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HISTORY

Here you can find a description on what changes have been made between various releases of Airlink Express.

Version 2.9.5.970

Fixed:

  • Issue when no Windows input devices are enabled/found.

 

Added:

  • Support for Yaesu FT-891.

 

Changed:

  • Inhibit sending of CAT frequency and mode requests to radio while in transmit mode.
  • ADIF export is now in date/time order.

 

Version 2.9.2.958

Added:

 

Fixed:

  • Some minor CAT issue for Yaesu FTdx1200 and FTdx3000.

 

Version 2.8.2.907

Fixed:

  • IC-7400 CAT Control.

 

Version 2.8.1.905

Added:

  • Support for Icom IC-7300.
  • Support for Elecraft KX3.
  • Support for TenTec Eagle.

 

Changed:

  • Airlink Express now requires the .Net framework 4.0 or higher

 

Version 2.7.1.886

Fixed:

  • TS-590(S)(SG) CAT Control.

 

Added:

  • Support for Icom IC-7851 and IC-9100.
  • Support for Yaesu FT-991.
  • Support for Flexradio FLEX-6300, Flex-6500, and Flex-6700.
  • Added country column to the logbook.

 

Changed:

  • Callbook lookup function only uses QRZ.com's XML service. You are encouraged to get a subscription. However, you do not need a subscription. Without a XML subscription you will only be able to look up 150 callsigns per 24 hours, and some information is omitted.

 

Version 2.6.6.860

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function.

 

Added:

  • Support for Kenwood TS-590SG.

 

Version 2.6.5.855

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function.

 

Version 2.6.2.853

Fixed:

  • Callbook login function.

 

Version 2.6.1.835

Added:

  • support for the QRZ.com XML subscription service (Check XML Subscriber in Operator Information)

Fixed:

  • previous contact lookup function when clicking on a call in the multichannel window (was always on, independently from the setting under Options)
  • scaling of some dialog windows when the Display Resizing option is used in the Control Panel of Windows

 

Version 2.5.12.823

Added:

  • Support for Yaesu FTdx1200.

 

Version 2.5.11.815

Fixed:

  • Callbook login function.

 

Version 2.5.10.813

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function.

 

Version 2.5.9.811

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function.

 

Version 2.5.9.810

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function.

 

Version 2.5.8.807

Added:

  • Support for Icom IC-7100 and IC-7410
  • Support for Kenwood TS-990(S)
  • Support for TenTec Omni VII (in radio mode) and Jupiter (in Jupiter mode)
  • Support for Yaesu FT-1000D, FTdx3000 and FTdx5000
  • Multi Channel Display On <MCDON> and Off <MCDOFF> macro tags
  • AFC On <AFCON> and Off <AFCOFF> macro tags
  • Insert CR character <CR>, insert LF character <LF>, and insert CRLF characters <CRLF> macro tags

Changed:

  • Callbook login procedure, which should result in a somewhat quicker login and fewer login failures
  • Message "Callsign not found!" will now be shown in the first name field and at the bottom left on the status bar if the callsign was not found in the callbook.
  • Tx buffer is not cleared anymore when hitting the escape button while transmitting
  • Upgraded to version 1.8 of PSKReporter software

Fixed:

  • Distance and bearing calculation for some cultures
  • Prevent appending carriage return to TX window when <TXRXTOGGLE> macro is used
  • Resetting the background color for search text found when the <MULTICLEAR> macro is used

 

Version 2.5.6.761

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function for computers with Internet Explorer 10 installed

 

Version 2.5.5.753

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup function

 

Version 2.5.5.751

Fixed:

  • microHam interface problem for Windows 8
  • callbook lookup for Windows 8
  • callbook lookup for Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows
  • log display of frequency for 160,80 and 40m when not using Racio Control (CAT)

 

Version 2.5.3.734

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup

 

Version 2.5.2.732

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup

 

Version 2.5.1.726

Added:

  • Support for 60m
  • <FILE:full_path> macro tag

Fixed:

  • RX Lock
  • When not in rig control mode, the portion behind the decimal point of the frequency logged was not always correct
  • In some instances Airlink Express would stop sending reports to the PSKReporter web sites after a certain amount of time

 

Version 2.4.6.676

Added:

  • Option to change waterfall and spectrum colors
  • <CWID> and <BAND> macro tags
  • RX Lock to saved preferences

Changed:

  • Using latest PSKReporter interface (V1.4)

Fixed:

  • Settings migration from prior to new version on non-administrative accounts
  • Import of ADIF files for user accounts with an apostrophe in the user name
  • Cell selection when keyboard short cuts ctrl-C is used to copy cell contents
  • PTT through CAT commands for TS-590S and TS-2000
  • Blank speed selection that appears for some cultures (locales)
  • Font selection for some cultures (locales)

 

Version 2.4.5.651

Added:

  • Country, Continent, Distance and Bearing Information
  • Calculate distance and bearing when you enter grid info on log bar
  • Import/Update of Prefix Information
  • Support for Kenwood TS-590S
  • PTT through CAT commands for FSK

Fixed:

  • "Disappearing windows" problem on startup of Airlink Express on some configurations
  • Callbook lookup function

 

Version 2.3.2.531

Fixed:

  • Exception thrown at the start of the program on some computer configurations, caused by the introduction of new RTTY modes.

 

Version 2.3.2.530

Added:

  • RTTY 75 an 100 baud modes (AFSK & FSK!)
  • CAT support for the FLEX-1500, FLEX-3000, Flex-5000A and FLEX-5000C radios
  • Frequency column to logbook so that the frequency can be changed manually
  • <TIMEHHMM> macro tag for hh:mm time reporting

Changed:

  • Refined callsign detection algorithm (in non-PSKReporter mode)

Fixed:

  • Callbook lookup if a callsign contains an extra prefix or suffix
  • Issue that could cause a value out of range exception in some audio configurations
  • Center passband feature for some Yaesu radios

 

Version 2.3.1.518

Changed:

  • Lifted the limit on the number of soundcards a system can contain

Fixed:

  • Macro migration issue that could possibly reset all macros to default values for non-privileged accounts

 

Version 2.3.1.515

Added:

  • Audio Visual Feedback for FSK is now optional
  • Eliminated extra diddles and single tone in FSK transmission (if Audio Visual Feedback is turned off)
  • Channel color change on Multi Channel Display when a user defined search text is found
  • Color of macro buttons can be changed
  • Hold feature for S/N measurement

Changed:

  • QTH field on log bar now always shows the name of the city, if available

Fixed:

  • Automatic installation of an update from within Airlink Express
  • <MODE> macro tag so that it will report correct ADIF modes
  • Callbook lookup

 

Version 2.2.3.486

Added:

  • Color and font options for the Multi Channel Display
  • Option to automatically check for updates at the start of the program
  • "Check for Updates" option in the help menu
  • CAT support for the FT-890
  • <MODE> and <SN> macro tags

Changed:

  • Behavior of the RX lock (see help file)
  • ADIF export of County field for US stations
  • S/N measurement is now a a running average of the last 3 seconds of a signal
  • Default in installer changes between "New Install" to "Upgrade" depending on if a new version is detected or if an old version is detected
  • Improved CAT control for many Yaesu radios and make it behave better with
    USB to Serial port adapters

Fixed:

  • Exception that occurred when Unimodem driver is installed for a modem device
  • Exception that occurred wile saving a log entry

 

Version 2.2.1.439

Fixed:

  • Reading the speed from the settings file could result in an exception for some culture settings in Windows
  • The speed was not always correctly indicated on the status bar
  • Fixed FSK problem introduced with prior version

 

Version 2.2.1.437

Added:

  • QPSK31, QPSK63, QPSK125, QPSK250
  • MFSK4, MFSK8, MFSK11, MFSK22, MFSK32, MFSK64
  • QPSK modes for ARQ
  • Single tone at the end of a transmission so it is more conform with other programs
  • CAT support for FT-840
  • Printing selected parts or complete logbook
  • Up to 16 channels parallel decode, depending on mode
  • <MULTICLEAR> macro tag

Changed:

  • Upgraded MMVari control to version 1.08A which made many of the above additions possible. Thanks Mako (JE3HHT) and Oba (JA7UDE)!
  • As with every version, updated help files.
  • Dropped "Stop Replay" button from the tool bar
  • Mode and Speed selection are now separate drop down lists

Fixed:

  • RX and RX volume sliders in Windows Vista

 

Version 2.1.6.404

Added:

  • MFSK31 mode
  • MFSK modes for ARQ
  • Allow Airlink Express being installed for different users on the same computer so that they will have their own logbook and settings (users need to have a different login account)
  • Migration of logbooks and settings files of all users sharing a single computer during an update installation

Changed:

  • Deletion of multiple records from the log can now be done by selection of log entries
  • Removed compression from ARQ

Fixed:

  • Improved detection of audio devices for Windows Vista
  • Selection issue on some HD and older audio devices in Windows XP
  • Installation issue if installed as a Standard User and not under an Administrator account

 

Version 2.1.5.384

Fixed:

  • ARQ would not work on some configurations because the DSP engine would not send a specific character
  • Audio output volume settings were not always properly recalled in Windows XP
  • Exception when no input lines are enabled in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Callbook issue that would result in a "login failed!"-message for some people
  • Minor soundcard naming issue that could cause an "index out of range" error message at the startup of the program

 

Version 2.1.5.378

Added:

  • PSKReporter (Automatic Propagation Reporter) see PSKReporter.info
  • ARQ (Automatic Repeat Request); sending and receiving of text and binary files
  • Enhanced support for USB based interfaces and audio devices
  • Arrow key tuning
  • Selection of pins for FSK keying
  • Option to use hardware (UART) timing of FSK for interfaces like the Navigator
  • Support for FT-100
  • Support for IC-735

Changed:

  • My RST and His RST fields renamedd to RSQ rcvd and RSQ sent
  • RX sampling frequency can now be adjusted in a 1 Hz resolution
  • Account info now required for online callbook lookup

Fixed:

  • Cursor will advance by only one line upon reception of a CRLF