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SmardSDR for iOS V2.6.2 now available

ThisUserDoesNotExist Company Adviser ✭✭
edited April 2020 in New Ideas

Version 2.6.2 of SmartSDR for iOS (which is available now) includes the following changes and improvements:

■ Local Headsets Monitoring

Normally the MON button only works remotely (on the Radio). Now, local Headset Microphone input can also be monitored. You can turn on and adjust the monitor Volume from the Settings screen.

■ DX Cluster filters

Filters have been improved. It is now possible to filter not only by Band and Mode but also by Comment, CQ-Zone, ITU-Zone, Call Prefix and Country.

The Mode filter now also supports FT8, JT65, JT9 and WSPR.

■ Spot Details on Panadapter

Now, you can double-tap on a Spot on the Panadapter to get Details about the Spot including QRZ/HamQTH lookup. Tapping once still adjusts the active Slice to the spot.

■ Support for the following additional languages: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Netherlands, Spanish 

Please note, if you are not happy with a translation, just change back to English (in the Settings of the App) and/or contact me to help and improve the translations.

■ Listen only mode added

This mode allows, for example, to use Speakers or Headphones in Stereo mode if they don't support Stereo along with Microphone usage.

■ Band Zoom feature added

For this, two new buttons have been added under the left BT menu.

■ Possibility to use a hardware keyboard

If you have a hardware keyboard attached (Bluetooth or iPad Pro Keyboard) you can now press Space to toggle PTT, use the , or . keys to change the frequency or press Buttons 1 ... 9 to activate Voice Macros.

■ Several MIDI Controller fixes and improvements

The CMD-Micro and Hercules controllers are now working way better than before (TNX Doug!).

A new sensitivity setting has been added to reduce the Wheel sensitivity independent from the Step value.

■ Improvements for all Controllers (Midi,Flic,PowerMate)

Now, SplitMode, Band Zoom, Bandwidth, WNB as well as NB values and WNB values and even global Profiles can be selected.

■ Button to squeeze / expand the Voice Macro button bar and CWX Window

Now, you can squeeze the Macro button bar and CWX Window to save space.

■ Transverter "LO Error" now in MHz not Hz

■ CW Straight Key and Paddle improvements

Now, keying is no longer interrupted when moving the finger.

The CWX screen can now be moved further down to cover the TabBar so they can't be accidentally hit.

■ Fixes and improvements of the +/- Split function

The RX Slice remains Active slice after enabling Split mode.

The RX Slice becomes again TX Slice after disabling Split mode.

■ Some Slice Flag Changes

S-Meter is now Colored.

When transmitting, the S-Meter changes to Level meter on the TX Slice.

Further details can be found here: 


Marcus, DL8MRE


  • Sergey R5AU
    Sergey R5AU Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Marcus great !
    iOS apps looks perfect, BTW your not so far from OSX client, isn't it ?
    Should we are expect in future ?
  • Chris DL5NAM
    Chris DL5NAM Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    How to close the Spot Details Window - upper half - if you are in CW Mode and the software keyboard is lower half of the screen

    73 Chris
  • ThisUserDoesNotExist
    ThisUserDoesNotExist Company Adviser ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    dear Sergey,

    thanks for your comment.

    Regarding a MacOS Version, I would say that there already is a very nice Mac Version from Don, VE3VRW (https://dogparksoftware.com/dogparkSDR.html).

    Yes, of course, it's different but that's a real Mac Software whereas porting an iOS Software to the Mac will result in an "iOS Software running on Mac". You can see what I mean if you would take a look at the News App on Mojave. Not really nice to be honest and it doesn't have a complicated user interface. It probably gets worse with more complex UIs.

    Also, right now, for developers, there is not even an Alpha or Beta Version available. Apple says maybe somewhere in 2019 - as Beta. So we will have to wait. 

    But anyways, it's an exciting thing and I will definitely look into that but my expectations so far are not very high - to be honest.

    Thanks again Sergey,

    Marcus, DL8MRE

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