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Hi David.

Just downloaded the latest version 0.1.0613.4 and tried every option without issues. Updated the firmware, downloaded and installed the latest RadioID contacts list, added my callsign to the startup page and reloaded my codeplug. All is working fine :D . Great job !!

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Great to hear it's all working as it should :)
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Perhaps this is a stupid question but here goes.... I got the program loaded up from the radio just fine. I exported my channels to CSV, then shuffled some things around in the CSV file format ( I was impressed and really likely how each zone had a space as a delimiter between them) , I them imported them back into my Radioddity DB-25 and it worked great.

How can I edit my channels from within the program?

Am I supposed to be able to do this? It sure would be nice. Still the same, it's great to have a program that reliably can download, store and dependably upload back into the radio. The Radioddity software for this has some serious memory issues which for me changed all of the PL tones of all channels in a zone to the same PL Tone of the last one. This is what I observed and thus the program was useless.
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It's not currently possible to edit most things within the program, I believe you can change the zone names by double clicking on them but I can't remember how much is in the current release.

This is being worked on, albeit rather slowly due to work, life and the limited spare time I have to do such things :)
I'm doing in a similar way to how some other CPS do it, where you get a separate window with all the details to change and cycle through the current list (of contacts, channels in a zone etc..

No ETA on the next update but I do think it will be a lot better than the current release.. and still far better then the CPS offered by Kydera/Retevis/Radioddity

It's still a rough but is a working example, I'll tidy up the GUI a little once the coding is complete :lol:
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Out of curiosity, what language are you writing this in? I write software for the broadcast industry with Embarcadero’s Delphi. You can see some of my creations at www.power-link.com
From my awful experience with the radioddity supplied software and it’s field instantiation issues, your software seems rock solid. This is a great start and gives a sense of confidence…
Let me know if I can be of any assistance in any of your efforts.. I like my DB25 radio, but the software really is LAME!
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The editor is written in C# with the radio serial communication and codeplug binary <> JSON conversion written in python (thanks to David M0DMP for most of the work on that)

The python script is then compiled to a single executable with all dependencies using pyinstaller, so that it will work without the need for python and pyserial to be installed separately.
Then that exe is compiled into the editors resources and called in the background to do the reading/writing to the radio.

You can see the python script here https://github.com/davidmpye/RT73-utils
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My biggest appreciation for all your incredible efforts and work put together for this software.
All works well, but yes, Kydera/Rdioddity have some polishing to do, but also their info on how things work are a bit lost.
I am a Cisco Academy trainer, among other things, but software. In either case starting to explain from A helps, but some manuals or other technical data..................and yes, even Cisco has its moments. In Summary, the CP Editor is good, buy the radio manufacturer has a bit of missing parts in the puzzle.
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