FlexRadio Systems announces the release of SmartSDR for iOS v2.6.2 is now available for download or update from the Apple App Store.
This App requires a FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6000 Signature Series Software Defined Radio (SDR) Device. However, the App also contains a FlexRadio Simulator (Demo Mode) that provides an approximation of the App’s features so you can evaluate this App even without owning a FLEX-6000 SDR.
This version includes the following changes and improvements:
■ Local Headsets Monitoring
Normally the MON button only works remotely (on the Radio). Now, local Headset Microphone input can also be monitored. You can turn on and adjust the monitor Volume from the Settings screen.
■ DX Cluster filters
Filters have been improved. It is now possible to filter not only by Band and Mode but also by Comment, CQ-Zone, ITU-Zone, Call Prefix and Country.
The Mode filter now also supports FT8, JT65, JT9 and WSPR.
■ Spot Details on Panadapter
Now, you can double-tap on a Spot on the Panadapter to get Details about the Spot including QRZ/HamQTY lookup. Tapping once still adjusts the active Slice to the spot.
■ Support for the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Netherlands, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
Please note, if you are not happy with a translation, just change back to English (in the Settings of the App) and/or contact me to help and improve the translations.
■ Listen only mode added
This mode allows, for example, to use Speakers or Headphones in Stereo mode if they don’t support Stereo along with Microphone usage.
■ Band Zoom feature added
For this, two new buttons have been added under the left BT menu.
■ Possibility to use a hardware keyboard
If you have a hardware keyboard attached (Bluetooth or iPad Pro Keyboard) you can now press Space to toggle PTT, use the , or . keys to change the frequency or press Buttons 1 … 9 to activate Voice Macros.
■ Several MIDI Controller fixes and improvements
The CMD-Micro and Hercules controllers are now working way better than before (TNX Doug!).
A new sensitivity setting has been added to reduce the Wheel sensitivity independent from the Step value.
■ Improvements for all Controllers (Midi,Flic,PowerMate)
Now, SplitMode, Band Zoom, Bandwidth, WNB as well as NB values and WNB values and even global Profiles can be selected.
■ Button to squeeze / expand the Voice Macro button bar and CWX Window
Now, you can squeeze the Macro button bar and CWX Window to save space.
■ Transverter “LO Error” now in MHz not Hz
■ CW Straight Key and Paddle improvements
Now, keying is no longer interrupted when moving the finger.
The CWX screen can now be moved further down to cover the TabBar so they can’t be accidentally hit.
■ Fixes and improvements of the +/- Split function
The RX Slice remains Active slice after enabling Split mode.
The RX Slice becomes again TX Slice after disabling Split mode.
■ Some Slice Flag Changes
S-Meter is now Colored.
When transmitting, the S-Meter changes to Level meter on the TX Slice.
This App is still backward compatible to Version 1 of SmartSDR or can run with the latest SmartSDR version, including SmartLink.
SmartSDR for IOS v2.6.2 is available free of charge.