Latest Release News
This page lists the latest releases of OpenWebRX including a summary of the most significant changes.
Released on August 03, 2021 Current Release
- Introduces the new "codecserver" component to decode AMBE voice data
- New decoders and metadata displays for NXDN and D-Star
- Most graphical elements have been replaced with SVGs for crisper images and faster load times
Released on May 09, 2021
- Introduces the new web configuration interface and backend storage system
- Introduces a new user management system to facilitate web config authorization
- Now supports the new WSJT-X modes FST4, FST4W and Q65
- Added support for the new M17 digital voice mode
- Added support for uploading spots to WSPRnet
- New devices: Added support for Hermes HPSDR devices (thanks to Jim Ancona) and R&S network devices using the EB200 or Ammos protocols
Released on January 26, 2021
- Fixes an incompatibility issue with python versions <= 3.6
Released on January 25, 2021 Security Hotfix
- Fixes an arbitrary code execution vulnerability
Released on November 30, 2020
- Remove broken OSM map fallback
Released on October 11, 2020
- Added support for decoding the FreeDV mode. Please see the FreeDV notes on the wiki for more information about the installation of codec2 since this requires some extra steps.
- Added support for wideband FM (aka broadcast FM) so you can now listen to FM radio stations (or other similar broadcasts). This comes along a new audio delivery pipeline that, for the first time, allows higher sample rate audio to be delivered to the client (up to 48kHz).
- Added support for decoding DRM broadcasts using the dream decoder. Please see the DRM notes on the wiki for installation instructions since this requires the compilation of a version of dream without its GUI.
- The audio AGC has been reworked and should now produce better results for AM and SSB modes. NFM now has an AGC (again), too.
- The waterfall now features the "Turbo" colormap by default. Please note that you will need to merge this part of the configuration if you are on an existing installation.
- There's now a new, experimental "continuous automatic waterfall calibration" available. Right-click the "auto-adjust waterfall colors" button to give it a try. Feedback welcome!
- New devices: added support for the FunCube Dongle Pro+ and added a new connector for remote devices available through "rtl_tcp".
- Many fixes for filedescriptor and thread leaks to prevent "too many open files" errors that made OpenWebRX unusable after some time (depending on traffic).
- Fixed an error where the connectors wouldn't accept new connections after some time (depending on traffic).
Releaseed on June 13, 2020
- Added ability to authenticate receivers with listing sites using "receiver id" tokens
Releaseed on June 02, 2020
- The JS8Call digimode can now be decoded if the JS8Call software is installed
- Many parts of the frontend have been restructured and rewritten for better integrity
- Added support for Perseus-SDR devices
- Added support for RadioBerry 2
- HackRF support has been migrated to SoapySDR
- Improved direct sampling mode handling for RTL-SDR Blog V.3 devices
- Various parameters added for device control across all SDR types
- Automatic fallback to OSM for the map when Google Maps has not been configured
- Docker builds are now based on Debian "slim" images for improved portability
Released on February 22, 2020
- Most of the server code has been rewritten for better flexibility, stability and performance. The project is now fully based on Python 3.
- Large parts of the frontend code have been updated or polished.
- The new core now supports multiple SDR devices simultaneously, as well as switching between multiple profiles per SDR, allowing users to navigate between multiple bands or frequencies.
- Added support for demodulation of digital voice modes (DMR, D-Star, YSF, NXDN).
- Added support for digital modes of the WSJT-X suite (FT8, FT4, WSPR, JT65, JT9).
- Added support for APRS.
- Added support for Pocsag.
- Bookmarks allow easy navigation between known stations.
- Background decoding can transform your receiver into an automatic reporting station, including automatic band scheduling.
- The integrated map shows digimode spots as well as APRS and YSF positions.