Christmas update

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Christmas update

Post by VK3KYY » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:31 am

Merry Christmas....

I know Riku has already posted a video of the Christmas update, but this is only half the story ;-)

The as well as the firmware update there is also a new CPS version, with 2 new features I've added just for a bit of Christmas fun.
  • You can now set your own custom boot screen image (or continue to use the 2 lines of text)
  • You can also make your own custom boot melody, or have no boot sound at all, and almost completely remove the boot screen if you don't want it

In addition to these 2 Christmas goodies, there have been a number of other bug fixes since the last release, including...
  • Change to the VFO screen to show whether VFO A or B is selected, by displaying Ta and Ra or Tb and Rb . From Daniel
  • Scanning fixed from Daniel and me.
  • Low voltage warning change. From Daniel
  • Continuous backlight fix. From Daniel
  • Language file updates. From various contributors
  • DMR simplex scan fix. From Colin
  • TG0 display fix. From Alex.
  • Fix for Tx screen lockup. From Daniel
  • Battery voltage graph. From Daniel.
  • Numerous other small fixes. From Daniel and Alex and me
The latest CPS can be downloaded from here ... taller.exe

The latest firmware can be downloaded from here ... latest.sgl

Some notes about the boot screen image and melody.

The boot screen image is 128 pixels wide by 64 pixels high. It needs to be black and white (not grey scale). The CPS will attempt to convert both the image size and image format, but the quality will not be as good as if you use another program to create the file in black and white and at the correct size.

If you select an image, the CPS automatically changes the "Boot Item" "Intro screen" setting to "Picture". So if you want to return to using the 2 lines of text you need to go into the Boot Item screen and change the Intro screen setting back to "Text"

The boot melody currently needs to be defined in terms of Note Number and Note duration. In the longer term this can be improved, but I didn't have item to finesse this.

For example the normal start beeps are


which is ...
note 38 duration 6
note 0 duration 2 (no sound for a duration of 2)
note 38 duration 6
note 0 duration 2 (no sound for a duration of 2)


There is a rudimentary melody test player in the CPS but it doesn't work very well at the moment.

Another example of a tune is

30, 8, 28, 8, 27, 8,30, 16, 28, 8, 27, 8,30, 8, 25, 16,
32, 8, 30, 8, 32, 8, 34,16,32, 8, 30, 8, 28, 8, 27, 32

If the melody doesn't play in the text player, then you have done something wrong with the numbers or the commas.

Currently the CPS does not read back the melody or the boot image from the radio, but it is saved into the codeplug.


If anyone wants a version with the ability to have their own boot screen and own melody, but also wants to use the 2 lines of text, please use this version.
(Basically. The version for after Christmas)
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Re: Christmas update

Post by m1dyp » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:08 am

wow thank u
73 de Ken :D

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Re: Christmas update

Post by DO4CZ » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:32 am

Many thanks to all contributors!
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Re: Christmas update

Post by footloosejava » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:41 am

very nice!

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Re: Christmas update

Post by IU4LEG » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:28 am

Great job, thanks to all developers. Merry Christmas de IU4LEG

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Re: Christmas update

Post by Ik0nwg » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:33 am

you are very good, thanks for this Christmas version. best wishes from Italy
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Re: Christmas update

Post by DO9ULI » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:19 am

Hello Roger and all developers,tnx for your hard work.

Merry x-mas to all members.


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Re: Christmas update

Post by IW6CNM » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:26 am

Thanks for the great job..
merry x-mas and happy GD77 update :D :D :D
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Re: Christmas update

Post by KU4ZD » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:41 pm

Wow, very nice. I made a quick picture of my call.
and Merry Christmas
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Re: Christmas update

Post by LU3ERX » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:25 pm

Very Nice.

Merry Christmas

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