Public Beta (2022 01 09)

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by VK3KYY » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:17 am

kt4lh wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:45 pm
Working well for me mostly RX the last two days, I've had good luck with the last few betas.
The only Rx reboots we know about, seem to be caused when people are listening to unkown digital signals. We are not sure if they are even DMR signals.
But they do appear to crash the firmware :-(

We also had reports of crash during Tx, but I've never experienced either of these problems

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by kt4lh » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:22 pm

Wow.... Were there power tweaks made recently? I turned my radio on yesterday at 8am, rx-only on a fairly quiet repeater, but it's been on for 24 hours now. Battery is at 50%. Eco level 3, backlight set to auto 10s.

I might turn on another radio just to make sure it's actually working but it seems to be, I heard someone bring up 91 for a while earlier today so it was certainly working for that.

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by F1RMB » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:38 pm

Hi,
kt4lh wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:22 pm
Wow.... Were there power tweaks made recently? I turned my radio on yesterday at 8am, rx-only on a fairly quiet repeater, but it's been on for 24 hours now. Battery is at 50%. Eco level 3, backlight set to auto 10s.

I might turn on another radio just to make sure it's actually working but it seems to be, I heard someone bring up 91 for a while earlier today so it was certainly working for that.
In the past months, yeah ;-)


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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by kt4lh » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:26 pm

F1RMB wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:38 pm
In the past months, yeah ;-)
Well, yeah, but I don't recall it being so efficient until recently :D but either way very nice.

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by F1RMB » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:37 pm

Hi,
kt4lh wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:26 pm
F1RMB wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:38 pm
In the past months, yeah ;-)
Well, yeah, but I don't recall it being so efficient until recently :D but either way very nice.
Yep, I use Eco 5, it's even better (the MCU is running a 9MHz while "sleeping"). But with this one, you can miss the very beginning of a transmission, sometimes.


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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by kt4lh » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:40 pm

F1RMB wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:37 pm
Yep, I use Eco 5, it's even better (the MCU is running a 9MHz while "sleeping"). But with this one, you can miss the very beginning of a transmission, sometimes.
Yeah I did have it on 4 or 5 and I found it to be pretty sleepy to wake up, often missing who was being called, or the callsign if someone was just throwing theirs out there. I don't know that 3 is that much better, I never attempted to test the difference, but I haven't noticed it being an issue so I just left it on 3.

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by VK3KYY » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:46 pm

kt4lh wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:40 pm
F1RMB wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:37 pm
Yep, I use Eco 5, it's even better (the MCU is running a 9MHz while "sleeping"). But with this one, you can miss the very beginning of a transmission, sometimes.
Yeah I did have it on 4 or 5 and I found it to be pretty sleepy to wake up, often missing who was being called, or the callsign if someone was just throwing theirs out there. I don't know that 3 is that much better, I never attempted to test the difference, but I haven't noticed it being an issue so I just left it on 3.
Depends on what you are listening to

Doesn't seem to be a problem on DMR repeaters, because the other station can't transmit until the wakeup squence is complete


However DMR simplex takes a long time to wake up.
Not sure about FM


So its up to each operator to decide the level of battery life versus responsiveness they need.

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by KC0TNH » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:05 am

Unfortunately the restart bug does still exist, most of the time after being set to a single DMR frequency and talk group, after there is no traffic on this combination in 4 minutes it restarts.

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by VK3KYY » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:26 am

KC0TNH wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:05 am
Unfortunately the restart bug does still exist, most of the time after being set to a single DMR frequency and talk group, after there is no traffic on this combination in 4 minutes it restarts.
Do you mean just listening to a repeater or hotspot or do you mean a simplex frequency ?

What Eco mode are you using,

Try setting Eco 0 and see if it still reboots

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Re: Public Beta (2022 01 09)

Post by kt4lh » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:09 pm

VK3KYY wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:46 pm
Depends on what you are listening to

Doesn't seem to be a problem on DMR repeaters, because the other station can't transmit until the wakeup squence is complete


However DMR simplex takes a long time to wake up.
Not sure about FM


So its up to each operator to decide the level of battery life versus responsiveness they need.
Interesting, I use the GD77 on the local repeater almost exclusively, my 878 is often on the Hotspot. I'll try Eco 5 again, maybe there was something else going on. Either way, very impressive battery life. :)

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