DVAP fun and games

As you might recall, I upgraded the firmware on the DVAP the other week. I hadn’t used it much since the upgrade. This evening I thought I’d play a little D-STAR. I found that I would start transmitting and then I would lose connection and my audio would be lost. One or two other people have been experiencing the same thing. Indeed, Ron, KA2HZO that I was speaking to this evening was having exactly the same issue.

Ron downgraded his DVAP firmware back to 1.01 and found that performance improved. I’ve done the same and things seem better. I had experienced the problem from time to time myself on 1.01 but it seems less frequent.

Of course, it could just be an issue with the internet connection – something else on the PC which the newer version is slightly less tolerant of. I’m sure it will be resolved in due course. But for now, I’ve downgraded to the v1.01 of the DVAP firmware.

Update: 21st June Had an e-mail last night from Nidge, G0WFS. He’d experienced the same problems as me with his DVAP running under v1.04 of the firmware. He reverted back to v1.01 and all is well again. So it looks like there are some issues with v1.04. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for you, but if you do have problems, a simple reversion to the v1.01 firmware should have you back up and running reliably in an instant.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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