Xiegu Firmware Updates for X108G OLED Version

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Xiegu has come through once again with their latest firmware update to take care of a few small problems that were on the latest version of the X108G OLED outdoor version.

The first fix about a month ago was to address the issue with the Iambic keyer adding extra characters in while trying to send code. That was fixed and all is good now when using a paddle.

This newest firmware update takes care of a few things:
1) Fixed the A=B issue
2) Split mode-You can now work cw on on one VFO and voice on another for working nets when no microphone is available.
3) Split band is also working now so you can operate cross band if required
4) SQL adjustable levels also added to menu

One can now send code using the microphone PTT button while in CW mode in the event a key is not present, there is however no sidetone heard when doing this.
From what I read or what I think I read it looks like maybe one could send code while in USB mode, the rig does key up but there is very little RF going out, you can hear a carrier on another radio but no power deflection is visible.

This is a direct copy from the Xiegu Firmware Folder:

  1. I. Update description

[A=B]

A=B functions are available

[Split screen] mode

Update the transceiver switching logic, both two VFO in any mode, split screen mode are effective.

  1. The PTT switch is no longer disabled in CW mode. Ignoring automatically key settings when PTT is pressed (by pressing the manual key logic), enter the sending State and CW tone generated (microphone effective at this time), release the PTT to produce a state of setting CW the delay time of switching and quit sending.
  2. When not in CW mode, no longer disable keying. Keying action and the VFO key were setup consistent (hand keys left / right automatic key). At this point, the carrier is related to the current VFO mode( Into the launch logic will open the carrier switch).

Key behavior in CW mode is not affected.

PTT behavior is not affected when there is not in CW mode.

  1. [SQL]

Updated SQL code

  1. SQL=0, invalid squelch;
  2. SQL=1~10, the squelch invalid when S signal is greater than the SQL value, otherwise, squelch effectively.
  3. [SQL]

When the user upset the X108G data, you can press the RST key, so that the X108G to restore the calibration data.

  1. II. Firmware update tutorial:
  2. Press the frequency knob (keep the action), turn on, connect the USB cable to the computer.
  3. Open “ My computer”, there is a Update X108 (*:) mobile storage device.
  4. Open Update X108 (*), delete the file, this time on the radio will show delete progress (waiting for progress to complete 100%).
  5. Copy the latest firmware to the Update X108 (*:) to wait for replication to complete, and then disconnect the USB and the computer.
  6. Restart X108G, firmware update is completed!

Xiegu Tech

Fred Lesnick, VE3FAL, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Contact him at [email protected]aytel.net.

4 Responses to “Xiegu Firmware Updates for X108G OLED Version”

  • DM2LA:

    Hallo,
    habe mein x108g vergeigt, ssb geht nkicht mehr. Hoffe nun mit dem Update auf Hilfe

  • Fred N4PHH:

    After much difficulty I finally loaded the driver. Now I need the right firmware. My radio is the X108G outdoor serial number X11428. The radio turns on but no audio and no transmit. HELP! Thanks Fred N4PHH

  • Fred N4PHH:

    After purchasing the “Xiegu/WouxonX108G Fully Isolated USB Digimode Interface” on eBay for $52.99 I can now use WSJT-X for FT8 etc. I have loaded the following firmware on my X108G Outdoor–“OLED_FW_V2.00.0_build10”. In doing so I no longer have the SWR graph that was originally on my radio. Where can I find the firmware that will load the SWR graph? Thank you!!

  • f5hkg phil qth nr Lille:

    bonjour ,
    pour mon xiegu x 108 g
    je recherche le micro logiciel qui corrige les problemes de keyer et ameliore
    peut etre la reception .
    merci a l’avance
    phil f5hkg

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