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Unitrunker Release 31

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Release 31 supports multiple VCOs and native USB support for the AirSpy.

Supporting multiple VCOs required separating VCO specific settings from broader receiver settings. For SDRs, each VCO's frequency must fit inside the SDR's usable bandwidth.

Other enhancements include the Hide feature, default theme change, and elimination of the Listen check box from the main program window Options tab. Read on for the details. Download link at the end.

Changes

  • MSI version format change: YY.MM.DD (you will need to uninstall release 30 first).
  • Separate VCO tab(s).
    • VCOs have independent frequency, squelch, mute and role settings.
    • Voice and signal roles are supported.
    • VCOs have independent analog and digital output paths.
    • VCO settings are persisted.
    • Scope tabs are now paired with their VCO tabs.
    • Don't waste cycles on zero frequency VCOs.
    • Each VCO has its own listening threshold.
    • VCOs have independent decode logs.
  • Oscilloscope tab frame rate is throttled to 20-ish frames per second (spare a few CPU cycles).
  • New prefix for decode logs - "Decode".
  • Fixed: Clear source ID at start of call triggered by continuation.
  • Call progress logic revised.
  • Microsoft OpenMP redistributable DLL is now bundled with the MSI.
  • Fix pen weirdness in Oscilloscope.
  • Smarter duplicate filtering for history grids.
  • Some EDACS denied calls displayed as busy. Denied phone patch failed to display as denial.
  • P25 Harris encoded call sign is displayed (thanks to talkpair).
  • Preliminary display of Harris P25 patches.
  • Installer now creates the "Unitrunker" folder under %APPDATA%. This bug only impacted fresh, new installs.
  • PRO668 and WS1080 added (re-badged PSR800).
  • Voice following now sensitive to whether a VCO can actually tune to the desired frequency.
  • Busy and deny were missing from site history.
  • Voice following: active call re-evaluates priority and lockout as call progresses.
  • Status field for receiver Info tab and for each VCO tab. VCO status will display "out of reach" for frequencies beyond the receiver's tuning window.
  • The "Listen" check box on the main Options tab is now gone.
  • Kick / Kill messages for Motorola and P25 display as "Inhibit" / "Uninhibit".
  • Fixed: P25 download placed sites under a SYSID of zero.
  • Fixed dispatch logic that prevented deny events from appearing in talk group history.
  • Turn off DMR / NXDN detection (thought I covered this but it was still there).
  • "Midnight" is now the default theme (for new installs). To use this theme, make the following edits to the previous theme.
    • swap data foreground and background colors.
    • swap caption foreground and background colors.
  • Tuner close event lost during receiver shut-down. Prevented program from exiting.
  • Patches grid: source label failed to paint in grid cell when empty.
  • Motorola roaming calls appeared as a log-in paired with a call grant (reported by Tom nd5y).
  • The configure XML version has been bumped to 1.3.
  • Hide check box for groups and users.
  • Hide check box on history grids.
  • "Kill" events in history grid now display more specific meaning: (eg. revoke, reinstate, inhibit, etc.)
  • Motorola calls now display an "R" suffix in the call type for roaming users.
  • Waveform shenanigans for DSD+.
  • Slight reduction in CPU demand.
  • Persist group and user hide check box.
  • Added "Roam" as a new logon status.
  • USB based receivers (AirSpy and Realtek) now stop when a USB error occurs (eg. cable unplugged).
  • Remote DLL API identifies VCO by index (0 to N - 1) for "N" VCOs.
  • Version function added to Remote DLL API.
  • Voice role VCO can listen to unit, group or both types of voice calls.
  • Can read release 30 and earlier Configure.xml. However, if you roll back to Release 30, you will need to redefine your receivers.
  • Patched calls supersede multi-select calls. Tolerates dispatcher/operator talking on a patched call via multi-select.
  • Fixed bug in Remote DLL calls for Control and Park (reported by Jason V.)
  • Logging of Motorola control channels was broken. [Glenn]

AirSpy Support

  • Multiple VCOs - 1 to 8
  • Sample rates: 2.5 or 10 msps
  • Gain settings
  • VGA 0-15
  • Mixer 0-15 or Auto
  • LNA 0-15 or Auto
  • Usable spectrum is 75% of sample rate
  • Display center frequency.
  • Status text.
  • Fixed: Extra VCOs shared same decode log.

Realtek Support

  • Multiple VCOs - 1 to 8
  • Choice of sample rates - 0.96 up to 2.56 msps (3.2 msps didn't work).
  • Usable spectrum is 75% of sample rate
  • Model field is now editable free text for RTL sticks.
  • Display center frequency.
  • Realtek "Drift Correct" applies to first VCO only.
  • Status text.

Updated Website Pages

UniTrunker | Voice Following
UniTrunker | AirSpy One
UniTrunker | Realtek
UniTrunker | Realtek RTL2832U
UniTrunker | Receivers
UniTrunker | Pick Site

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Release 31 (problem)

I added a new receiver and for the life of me I can not change the stopped to Run, I have had no problems with all the other settings but can not get the program to change the receiver from stopped to run. Can some one point out what I am doing wrong, thanks for any help.
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I'm getting some fire talkgroups bleeding into my police groups. Also, when I have some groups set to "hide" they still aren't hidden.

Otherwise, it looks like it's doing pretty darn good :) Thanks!

Oh... I use the Realtech Dongle :) Might help :)
 
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I added a new receiver and for the life of me I can not change the stopped to Run
Hover the mouse pointer over each tool button to see a brief description of that button.

Click the button that looks like the play button on your home stereo.

If it still won't start, the receiver may be unplugged or in use by another program.
 
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Something is strange then. I fired up the new version this morning and every radio ID on all my systems says wiped instead of offline until they talk or affiliate.
Wow. Yup. It's been broken in preview since April and no one noticed until now. Thanks Tom!

Edit: I've been informed they did notice. I failed to explain the new meaning so this bug was mistaken for a feature.

You should only see "Wiped" on an EDACS system. I'll fix this over the weekend.
 
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Rick, thanks for all your continued hard work and efforts on this..... I'm having issues getting my AirSpy to work. I can add the receiver, but it won't start. I removed it (AirSpy) from my SDR# config so I don't think that's it..... Anybody else able to get their AirSpy to work?
 
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I'm working with someone else who has the same issue.

There's a test utility in the download folder named "harness". The program runs in a command window.

Please run that and copy / paste the output here.
 
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Also having Problems

Hello,

I am also having issues starting my Airspy in Unitrunker.


C:\Users\X\Downloads>harness
AirSpy Test Harness
(c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Found 1 AirSpies
Name: Serial: AIRSPY_SN:16C463C83242A6C7
Opening (\\.\IUSB3#ROOT_HUB30#4&419A9D0&1), Opening.
CreateFile fails, File Not Found(2).
Closing.
fails.
Press any key to continue.
 
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Thanks 10-75. What is the device name as displayed in the Unitrunker receiver window?

jdd1957 - what version of Windows is this?
 

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Release 31 supports multiple VCOs and native USB support for the AirSpy.

Supporting multiple VCOs required separating VCO specific settings from broader receiver settings. For SDRs, each VCO's frequency must fit inside the SDR's usable bandwidth.
Rick,

Can this version also use multiple "standard" scanners as control channel sources? I've got multiple sites to monitor but the control channels are far enough apart to exceed the bandwidth of a typical SDR dongle.
 
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