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Old 06-18-2017, 7:13 AM
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Default *****very important discovery*****

I have recently discovered that there are variations of 'restricted' AR-DV1's, which deal with the restrictions in different ways.

eSPYonARD has to regularly check many things in order to keep its screen display updated.

Two of those involve interrogating the Radio regarding 'de-scrambler' settings.

Many restricted AR-DV1's accept those commands, and send out the replies as per AOR's manual. I know that to be true because I have lots of Customers who I am in contact with, using the U.S. Radio.

However some restricted Radios do not. They either send no replies, or non documented ones.

That will cause problems with the program, as it checks and re-sends commands if the AR-DV1 does not reply as documented.

There was no way of knowing this anomaly existed, especially as so many 'restricted' AR-DV1's worked with no problem. Thank goodness a new User contacted me just a week ago, and because of that it became apparent, and it could be corrected.

When I became aware of this I incorporated a 'checking routine' which can identify when certain AR-DV1's experience this anomaly, and once identified the program no longer calls those routines, thus eliminating the problem.

NOT as simple as it sounds as AOR provide no way of distinguishing between different AR-DV1 variations.

This 'fix' will be in the new update v.60007-007, and a LOT of other new things too.
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Old 06-18-2017, 5:22 PM
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Default new eSPYonARD_vi user

A big thanks goes to Jeff for all his help (many hours) getting the software to run on my PC,
I really appreciate it Jeff. Keep up the good work on this fabulous software for my
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Old 06-18-2017, 7:09 PM
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A big thanks goes to Jeff for all his help (many hours) getting the software to run on my PC,
I really appreciate it Jeff. Keep up the good work on this fabulous software for my
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Many thanks for this post, and if you had not contacted me I would not have discovered the anomaly about some of the 'restricted' AR-DV1's, and worked out a definitive 'fix'.

To misquote 'Animal Farm', I am still surprised that "some AR-DV1's are more equal than others", lol,

As I mentioned in the post above, since I knew lots of U.S. AR-DV1's worked fine with eSPYonARD as it was, this might never have come to light.

The time we took was well spent, and will no doubt be of benefit to others.

You already have a late BETA of the yet to be released v.60007-007', but if anyone with restricted versions of the Radio had problems running eSPYonARD due to this matter, it is neatly and definitely fixed in the next update.

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Old 06-27-2017, 5:11 AM
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Default '007 - final testing

The (hopefully final revision) of v.60007-007 went out to my intrepid band of BETA testers this morning.

Too many things to document here,but another big and (I trust) useful update, including extra functions requested by Customers For those of you interested in recording and playing back Audio files on the SD Card, and logging Audio during ordinary or 'Q' scans or searches with instant selection from eSPYonARD logs, even more 'goodies'.

As usual, please refer any technical questions or requests to me via an email (Icon at www.espyonard.com).

If all goes well the new version will be uploaded within a few days, and I will post here when that happens of course.

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Old 07-13-2017, 3:20 AM
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Default 6.0007-007 Update News

Unexpected delay in posting '007'

A new customer uses Multiple Monitors, and the program is not displaying all its windows at the correct width.

Problem is easy to diagnose. The re-sizing ability of eSPYonARD reads the screen width of the Monitor it believes it is being displayed on exclusively, and uses that for the width calculations.

If multiple monitors are used Windows tells the program that it is being displayed on a screen of twice the actual width (or more),.

I understand that this can happen with lots of programs, but I am spending a few days experimenting to see if I can produce a suitable 'fix', and might as well see if it can be found and incorporated into the next update.

The program displays correctly on single monitor systems.

As a positive by-product I have added code so that the last window size choice is remembered, so Users who prefer a larger eSPYonARD display will no longer have to re-set it each time the program loads.

As usual, making changes does mean going back to square one of the testing process, but hopefully '007' will be available very soon, and it has a lot of new goodies.
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Old 07-14-2017, 5:44 AM
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Default V.60007-007 - with relaxed time limitations in trial

Just uploaded '007' to www.espyonard.com

A special update, with lots of new goodies, all documented in the Manual's CHANGES LOG, which is available once the program is downloaded.

The Trial never expires, as before, however I have relaxed the timing limitations in the Trial considerably, much longer try out time before the program closes down, and a shorter wait until re-start.

My very excellent team of BETA testers and I have undergone extensive testing, however particularly with so many new things added there may be some Gremlins that have escaped our notice.

Hopefully not, but if you do have any problems, or requests then please email me via the Icons at the Web-Site, as Forum threads are not the place to sort out technical queries that may involve a lot of messaging.
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Old 07-17-2017, 2:51 AM
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Default Available Now

There were Web-Site problems over the weekend, which meant the new update could not be downloaded.

They seem to be fixed now.

I was recently made aware that when the program was started on some P.C.'s with high resolution screens, the initial window sizes of some functions were incorrect, but were resolved if the program was re-sized.

Nobody had reported this to me until a few days ago, and I could not reproduce it on any of my P.C.'s, however this should now be fixed. Since none of my BETA testers found this happening then I must assume it was peculiar to a few machines.

The User interfaces are simple, mainly button or list operated, but beneath that there is a lot of very intricate coding, of which window re-sizing is probably the most complex as there are so many parameters involved.

This does raise an important though. This thread has been receiving around 2000 views per month, and I imagine a lot are from Members who are using, or have only used the Trial software.

Nobody can guarantee that a program will always behave as intended on every Computer. There are just too many different hardware and software combinations out there.

Any version of the program is always tested for weeks before release, on many P.C.'s, and by different people.

If anyone finds a Gremlin when using eSPYonARD on their computer, unless you email me (Icons at www.espyonard.com) then I obviously will not be aware of it, and I cannot correct something I do not know about.

Hope you enjoy the latest update, and its new features.
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Old 07-19-2017, 7:26 AM
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Default In the pipeline

I have been aware for over a year that the program did not address two functions that the AR-DV1 has available, although to my knowledge most if not all of the others.

Those were combining saved Search and Program Banks during a search or scan. Both can be very useful on occasion.

e.g. telling the Radio to use Banks 01, 03 , and 05 during a Search /Scan, and jumping to the next one in turn.

I had looked at this on a few occasions, but to be honest the descriptions in the AOR Manual were too sparse for me to make enough sense out of them.

In response to a Customer request a few days ago, I looked again.

One of my main reservations about trying to include those two functions in eSPYonARD was finding a way that was really USER friendly. Activating them on the Radio is complicated, when clicking buttons. From the very beginning I tried to ensure any of the many functions the program has are controlled simply by mouse clicks or selecting from lists, wherever possible.

It took several days, and a lot of 'beneath the surface'; complex coding, but I am really pleased to report the program (in the next update) will include them, plus it could not be easier for the User to operate.

All you need to do is hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard, and select as many pre-programmed AR-DV1 BANKS you wish with the mouse, in the Bank Lists which as you may know also includes TAGS for each entry.

The program does the rest. As before clicking a single item will result in just that Bank being called.

As a bonus, this also works for 'Q-Searches', so you can select multiple Banks and 'Q' will create logs of what it finds on all of them, including audio samples if selected.

Only two new functions you might think? However not only very useful ones that required a lot of lateral thinking, and even more work, but also the User being able to apply them so simply and quickly.

Lots more testing to do (again), and some refining no doubt, but once again another useful update is in the pipeline.
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Old 07-29-2017, 1:10 PM
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Default More info on next version

For User's who use higher monitor resolutions, '007A' now remembers the last screen size that was chosen, and uses that at the next Start-Up, I had hoped to incorporate that into the current version ('007') but it proved problematic. It is working now. The program also stores the last position of several of the major windows, and brings them 'to the front' if they are open when a re-size is performed.

Also, just to make it more convenient, instead of having to open the 'Q' window first, the 'Q-DB' window can now be immediately opened by right clicking the 'Q' (Q- Q-DB) button on the main interface.

I have already posted about the new ability to select more than one Memory / Search Bank, and combining them during their respective operations, with just mouse clicks. On the few occasions I have time to 'play radio' I find I am using that often, and I am very pleased how easy it is to select and operate.

Not sure when '007A' will be released. Back to the testing phase as the introduction of remembering the last size, and the combination of Banks required a lot of new and amended code.
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Why? I can't download the free software on https://www.espyonard.com/ just hangs on waiting for the page too load...
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Why? I can't download the free software on https://www.espyonard.com/ just hangs on waiting for the page too load...
www.espyonard.com is opening here. Just tried 3 times to download the setup file and it worked each time.
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Sitting here for almost an hour.... Try this last few days. Download never comes up....
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I experience the issue with Microsoft Edge, but Chrome starts the download immediately. Maybe give Chrome a shot? You might also want to temporarily turn off you anti-virus software. If I'm reading your screenshot right you're using Norton. I read about download issues with Norton time and time again.
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I experience the issue with Microsoft Edge, but Chrome starts the download immediately. Maybe give Chrome a shot? You might also want to temporarily turn off you anti-virus software. If I'm reading your screenshot right you're using Norton. I read about download issues with Norton time and time again.

That work on Chrome. Norton still came up, but got around that. Installed and going give it a try, Thank you Cop.
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My pleasure. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!


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That work on Chrome. Norton still came up, but got around that. Installed and going give it a try, Thank you Cop.
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Default Price will be slashed - SALE for a limited period only

First an apology to some new Users for an assumption I made regarding the initial appearance of the program on its first installation. I assumed that everyone would pick their preferred skin from the 12 available, as soon as the program first ran. Initially the program had no applied skin and was the Windows 'basic' one, which I realise is not very appealing.

The program now loads a default skin on first installation.

To celebrate the latest release, v.60007-007A later this week the program will be offered at a VERY special SALE price for a limited time only. Check the Web-Site on Friday 11th August 2017, for details. You may regret it if you don't.

One of the latest upgrades is a really simple way of combining SCAN and SEARCH multiple Bank selection, in addition to the many extra functions the program adds, especially 'Q' and all that has to offer. There have been some nice additions to 'Q' as well.

Do not imagine the price is a reflection of quality. No other program offers the AR-DV1 owner such a wealth of sophistication and extra features.

Over the last 2 years the program has continued to expand, with each new version making the AR-DV1 even more special, under software control. '60007-007A' is no exception.

SO IF YOU LOOKED AT AN EARLIER VERSION download and try '007A' before you miss the Sale.

eSPYonARD's is very different from other AR-DV1 programs, as are the numerous extra abilities it gives the AR-DV1, as you will see. A full Manual is provided when the Trial is installed.

Read the User Comments at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZNZ...ature=youtu.be

The video there is of an early version of the program. I cannot change that without losing all the User Comments, but there are links to later videos on that page.

Make sure you check the Web-Site
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on Friday 11th August 2017 for details of the SALE

I do NOT want anyone to be disappointed, so will Forum readers who have not bought eSPYonARD please NOT purchase the program prior to the sale.

(During the Sale there may be a small delay in Activation Codes being issued)
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Default WHOOPS

I uploaded the wrong file.

If anyone downloaded 007A from the Web-Site within the last 8 hours, please download it again.
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Although there are several new 'goodies' this shows two of my favourite extras in the latest version '007A' - best viewed in Chrome

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Old 08-10-2017, 10:34 AM
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Default Sale has started - 50% off till monday

I started the Sale a few minutes ago, a day early, and extended it till Monday to give new Users a chance to try the program first, which I always recommend.

In the Sale the program is only 24.99 (inclusive), a 50% reduction, but will return to the normal price on Monday.

Price is not a reflection of quality. As one satisfied customer posted, you get more 'Bang for the Buck' with eSPYonARD than any similar program.

Time is ticking (as it always does), lol.

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:09 AM
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Default Sale extended by popular demand

SALE EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND but will end soon.

Lots of emails asking if I would extend the Sale a little longer to give people who had not heard about it a chance to evaluate the free Trail software.

Someone sent me a request for an additional function that I could not resist adding.

So v.6.0007-007C is in the making, but as ever I will want to test it for days to try to make sure no unexpected side effects happen, as is often the case.

It will not be relevant to TRIAL users, as it is in the Pro-Tools section which is for Activated programs only, and it extends the audio capture logging options nicely.

So here is the chance to get the program with a 50% reduction off the normal price, 24.99 inclusive, and for such a sophisticated piece of software, some might think 'a steal', lol.
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