OpenEar Updated to Version 1.6

The RTL-SDR compatible multi-mode digital decoder OpenEar has recently been updated to version 1.6. The latest version currently supports the decoding of FM/AM, TETRA, DMR, Pocsag and ADS-B. New features include a zoomable waterfall and other GUI and functionality improvements. The changelog reads:

6/4/2020
version 1.6.0
- saving last settings
- waterfall
- zoom on spectrum and waterfall with mouse wheel
- better list placement (pocsag & ads-b)
- wav(I/Q) loading (only 1024000 Sample/sec)
- voice volume & mute button
- spectrum range and offset
- rtl gain and correction (ppm)
- top menu
- frequency list
- some DMR improvement on SYNC detection
- solved center frequency issue (DC problem)
- and other few UI improvements

OpenEar Version 1.6
OpenEar Version 1.6

12 comments

  1. John

    I tried to run this on a Win 7 and a Win 10 machine.I placed rtlsdr.dll in the folder.I keep getting the following error:
    “unable to run error 0xc0000007b”

    • Howard

      Just started using Open Ear yesterday. I’m really impressed with this excellent programme. I’m getting much better results with this than most of the other trunking apps…well done.

      Just a few suggestions: Could the frequency list box be made bigger or resizeable?
      The scrolling text in POCSAG is going in the wrong direction. The latest text should really be at the top of the list please.
      Is there a way to make the spectrum draggable up and down to change the Visible frequency range?

      Possible future requests:
      Will P25 decoding be available at some time?
      Will we be able to see Channel/Talkgroups text etc for DMR/Tetra like we see in POCSAG and ADSB?

      Excellent work guys…I love it!!

  2. dt

    Using version 1.6 and working very well… FM, ADSB, DMR, TETRA.

    A wish list for further features would be;

    squelch control
    moving the cursor in frequency steps, rather than random tuning
    ability to scan frequency list entries
    ability to make a frequency list within Excel. csv format?
    show colour code/talkgroup in DMR mode

    Keep up the good work and thanks for all the effort put into openear.

  3. Michiel

    In the current release you also need to provide your own rtlsdr.dll file, which can be obtained from your SDR# folder, or directly from the Osmocom windows release (rename librtlsdr.dll to rtlsdr.dll).
    73,19AC728 Michiel

    • moneriomaa

      currently only rtl-usb and .wav i/q are supported ,
      on next releases i try to add multi hardware support but not exact date is determined

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