EchoProducer in Sysop User Mode
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EchoProducer Current Version 3.7.8
Extra Beacon Option added (Idents & Settings)
Force Audio Ident even when station transmitting via IP (Idents & Settings)
Beacon Connected stations moved to the Extra beacon section
Beacon Connected station stay silent option if no connects added
Early beacon time set added. (Play file at set time. I use mine for time pips on the hour)
Station Con / Disc Callsign announcement text changer added
Move to tool bar removed do to programming issues
Weather information to text box request option added
Callsign name changer. Can be used if using normal Callsign as a conference.
Text changer removed from weather section and extra text changer section.
Text Changer another 15 fields added there are 60 in total now. If you had any in the last version you will need to add them again (Sorry). I needed to do this to bring them all in the same place as the weather section was being over loaded.
Say the time now uses the text changer.
Last station disconnect bug fixed.
Windows 8 Detector added. (Used within the program)
Weather text changer an extra
panel added for more lines
Weather Conditions transmission Computer or Report time option added
Weather condition option that adds to report if available added
Weather conditions "Unknown" detector added
Weather conditions add time option to report added
Weather conditions use the words Hours and Minutes in Report added
Weather conditions Pre Amble option added
Say The Time option add minutes to the report (X Hours X Minutes)
High / Low temperature indicator added to the main panel
High wind indicator added to the main panel
VWS time minutes corrected. Leading 0 added when required
Windows 7 checker (To hide Vol & Mic captions they don’t work in Win 7)
Help Website button points to the new website
Large / Small main screen option added
Access to appropriate screens added via clicking the LED's
Callsign information fade added when station stops TXing
Weather Warning indicators added on main panel
Multi conference stations connected list added to main panel
Player Utils time indicator fixed
Date format option added
Auto detect button 32 or 64 bit to set default directory
Inserted the “Text Box DTMF & Text Commands” option
Select the type of courtesy tone via DTMF added
MP3 files merging facility added to download section
Note on merging
The files to be merged must have the same bit rate other wise you will have fast and slow talking sections. It will work OK with the RSGB audio files as they are all the same bit rate.
New Graphical front end added
Extra fields added to the weather text changer
Weather text changer scan added to the weather forecast
Removed text box audio request section.
Buttons in all the section changed back to the old style (Many requests for this)
CW idents selection for the idents at the end of over's or during and over to ID
Download news file size of file added
Beacon set 1 file selection buttons fixed
Parrot stop playback TX button fixed.
Weather warning alert tone sounding off when in silence mode bug fixed
Weather Conditions text changer button bug fixed
Weather Warning Europe Text changer added.
Android / iPhone "Exit No Action" button added (Conference Admin Function)
DTMF High / Low not saving bug fixed
Internet IP Anti-Kerchunker added to Courtesy Tones section.
Enable / Disable Announcements tool tips corrected.
Day and time beacons some display items missing fixed
Weather forecast count down time all seconds not showing fixed
73's Removed from the Text Box Greeting. It can be added in the Disconnect field if required.
Both mph and kph displayed in Weather Conditions and High / Low Temp and High winds panels.
High temperature warning added to weather Low Temp and High winds panel.
Wind Chill tick option added Weather Conditions. Some areas do not have Wind Chill in there reports.
Nice Buttons added
Screen colour changes through out the program
Main screen colour changer.
LED's added on main screen
Backup your .ini files windows location files added.
Email data saved to disc for weather warnings and sysop messages. (EchoEmail & Free Gmail account required)
Virtual Weather Station users option added (Weather)
QRZ lookup removed from sysop conference control section. (Was causing server busy problems)
Main menu button changes
Some minor code changes
Europe weather warning bug fixed. Flashed on menu screen when there were no warnings
Weather Warning beacon bug fixed. Beacon stays silent when no warnings now
When no weather warning stay silent tick box removed. All automatic now. Not required
Weather warning indicator added to main menu panel. Only shows while warning is active
Weather Warning section Reset button added. (Sets Count down counter)
RX audio level bar graph bug fixed
Alterations made due to changes in the weather Underground changes
Tone Alert option added to Weather Warning Beacons
Weather beacon for Conditions on the Hour Quarter & Half Added
Weather Warning some area data collections have changed adapted software to compensate
Weather warnings messages amount of warning lines increased for the longer messages.
Text box Admin Power filter updated. Timed disconnect added.
Text box Admin Power filter save data bug fixed
Menu Setup Buttons added (Re introduced due to many requests to have them back )
Admin time out Disconnect / Mute messages bug fixed
Audio call sign ident play when pre set gaps in news bug fixed.
Parrot when initialised 1st usage bug fixed
Some minor code adjustments
Voice selection increased to 10 voice if installed
Delay in seconds option added for when weather warning tone is used
Weather Warning Europe beacon waits if QSO is in operation when due to send waits until QSO is over before sending
Europe Weather warnings history added
Wind chill added to the weather conditions (Weather)
The wind chill added to the language file (Language)
iPhone / Android small Conference admin panel added (Conference Controller)
Time out timer on main menu updated . RX time out shown (now shows admin time out when selected)
Conference time out text box message changer added (Conference Sysop)
Conference time out bug fixed
Day of the week added to the main menu
Update program bug fixed
Weather section re vamped as it was getting a little cluttered
Weather warnings for Europe areas added
Centigrade / Fahrenheit displayed in the main screen top bar.
Low temperature warning option added. (Weather section)
Selection of Voices if installed option to change on the fly when using TTS.
Language file TTS section updated
If time is selected when station connects speeded up.
Voice Ident will wait and sound off if the system is busy at the end of an over.
Idents and Settings tidied up and put into a more logical order
Weather warning play bug when downloading news file fixed
Listen Only and Busy selection via DTMF and local button fixed
Weather Warning, Play file (Tone) option added before warning message TX'ed
Weather Warning Repeat Beacon amount of times TX'ed now adjustable.
DTMF call for Long warning bug fixed
Date option added to time announcements
Start program in system tray bug fixed
Time out timer not resetting on start-up bug fixed
Language section "Today is" added. This is for date option above. (Used when TXing the Date)
Time and some other audio announcements routine changed. Processor usage was very high when these went off.
Auto check for update when program starts Option Added. (About / Update)
Allow Breaks In Transmission. For Radios With Built In Time Out or CW Idents negative figures countdown bug fixed (Player Utils)
Serial Player some of the code changed bug fixed .Wasn't incrementing.
Auto connects section re designed for easier use. (Auto Connects)
Day & Time Beacons menu added and put in a more logical order
Text Box Messages menu added and put in a more logical order
Conference Controller major changes and top menu added
Conference Admin Timed Ban menu added and put in a more logical order
Main top menu changes and old menu buttons removed. (Main Menu)
Text box command 2nd set removed (Not needed)
Downloads screens re arranged & menu added
Admin Sysop Power Filter menu added and put in a more logical order (Power FIlter)
Auto Connect when reading news in scheduler section bug fixed
Beacon set 1 & 2 DTMF toggle on and off added (Beacons)
DTMD Toggle added to weather warning Beacon (Weather)
DTMF Toggle added to Live Warning Announcement. (Weather)
DTMF to toggle Beacon set 1 or 2 ( Idents & Settings)
DTMF Control section set on its own screens (DTMF)
Profiles Put in a more logical order.
Connects and disconnect section set in its own screens.
Menu bar added the top of main start up screen (Main Menu Screen)
Link Idle ID bug fixed ( Timer not restarting ) (Idents)
VU Meter when using the Mic input added (Only shows when RF user using your system) (Main Menu Screen)
Tidy up of some of the internal code
Day & Time Beacon 1 save file location bug fixed (Day & Time Beacons)
EchoNet Section Removed from the program due to High CPU usage
Net Scheduler List Busy & Listen Only bug fixed (Net Scheduler)
Day & Time Beacon made to TX the beacon at the start of the time interval instead of waiting for the fill time cycle (Day & Time Beacon)
News downloader successful download giving Date & Time pop up screen added (News Downloads)
Textbox request to RF and IP player looping bug fixed (Text Box / DTMF Command - RF & IP Audio Player)
User Buttons enhanced colour (All Panels)
Auto Connect tick boxes now save (Auto Connects)
Extra Text Box commands added (Text Box Node Controller)
Text Box Request to RF & IP Player Utility bug Fixed.
Water Mark added for indication of the last station connected (Main Consol)
Last Station that connected DTMF Request added. (Idents & Settings)
Busy status when playing news bug fixed
Extra Floating station list panel added. See all what EchoLink sends. (Small button main consol screen)
Listen Only option added to the Stay Connected options. (Idents / Settings - Settings)
Restart options relocated. Accessible via DTMF Control screen. (DTMF/Connect Control)
Computer Day & Time Scheduler added to the restart section (DTMF/Connect Control)
List as Busy & Listen only DTMF options added. (DTMF/Connect Control) & (Auto Connects)
Auto Connect options added. Some of the old auto connects moved here. (Main Menu)
Internal code changes in conference controller to help with different countries XP versions
More text added to the Language Option (Language TTS Text)
Connected call that is announced out now say Zed now instead of Ze
Day & Time Beacons extra option added and a correction in the beacon codes. (Day & Time Beacons)
Text Box Control added. Use another Node, iPhone or iPod Text to control some functions of your node.
Weather Warming's not saving path to file bug fixed. (Weather)
Option added that enables your node to send an 8k 8bit wav file to the RF and connected IP stations using a remote node command in the text box.
DTMF option added to pre set Text Messages (Text Box Messages)
UnMute button added to the Action Menu
Courtesy Tones Screen Rearranged
Small text changes to Idents / Settings panel
Date & Time activated/de-activate time beacons added Date & Time Beacons Added
Server Busy message bug fixed "Web Stats Listing." (Conference Controller)
Multi Connect Option added to Conference Controller. Connect / Disconnect up to 40 stations quickly
Up to 10 conferences can now be selected and added. You will need to re add your existing conferences and passwords
EchoIrlp conference option added for some of the commands like imute etc...
Selection of Conferences made easier.
Main Consol who is connected window scroll bug fixed
Day & Time beacon set 4 minutes not saving fixed
Listen Only and List As Busy buttons added to the Main Menu Consol
Silence Mode now works with the extra beacons (Text Beacons)
DTMF Enable / Disable now affects All of the EchoProducer program (DTMF / Connect Control)
Some internal code changes
Last Temperature and wind speed and direction added to the main menu title bar
Loading banner added. Just to let you know the program is loading
Who Is Connected beacon Kate says Zero now instead of "oh" and Test button added.
Option to change Warning Text Language to your own language. (Language TTS Text - Warning Text Box Messages Language)
Text Box Beacon added (Conference Controller - Text Box Messages - Text Box Beacons)
Text Box Greeting. Option added to enable the sysop to change the Text Language "Hello" - "Connected" - "Disconnected" to your own Language
Player time length - Used - Time Left indicator added to Player Active indicator (Main Menu)
Weather temperature added to main menu (Main Menu)
Small changes to the weather screens (Tidy Up)
Language file "Minus" field added.
Time and Temperature announcement not going below minus 1. Bug fixed.
Day & Time (Future Date & Time) Bug Fixed
The Who Is Connected beacon now silences during silence period.
Embedded Language TTS (Text To Speech) changing option added to enable the default language to be changed by the sysop to there own language if English is not your native language. (Main Menu)
RF user History removed from Idents section (See below)
Connect & RF History added. This option can hold records of the start and end of RF usage and any DTMF used also the option to record RF audio on your node (Main Menu)
Update Downloader code changes
Default / 64 bit User Directory selection added to (Idents / Settings - Settings)
Who is connected Beacon / DTMF option added (Idents / Settings - Idents)
Add temperature to the time option added (Idents / Settings - Idents)
Small change to the Curtsey Idents screen due to TTS Language changes (Curtsey Tones)
Net Scheduler 2. Future Date net Scheduler bug fixed (DTMF / Connect Control - Net Scheduler
Re arrange the main menu to allow for some new buttons (Main Menu)
Day And Time Beacons added with Future beacon added (Day & Time Beacon)
Day & Time Beacons. DTMF option added
Some code changes to the who is connected beacon.
Minor bug fixes
Bug in the save data Profiles section fixed
Bug in the save data section of Extra Beacon
TTS ( Text To Speech) Embedded Text can now be changed in the Time and Weather sections to your own language
DTMF for time. Option to add the temperature to time added
Use CW ident disabled when Windows 7 selected the. Voice ident re instated.
Parrot mode added
Conference Selection added to front consol (Admin Mode)
Larger text option in the Main Menu and Text Box Chat section. For poor sited operators
Beacons not playing .mp3 files as they should. Bug fixed
Main consul menu screen re designed & hiding setup buttons
Larger text in who is talking field with water mark for last talked
Conference Controller list function option disable fixed. Will now stop listing when not required
QRZ option on sysop Action menu added
One DTMF option removed from Conference Controller (I Needed the space)
Disable CW in Idents section when using Windows 7 due to an EchoLink CW problem if using Windows 7
Time out timer indicator on main menu disabled during local announcement / news and weather
Local Announcement / Weather / News indicator added to main menu consol panel (When connected to a conference)
Internal times adjusted to reduce CPU usage by 40%
Fan in use indicator added to main Menu Consol
DTMF File / Text Player Save and hide buttons swapped over
Mute Last (Timed) Main menu bug fixed
Conference controller amendment to listing. Option to use node list and use/ send Conference stats added
Transferring some timer code to other timers to reduce timer quantity and PC overheads.
Many code routines re written to enable Windows 7 to work with EchoProducer
Tidy up some code in timers and reduce the amount of timers to save on PC overheads
Menu / Information changes. Station Talking and Last Station To TX sections close when not connect to conference
Pause and Resume play added to Player Utils and news player
Auto (.List) use option added Conference Controller
Tidy up of some program code and times
Extra information added to last station talking on main menu screen
Main Menu Enhanced (Status Information added)
Weather data files check and information for new users explaining why files are missing. (If Missing)
Power Admin Text box filter Disconnect / Warns node if text box filter word or Repetition Beacon is seen ( Helps stops them annoying adverts in the text box)
Close down EchoProducer program by DTMF added. (DTMF / Connect Control section)
Text Box Greeting time stamp added for when stations connect.
Conference Controller Auto Mute countdown changes colour at 60 second warning.
Conference Controller Auto List Users added (Uitls) Admin Use
Conference Controller minor changes
Extra sysop Text Box Messages fields added
Alterations to the About screen (Donation Button removed)
Idents screen RF Receive indicator added
Text Box Filter fields made wider
Conference Filter Minor Changes
Backup option added in the About / Updates section to enable your configuration .ini files to be saved
Changes made to the Conference Filter beacon
Small word correction made Connect / Disconnect
Use Weather Temperature as beacon.
Weather / News extra end of Weather / News transmission wording option added.
TX DTMF Start / End of Weather Forecasts & Warnings, Beacons, News and Net Scheduler. (Removed)
Text Changer option added to the Weather Conditions section. Enables you to change some of the odd words sent from the weather program
Listen Only option added to Net Scheduler Set 1
Weather option added to the News Player section
News Downloader amendments to main panel for ease of viewing and easy access button to news section.
Admin to sysop Red Box Message extra fields added
Conference Filter listings clear when now when disconnect or change conferences.
Conference filter enhancements made
Sysop Messages access buttons added to Text Box Chat and Conference Controller section
Messages for Sysop extra options added.
Conference Filter update and enhancements.
Auto pop up option added to Chat Text Box
Temperature option to have the time added. 3 options here 1 - Add WX Data Time .2 - Add Local Time at TX 3 - No Time Added
Conference filter section small changes to filter code
Send a Red Box Message to Sysop option added to private message section
Admin to Sysop messages added (Explain to effected node what happened and why)
Internal Code changes (Tidy up)
Bug fix in conference filter
Conference Filter some timings adjusted
Conference Filter option to show connected node list in alphabetic order
Word amendment to Beacon Set 2
Conference Controller Extra button added to show Filter (Control section)
Serial Player selectable delay before Play added. This avoids clashes with other beacons that might be set.
Conference controller un mute .quote message now used
Connect History "Use" option added
Beacon Set 1 option amended so as you have the option to enable set 1 & 2 Timed Beacons to operate at the same time.
Profiles section DTMF added for RF Selection also small buttons added for PC selection
Courtesy Tone section. Who is TXing and last station to TX information added
Conference Info to Text box informing of a mute "wording changed"
Some Error trapping added to the Idents Section (Thanks Vaughan M0VRR)
Lurk / De Lurk function added to Conference Controller
Adjustments to Conference Filter
Conference Controller DTMF section Some buttons added for ease of Connect / Disconnect nodes to Conference
Minor Adjustments to the Beacon 2 section
Weather Conditions section 12 / 24 hour time now changes to the correct format
Conference Filter added. Helps control and stop other nodes who Multi Conference active. (Conference Owners Only)
Beacons section. choice of formats for beacons. Text in fields or Text file on hard driver or .wav or .mp3 files
Conference controller extra option for last talking station to be muted or disconnected
Minor adjustments to the source code in the files missing area
Beacons section. Sequential beacons added (Access via scheduler)
Profiles Times selection (Day and Time) added with the option to change beacon sets
Re Set conference admin override added
Minor program adjustments
DTMF section. DTMF added to stop player TXing added. (Duplex only)
Weather Warning Summery option added to beacon
Serial player if system in use suppress playing
Silence announcements Time adjustments
News player time adjustments
Download seconds adjustments
DTMF Link Up / Down added to Silence announcements section
Close Down EchoLink and EchoProducer by DTMF
Refresh data screen when called by DTMF added in the DTMF / Text Player
DTMF File / Text Player section. you can now enter URL to a web site one of the 20 fields also the DTMF. This web page that contains text will be transmitted. This is for web pages that have data like Weather - Traffic or any other useful information that you can legally transmit. Only the text portion within the web page will be extracted This section will transmit various configurations like .txt .wav .mp3 or urls (http://). The program recognises the formats and takes the appropriate action. This can help manipulate the text that was to be transmitted to sound right. 250 characters in each of the fields can be input. If you want to delete a word or a sentence that you have put in the word field simply leave the change to field empty or put a space in the field. You can make a total of 10 changes
Delay before accepting selected DTMF commands bug fixed
Update checker bug fixed (False message if net not connected)
Update WX forecast Text to Wav (T-storms to "Thunder Storms")
2nd Net Scheduler some of the options were not saving. Fixed
Auto Timed connect reset time if node is in use added
Minor program code changes
Update Downloader upgraded
Start of program check for any updates added
Some minor bugs corrected
Stay connected added to schedules sections
Weather warning . changes to some of the words so they sound correct
DTMF Control / Scheduler section. Disconnect All from Link if Idle option added
Weather warning . Long warning added. You have 3 Warning options that can be selected via DTMF. Summery - Short - Long.
Stay connected Auto Connect Minutes in "Stetting" bug fixed
Minor adjustments to connect greeting messages
Silence Announcements timer fixed
Extra Net Scheduler panel added
DTMF Scheduler section adjusted
The Vista alterations did not work so still only runs under XP (Sorry)
Program altered to enable to help run under Vista
Timed Connect added to DTMF Control section
Simple scheduler added.
User Busy bug during DTMF group connects fixed
Minor source code adjustments made to the Menu
Station Talking identifier in Conference Controller clears correctly now when disconnected
DTMF to play Current Temperature added to Weather Conditions.
File player Audio format selectable added.- 8kHz8BitMono - 11kHz16BitMono - 11kHz16BitStereo -16kHz16BitMono - 16kHz16BitStereo - 22kHz16BitMono - 32kHz16BitMono - 48kHz8BitMono - 48kHz16BitMono
Some Spelling Mistakes corrected
Connect via DTMF a station into a conference that you have admin rights (Conference Controller)
Auto Timed re connect bug fixed.
Text box control for timeout minutes (4 minutes) added to enable all admin to have the same timeout of 4 minutes set on the conference using the "/timeout4/" command
Disable Conference some commands when not an Admin added.
News Player extra news download button removed.
Hide Button in chat box moved to the main screen to enable easy access.
Mute (Persistent) talking station in Conference control Utils and Control section section added
CW Ident enable option during silence period added (Idents - Silence Announcements section)
Curtsey tone the symbol ":" can be used to for a none letter if ident is not required
Auto Timed connect DTMF control added
Bug in "Turn ID off if Idle don't send Idents" locking Fixed
Audio end of over ident volume slider now works independently
Net Control section minor adjustments
News reader volume slider bug fixed
Extra stop file player in forecast weather removed
Text message button added to the conference controller
EchoChat opens now when text message sent
Text Beacons screen open one at a time instead of both at the same time
Weather forecast lows not giving correct information Fixed
Timed Un-Ban added to conference controller
Net control updated and placed on main menu
Weather DTMF enabled during Silence Announcements
Stop weather file playing added in weather section (It was there just named wrong)
Swear words added to internal text box filter (Hard Coded)
Error trap added to exit routine to stop run time error on computer re boot.
Minor program adjustments to File Player Utils section
Due to delay for weather reports the user will hear "Stand By" while the report is being sorted.
Weather Warning Summery Added
Nag screen when using the "X" to save date removed.
Text box message buttons sending wrong text fixed.
RTS & DTR selection made easier. Take away possible user error.
Error trap added to curtsy tone timings.
Attributes in the listing of who is logged on Conference (Conference Controller Utils. Admin Use)
Simple repeater option added in RTS / DTR section
Conference Controller "Mute Talking Station". Callsign, Message & Timed option added
Text to Wav converter added
Case sensitive added to filter section on EchoChat section
Extra mail callsign added to private mail section in EchoChat
RTS / DCD permanent option added to the Idents/Settings section under RTS / DCD tab
Installer bug fixed
I have put both the old versions of the above in the files section on the Yahoo EchoProducer group in case you want the old versions.
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