MD9600 Beta version is now available - including in Japanese

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MD9600 Beta version is now available - including in Japanese

Post by VK3KYY » Fri May 20, 2022 6:47 am

After a discussion with Colin G4EML, we've decided to call this latest version a Beta release

downloads/MD9600/Firmware/07cb014f0ec72 ... 607d79dddc

No major changes from the last Alpha, except that Japanese versions are now available.

Note.

We are not close to have a full "Release" because at the moment, the current consumption when the radio is turned off, is still 100mA, which is far to high.

Colin did some tests and the official firmware consumes approximately 50mA when the radio is turned off.

However, I think this is much higher than is necessary, and I'm hoping to be able to get the "Off" current lower than the offical firmware. If possibly I want to get it to go much lower, but at the moment I don't know if thats practical.

Reducing the current when the radio is Off is not a trivial change to the firmware source code, so will NOT be available soon

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Re: Beta version is now available - including in Japanese

Post by OZ1MAX » Fri May 20, 2022 7:44 am

great job .. thanks ... ;)

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Re: Beta version is now available - including in Japanese

Post by ve7mdt » Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:20 am

Thanks so much to Roger and the whole dev team!

Now I am so tempted to acquire an MD-9600, later HW version of course. Seems like the market isn't flooded w/ these anymore like a few years back.

Cheers,
David

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