

Only 20,000 sales to go, lol.

(Only Fools and Software Developers) (If there is much of a difference?)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions