VarAC V6.3.3 is here - With Broadcasts bug fixes & Improvements. VARA modem upgrade is also required (HF-4.6.6 / FM-4.2.6)


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Subject: [Norton AntiSpam]VarAC V6.3.3 is here - With Broadcasts bug fixes & Improvements. VARA modem upgrade is also required (HF-4.6.6 / FM-4.2.6)

 

Hi VarACiers! Since the release of V6.2.4 about 4 days ago, many of you experienced challenges in configuring and using the new "VarAC ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

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 VarAC V6.3.3 is here

With some Broadcasts bug fixes & Improvements. VARA modem upgrade is also required (HF-4.6.6 / FM-4.2.6)

Hi VarACiers!

 

Since the release of V6.2.4 about 4 days ago, many of you experienced challenges in configuring and using the new "VarAC Broadcasts" feature.

 

Most issues were permission/firewall related and we provided guidance as for how to handle it, but some reports were related to a sporadic bug in the VARA KISS interface.

 

As for firewall - Read THIS super informative post. Most likely this is the reason for your issues. Running VarAC as administrator in most cases bypass the firewall rules but if you want to do it right - follow the THIS and open up the firewall as demonstrated.

 

As for the VARA HF issue - Myself and Jose (EA5HVK - author of VARA) worked around the clock in past couple of days to isolate the problem and fix it. The VARA KISS interface had to be updated for this to be fixed.

 

But , no matter which issue you encountered :

·         YOU MUST now upgrade VarAC to V6.3.3

·         YOU MUST now upgrade VARA to VARA-HF 4.6.6 or VARA-FM 4.2.6

 

Due to the changes made to the VARA KISS interface, broadcasts of V6.3.3 and VARA-HF 4.6.6 can be decoded only by those who run the same VarAC & VARA versions.

 

VARA-FM users: The new VARA-FM (4.2.6) also fixes the CQ & DIGIPEATER issues you encountered with V4.2.5.

 

As always - to upgrade from existing VarAC version:

1.   Download the VarAC Zip file.

2.   Unpack to a temporary directory.

3.   Copy ONLY the VarAC.exe file to your existing VarAC installation directory.

 

I would like to use this opportunity and thank Jose, EA5HVK, for his continuous support in the VarAC project! Thank you Jose!

 

We will be happy to continue and support you in the forum and on our Facebook group.

 

73,

Irad 4Z1AC & the VarAC team.  

 

Enhancements/Changes

·         If VarAC fails to send commands to the VARA KISS port (for relay notifications / broadcast) it shows a message on screen.

·         Showing Queued broadcasts in the "in queue" section

·         Clearing "in queue" section now clears also broadcasts.

·         Changing the following parameter on the VARA Monitoring instance to avoid KISS port blockage : Enable KISS=0, KISS Port=0

Bug fixes

·         After calling CQ, the "Click here to return to CF" did not work.

·         Improving broadcast row height.

·         Broadcasts were not sent if "relay notification" checkbox was disabled under settings.

·         right click Broadcast --> copy all, did not include the broadcast message

 

 

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