Best software version for FDM S2

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simbeav
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Best software version for FDM S2

Post by simbeav » 05 Jun 2018 09:59

What software version are people using with their FDM S2 ?

I've stuck with 1.96 Beta because it was fairly stable and around that time Elad were issuing some real dogs.

It does the job, but has one real PITA. When you manually record, it appears as if it is recording (the red light comes on), but come back a few hours later (if you are unlucky) and find the red light off and just one empty recording file. It happens regularly enough to have lost me a few good SP E. recordings in the last few days.

After initially being very responsive to DX'ers, since the release of their Ham transmitter thingy Elad seem to have given up on us and only release updates relating to that.

Any pointers to a version that is stable and has the false record bug fixed ?

thanks

Simon

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 05 Jun 2018 10:47

v3.010 at the moment, but it crashes *very* regularly.

I thought I would try the latest version after my recent Windows re-installation. I wish I hadn't bothered. For me, much older versions tend to be more reliable, but all crash regularly with me.

Is there any real benefit to updating this software? I am not aware of any.

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by satnipper » 05 Jun 2018 11:00

I don't see a 1.96b in this list of previous releases http://www.eladit.com/download/sdr/FDM- ... 20(EN).txt

The latest is V3.013

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 05 Jun 2018 11:36

Another thing I get a lot - with 10-20% of recorded files, the wav header gets corrupted, so I have to run the wav Header Manager. It's a pain.

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by satnipper » 05 Jun 2018 11:43

is the ELAD FDM-S3 SDR Radio out yet? It's £860 on Lynchy's web site but not sure if it is released yet.

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by simbeav » 05 Jun 2018 14:20

1.96 Beta is in here http://sdr.eladit.com/FDM-sw2%20Softwar ... hp?lang=EN

I've been using it since it came out. No crashes, just the one problem with recordings sometimes failing.

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Re: Best software version for FDM S2

Post by satnipper » 05 Jun 2018 15:39

Strange there are no release notes for it.

Personally I would always upgrade to the last (or last but one) version.

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