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Upgrades take forever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:40 am
by KD9NOV
Is there something I can do so speed up the process? Callsign updates, firmware updates take forever to download & at times just stop all together. It doesnt seem to matter what wifi I'm connected to - at first I thought it was a cellular problem as I use this mainly on the go. Checked at home with a gigabit connection with the same results.

Takes anywhere from 10-20 min to download a 4mb file? At times it also just stops & tells me there is an upgrade available, i start again. This morning took about 30 min to update the callsign database.

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:53 am
by HA2NON
Downloading updates are the lowest priority tasks the device do so they won't interfere with normal operation and also won't consume much power.

We've made adjustments in firmware v41 so stalled downloads won't get interrupted so easily.

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
by KD9NOV
I am on V41 - seems to be the same. Would be nice to just power through it and get it over with. While I understand the low priority - perhaps start a timer watching idle time, then kick off a cron or scheduled task to download and install quickly if the modem isnt active?

Is there a way to do this manually?

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:43 am
by kd2pm
Considering that the amount of data is perhaps only in the double digit megabytes....it would only take a couple seconds to download the database. I would suspect the same for firmware. Most folks have 4G or high speed internet at home so I think we are beyond the days of 56K dial up modems and should just do the download at full speed

I know the OS2 already can be set to a certain time to do the downloads so at that scheduled time, just do it quick and be done.

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am
by WILLG
"DITO" I too have been trying to download call-sign data base and VS 43 takes forever gets to 98% and fails !?
I been doing this for over a week still fails.
W5GIF

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 pm
by HA2NON
Please contact us at info@sharkrf.com and we'll send you a v43 firmware which has callsign database download resume support. Please refer to this forum thread in your email.

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:12 pm
by WILLG
Done, thanks
W5GIF
My w5gif@yahoo.com email should be there.

Re: Upgrades take forever

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:07 pm
by EdAtlanta
WILLG wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am
"DITO" I too have been trying to download call-sign data base and VS 43 takes forever gets to 98% and fails !?
I been doing this for over a week still fails.
W5GIF
You obviously aren't smiling when you try this update Bill. :D