locked #Announcement #NewRelease : JTAlert 2.50.2 is available - Fix for NET 5.0.7 defect #Announcement #NewRelease


HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

The latest JTAlert version 2.50.2 is now available @ https://hamapps.com/JTAlert/

This release overcomes the NET 5.0.7 defect that breaks audio playback and causes the Callsigns window to open/close repeatedly.
The Callsigns window has undergone a major change introducing a multi-view layout
 
Please review the release notes at the end of this message.

de Laurie VK3AMA

Release Notes.

2.50.2 (2021-Jun-22)

  *** Includes Callsign database file version 2021-06-22 (2021-Jun-22)

  New:

    - Callsigns Window: New multi-panel display consisting of a main (non-removable)
       display panel and up to 6 optional sub-panels. Each display panel can be set
       to display a different decode view. Some decode views offer additional options
       like sorting by km for the distance view and sorting by dB value for the
       SNR decodes view. There are 25 different decode views available...
         "All Decodes", "Callers", "Decodes DX", "Decodes Local", "CQ", "CQ Directed",
         "SNR weak decodes", "SNR strong decodes", "Distant decodes", "QSL Lotw decodes",
         "QSL Eqsl decodes", "RR73/73 decodes", "Alerts None", "Alerts Only", "Alert DXCC",
         "Alert US State", "Alert VE Province", "Alert Continent", "Alert CQ Zone",
         "Alert ITU Zone", "Alert Grid", "Alert FFMA Grid", "Alert Prefix", "Alert Marathon",
         "Alert Wanted Call".
       Please refer to the 2.50 features help file, Callsigns Window topic.

    - Decodes Window: Callsigns generating DXCC, US State or VE Province alerts
       now highlight the Country, State and Province name entries.

    - Off-screen windows: Menu entry under the "View" menu to bring ALL 2.50.x
       introduced windows (Callsigns, Messaging, Activity and BandHeat) into
       view on the primary Windows display.

    - WSJT-X UDP: Dedicated "Help" menu entry to the WSJT-X UDP Setup topic.
       The help topic provides simplified 4 step multicast instructions.

  Changes:

    - Qsl flags: The flags used to indicate Lotw and Eqsl membership have been replaced
       with user-selectable symbols. See the "Callsigns" section of the Callsigns window
       options popup. All Qsl symbols and the Online symbol are grouped together and are
       automatically positioned depending on the Badge position and if the Country area
       is visible. Note: The Decodes window still uses the old style flags.

    - Online symbol: The symbol used to display if a Callsign has JTAlert messaging enabled
       is now user-selectable. Previously it was hard-coded to be a star symbol.

  Fixes:

    - Alert audio: Broken or no Alert audio and Callsigns window repeatedly opening/closing.
       Caused by a defect in the NET 5.0.7 Desktop Runtime causing a fatal error in the
       audio library used by JTAlert.

    - HRD Logging: Random QSOs logged with a Submode when not an MFSK Mode. (2.50.0 defect)

    - QSO History: Random showing FT4 results when in FT8 mode. (2.50.0 defect)

    - Marathon Alert: Triggered countries and zones not being shown in the callsign
       info tooltip of the Callsigns window. (2.50.0 defect)

    - Messaging: Only available on the first instance (#1) of JTAlert and its
       child windows. (2.50.0 design limitation).

    - Windows user accounts: JTAlert would not run correctly when used from multiple
      user accounts. It would typically work correctly for the user account under
      which JTAlert was first started.


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