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Re: 2.6.8

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby EA1DAV » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:49 am

Hi, very impresive all the work Richie. To check the files you upload to dropbox is there any trick?. My tentatives to install it always get some error and I can't test the versions. I use the oficial 2.6.8 ( 9/10/19).
I use a old machine that usually are at 50% load with the basic radio programs, it will love the DX change :P

Thanks a lot.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:55 am

EA1DAV wrote:Hi, very impresive all the work Richie. To check the files you upload to dropbox is there any trick?. My tentatives to install it always get some error and I can't test the versions. I use the oficial 2.6.8 ( 9/10/19).
I use a old machine that usually are at 50% load with the basic radio programs, it will love the DX change :P

Thanks a lot.


When I download from dropbox I right click the zip, and properties, then click the unblock option. Then expand everything into the install folder.

However, Doug has just done an update on his personal github pages, and an alpha release install is here :
https://github.com/w5wc/Thetis/releases ... t19_c2.msi

Remember to backup your database :)

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby W3MMR » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:57 am

Great job Richie. the 9/30 update is working fantastic. CPU % is down to 6% in RX, and 8% in TX on a Dell XPS 8700 i7, 16gb of RAM, 2 monitors, and I can now stream cable TV, have picDisplay enabled, 2 monitors, and still hold 60fps with no problem. Kick ass!

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby W3MMR » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am

One thing I did notice is that when the spectrum gird is aligned to the right on the panadapter, almost half of the numbers are chopped off. Its not that way when aligned to the left. Ive attached a screenshot.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby nico » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:28 pm

ramdor wrote:
nico wrote:Hi Richie

Thanks for your fantastic work on version 2.6.8 - the UX is so much smoother and better now and I have started enjoying using the software and my anan again.

I am controlling the VFO via CAT commands and an external controller (TM2). Despite selecting the CTUN button the waterfall is smearing when changing frequency.

I do not get this issue with the waterfall moving/smearing when I use a Midi controller and select CTUN or when using the mouse and selecting CTUN

Unless there is an option that I am not selecting correctly I suspect that this is a bug - would it be PLEASE possible to look into this and replicate how CTUN works when changing frequency via Midi/Mouse?

THANKS

Nicholas


Hi Nicholas,

I have added an option and made the changes.



Cheers, Richie.


Oh wow Richie THANK YOU SO MUCH :-) :-) :-) that is perfect and exactly what I was after - can I download the patch yet or is it still being tested?
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby w-u-2-o » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:00 pm

ramdor wrote:However, Doug has just done an update on his personal github pages, and an alpha release install is here :
https://github.com/w5wc/Thetis/releases ... t19_c2.msi

Remember to backup your database :)

Richie.
I literally can't keep up, either! :D Fabulous work, Richie, fabulous!

FYI, I just installed from the w5wc repo and got revision C1. I had to manually drag and drop the revision C2 files from the Dropbox link to get C2.

73!

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby vk1hx » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:05 pm

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:37 am

vk1hx wrote:I thought the download package from w5wc repo contained C2 updates? I have noticed the Thetis exe in the C2 dropbox package is larger than the Thetis exe from the w5wc download. Everything else looks similar, the background picdisplay is there, not sure what else would be missing?

Cheers all


c2 gives you all the views, scope, scope2 etc in DirectX2d plus the other changes related to c2
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:39 am

W3MMR wrote:One thing I did notice is that when the spectrum gird is aligned to the right on the panadapter, almost half of the numbers are chopped off. Its not that way when aligned to the left. Ive attached a screenshot.sdsd.PNG

Perry
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cheers Perry.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:59 am

Hi all,

Please try : https://www.dropbox.com/s/nlbh2v7yzgx9i ... 3.zip?dl=0

Quite a number of fixes in this one. Please spend a bit of time testing the highlighted ones and let me know if any oddities.

Cheers, Richie.

2.6.8 (09/30/19) (c3)
  • change: moved high SWR warning display to common point for both gdi + directx renders instead of 'everywhere'
  • fix: variable sized gap no longer appears on top of waterfall, related to step/top of grid
  • change: tx profile changes with mode (direct code port from powersdr)
  • fix: initialisation state of Display Use Spec Min/Max check boxes
  • fix: size difference in compressed view of rx1/rx2 meters, all now aligned
  • fix: small lsb/mode labels not shown in rx2 in some cases when in collapsed view
  • add: option in CAT to always re-centre vfo on ZZFx command. Unchecked it will obey CTUN.
  • fix: issue with directx2d rendered string width calculation, was noticeable on right aligned grid values
  • fix: notches can not be dragged or resized below 0Hz and above max_frequency (implications with tranverters?)
  • fix: fix possible crash/exception in band stack/lock selection
  • fix: can now resize grids in spectrumscope and panascope views
  • fix: skin background now retained when using track map from spot system, 3rd refactor of this code
  • fix: waterfall->use spec min/max will now use correct values when band changed
  • change: RX1 settings 'bands for max/min' and 'band for low/high' now include bands other than ham (rx2 yet to do)
  • fix: wide notch filter right click would cause exception

UI issues:
- if the RF/TX passband moves outside IF, need to move at edge, or disable tx/rx
- band panel will not resize correctly when app started in collapsed view. Due to panel.visible check being done before window itself is visible. Needs full rework of visible code
- if pan is used, and then TX without DUP enabled, active TX area can be off screen

ToDo:
- rx2 max/min low/high
- option to enable/disable small labels mode/filter in vfo boxes
- option to auto add notch on max sig inside rx bp
- option to show fall off edges, currently width is reduced by 4%
- option to show/hide fps
- option to increase particle size in phase
- grab top/bottom areas of spectrum range sliders to only change the upper or lower limits
- inspect code paths for the SWR part of EDGE PWR_SWR
- re-work of VHF/HF/GEN panel(s) show/hide method
- peak blob(s)
- remove all dead/commented code (console.cs) (display.cs)
- hide date/time option
- improved puresignal enabled/disabled notification?
- add offset to waterfall range if link spectrum grid used
- further work required on 'spectrum scale drag'
- rework all band edge/info into single class, with DB
- notch: need to look into xvtr implications/implementation
- notch: no colour options for notches
- issue with CWX window and selectedindex, further investigation required, temp fix implemented
- Special Panafall Mode (from spot) no longer works. (NC3Z) --- re-implement
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:26 am

Thanks Richie . Just one small glitch, on re start the program does not retain the previous window size used
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:35 am

Tony EI7BMB wrote:Thanks Richie . Just one small glitch, on re start the program does not retain the previous window size used


hah thanks, interesting, XY pos is stored it seems. Will add to list :lol:

Just updated the exe in post above, to fix an exception/crash on right click when a notch filter was wider than 1000hz

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:50 am

Thanks Richie , not a big deal as it takes seconds to fix at this end :-) I'll update the .exe
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:06 am

Tony EI7BMB wrote:Thanks Richie , not a big deal as it takes seconds to fix at this end :-) I'll update the .exe


updated link again Tony 8-)

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Ernie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:42 am

Richie,
>change: tx profile changes with mode (direct code port from powersdr)

This is not working here in c3.

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:43 am

Outstanding, thanks :)

ramdor wrote:
Tony EI7BMB wrote:Thanks Richie , not a big deal as it takes seconds to fix at this end :-) I'll update the .exe


updated link again Tony 8-)

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 am

Working here ok Ernie


Ernie wrote:Richie,
>change: tx profile changes with mode (direct code port from powersdr)

This is not working here in c3.

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:05 am

Ernie wrote:Richie,
>change: tx profile changes with mode (direct code port from powersdr)

This is not working here in c3.

W2FMU


there are 3 basic tx profiles tracked

1) DIGL, DIGU
2) FM
3) everything else

So for each of those 3 mode blocks, if you can have a different profile selected, it will be associated to that mode block and selected again when you switch back. The code is basically pulled from PowerSDR (except for AM which is tracked in powersdr).

Richie.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Helmut » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:10 am

Hi all, it´s getting better and better :D

One thing that i do not understand is the shifting of the filter-window when switching between ctune on and off. I may have something wrong im my setup. Here to show it in DIGU with 3KHz Filter and 4X zoom:

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CTUN off

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CTUN on

The VFO is all the time showing 18.100.000 and when I am in CTUN on the shifted Filter goes to zero (redline) after pressing TUN.

This shifting is only in CW (600Hz pitch) and in DIGU - not in SSB AM FM. I have the Digi-Shift set at 1500 both in Setup Options. I did not have this in earlier Versions of Thetis.

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:17 am

Helmut wrote:Hi all, it´s getting better and better :D

One thing that i do not anderstand is the shifting of the filter-window when switching between ctune on and off. I may have something wrong im my setup. Here to show it in DIGU with 3KHz Filter and 4X zoom:


Hi Helmut, This is something I have on the list to sort out when the RX filter edge code is reworked. Only way around it at the moment is not to have such a large zoom when in CTUN mode.

Edit: does it happen at a much lower zoom? ie with the filter well inside the window and not near the edges

Edit2; other possibility is that you are not in DUP mode, and you are seeing a shift related to the cw pitch that is used for the tune?

RIchie.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby W2SDR » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:42 am

I wish that the AM to SSB TX profiles would change with mode as well, just like in 3.4.9 of protocol 1. This is because most of us use different TX profiles between SSB and AM.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:50 am

W2SDR wrote:I wish that the AM to SSB TX profiles would change with mode as well, just like in 3.4.9 of protocol 1. This is because most of us use different TX profiles between SSB and AM.


at the moment, lsb, usb, am, sam, etc are one and the same. digu/digl and fm have their own tx profile store. I will add AM when I get a mo.

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Helmut » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:58 am

Hi Helmut, This is something I have on the list to sort out when the RX filter edge code is reworked. Only way around it at the moment is not to have such a large zoom when in CTUN mode.

Edit: does it happen at a much lower zoom? ie with the filter well inside the window and not near the edges

Edit2; other possibility is that you are not in DUP mode, and you are seeing a shift related to the cw pitch that is used for the tune?


Richie, you are right, it is only on 4X Zoom, if I go to 2X it does not jump ! And I am always in DUP mode.

So will work with CTUN off for the moment, that´s no problem - only wanted to make it visible here.

Thank you so much for your changes, it is terrific to see how Thetis improves !

Regards,

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby ramdor » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:01 pm

Helmut wrote:Richie, you are right, it is only on 4X Zoom, if I go to 2X it does not jump ! And I am always in DUP mode.

So will work with CTUN off for the moment, that´s no problem - only wanted to make it visible here.

Thank you so much for your changes, it is terrific to see how Thetis improves !

Regards,

Helmut dl9eri/oe9eri


Yeah I thought so Helmut, should be sorted by end of week when I get a bit of free time. Keep the filter in-view with some decent space either side and should be ok, atb, Richie.
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby vk1hx » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:03 pm

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby W2SDR » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:19 pm

ramdor wrote:
W2SDR wrote:I wish that the AM to SSB TX profiles would change with mode as well, just like in 3.4.9 of protocol 1. This is because most of us use different TX profiles between SSB and AM.


at the moment, lsb, usb, am, sam, etc are one and the same. digu/digl and fm have their own tx profile store. I will add AM when I get a mo.

Richie.


And SAM,
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby nico » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi Richie

Thank you so much for all your work with getting the CTUN working with CAT commands. It works perfectly now.

Really impressed with all your efforts and the fantastic work you are doing. Is there a page we can crowdfund and donate to you?

Thanks

Nicholas
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Re: 2.6.8

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Great idea

nico wrote: Is there a page we can crowdfund and donate to you?

Thanks

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Re: 2.6.8

Postby w2ner » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 pm

Tony EI7BMB wrote:Great idea

nico wrote: Is there a page we can crowdfund and donate to you?

Thanks

Nicholas


I agree

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