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Old 02-29-2016, 11:09 AM
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Default Ash-By (marlbrook) Version 5.022 Just Posted

For those following marlbrooks (Ashy-By Products) software package, I noticed on his website that version 5.022 has just been posted. The newest version can be found here:

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Default UPDATED .pdf Instructions with pictures

I am posting the latest instructions here. Note the tuning knob showing on the main picture. You can now keep the program running, and switch to the Radio freeing all its buttons, and most importantly the tuning knob. Nothing touches a tuning knob for fine tuning. Just one click to switch to free the receiver, and one click to return to PC control. Lots of other mods in the latest version of the program.
The 'nag' screens, in the trial version, no longer need 'clicking away before you can continue to use the software.
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I am posting the latest instructions here. Note the tuning knob showing on the main picture. You can now keep the program running, and switch to the Radio freeing all its buttons, and most importantly the tuning knob. Nothing touches a tuning knob for fine tuning. Just one click to switch to free the receiver, and one click to return to PC control. Lots of other mods in the latest version of the program.
The 'nag' screens, in the trial version, no longer need 'clicking away before you can continue to use the software.
Very nice (and very clever) on that tuning knob improvisation. Will check it out as soon as I get back home to my own radio and computer.
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I am posting the latest instructions here. Note the tuning knob showing on the main picture. You can now keep the program running, and switch to the Radio freeing all its buttons, and most importantly the tuning knob. Nothing touches a tuning knob for fine tuning. Just one click to switch to free the receiver, and one click to return to PC control. Lots of other mods in the latest version of the program.
The 'nag' screens, in the trial version, no longer need 'clicking away before you can continue to use the software.
UP AND DOWN keys now will 'repeat' if the mouse is 'right clicked' whilst hovering over the buttons. Can be used with Squelch OFF or ON, but if the latter, program will pause for 10 seconds if a frequency has a signal, giving you chance to just release the mouse button and monitor it. Single step UP / Down with left mouse click.

Also added an audio MUTE button, one click activates, next click and audio back to its previous level.

The latest instructions (attached) reflect the changes made.
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HI Pat;
I notice Butel's latest version now has SQuelch type when programming memories, very much needed. It does not have a PASS field however.
Do you have both of these planned soon on your version?
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I notice Butel's latest version now has SQuelch type when programming memories, very much needed. It does not have a PASS field however.
Do you have both of these planned soon on your version?
Thanks!
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Looks like my reply has not shown up, so having another go.

No planning needed, they are both there already, together with all Squelch modes (inl. VSQ), AGC, NR, CTC, and TS. All programmable in real-time as you enter or modify a memory channel.

CTC and TS parameters are programmed individually and stored with the channel.

Download the updated .pdf above. It explains, and there is a screenshot of the MEM-BANK. You will see the extra things that can be programmed bottom left.

Don't download v.5.026 for an hour or so, just made a cosmetic change which I will be uploading any minute.
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UP AND DOWN keys now will 'repeat' if the mouse is 'right clicked' whilst hovering over the buttons. Can be used with Squelch OFF or ON, but if the latter, program will pause for 10 seconds if a frequency has a signal, giving you chance to just release the mouse button and monitor it. Single step UP / Down with left mouse click.

Also added an audio MUTE button, one click activates, next click and audio back to its previous level.

The latest instructions (attached) reflect the changes made.
Bravo bravo on the repeating keys. Even the radio on it's own doesn't do that, and now I can actually sit in front of my computer and tune. Going to manual control over computer control with a single mouseclick of the "tuning dial" in your program is also a very ingenious and handy feature.

The "mute" control is also great, as is the "favorites" button. These are also a few features not available on the radio itself, but really make your software shine.

Hopefully, within the next four or five days, I will have an opportunity to try to right a more complete overview of the operation of your program, but I'm really impressed with how much you've done with it over the past several weeks.

Keep up the great work.
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Bravo bravo on the repeating keys. Even the radio on it's own doesn't do that, and now I can actually sit in front of my computer and tune. Going to manual control over computer control with a single mouseclick of the "tuning dial" in your program is also a very ingenious and handy feature.

The "mute" control is also great, as is the "favorites" button. These are also a few features not available on the radio itself, but really make your software shine.

Hopefully, within the next four or five days, I will have an opportunity to try to right a more complete overview of the operation of your program, but I'm really impressed with how much you've done with it over the past several weeks.

Keep up the great work.
Thanks very much MStep.

Well counting me, there are now 2 people who like the program, and yet almost 2000 views in just a few days, with very few comments.

I really thought the proven ability to control the radio remotely from all the devices I mentioned might excite some comment (on the other thread), but how wrong can a programmer be (sigh)?

An hour ago I was sitting in the lounge, with my grandchildren watching the television, as I sat with my Android Tablet, with my program up on its screen in high definition, controlling the AR-DV1 (which was two rooms away), with one finger, and listening to its output.

I can't help but wonder how anyone cannot find that exciting (not me and the kids, the remote control lol), but despite almost begging for comments, only 3 people bothered.

I it was not for a few people here I would be seriously considering giving up, instead of just thinking about it. I even made the trial version much easier to use , but even 'free', judging by the lack of comments I have to assume hardly anyone has bothered trying it.

For anyone who is interested I posted v.5.026 on my website today, with even more additions.
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Default Latest instructions with updated screenshots

Look even more like the AR-DV1, plus updates explained and latest Change Log. See file 5 posts above this.
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Thanks very much MStep.

Well counting me, there are now 2 people who like the program, and yet almost 2000 views in just a few days, with very few comments.

I really thought the proven ability to control the radio remotely from all the devices I mentioned might excite some comment (on the other thread), but how wrong can a programmer be (sigh)?

An hour ago I was sitting in the lounge, with my grandchildren watching the television, as I sat with my Android Tablet, with my program up on its screen in high definition, controlling the AR-DV1 (which was two rooms away), with one finger, and listening to its output.

I can't help but wonder how anyone cannot find that exciting (not me and the kids, the remote control lol), but despite almost begging for comments, only 3 people bothered.

I it was not for a few people here I would be seriously considering giving up, instead of just thinking about it. I even made the trial version much easier to use , but even 'free', judging by the lack of comments I have to assume hardly anyone has bothered trying it.

For anyone who is interested I posted v.5.026 on my website today, with even more additions.
You're just going to have to be patient. I don't think the program is ever going to "catch fire" or take off like a rocket because the more and more I access the AOR forum here on RR, the more and more amazed I am at the lack of participation here--- not just with your program, but with input to the forum in general. We've got a couple of guys here in the states, and a few guys in Europe, and maybe one of two in Asia. There might be a lot of governmental agencies using the radio, but I can't believe that the "hobbyist" class is limited to just a dozen or so. Can anyone else here conjecture on why this forum is so relatively quiet?

I know this is a very unique piece of equipment with a very unique following. In terms of your program, I think you are "over the hump", with most of the main developing behind you, and now catching up on honing in those refinements. I think as more and more folks discover your program, there will be more and more saturation. But just like the radio itself, it's going to take time for those techno-geeks and others to discover and appreciate it.
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You're just going to have to be patient. I don't think the program is ever going to "catch fire" or take off like a rocket because the more and more I access the AOR forum here on RR, the more and more amazed I am at the lack of participation here--- not just with your program, but with input to the forum in general. We've got a couple of guys here in the states, and a few guys in Europe, and maybe one of two in Asia. There might be a lot of governmental agencies using the radio, but I can't believe that the "hobbyist" class is limited to just a dozen or so. Can anyone else here conjecture on why this forum is so relatively quiet?

I know this is a very unique piece of equipment with a very unique following. In terms of your program, I think you are "over the hump", with most of the main developing behind you, and now catching up on honing in those refinements. I think as more and more folks discover your program, there will be more and more saturation. But just like the radio itself, it's going to take time for those techno-geeks and others to discover and appreciate it.

This is a marvelous piece of work. I have played with it off and on for a week as time permits.I still have the initial version installed and very excited with all it does.Going to try the latest version and with all the updates.I am actually still learning the radio itself but your software is making it alot easier to discover it's potential.
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This is a marvelous piece of work. I have played with it off and on for a week as time permits.I still have the initial version installed and very excited with all it does.Going to try the latest version and with all the updates.I am actually still learning the radio itself but your software is making it alot easier to discover it's potential.
You will find lots of additions in the latest version. It is easier to use in the 'trial' state too.

I really look forward to hearing how you get on with it.

Thanks again.
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Default DMR Color CODES and other Digital modes

Just a news update.

Regret to say I still have not received any info from AOR re the extra DMR features they mentioned in the 1512 f/w upgrade yet.

So in the meantime I am trying with the limited information they did release.

I have DMR color code selection, and color code muting up and running. There was no info at all on codes for slot selection so I can't get any further with that yet.

If anyone knows the code for slot selection (if it exists yet), please let me know here?
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Just a news update.

Regret to say I still have not received any info from AOR re the extra DMR features they mentioned in the 1512 f/w upgrade yet.

So in the meantime I am trying with the limited information they did release.

I have DMR color code selection, and color code muting up and running. There was no info at all on codes for slot selection so I can't get any further with that yet.

If anyone knows the code for slot selection (if it exists yet), please let me know here?
I see that version 5.031 is still up on your website. I assume that does not incorporate the DMR info yet. When will the DMR version go up? At this point, I don't think there is anyone here that knows more about the programming codes for the radio than you do. So we may have to wait for AOR to release that information. I will say that you've done amazing things with the program over the past several weeks, even without having complete information from AOR at your disposal. Some of your "work-arounds" and extra features are really ingenious.
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I see that version 5.031 is still up on your website. I assume that does not incorporate the DMR info yet. When will the DMR version go up? At this point, I don't think there is anyone here that knows more about the programming codes for the radio than you do. So we may have to wait for AOR to release that information. I will say that you've done amazing things with the program over the past several weeks, even without having complete information from AOR at your disposal. Some of your "work-arounds" and extra features are really ingenious.
I will release the next version, with hopefully DMR, P25 and NRDXN additions soon.

Someone mentioned that the BUTEL basic program has fields for the DMR color coding and slots already, but apparently they do not do anything at the moment. Any one else experienced that?
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Just a news update.

Regret to say I still have not received any info from AOR re the extra DMR features they mentioned in the 1512 f/w upgrade yet.

So in the meantime I am trying with the limited information they did release.

I have DMR color code selection, and color code muting up and running. There was no info at all on codes for slot selection so I can't get any further with that yet.

If anyone knows the code for slot selection (if it exists yet), please let me know here?
Hello,

Are you talking about these commands?
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Additional AOR AR-DV1 Commands

DMR Color Code
CC	CCnn	nn: DMR Color Code
		 Note: 16 can be set, but is not valid

	CCnn,dd	dd: Decoded Color Code

DMR Color On/Off
CM	CMn	n: 0, 1 default 0
			0: DMR Color Off
			1: DMR Color On

DMR Slot Select
OT	OTn	n: 0 ~ 3 default 0
			0: 1+2
			1: 2+1
			2: 1
			3: 2

NXDN RAN Code
NC	NCnn	nn: RAN Code


	NCnn,dd	dd: Decoded RAN Code

NXDN RAN On/Off
NM	NMn	n: 0, 1 default 0
			0: NXDN RAN Off
			1: NXDN RAN On

P25 NAC Code
PC	PCnnn	  nnn: NAC Code


	PCnnn,ddd ddd: Decoded NAC Code

P25 NAC On/Off
PM	PMn	n: 0, 1 default 0
			0: P25 NAC Off
			1: P25 NAC On
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[QUOTE=EricCottrell;2542618]Hello,

Are you talking about these commands?

Brilliant Eric, thanks a million.

Programming the SLOTS now.

Cheers, Jeff

(None of the Command Lists I could get contained the above, and I have really searched. Are these available on the NET please, and if so where?)
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Hello,

It is an unofficial list that I created by experiment.

I have several other AOR receivers. I was able to figure out a number of the remote commands, before the official list came out, as they are similar to other AOR receivers.

I forgot to mention the various decoded code commands work even when the On/Off command is off. Just sending PC to retrieve the current setting will return the decoded NAC if one is being decoded. I do not know if the display of the info on the screen has to be turned on as well. This is similar to how the tones and a few other commands work.

I even found hidden commands on the AR-ALPHA to output Frequency Scope data are now on the published AR-DV1 list.

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It is an unofficial list that I created by experiment.

I have several other AOR receivers. I was able to figure out a number of the remote commands, before the official list came out, as they are similar to other AOR receivers.

I forgot to mention the various decoded code commands work even when the On/Off command is off. Just sending PC to retrieve the current setting will return the decoded NAC if one is being decoded. I do not know if the display of the info on the screen has to be turned on as well. This is similar to how the tones and a few other commands work.

I even found hidden commands on the AR-ALPHA to output Frequency Scope data are now on the published AR-DV1 list.

73 Eric
I had the feeling the Slot Control codes might be there somewhere. I spent a couple of hours experimenting, but never got as far as an 'O' prefix, too many other things to do re. the program.

Thanks again, Jeff
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Default QUICK UPDATE

I have added DMR Color Codes, Slot control and muting , plus P25 and NXDN 'RAN' and 'NAC' selection / muting.

They are now finished, and I am now busy testing the CAT program before sending it to the website.

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