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Re: Whistler TRX 1 & 2 updates

Postby Metradio » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:46 pm

TRX1 updates to date:
Whistler TRX-1 Digital
Handheld Trunking Scanner
PC Application
Release Notes

Version 3.3 - March 1, 2017

•Corrected an issue with creating a new system during the import from the library process where encrypted channels were not being imported when the option to do so was enabled. This required changing how the app handled these settings internally which means that anytime the import options are changed and the OK button is selected on that screen, the selected options will be saved and used until changed.
•Updated all supported bandplans.
•Changed how the app handles entry of frequencies. Previously the app would verify a frequency to make sure it fit the scanner's bandplan and step size within that range. The app now will verify that the frequency is in the scanner's frequency range and then round off the entered frequency to the nearest frequency that matches the bandplan if necessary.
•Added the ability to sort the system listing on the Trunked Systems tab. This feature will sort the list by clicking on the column header. This action only changes the order that systems are displayed, it will not actually change the order of systems on disk.
•Updated informational message when checking for all updates.
•Corrected tab order and tab stops in the library import areas.
•Moved the Import and Clear buttons to the middle of the screens in the library import area.

Version 3.2 - January 20, 2017

•Fixed a crash when populating the audio file listing when NXDN Type-D talkgroup recordings are present.
•Added support for "Lite on when Unmute" option. When enabled, the backlight will come on anytime the scanner unmutes the speaker.
•The PC App will now check to see if audio is being played back when selecting any option to copy configurations to or from the scanner's SD card. If playback is in progress, a prompt will appear to stop the playback before the SD card may be accessed.
•Fixed issue where frequencies between 54MHz and 88MHz could not be entered in the UK bandplan if the FlexStep option was enabled.
•Fixed issue with CPU updates when using Windows 10 and using the default Windows drivers.
•Fixed issue with CSV/Clipboard import process for conventional objects. The only required field for conventional import is a valid frequency column. If the alpha tag column is not present or the field is empty, the alpha tag will be set to the frequency imported.
•Fixed issue with talkgroup CSV/Clipboard import where columns were not being detected when a header line was included in the import data.
•Fixed issue with radio ID CSV/Clipboard import where columns were not being detected when a header line was included in the import data.
•Fixed issue with radio ID CSV/Clipboard import where the scanlist options were not being decoded properly.
•Changed what the Application looks for to enable Priority, Audio Boost, Lockout, and Record fields for all CSV/Clipboard import methods. See the updated help file for details.
•Fixed issue where the check for all updates was returning the incorrect version currently in the scanner.
•Fixed help button positioning on the text/clipboard import screens when the window has been resized.

Version 3.1 - December 16, 2016

•Changed handling of NXDN Type-D talkgroup imports to handle a change in the library format starting with version 5.01.
•Fixed issue with importing the incorrect RAN values on conventional channels with a value higher than 15
•Fixed issue on NXDN trunked sites where a RAN value higher than 15 was not being properly stored.

Version 3.0 - December 15, 2016

•Added support for NXDN trunked and conventional systems.
•Proper import of a system with an unknown RAN value requires library database version 499 or higher.
•Added support for NXDN to conventional CSV/Clipboard import. ◦The Mode column will accept a value of NXDN, NEXEDGE, IDAS, NXDN48, or NXDN96 as valid NXDN options.
◦Added NXDN RAN column. Valid values are 0-63. A blank entry or an asterisk (*) will be accepted as a wildcard (Any) entry.

•When importing NXDN trunking systems, there is currently limited indication in the data provided by RadioReference.com to determine if the system is a Type-C or Type D-system. Therefore most systems will appear as Type-C systems until this issue can be corrected. As a result, some Type-D systems may import with incorrect talkgroup IDs at this time.
•Added "Record" column to text import for conventional channels, talkgroups, and radio IDs.
•Changed the USA band plan in the 450-470MHz range to allow 3.125KHz steps.
•Added the frequency range of 178.00000 MHz - 220.00000MHz to the UK band plan.
•Removed the second entry for talkgroup ID and Radio ID on the recordings screen. These entries were confusing and generally did not contain useful information.
•Fixed issue with DMR import from the library where the color codes were being assigned to the incorrect frequencies on trunked systems.
•Fixed issue where blank records could be imported if extra lines were present in the CSV or Clipboard data.
•Fixed issue where deleting conventional objects would take a very long time when a large number of conventional objects were present in the configuration.
•Sites on P25, DMR, and NXDN Systems will now be set to NFM on import.
•Fixed issue when setting NAC Search squelch mode on multiple selected conventional channels in the conventional tab.
•Fixed issue when modifying squelch settings on Multiple selected conventional DMR channels.
•Fixed an issue where clicking on the trunked system type on a Project 25 system, but not actually changing the type would cause a selected site to be switched from Auto Fill or Custom to Standard mode.

Version 2.16 - October 7, 2016

•Corrected issue when importing conventional DMR channels from the library where talkgroups above 65535 were not being properly imported.
•Corrected an issue when importing talkgroup and radio ID objects into trunked system ID 000000 from the clipboard or a CSV text file. This issue did not affect other system IDs.

Version 2.15 - September 26, 2016

•Corrected issue where the VHF UK band plan limits were not correct when the FlexStep option was enabled.

Version 2.14 - September 23, 2016

•Corrected issue where the row numbers were not appearing after recent Windows updates on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
•Updated UK Band plan to extend VHF frequency range to 178MHZ and UHF frequency range to 512MHz.
•Removed "Copy only changed files" option from the V-Scanner folder select screen. Use of this option could cause fragmentation of the SD card and files that were not in sync with each other. This could result in unexpected behavior and slow response in the scanner. For best speed, it is recommended that a SD card reader be used to read or write data to the scanner's SD card.
•Fixed issue when setting DAC Gain and ADC Gain in the PC Application not matching the scanner values. (Note: CPU Firmware update may be required to completely resolve this issue)
•Fixed issue when editing a conventional object where setting that object to DMR mode was not being set properly.
•Added option to set the maximum number of channels to be checked during a priority check cycle.

Version 2.13 - August 16, 2016

•Fixed issue with the update from Library function on conventional objects that use DCS squelch codes where the tone value was being set to Search.
•Added support for the UK bandplan.

Version 2.12 - August 5, 2016

•Fixed issue with importing analog objects from the library that use DCS squelch values.
•Fixed issue with importing DMR Conventional objects from the library database where the color code would always be set to a value of 0. If DMR channels have been previously imported and have the incorrect color code value, performing an update from the library will correct these values.
•Fixed object select issue in the preferred import method where a category could not be selected when clicked.
•Added Alpha Tag update options to the object update screen when updating from the library database based on the object type. This update also allows the app to update alpha tags on wildcard hit and manually entered talkgroup objects from the library database.
•Updated the help system to include more details about the CSV/Clipboard import functions, available fields, and field values.
•Fixed an issue where the program could crash when importing the list of audio files on the SD card under certain conditions.
•Fixed an issue where information about trunked system recordings was not being populated properly in the upper area of the Audio tab under certain conditions.
•Fixed an issue where importing from a CSV file or the Clipboard would always set the color code to Any if the color code column was not the last column in the data to be imported.
•Added the ability to specify the scanlist memberships when importing from a CSV file or the clipboard. This feature is available on the conventional, talkgroup, and Radio ID screens. The format of this field is outlined below: ◦To add the object to a single scanlist, enter only the corresponding scanlist number in this column.
◦To add multiple individual scanlists add each corresponding scanlist number of the desired scanlists separated by a semicolon (i.e. 2;3;4 would import the object into scanlists 2, 3, and 4). A semicolon is used for this field since a comma is used to separate fields in a CSV file.
◦To add a range of scanlists add the first and last corresponding scanlist number separated by a dash (i.e. 1-5 would add the object to scanlists 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).
◦Any combination of individual and scanlist ranges may be used together if they are separated by a semicolon (i.e. 1;3;5-10;20 would add the object to scanlists 1, 3, 20, and 5 through 10).

Version 2.11 - July 11, 2016

•Revised the method used to update scanlists which resulted in a very noticeable speed difference in the process.
•Added ability to add a DMR conventional channel using the new channel wizard on the Scanlist tab. To do so, select the Conventional DMR type when adding the channel. DMR options will then be presented.
•Conventional objects may now be switched between all modes including DMR. When the mode column is selected, a drop-down will appear to allow the selection of the desired channel mode.

Please note the following: ◦When switching between FM and NFM, the squelch information will be preserved.
◦When switching to or from any other mode, the squelch information will be changed to search mode and the digital mode will be set based on the channel mode.
◦To cancel the mode change once the pull-down appears, press the Esc key.
◦If multiple conventional objects are selected, all objects will be changed to the new mode. Squelch and digital mode changes will be done on an object by object basis.

•Conventional DMR import will now accept an Asterisk (*) or the word "Any" (Without quotes, not case sensitive) as a color code wildcard value in addition to an empty value. An invalid color code value will also import with a wildcard (any) color code.
•Conventional objects in the scanlist tab will now show either "Analog" or "DMR" in the system column depending on the conventional object type.
•Changed the method used to determine the system type on the audio recording screen. This allows the application to show the talkgroup ID in the correct format based on the system type.

Note: Recordings made before CPU Firmware version 3.6 and coming from an EDACS, Motorola type I or type IIi, or LTR systems may not display properly in this software version depending on the currently loaded configuration.
•Fixed an issue where the object lists in the conventional and trunked import from clipboard or text would autoscroll when the mouse was moved out of the list area.
•Fixed tab order and selection issues when using tab on conventional object add screens
•Fixed tab order and selection issues when using tab on the new channel wizard screens in the scanlist tab.
•Fixed an issue with the conventional import from the clipboard or CSV file where DMR frequencies being imported were being given a color code 0 (Zero) value when the import did not include a color code field. Imported items will now have a wildcard (any) value.
•Fixed a display bug in the scanlist listing for LTR and EDACS systems.
•Fixed a crash when attempting to load the listing of audio files stored on the computer when the default audio folder does not exist.

Version 2.10 - June 17, 2016

•Fixed issue where performing an import of conventional objects would set the squelch values to search mode. This would also cause existing conventional objects that were selected for import from the library to have their squelch values set to search mode.
•Fixed issue where the default dwell time was not displayed when a trunked system was changed from a specific value back to the default value.

Version 2.9 Build 435 - June 16, 2016

Operation/New features:
•Added default dwell time to TSYS listing

Version 2.9 Build 430 (Beta) - June 15, 2016

Operation/New features:
•Added Dwell Time column to the Trunked system list on the Trunked tab. This setting controls how long the scanner will remain on the selected trunking system before giving up and moving on to the next system or frequency.

Bug Fixes/Changes:
•Changed the column header "Modulation" to "Mode" in the conventional import screen to be more consistent with other areas of the application.

Version 2.9 Build 429 (Beta) - June 9, 2016

Operation/New features:
•No new features

Bug Fixes/Changes:
•Added support for new RRDB fields to allow import of DMR settings. These options require library data files version 471 or later.
•(Beta Only) Fixed issue with DMR trunked systems not setting the color codes values on system sites.
•Fixed issue where some DMR systems were not being imported properly when using the location import methods.

Version 2.9 Build 428 (Beta) - June 8, 2016

Operation/New features:
•Added Color Code, Slot, and Talkgroup ID options to the import screen on the conventional import screens. For this information to be imported, the "Mode" or Modulation element to be imported must be set to DMR. "Wildcard" values for these fields are Color Code: -1 (or blank), Slot: 0, Talkgroup ID: 0.

Bug Fixes/Changes:
•(Beta Only) Fixed sorting issue on conventional screen when sorting by channel type.
•(Beta Only) Fixed issue where an error message would appear when editing the squelch settings on a DMR channel immediatly after it was added. (The error message complained about multiple DMR objects having been selected.)
•(Beta Only) Changed how the selection of Talkgroup and Radio ID is done with a pull-down where the prompt was previously located on the Add Conventional Channel screen to be consistent with the edit screen.
•Fixed issue where the library import functions would include frequencies that are invalid for the scanner (those below 25MHz for example).
•Fixed issue where setting a trunking system to DMR would cause the site sub-type to be set to P25 Auto. While this value was shown, it was more cosmetic in nature and did not effect the scanning of the system.
•Fixed a positioning issue with the squelch edit screen on the conventional channel list.
•Updated help file to include information about DMR conventional objects and options.

Version 2.9 Build 426 (Beta) - June 6, 2016

Operation/New features:
•No new features

Bug Fixes/Changes:
•(Beta Only) Fixed issue when editing the talkgroup/Radio ID on the conventional DMR edit screen where the talkgroup ID was not being decoded and stored properly.
•(Beta Only) Changed how the selection of Talkgroup and Radio ID is done with a pull-down where the prompt was previously located.
•(Beta Only) Fixed frequency entry and verification issue on the new add conventional channel screen.
•(Beta Only) Fixed numerous issues with tone set on the new add conventional channel screen.

Version 2.9 Build 425 - June 5, 2016

Operation/New features:
•Added support for conventional DMR channels. Channels may be added using the preferred import method or add manually from the conventional channel tab.
•Added a more powerful new channel entry screen when entering new conventional channels from the Conventional tab. This screen allows entering the channel type, Alpha tag, access details (CTCSS/DCS/NAC or DMR settings), and scanlist memberships.

Bug Fixes:
•None Noted

Version 2.8 - May 30, 2016

•Initial release
•(Beta Only) Added support for extended recording data fields
•(Beta Only) Corrected sorting issue on the audio listing
•(Beta Only) Corrected Issue when clicking on the system info column.


Whistler TRX-1 EZ SCAN Digital
Handheld Trunking Scanner
CPU Firmware
Release Notes

Version 5.2 - March 1, 2017
•IMPORTANT: You must update to the latest version of the TRX-1 PC software before installing this firmware update
•Add 'tune mode' via Fn+0
•Added 'search for objects' via Fn+9
•Fix garbage characters when key locked/unlocked message clears
•Changes to CAN and UK bandplans
•Distinct tones when enabling/disabling scan lists in menus
•Bug fix in 'update from library' when CONV objects have been deleted
•Fixed problem with audio after entering Playback mode via Fn+6
•Fixed problem with talkgroup and radio IDs in NXDN playback
•Zeromatic enhancements
•Add digital mode filtering to Limit Search (and Tune)
•Code size reductions

Version 5.1 - January 20, 2017
•NXDN: Minor optimizations / fixes
•MENU: Fixed FUNC+Down bug taking you to invalid menu item
•MENU: Added distinctive tone when wrapping top/bottom in menus
•SEARCH: Amateur: Split 420-450 range into 420-440 and 440-450
•EDIT: CONV & SITE: NXDN RAN changed from hex values to decimal
•EDIT: TSYS: Fixed problem with toggling SITE lockout status not saving when using SKIP key in "Edit Sites" menu
•KEY LOCK: Fn + Power now toggles key lock state. When keyboard is locked: ◦all keys except Fn + Power ignored
◦key presses do not turn on backlight
◦Power key will not power down scanner

•Fn+<#>: added some "direct access" key sequences: ◦Fn + 1 = Scan mode
◦Fn + 2 = Program Menu
◦Fn + 3 = Sweeper Menu
◦Fn + 4 = Service Search Menu
◦Fn + 5 = Limit Search
◦Fn + 6 = Playback mode

•Added "Backlight on Unmute" (not "on squelch"). This really acts like an "object alert", in that it persists through Hold/Delay time. If set, it overrides any backlight alert settings within an object (TGRP or CONV) as well as the search/sweeper backlight setting. It works for "objects" and in the search/sweeper modes.
•Search/sweeper "backlight" feature. It's like the "backlight on unmute" feature above, but for search/sweeper modes.

Version 5.0 - December 15, 2016
•Changed 450-470 MHz range to 3.125kHz steps
•Misc, minor DMR enhancements & optimizations
•Memory usage reductions
•Fix for saving TSYS in some situations
•Fix for getting "stuck" on a TSYS freq
•Added support for NXDN

Version 4.3 - October 29, 2016
•Fixed missing "Store Channel" item in search and sweeper menus, introduced in 4.2
•Fixed missing DMR in Sweeper mode, introduced in 4.2

Version 4.2 - October 28, 2016
•Modified UK bandplan - add range 27.601250-27.991250 on 10kHz steps
•Fixed inability to enter certain freqs even w/ FlexStep
•Additional RAS handling in DMR

Version 4.1 - September 26, 2016
•Fixed problem in UK bandplan
•Bandplan change no longer requires power cycle

Version 4.0 - September 23, 2016
•Modified UK bandplan
•Fixed DSP DAC/ADC gain offsets

Version 3.9 - September 13, 2016
•Fixed bug in "delete site" code

Version 3.8 - August 16, 2016
•Fixed bug in "delete site" code
•Added UK bandplan

Version 3.7 - August 5, 2016
•Fixed problem in DMR CONV with specific programmed TGIDs in slot 2

Version 3.6 - July 11, 2016
•Search/Sweeper: Fixed recording info error
•DMR: Fixed problem with slot 2 in CONV objects
•Search/Sweeper: extend allowed "store" time into delay
•Added trunking system type to recording header
•Search/stalker modes "record stop" revisions
•Fixed problem with search record "always on"
•Fixed Sweeper bug

Version 3.5 - June 17, 2016
•DMR: Fixed problem pausing/holding on CONV object

Version 3.4 - June 16, 2016
•fixed backlight timeout bug
•add CC Dwell time to TSYS edit menu
•add info to recordings: ◦color code and slot for DMR (as a text field)
◦frequency data
◦squelch mode and value for CONV and SRCH

•fixed bug in scan engine when disabling the only enabled scan list
•remote control protocol
•Added DMR support
•Removed "Edit System" item from "Edit CONV" menu
•DMR: Fixed extra character in recording header, messing up frequency data
•DMR: Fixed handling of talkgroups as 16-bit
•DMR: Optimized leaving freq when no voice present
•DMR: Added support for conventional DMR channels (CONV objects)
•Added support for DMR in the "Search" modes
•Added support for DMR in the "Sweeper" modes

Version 3.2 - May 1, 2016
•Initial factory release


Whistler EZ SCAN Digital
Handheld Trunking Scanner
DSP Firmware
Release Notes

Version 3.0 - December 15, 2016
•Add support for NXDN

Version 2.3 - June 21, 2016
•Change how DMR PDUs are sent to CPU

Version 2.2 - June 16, 2016
•Revisions to DMR and X2 processing
•Add DMR Simplex processing

Version 2.1 - May 31, 2016
•Added DMR

Version 1.3 - March 24, 2014
•Initial Whistler Release


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Re: Whistler TRX 1 & 2 updates

Postby Alfie » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 pm

Though dmr audio is ok. analogue on the whistler trx is very crap compared to most scanners. i have to say i think these whistlers scanners are fairly crap. why would you make it so frustrating to use from keypad it makes no sense ? and with random error codes popping up all the time "contact whistler for support" every few times you turn it on. whats the point ??? that is my opinion. either i got a faulty one or they are crap and bad news i cant take this back. i own the dv-1 too. that is crap too. if i had known i would have stuck to proper dmr radios like the trbo range and sdr and dsd as nexedge is in limited use and tetra on dv1 is a frikkin joke no dmo users exept me i have ever found with tmo just a fake promise and no use as our tmo is encrypted anyhows! its just tech companies making money at the expense of the consumer imho.
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Re: Whistler TRX 1 & 2 updates

Postby redman99 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:39 am

[quote="Metradio"]TRX1 updates to date:
Whistler TRX-1 Digital
Handheld Trunking Scanner
PC Application
Release Notes

Version 3.3 - March 1, 2017

I have seen this & it helps somewhat, we really need is a menu tree & explanations for the new functions.
The last 2 updates have been major ones & not covered in a user intruction manual or as yet, if ever in Mark's guide.
The TRX-* series is now a complex radio & needs to be fully understood to get the best out of it.
Same applies to most modern radio's. Keith
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Re: Whistler TRX 1 & 2 updates

Postby USAFE501 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:29 am

Hi All,
Yep agree with Mike (Metradio)..update to my TRX-1 for me has enhanced the radio......BUT ,even as a user of DMR radios I still cant get use to the different sounds/tone of voice when listening to DMR !! - makes the most delicate female voice still sound like Barry White with a cold !!! :lol: :lol:

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