For anyone who wants to download the latest version of the GD-77 Community CPS , please use these links
For anyone using the old firmware (version v 3.0.6 ) please use this installer
For anyone using the latest firmware version 3.1.0 to 3.1.8 etc , please use this installer
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I few days ago, I posted about what I understood to be the new GD-77 CPS and firmware, version 3.1.0
However it soon became clear that the version I downloaded, was not an official release, and would be better described as beta software
Currently its unclear what this version actually is.
Radioddity announced in several places that the new CPS and firmware would be released this week. Well, they said last week that it would be “next week”.
But this version, seems to have at least one serious bug, in that it is not compatible with ActiveClient, and I’m not sure the DMR ID database system works in it at all.
In addition, most of the known bugs in the official CPS don’t seem to have been fixed in this version
There does not seem to be any enhancements except for a new setting associated with Scan Time.
The only bug fix is listed as “VFO Bug” which looks like it may relate to the Dual Direct Capability , uncommanded transmit issue.
Strangely, the RX Group List system was changed to allow more Talk Groups per Rx Group List, but I’ve no idea what benefit this change would be to most Amateur Radio operators.
What people have actually been requesting from Radioddity is the removal for the need to specify a RX Group at all, and simply to be able to either listen whatever TG is selected as the Tx contact, or to be able to always listen on all TGs in the same way that promiscuous mode aka Monitor mode operates.
Also, this version does not fix the bug when channel numbers above 256 are used in scan lists, and the display is blank.
Nor does it add any useful enhancements, like the ability to adjust the squelch in any more levels. etc etc
So, if this version was intended to be representative of what is going to be in the new release, its very disappointing indeed, and I will not be wasting any more time with it.