v.6.0007-004A will be uploaded to www.espyonard.com
in a few days, with the new function added by the latest firmware and more.
For those new to the Forum, or considering buying an AR-DV1, I have consolidated many of the things you would have to go through many previous posts to find, about software control for the radio.
The word 'KISS' (Keep It Sweet And Simple) is being mentioned on some threads.
I have always believed in that. New users of eSPYonARD, whether the free or paid for version will find that the basic functions of the radio can be utilised simply.
However the AR-DV1 is a very sophisticated machine, that is why people buy it, and eSPYonARD not only controls the simplest of functions in an easy, friendly way, but the program also reflects all of the many more detailed things the radio can do, and indeed provides extra functions the radio cannot do without the program.
As I am sure others will agree, without software control many users, certainly at the beginning have to refer to sometimes quite complicated sections of the AOR manual repeatedly.
eSPYonARD caters for the day to day, and Professional user, which is reflected in the very many functions it has. It encompasses the many and varied sophisticated abilities of the radio and adds many extras, but under software control using them is greatly simplified.
As with anything so versatile, a manual is essential reading for the program of course, particularly if you want access to everything the AR-DV1 is capable of, and all the extras the program provides.
One only has to look at a program's display to see if it reflects every single piece of information that is shown on the radio itself, as the AR-DV1 displays it.
With eSPYonARD there is usually no need to look at the AR-DV1 when using the program as EVERY ITEM is displayed on the P.C.'s screen just as it is being shown on the radio.
Being able to scale a program's interface in size can be very useful too, and being able to choose from 12 different skins.
The above functions alone represent no mean achievement in software engineering.
You can control the many functions of the radio as it actually displays them,via the software and its display, on your monitor.
Being able to control the AR-DV1 remotely via WiFi on another P.C. / Laptop / Android phone or tablet is also possible, so no need for the program to be available on different platforms as all its functions can be utilised by them (see Web Site for details).
Finally, if you have not done so already, do to look at the 'Q' functions.They do represent a major breakthrough for radio users. eSPYonARD is the only software that has ever had anything as simple to use, and amazingly sophisticated as 'Q'. More details of 'Q' are shown at the web site.
Just one ability of 'Q' is UNLIMITED 'Q' MEMORY BANKS and UNLIMITED 'Q' MEMORY FREQUENCIES. Thousands if you wish all catalogued and named to your taste. Of course eSPYonARD also lets you fully control the radio's own Search and Memory functions as well.
'Q' can automatically store active frequency details during an AR-DV1 Search, or one click to ADD the Frequency and Mode you are listening to from any Band, using an INTELLIGENT inter-active list for instant recall and effortless surfing.
The list even 'knows' if the same frequency is selected automatically or manually more than once and just updates its 'date and time'. No 'duplicated entries. Double-click on any line and the frequency and mode are transferred to the AR-DV1 for immediate monitoring.
'Q' can IMPORT almost ANY frequency list from many sources - including the Internet. In a very short times an*entire list can be monitored and scanned. usually with no user modifications needed.
'Q' lists can be created, edited, saved or recalled, all as simple text files that are easy to create - easy to store - easy to backup - and saved on your Computer.
'Q' lists can be modified, PASS frequencies added, entries filtered by keyword, and all sorted into frequency order.
All the frequencies in any 'Q' list can be SCANNED at two speeds.
'Q' has other abilities too.
Some of the things available with 'Q' could easily be dismissed as all but impossible, but they are not. No hype, all of them work, as posts from others here, and the Web Sites show. Seeing is believing.
There are, or soon will be 3 different software program available for the AR-DV1. Each has a very different approach, and vary widely in sophisticated abilities, or not as the case may be.
I would not dream of telling anyone which may be best for them. Each program has a free trial, so why not try them all first. Pick the one that is best for you, after examining each for a suitable time. I leave it to you to decide which has the most capabilities.
eSPYonARD's trial can be used for as long as you wish.
Best of luck to all the software developers, and to all of you who love the AR-DV1 as much as I do.