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Re: [tracker2] Re: T2, T3, and OTUSB beta firmware updated

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  • Scott Miller
    LCD output isn t enabled in the present builds. I ll get back to that when I have time. Sounds like maybe you re having serial comm problems. Does disabling
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 25, 2013
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      LCD output isn't enabled in the present builds. I'll get back to that
      when I have time.

      Sounds like maybe you're having serial comm problems. Does disabling
      turbo mode make any difference?

      Scott

      On 2/7/2013 2:55 PM, larry wrote:
      > I had to try quite a few times to get build 56330 to load in OT2M.
      > Finally had some success when I had it use the present settings instead
      > of defaults - wouldn't load that way.
      >
      > I haven't had time to try it yet - but will the LCD display work with
      > this new build ?
      >
      > I also noticed in the config program temperature shows minus 460 degrees
      > . The green RX LED stays on when exiting config program either way if
      > software decode is selected or not.
      >
      > I just looked at findu and I see it reported 70F 31F in the status.
      >
      > Larry WT9M
      >
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > Scott Miller wrote:
      > >
      > > New beta releases are up (build 56330) for all three products. Fixes
      > > include:
      > >
      > > All: Power relay now switches off after APRS message packets
      > >
      > > OTUSB: Fixed interrupt glitch that could cause constant resetting on
      > > power-up in some circumstances.
      > >
      > > T3: Now enters low-power mode when not connected via USB. Supports
      > > DS18B20 for EXTTEMP command.
      > >
      > > T3-301: Fixed bug causing excessive power consumption in some
      > > configurations.
      > >
      > > This is a particularly significant update for the T3-301. If you have a
      > > T3-301 somewhere where it's easily accessible, this update is strongly
      > > recommended. This update can reduce current draw by 20 mA, on top of
      > > the new power save features.
      > >
      > > All T3 models now enable a low-power mode when USB is disconnected.
      > > (The OTUSB has always had a similar low-power mode, but a flaw in the
      > > Coldfire chip used in the T3 keeps USB from working properly in this
      > mode.)
      > >
      > > If you're using a radio with a squelch signal available (including the
      > > T3-301) you can enable EXTSQL and the demodulator will shut down when no
      > > signal is present, to save power. With USB off and the demodulator shut
      > > down, the T3's current draw is down to about 34 mA at idle.
      > >
      > > Scott
      > >
      >
      >
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