Ham Radio Deluxe

Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) has been the gold standard for amateur radio software suites. It is a paid app – $99.95 for the app plus the first year of support. After that, the app still works, but costs $49.95 per year for support and updates.

There is a free version of an older version of HRD that many people still use, but it is not updated.

Apps included with HRD:

  • HRD Rig Control – provides a customizable interface to control your amateur transceiver
  • HRD Logbook  – QSO logging software for DXers and DX awards
  • HRD Digital Master – DM-780 Digital Modes software for the radio amateur
  • HRD Satellite Tracking  Software with Radio Control
  • HRD Rotor Control Software for Antenna Rotators

 

HRD Rig Control

 

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HRD Logbook

 

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Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook Main QSO Logging Screen
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Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook DX Awards Tracking Matrix

HRD DM-780

 

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Ham Radio Deluxe DM-780 Digital Modes Decoding Screen and QSO Logging

 

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Ham Radio Deluxe DM-780 Digital Modes Super Sweeper Screen

HRD Satellite Tracking Software with Radio Control

 

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Ham Radio Deluxe Satellite Tracking Screen

HRD Rotor Control Software for Antenna Rotators

 

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Ham Radio Deluxe Rotor Contorl Screen

 

 

 

DXLab Suite

DXLab Suite is a collection of apps that emphasize managing DX contacts, although it works well as a general Rig Control, Logger, and Digital Mode app.

Apps include:

  • Launcher – control which DXLab Suite apps are launched.
  • Commander – controls frequency, mode, and other functions for up to 4 transceivers.
  • DXKeeper – DXLab Suite logging app. Very complete.
  • WinWarbler – RTTY and PSK digital modes. Interacts with other DXLab Apps.
  • DXView – displays DXCC information, location information, and and country maps
  • Pathfinder – QSL route discovery tool
  • PropView – Probagation Prediction and Forecasting
  • SpotCollector – DX Spot Collection and Realtime Analysis

Launcher

Launcher allows you select which of the DXLab Suite apps will launch. You can also launch other apps automatically – such as WXJT-X.

MainWindow
Launcher controls which components of the suite are active.
DXLabConfigure
Option Panel – can set auto-launch DXLab Apps, plus other apps (such as WSJT-X)

Commander

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Main Commander Window
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Icom Spectrum Waterfall display, including spotting info

DXKeeper

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Main QSO Log Screen

 

WinWarbler

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Warbler PSK Window

 

DXView

DXView displays DXCC information, location information, and and country maps. It will plot spots, QSOs, beam headings, solar position, and the solar terminator in real time on a world map. It can command rotator controllers, and interoperate with other rotator control apps. Interacts with other DXLab apps.

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SpotCollector

SpotCollectorcollects and aggregates spots from up to six sources  to create a local database of active DX stations that you can display, sort, and filter in real time. It can display band openings graphically in real time.

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PropView

PropView is a tool to help predict propagation. It can use DXView to specify locations via point-and-click on a world map. It will use severalpropagation prediction engines to predict minimum and maximum usable frequencies between specified locations.

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Pathfinder

Pathfinderlocates QSL information from more than 80 web-accessible sources.

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WSJT-X

WSJT-X

WSJT-X implements communication protocols or “modes” called FT8, JT4, JT9, JT65, QRA64, ISCAT, MSK144, and WSPR, as well as one called Echo for detecting and measuring your own radio signals reflected from the Moon. These modes were all designed for making reliable, confirmed QSOs under extreme weak-signal conditions, and originally developed by Joe Tayor, K1JT,  an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate.

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WSJT-X Main screen – FT8 Contact
Graph
Spectrum Display – Many stations in SSB bandwidth
LogIt
Auto-generates log info added to WXJT-X log file, can be uploaded to other logging apps.
ConfigForDXLab
Setting Options

JTAlert

An essential support program that extends WSJT-X. Adds audio and visual spotting alerts for various conditions (e.g., wanted US State or DXCC), and adds automatic logging to several logging programs.

  • Website: http://hamapps.com/
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Works with: WXJT-X, DXLab DXKeeper, HRD Log, Log4OM ACLog, others
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Live Notifications