AR-DV10AR-DV10 FIRMWARE (SYSTEM) UPDATES

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Please refer to your operating manual chapter 13 “Firmware update” for complete instructions on how to *safely* update the firmware of your receiver.

If you want to report a bug, kindly send your receiver's system and memory data (see manual chapter 12)
to mail@aorja.com with the subject: AR-DV10 bug report.
Please describe in detail under which condition the problem appears. LCD screenshots or a short video
may also be very helpful. Thanks!



Products Version Last Update File Zipped File
AR-DV10 AR-DV10 Receiver Firmware Version 1904A
(BETA)
Update Apr. 17, 2019 Download: (934kB) .D10 Download: (555kB) .ZIP

AR-DV10 FIRMWARE UPDATE v1904A (BETA) RELEASE NOTES

(c)2019 AOR, LTD.

April 17, 2019


The following feature has been added:
- Addition of T-TC mode (for Tetra Traffic Channel)

Important: This is BETA firmware of which only purpose is for you to test voice decoding of the traffic channels of Tetra trunking networks. For normal receiver use (other than trunking), please use the stable firmware release 1903D.
Note: Possible error messages during the update procedure can now be safely ignored. The receiver will automatically restart the update procedure in case of an error.

To enable this new mode, select the newly added T-TC button in the MODE menu (second page).
Only works in VFO reception. Scan and search for T-TC not supported at this point.
Slot selection is only AUTO. Manual slot selection not supported at this point,
As your target frequencies are probably in the 400MHz area, make sure to use the supplied telescopic antenna, reduced to 1 element for optimal S/N ratio.


AR-DV10 AR-DV10 Receiver Firmware Version 1903D Update Apr. 8, 2019 Download: (923kB) .D10 Download: (549kB) .ZIP

Firmware version history:

1903D 2019/04/08
Note: Possible error messages during the update procedure can now be safely ignored. The receiver will automatically restart the update procedure in case of an error.

A SYSTEM RESET is required after this firmware update! (MENU + 7 + left arrow until "system reset" line + ENT)

Feature improvements:
- Better battery icon accuracy.
- CTCSS and DCS info display now off a short while after squelch closes.

Bug fixes:
- Incorrect display of Japanese Katakana characters.
- Some cases of memory channel data corruption during scan.


AR-DV10 AR-DV10 Receiver Firmware Version 1812C Update Jan. 16, 2019 Download: (922kB) .D10 Download: (549kB) .ZIP

Firmware version history:

1812C 2019/01/16
Feature improvements:
- Power-save function added. To activate it, MENU + 7, then go to page 2/3.
To reduce battery drain, this function cycles sleep/awake state by the ratio 100ms awake / 900ms sleep.
Note: When the power save mode is set to ON, following might be noticed:
Some displayed characters might look thinner than usual.
The first few milliseconds of a signal's audio might be truncated in some cases, especially in digital modes.
During SCAN/SEARCH, power-save is automatically disabled.
For full performance, set the power-save function off.

- LOG REC feature added. To activate it, MENU + 7, then go to page 2/3. (Can only be activated when SAVE TYPE is set to AUDIO)
Logs of audio recordings are written into the wav file. Use the PC utility **LOGEXTRACT** to access the logs and playback related audio files on your PC.

-Sound gain feature added. To operate it, MENU + 7, then go to page 2/3. Can be set from 01.00 (normal) to 15.94 (loudest)
To be used only if maximum sound volume obtained with VOL ATT set to 00 is insufficient.



Firmware version history:

1810A 2018/10/05
Feature improvements:
- A 30kHz (+/-15kHz, 38.4kS, 16bit) wide I/Q bandwidth can now be recorded on the SD card, and played back on a PC with the popular software SDR# (https://airspy.com/) Instructions on the user manual addendum pdf *here*.
- Addition of a recording type selection in the CONFIG MENU. Toggle between AUDIO, DISCRIMINATOR, I/Q. It is therefore not necessary anymore to add a DISC.txt file into the SD card to initiate a discriminator recording.
To differentiate recording types, recording file names will start with 0 (zero) for audio, D for discriminator and Q for I/Q.
- P25 decoding sound quality improved
- Manual XTAL offset function added to the CONFIG menu.
- Fast frequency tuning now disabled when setting SQUELCH level.
- Shorter descramble time for D-CR/NXDN
- SCAN/SEARCH in D-CR/NXDN mode will wait to resume until the scramble code is found
- Improved D-CR/NXDN detection rate during SCAN/SEARCH

Control commands are under development.

Bug fixes:
- Flash memory access errors could potentially freeze the receiver.
- 8.33kHz step was slightly offset during SEARCH.
- Descramble code (D-CR/NXDN) found for each frequency did not stay in memory during SEARCH.
- Search bank link: While searching, unrelated memory content was displayed
- SCAN/SEARCH did sometimes not stop on active signals
- User set selections in the MENU>OPT menu were sometimes not saved
- While in MEMCH/SEARCH mode, "Writing" was not displayed after selecting OPT.PARAM SET in MENU>OPT
- MENU>EDIT: Display sometimes not reflecting user selections

Special utility to assist the firmware update procedure when there was a problem during firmware update, and the receiver's menu and buttons do not respond anymore. Download *here*.



Firmware version history:

1807A 2018/07/13
Feature improvements:
- Better frequency accuracy through additional automatic temperature compensation by FPGA/CPU
- Better P25 and DMR decoding
- Better SSB audio quality
- Better SD card compatibility for recordings.
- CTCSS, DCS, reverse tone, voice scramble user settings now displayed during reception.

Bug fixes:
- Head of digital signals sometimes cut
- D-STAR only working in AUTO mode
- SI command behaved erratically.
- LCD contrast sometimes turned dark during charging.
- Dial selector knob sometimes irresponsive in MemCHEDIT and SearchBankEDIT.
- Other minor fixes



Firmware version history:

1806B 2018/06/12
Feature improvements:
- Optional COSPAS-SARSAT distress beacon decoder function added to firmware. (To enable this feature you need to purchase an unlock key at www.pro-sic.fr. Operation instructions will be provided by Prosic.)
- Discriminator direct recording to SD. To activate discriminator recording, open a text file on your PC. Inside this text file type the word "DISC" (in capitals, just the letters DISC) and save this file as DISC.txt. Copy this file to the SD card. Insert the card into the receiver. Whenever the receivers sees this file, it will record the received audio in "discriminator" format (Limited to FM mode, 6kHz, 15kHz and 30kHz bandwidth only). Discriminator audio is an unfiltered signal, also called baseband audio. It is required by some PC applications decoding data signals such as CTCSS, SCA, FSK, RTTY, FAX, Pager data, and trunked system control data, etc... For details we invite you to ask Google.
- WAV file playback now displays playback time stamp, and percentage of total length info. Possibility to fast forward 1.3x, 2x, 4x.
- Fast frequency tuning. Rate of tuning increases depending on how fast the dial selector outer knob is rotated.
- All terminal commands now implemented, except for timer and alarm. The detailed command list will be available online at a later time. However 95% of commands are the same than for the AR-DV1 receiver.
- "Hold" added to DELAY selections in SEARCH GROUP and SCAN GROUP.

Bug fixes:
- Import of SRCHBK.CSV file to receiver produced some errors.
- The ON or OFF setting of "Digital signal info display" sometimes not reflected on MEMCH and SEARCH.
- CSV import: Frequencies without digit after the decimal were rejected.
- Digital info display did not stay on screen until frequency change.
- CTCSS/DCS behaved erratically on strong signals
- Other minor fixes



Firmware version history:

1805A 2018/05/08
Feature improvements:
- When backlight is set to AUTO, when squelch opens, the backlight is activated for 5 seconds.
- Audio normalization for all digital modes, to reduce level differences between modes.
- Digital signal info display (DIGI DISP) now set to ON by default.
- STEP ADJUST can now be set in the EDIT and OPT pages.
- FREQ.STEP now adjustable for AUT1 (digital-auto) mode.
- During MEMCH, SEARCH and SCAN, the bank can now be changed on the fly with the arrow keys.
- D-CR (NXDN) scramble code now displaying when found. Also works during SEARCH and SCAN.
- Receiver sensitivity improved during MEMCH, SCAN and SEARCH.
- Default STEP size for D-STAR, YAESU and ALINCO changed from 20kHz to 10kHz.

Bug fixes:
- Popping sound heard through headphones when squelch opens/closes, has been greatly reduced.
- Powering ON with earphones plugged-in resulted in the receiver not recognizing they were plugged-in.
- MEMCH EDIT and MEMCH REG pages content would sometimes not be saved.
- Incorrect mapping of the > key in the EDIT page.
- Clicking sound was audible when pushing the SQL button.
- In NXDN (D-CR) and T-DM modes, preset IFBW values changed to incorrect values after frequency input.
- SQL SKIP was not functioning.
- Some signals were missed during SEARCH and SCAN.
- Numerous other minor bug fixes.


AR-DV10 AR-DV10 Receiver Firmware Version 1803D April 25, 2018    

First release.