FreeDV 1.8.0 released

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Mooneer Salem

Jul 7, 2022, 1:44:53 PMJul 7
Hi all,

FreeDV 1.8.0 has been released. Contents in this release:

1. Enhancements:
    * PSK Reporter: Encodes callsign regardless of whether the internet is working. (PR #214)
    * PSK Reporter: Sends report upon pushing Stop (vs. simply clearing the report list). (PR #214)
    * PSK Reporter: Performs reporting in background instead of hanging the caller of the PskReporter class. (PR #214)
    * PSK Reporter: Suppress reporting if we're playing back a radio file (to avoid false reports). (PR #214)
    * Filter dialog: Increase length of vertical sliders to simplify fine-tuning. (PR #224)
    * Modem compression (Tools-Options-Modem Clipping checkbox) added to FreeDV 2020 for increased RMS power. (PR #211)
    * Added experimental 2020B mode. (PR #211)
    * Refactored audio handling to use pipeline design pattern. (PR #219)
    * Eliminated requirement to use the same audio sample rate for both mic and speaker devices. (PR #219, #234)
    * 60 meters shows as USB and not LSB for countries where FreeDV usage is legal on that band. (PR #243)
    * Improved audio quality and reduced CPU usage for multi-RX. (PR #246)
2. Build system:
    * Add spell checking of codebase on every Git push. (PR #216)
    * Build Windows build on every Git push. (PR #220)
    * Default branch and repo to the current branch and repo for Docker (or else reasonable defaults). (PR #233)
3. Documentation:
    * Removed obsolete references to required sample rates for voice keyer files. (PR #219)
    * Add troubleshooting instructions for serial port PTT on Windows. (PR #226)
    * Add missing gcc-g++ package to Fedora build instructions. (PR #235)
    * Add missing sox package to Fedora build instructions. (PR #241)
4. Bugfixes:
    * Suppress refresh of the sync indicator if disabled/no change in sync. (PR #230)
    * Clarify location from where to run Docker build script. (PR #231)
    * Change shutdown ordering to prevent hangs on slower systems. (PR #236)
    * Disable PulseAudio suspend failure due to interactions with pipewire. (PR #239)

More info and download links are at


-Mooneer K6AQ

Brian Morrison

Jul 7, 2022, 2:45:35 PMJul 7
On Thu, 7 Jul 2022 10:44:38 -0700
Mooneer Salem <> wrote:

> FreeDV 1.8.0 has been released.

Thanks for all your efforts with this Mooneer, it's working nicely here.


Brian G8SEZ

Richard Fairman

Jul 13, 2022, 5:24:19 AMJul 13
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Is there a 1.8 linux version available or has anyone  compiled a linux version  from source code thenks 

Mooneer Salem

Jul 13, 2022, 7:45:46 AMJul 13
Hi Richard,

There's currently an open bug due to some stuff from Codec2 that hasn't made it to an official release: I plan on releasing 1.8.1 as soon as that bug is resolved.


-Mooneer K6AQ

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Richard Fairman

Jul 13, 2022, 9:43:26 AMJul 13
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Thanks v 1.7 runs fine on armbian .I installed it using sudo apt install freedv


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