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WS1088 What's in Firmware 3.9

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Mar 17, 2006
Kennett / Dunklin Co, Mo.
I just did an update check on my 1088. It showed a new firmware from 3.8 to 3.9. Could someone please tell me what this new update does? It seemed to be a large update. It took it a awhile for the update to complete.
Oct 10, 2014
Updated the firmware on my WS1088 using both the CPU Update Utility and EZ-Scan, no 'release notes' button found...

When you click on "UPDATES" and select CPU, for example, a dialog box opens. 4 buttons are shown on the bottom right. The top right is "Update my scanner" to the left of that button is "View Release Notes"
Nov 13, 2015
Box 500 Slough UK
Found it thanks:

Takes you to this information:


Whistler EZ SCAN Digital
Handheld Trunking Scanner
CPU Firmware
Release Notes

Version 3.9 - September 13, 2016
•Fixed bug in "delete site" code

Version 3.8 - August 16, 2016
•Fixed bug in "delete site" code
•Added UK bandplan

Version 3.7 - August 5, 2016
•Fixed problem in DMR CONV with specific programmed TGIDs in slot 2

Version 3.6 - July 11, 2016
•Search/Sweeper: Fixed recording info error
•DMR: Fixed problem with slot 2 in CONV objects
•Search/Sweeper: extend allowed "store" time into delay
•Added trunking system type to recording header
•Search/stalker modes "record stop" revisions
•Fixed problem with search record "always on"
•Fixed Sweeper bug

Version 3.5 - June 17, 2016
•DMR: Fixed problem pausing/holding on CONV object

Version 3.4 - June 16, 2016
•Removed "Edit System" item from "Edit CONV" menu
•DMR: Fixed extra character in recording header, messing up frequency data
•DMR: Fixed handling of talkgroups as 16-bit
•DMR: Optimized leaving freq when no voice present
•DMR: Added support for conventional DMR channels (CONV objects)
•Added support for DMR in the "Search" modes
•Added support for DMR in the "Sweeper" modes

Version U3.3 - May 31, 2016
•fixed backlight timeout bug
•add CC Dwell time to TSYS edit menu
•add info to recordings:
......◦color code and slot for DMR (as a text field)
......◦frequency data
......◦squelch mode and value for CONV and SRCH
•fixed bug in scan engine when disabling the only enabled scan list
•remote control protocol
•Added DMR

Version U3.1 - December 21, 2015
•Added functionality (editing, creating systems, etc.) for WS1088 full-keypad model, CPU version 3.0
•Add 'Pri' icon on scanning display to show global priority mode on/off
•Default trunking table mode to "Auto Fill" when manually creating new sites
•Changed default welcome message to "Handheld" instead of WS1080
•Changed default welcome message to "WHISTLER" (all caps)
•Changed clock's default date to 2015

Version 2.8 - June 3, 2015
•DAC gain changes for digital "too loud" problem
•EDACS ESK detection fixes
•Fixes for password / alarm functions. Changes were not always preserved on power-down.

Version 2.7 - April 16, 2015
•Fixed Audio Boost handling for analog frequencies.

Version 2.6 - March 3, 2015
•Changed algorithm used for battery level icon.
•New default voltages for NiMH icon thresholds.

Version 2.5 - December 9, 2014
•Fixed EDACS patching bug.
•Add delay in USB startup required by some USB host hardware.

Version 2.4 - August 20, 2014
•Charge while powered on. Charger disabled while audio unmuted.
•Increase frequency of battery level updates.
•Only show minimum battery level, instead of averaged.
•Changes to "Charge Time" affect charger in real time.

Version 2.3 - July 29, 2014
•Initial Whistler Release

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