v1.462 release: ALE 2G
Update: release is available. CHANGE_LOG notes below have been revised. Balance of changes in a separate post below.
Previously: I'm sorry it's taking so long to get this release out. Here is a preview of what's coming. There have been lots of problems getting the ALE extension to work properly. Some subtle bugs in the gr_ale code were found. Right now I'm working with Jim, WA2ZKD, using some realtime ALE signals he's providing to get scanning working.
New security code will follow in a separate, standalone release in case there are problems.
v1.462 September 10, 2021
ALE 2G extension preliminary release:
A work-in-progress. Lots of issues no doubt. See KiwiSDR forum for discussion.
Contents downloaded from kiwisdr.com on extension startup.
Hence menu updates do not require a new software release.
"Collapse" mode to shown only scan or single-frequency entries.
Admin menu populated with JSON content from Admin > Extensions > ALE_2G page.
Variable scan speed and frequency filtering.
Net menus contain lots of entries. Filter for time-of-day propagation considerations.
Automatically record audio on ALE call establishment.
Select different types of ALE messages to display.
When enabled they will appear on the waterfall left edge.
New "waterfall" extension
Select via "More" button on WFn tab or from the extension list.
Set WF timestamp interval here or with the new "wfts=SECS" URL parameter.
The aperture auto mode settings have moved here from the colormap extension.
Adjustments for the FFT window function, interpolation and CIC filter.
Right-click menu "save waterfall as JPG"
Also saves frequency scale (Thanks Yuri!) and spectrum if open.
Saved waterfall includes any timestamps.
Filename format compatible with Kiwi audio recording and kiwirecorder.
More waterfall is saved than seen in screen scrollable area.
With 1 Hz waterfall update rate you can capture over an hour of timestamped WF.
Original feature was code contributed by Peter, VE3SUN.
Added option to disable passband overload mute feature. Disabled by default
so as not to disturb audio recordings of extremely strong signals.
International WSPR Beacon Project (IWBP) frequency hop mode
For both the WSPR extension and autorun (background) mode there is a new
band menu entry called "IWBP". This causes the receive frequency to automatically
hop every two minutes according to the schedule here: github.com/HB9VQQ/WSPRBeacon
S-meter extension now has timestamp option. UTC/local selected from waterfall extension.
(see post below for more)