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Old 12-19-2016, 8:13 PM
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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.
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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:-

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

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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 . . .
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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.

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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 !

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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 !

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Old 02-07-2017, 7:15 AM
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I have heard no more about the next Firmware update, so we must all just wait and see.

I suspect this means AOR are being very thorough testing everything this time, and hopefully addressing the small anomalies that have been introduced.

Anyone contemplating buying an AR-DV1 should not be put off about these anomalies. They are insignificant when one considers all the things the Radio does perfectly.

I will update the thread as and when necessary, but definitely after the next firmware release.
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Old 02-20-2017, 7:08 AM
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Default 1702D Firmware Release

In the light of the problems that occurred with the previous upgrades, I will wait and study the feedback from other AR-DV1 users before considering releasing an update to eSPYonARD, and of course experiment myself.
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Old 02-21-2017, 5:05 AM
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Default Latest re new firmware

Just to keep everyone aware of the situation.

Only been testing for a few hours with the new firmware, but so far, as with all releases, it does not seem to have caused any problems re. eSPYonARD.

I have already added a new CTS 'Inverse' button as per the latest release. That is working, and the radio is switching as it should. When in normal mode the radio (and program) show 'CTS', when inverse is selected both show 'RTN'. Of course that only means the program is doing its job. I cannot verify whether the firmware is doing the same as there are no signals in my location that appear to be using 'inverse'.

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I am getting a massive amount of 'crackle' on the lower bands - LW through to 30mHz.

This may be local conditions of course, but can others please report on this, in case it is related to the new firmware.

Please report back regarding this, either way.

As per my last post, I will wait for a time before releasing an eSPYonARD update and see what others report regarding the new firmware.

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Old 02-21-2017, 10:39 AM
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Have not noticed any abnormal crackle on the HF bands Jeff..

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Old 02-23-2017, 3:11 PM
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Default Anyone found problems with 1702D???

I have the new version ready to upload, complete with a new 'INVERT' button re. Tone Squelch, and a new quicker way to change Skins from a drop-down list, but am waiting to see if anyone has found any firmware bugs introduced in 1702D?

As yet I have not. The 'crackling' I mentioned above is down to some local interference.

If there are no adverse reports on the Forum over the next day or two I will upload it, but if anyone knows of any new firmware issues please post about them on this thread as soon as possible.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:24 PM
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Default eSPYonARD Rev. 6.0007-003A now available

The latest version incorporating changes applied in Firmware 1702D is now available at
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The update is free as always.

Just download and run the setup file, which is valid for the Trail or Full version.

The instruction manual has been updated. See the last entry of the 'Changes Log' at the end of the Instructions for quick details.

Should anyone have any issues, then please email me by clicking on the email Icon at the Site, rather than starting threads here, which is not really appropriate. That will be the quickest way to resolve anything, but hopefully, as has been the case so far, there will be none.
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Can I use the database as a general spread sheet for all my frequencies, not just for the AR-DV1 ? IE be able to sort by City agency, freq etc and print a report?
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Can I use the database as a general spread sheet for all my frequencies, not just for the AR-DV1 ? IE be able to sort by City agency, freq etc and print a report?

The program can produce and save information for transfer to a spreadsheet, as far as is obtainable from the AR-DV1. That would not contain the City, or Agency of course. It allows you to to choose how many of the 'available' parameters you want.

Pages 22 and 23 of the program's manual describe this, with pictures, and is included when the program is downloaded and installed, including the 'Trial'.

Once the spreadsheet is created by the program you could copy that, use the copy and add other fields to that spreadsheet if you wanted to.

The sorting and printing are down to the actual spreadsheet being used, but they should allow that in their different ways.
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OK thanks.. Can you export any "pull down" menus for PL tones etc? Or just the data in cvs etc raw format?
I think I need to make my own spread sheet. I would think someone would have made an Excel database already, but I cannot find one.
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Default eSpyonARD ProLite information

There is a delay regarding the post of the latest program version at AOR-FRANCE.

Activation Codes for ProLite are only available from them. Essentially it is exactly the same as the PRO Trial version, and some limitations apply as both are free..

PRO activation codes will NOT unlock ProLite.

So if any readers are using ProLite, I have posted the latest update at www.espyonard.com

This contains a translation of the latest full PRO manual in French, however as it is 'machine generated' I cannot guarantee it is 'perfect'.

I have tried using the same method to re-translate a few different paragraphs back to English, and they seem to be OK.

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eSPYonARD is no longer available on AOR France.
Is their any problem with eSPYonARD software?
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Old 03-17-2017, 5:14 AM
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eSPYonARD is no longer available on AOR France.
Is their any problem with eSPYonARD software?
Sorry, no problems with eSPYonARD,

This matter concerns obtaining an up to date translation of the French Pro-Lite manual they produce, so it can be included in the latest version of the program, which means their program on their Site was way out of date.

It was decided not to make the 'out of date' Pro-Lite available at AOR-FRANCE unless that problem could be resolved.

In the meantime the latest Pro-Lite with a machine translated French manual is available from www.espyonard.com, should there be people running that software, I provided that out of courtesy to them.

As usual the latest free Trial PRO software, with English manual is there too.

Pro-Lite activation codes were only obtainable from AOR-FRANCE, which they obtained from me, and the trial PRO software is identical anyway in operation.

Of course I know why you posted the above. As regular readers of this thread will know I never tried to 'rubbish' other AR-DV1 software, either directly or 'covertly'. Quite the contrary. Most people can usually 'read between the lines', and hopefully appreciate the way I behave in that respect, and draw their own conclusions re. the motives of others.

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