Messages are now displayed by date to prevent the message list window from becoming too crowded.
Large messages can now be uploaded
A bug in version 2.1.1 prevented messages larger than about 2000 characters from being uploaded. This has now been corrected.
New features in version 2.1.1
Messages are queued in the case of network failure, then resubmitted to the server when the connection is re-established.
The decoder GUI is now resizeable and the data and message log panes are also resizeable. The columns of the message log pane can be sorted by clicking on the column headings.
The decoder can now recover messages from higher levels of noise.
Received messages and raw logs of all received data are saved in a subdirectory of the main application directory called 'logs'. This will be "C:\Program Files\Frisnit\NAVTEX Decoder\logs" unless you changed the default option during the installation process. The raw log file is tab delimited so you can open it in Excel if you want to.
Minimise to tray
The app can be minimised to the system tray so it's out of your way while you do other things
New features in version 2.1.0
Automatic message upload
From version 2.1.0, the decoder can now upload messages to the online database. Now you can leave your decoder running continuously and share your messages with the world. You will also be able to view your messages on the interactive map. To enable uploading, you must enter your registration code which can be obtained here.
Multiple soundcard support
If your PC has several sound devices connected you can select which you want to use from the 'Sound source' menu.
The SmartTune option automatically locks the decoder to the NAVTEX transmission so the decoder can operate unattended and not be affected by receiver drift. Uncheck this option to prevent the decoder from auto tuning.
Strict FEC decoding
This option forces the decoder to reject characters that have been corrupted by errors. This ensures that the received messages are as error-free as possible, but can also result in very weak messages being lost. By unchecking this option the decoder will attempt to decode all characters, allowing noisy messages to be viewed. This is useful when using the decoder to try to receive very distant stations.
The invert option will invert the sense of the received data. All binary 1's will become 0's and vice versa. This can be useful to check if you've tuned in on the wrong sideband.