FreeDV waveform updates

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Who is the owner and maintaining the FreeDV waveform and is there a plan to provide updates? Steve posted a while ago that FlexRadio would be handing off support of the waveform. There are updates to the codec since the waveform was released. The addition of LSB support is needed even though it is a digital mode it is voice and follows the guideline of LSB below 10Mhz (except 60m). There is also a 700 mode that would good to have available along with the 1600 mode.
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David

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Posted 3 years ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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It's open source.  Anyone can do it.
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David

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Where is the open source located?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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David - so I do not forget about this, please send me an e-mail to my first name @ flexradio.com
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The repository for this is in GitHub

https://github.com/n5ac/smartsdr-dsp
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Thank you for sharing. Hopefully those with the skills will be able to take it over and provide updates to the waveform so FreeDV can be more of an integrated feature of SSDR.
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by curiosity i take a Quick look a it  , i not sure if waveform may handle more that 1 mode ?

FreeDV.cfg

[setup]
waveform create name=FreeDV mode=FDV underlying_mode=USB version=1.0.5waveform set FreeDV tx=1waveform set FreeDV rx_filter low_cut=600waveform set FreeDV rx_filter high_cut=2400waveform set FreeDV rx_filter depth=8waveform set FreeDV tx_filter low_cut=600waveform set FreeDV tx_filter high_cut=2400waveform set FreeDV tx_filter depth=8waveform set FreeDV udpport=4999
 [end]
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I wondered the same thing when posting. The thought I had was multiple waveforms  most likely four ex: F07L, F07U, F16L, F16U.
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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We did a very basic implementation only supporting only USB in one of the FDV modes.  Also, it is currently only geared to handle a single slice.
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Is ver 1.0.5 still the current latest waveform for FreeDV? 
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Yes, but we are working on a new version and hope to have it to you soon.
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KC2QMA_John

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That's great news, FreeDV has great potential on a 6000 to really take off.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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This is great news. Hopefully hand in hand with DStar fix (wink wink)
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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thank for update Steve
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I'm really excited for this. I may start back using the mode again. 
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Excited to hear the news, Just getting into this mode. 73 Steve, and everybody!
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Jeff VK5IU

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I hope the latest version of FreeDV also supports LSB
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Lucas - W6AER

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Does anyone know if there are any updates on this? Now that version 3 is out, would love to play around with this more. I see activity on the waterfall at the 20m DV calling, would be great to join in.
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I am not aware of anyone in the community picking the development from the starter that Flex provided. Personally I have just used the FreeDV software directly to use the current version.