The TEF Gang

interesting - anyone found instructions on how to flash from a non-Windows device or am I breaking out the old windows laptop?

Would like to know this to, as my main computer is a Mac mini and having to drag out the windows 7 laptop is a pain in the neck as the software is blocked on my work computer

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There is already an update to that release. Installed it tonight without any problems. :+1:

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Yep v2.11 is out.

To flash with Linux run the flash.sh file. I’m using Windows but tested this on Linux and it worked.

As for Mac, I don’t know.

If it says it can’t detect a USB device, run sudo apt remove brltty (drivers - /dev/ttyUSB0 not present in Ubuntu 22.04 - Ask Ubuntu) followed by reconnecting the radio.

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Upgraded mine this morning - had to break out the raspberry pi though.

The boot button is on the inside of the radio and I had to pull the bloody thing apart to get to it

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Which model do you have? I’m going to try the update today. Mine is the blue one.

There is no boot button required on my blue model. Turn on and run bat file.

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The compact silver one

Regarding the remotely accessible TEF6686’s on the FM-DX Webserver;
are there any plug-in/add-ons that provide RT Logging, similar to the RDS Logger that
@melb_mateyy0 has?
I am only aware of the double clicking on the RT field to copy & paste the last two RT (A/B field) messages into another app.
Would be handy for populating & updating our RDS List.

Did my V2.11 update today… even though my Blue one is non LNA, it doesn’t have a boot button either. So made it easy to run the batch file, assign the COM port and update. All done in less than 1 minute.

My only grumble with the V2.11 update is that the tuning button now operates in the opposite direction (ie now have to turn the knob anti clockwise to tune UP, clockwise to go down, I’m sure the previous one was the opposite way around, but I can’t find anything in settings to change that… that feels an unnatural operation to me to do)

On the plus side, the problem with birdies is reduced at least (fingers crossed, didn’t hear any when I tested it just then) and am liking the customisability for fonts, themes etc (though I’ve pretty much reverted back to the default ‘Essence’ one as the others are all too much the one colour).

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I had that problem when I did my first upgrade & there’s a very easy button press operation to fix that, that another user told me how to remedy. I’d since forgotten, but fortunately there’s a Youtube video on how to rectify. :slight_smile:
Skip to 1m15s in video

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ah ha! thanks!

I will have to try that… weird that they can’t make it a menu option like for everything else.

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Make sure to press the yellow button at the top - not the middle.

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Thanks!

Yes, i just did that and it turned the screen upside down! Possibly useful for those that are left handed maybe?

Screen now unflipped and rotary tuning direction changed back to the way it should be… I’m happy now :grin:

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Was checking out the Athens webserver. Kinda feels like a waste of bandwidth that we have 800kHz spacings while they use 300kHz spacings, and that includes 40kW stations.

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The way things are done here would need to change & either be agreed on strict operation policies by everyone or be highly enforced by ACMA to have 300kHz spacing.

Not sure about Greece, but in several European countries, FM stations have to comply to a standard called ITU-R BS.412, this limits the allowable MPX power levels (audio, not ERP) measured over a 60 second period, it reduces the loudness of the station but also the MPX bandwidth of the channel so it can’t over-modulate & bleed into an adjacent channel & some countries also have to tightly fit into the Stokkemask graph, which also reduces the MPX bandwidth & reduces slightly the audio frequencies & “sound”, by knocking off (limiting/filtering) the upper audio frequencies.

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Yes I noticed that too, when having a brief go on the Athens node. Italy is another country that jams in stations (both legal and pirate!)

Also noticed a new node at Puerto Williams, Argentina (!) That is about as far south as you can travel without hitting penguins and sea ice. Because the geomagnetic equator dips south at South American longitudes, auroral DX is likely suppressed there (and, for the same reason, TEP is possible to about 35 degrees south in Chile).

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Tell you what, we could do with some sort of enforced standard here, and that applies to both community and commercial stations. The bleed over of some stations is horrific.

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I find that my Sydney FM-DX-webserver disconnects from my TEF radio every few days. Restarting the app fixes it, but I need to do this manually. Does anyone know of a way to automate this?

It’d be great if the author behind the server software could add in a function for the program to automatically try to reconnect to the radio when the connection drops out instead of needing to manually restart the program.

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Currently listening to @tvcl for SWR’s Inphase…SWR stream is down. It seems someone else is, too!

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