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SDRuno release 1.21 has now been released. This release of SDRuno contains the following amendments and bug fixes:

1. Restored VFO button for centring of the VFO on the SP1 display
2. Changed the default step size for USB and LSB to 500 Hz
3. Ham band framing buttons can now toggle on or off
4. Recalling stations from the memory panel automatically unlocks the LO if necessary
5. Bug fixes associated with the redrawing the SP1 display
6. Bug fix affecting the storing of calibration values for the RSP2
7. Bug fix affecting CW Zap and CW AFC if the SP2 display FFT is not a 2^n size
8. Changes to the default settings of the SP1 waterfall display
a. Waterfall averaging (WF Ave) now set to ‘off’ by default
b. Tweaks to the default waterfall gain and contrast settings
9. Fixed missing Main Window Instance value
10. Fixed Windows XP support
11. Auto calibration system now selects DAB sub mode if not selected
12. Memory Panel now responds to Ctrl+W

For the changes in the default settings to take place, it WILL be necessary to reset your registry settings, but please note that in doing this, you WILL lose any stored workspaces. We understand that losing saved workspaces when you reset the SDRuno registry settings is frustrating for people and this is something that we will be addressing in a future release.

In terms of future releases, we have a very long list of requests for new features for SDRuno. Some are fairly straightforward to implement and some are very complex and difficult. We have never before published a list of target features for future releases, but we have decided to do so on this occasion. This is intended to give people an insight into what we are aiming for and is NOT a guarantee that any given feature will be implemented. Please be aware that this list is always subject to change at any time. 
If we find that we get a chorus of complaints from people disappointed that their desired feature-set is not scheduled for the current or the next release, then we will not make this information available in the future. We have to make priority calls and whilst we aim to implement everything that people want, we cannot do it all at once. I am afraid we are not in a position to indicate when any of these releases will become available.

Feature-sets for future releases:

1.22 Intermediate update
• Customisable frequency step sizes for each mode
• Option to reset SDRuno registry without deleting saved workspaces
• Scheduled recording

1.23 Intermediate update
• Recording of selected signal only (either I/Q or audio) to WAV file format
• Selected signal piped to VAC in I/Q format
• Addition of DDE interface

1.3 Major update
• Frequency scanning
• Remote Client for network based streaming I/Q server applications

1.4 Major update
• Addition of new API for third party plugins
• Separation of VFO and LO frequency control

Download link: http://www.sdrplay.com/downloads

Best regards,

Andy
SDRplay Software Development

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6 Meter Beam Antenna

6 Meter Beam Antenna

January 19, 2015
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6 Meter Beam Antenna 1.5 KW Power Handling Capacity Transmits and receives in an uni-directional (one direction) pattern Horizontal and Vertical Polar… Read more


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SDRuno 1.2 Release Notes (27th October 2017)

Summary: This release addresses a number of usability issues and bug fixes as well as implementing some new features. 

The main change to the SP1 display has been to separate the resolution bandwidth (RBW) control from the zoom function. This gives the user the ability to trade off CPU load vs quality of the spectrum display. A number of defaults have also been changed to improve the quality of the main spectrum display. 

Some other key changes are that the frequency entry can now be made in MHz as well as the default kHz entry.

Control + W now allows you to save the workspace to a specified slot.

Keypad buttons now not only take you to the specified band, but the sample rate and decimation are changed to enable “band framing” – allowing you to see all of the band within the display. 

Another new feature is the ability to store input RF power level and signal to noise ratio (SNR) for a given signal as defined by the displayed VFO in a CSV file. This file is updated at a rate you select in the SP1 settings panel so you can see how the power level and SNR change over time. Note that this is accurate to around 1dB and is a calibrated measurement to the input of the RSP.

Added:
• IQ Wav file custom encoding
• LO LOCK toggle hotkey – ‘K’
• Support for MHz frequency input using the M key
• Support for MHz frequency input using the new . (DOT) and MHz keypad buttons
• IF output frequency and enable state stored
• Auto swap I/Q when in IF output mode
• Facility to save Power and SNR measurements to a CSV file
• Changing modes now changes the default step size
• MCTR / TCTR / RSYN buttons state stored

Changed:
• Keypad Ham band button functionality
• Set and lock LO to centre of the band
• Set SP1 display to show the entire selected band using appropriate sample rate and decimation factor
• Ham band selection indicated by depressed keypad button
• Default demodulation mode automatically selected for major Ham and broadcast bands
• Zoom automatically zooms to the VFO
• Workspaces now saved using CTRL+W
• Default workspace opens windows to try to fill the screen
• MA button default state is enabled
• RBW slider used to define SP1 FFT size and display quality
• Improved zoom functionality
• Improved SP1 and SP2 settings defaults
• Decimation filter improved for reduced spurious aliasing
• Decimation values optimised for performance and usability
• Default demodulation filter bandwidths selected to be appropriate for major Ham and broadcast bands 

Fixed:
• LSB/USB filter bandwidths all have same 100Hz offset from centre frequency
• MA button now supports minimise/restore
• Corrected error reporting
• CAT control now supports ID; command
• Improved the ADC Overload messaging functionality. Message colour now more suitable for colour blind people.

See the Downloads page (http://www.sdrplay.com/downloads) for the link to the software and documentation.

Best regards,

SDRplay Software Development Team

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Yaesu FT-991A Unboxing

Yaesu FT-991A Unboxing

November 15, 2016
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The FT-991A is the next generation in all mode, all band MF/HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with C4FM (System Fusion) Digital capability. The FT-991A includes… Read more

 

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WSJT Download

Weak Signal Communication Software

WSJT-X, WSJT, MAP65, and WSPR are open-source programs designed for weak-signal digital communication by amateur radio.  Normal usage requires a standard SSB transceiver and a personal computer with soundcard, or the equivalent.  SDR-style hardware including the SDR-IQ, Perseus, SoftRock, and FUNcube Dongle is supported by MAP65 and WSPR.  SimJT is a utility program that generates simulated signals for test purposes.  All of the programs are available free of charge, licensed under the GNU General Public License.  Installation packages for WSJT-X are available for Windows, Linux, and OS X; WSJT and WSPR have Windows and Linux packages, and MAP65 and SimJT are Windows only.    For further details about source code and operating systems, see the Program Development page

wsjtx-1.8.0-rc3-win32.exe

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EchoLink App for IOS8

EchoLink App for IOS8

November 15, 2014
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Description Please note: This app is for licensed Amateur Radio operators only. See www.echolink.org for more information. EchoLink for iOS provides a… Read more

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Several fixes, including Orion fix.

https://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/

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VGC VR-6600PRO

VGC VR-6600PRO

January 24, 2015
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Product Description Place of Origin Fujian, China (Mainland) Brand Name VGC Model Number VR-6600PRO Type Vehicle Mouted Dimensions 157 X 66 X 33.5mm F… Read more

Icom ID-880H

Icom ID-880H

September 21, 2015
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Icom ID-880H Switchable VHF/UHF dual band The ID-880H provides VHF/UHF dual band capabilities (one band at a time) via a simple band switching system…. Read more


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Dog Park Software has announced that version 6.11 of MacLoggerDX has been released.
 

What’s New in this version:

  • Added Open Note File to Log and Cluster panel contextual menus.
     
  • Added DXCC entity start and end dates.
     
  • Default Time On to now for Scripted logging missing a lookup.
     
  • Added lotwConfirmations and eqslConfirmations AppleScript commands.
     
  • Added Labels Addresses (No Call) Format.
     
  • Added Local time option to UTC Clock.
     
  • Added echo Icom CI-V Address.
     
  • Fixed Prosistel C, D Azimuth read back.
     
  • Fixed Speed Log my sota/my grid.
     
  • Fixed local Help menu.
     
  • Fixed radio echo port startup bug.
     
  • Warn and quit if Log folder is read-only.
     
  • Log cause of open serial port failure.
MacLoggerDX is The Mac Ham Radio Logbook choice in 112 countries…
 

Organizing and filtering the spots from your favourite DX Cluster for DXing, casual Contesting or rag-chewing.

 
MacLoggerDX supports close to a hundred radios, automatically tuning to the spots you are interested in, swinging your beam around.
 
Alerting you to rare contacts or Band Openings and looking up, displaying on 2D, 3D and Satellite Maps and logging your contacts to a super fast sql database.
 
MacLoggerDX can also text or email you when the Bands are open or that rare DX is spotted.
 

Awards Tracking, Band Activity, Schedules, Memories, QSL Generation, ADIF import, export, Club Log integration, eQSL, LoTW Confirmations and much more.

 
This is a free update for all Version 6 customers and can be downloaded from: http://dogparksoftware.com/MacLoggerDX.html
 

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Release notes Version 1.28.0

MAINTENANCE RELEASE

– Added support to a new service (Special Contest Calls) that will work with SCL (Special Callsign) file already available. Both services are provided by Chuck K7PT and updated automatically by Log4OM or manually through SCL update option

– Fixed audio management in PTT voice control when PTT screen is closed and reopened.

– Fixed an issue with statistics that won’t open if the user has not set his own station locator.

– Fixed an issue on startup if the CONFIG parameter in the shortcut is related to a non-existent configuration

– Extended the JT mode RST scale

– Added a flag to speed up loading of award CSV files. Warning: Skips dupe and period overlap. Use with caution

– Some optimizations on award CSV import functions

– Fixed a missing translation in SETTINGS screen

– When SATELLITE mode is enabled, propagation is set to SAT and is not changed on new QSO’s

– Better management of LOTW download errors. Now error pages in HTML returned from LOTW are saved to disk and users are alerted to check them for errors (typically wrong password)

– Added new filters (mode) on WAS award statistics

– Added new filters (CW/DIGITAL/PHONE) on Locator statistics

– Log4OM main user interface can now be reduced in height to keep only the top area visible

Log4OM is FREE

Log4OM is a fast and efficient software developed in C# for complete ham radio station management made by Daniele Pistollato – IW3HMH.

Log4OM is compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 10 and has been tested succesfully on tablet devices running Windows 8.1 and windows 10. Require Microsoft Framework 4.0 full

http://www.log4om.com/

Actual Version is 1.28.0

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Log4OM 1.28.0 26.11 MB

 
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Log4OM 1.28.0 Portable 35.58 MB

 

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If you experience download troubles, please download latest Log4OM from those direct links:

DOWNLOAD Setup edition – DOWNLOAD Portable Edition

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Netherlands get 5 MHz

Netherlands get 5 MHz

March 29, 2017
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The Netherlands State Gazette for March 28, 2017 announced that on April 1 Dutch radio amateurs will have the new 5 MHz band agreed at WRC-15   T… Read more


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Fldigi (Fast Light Digital Modem Application), pronounced “F L digi”, is a cross-platform modem program that supports most of the peer-to-peer (live keyboard) digital modes used on the amateur radio bands.

Fldigi is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3)

You can download fldigi from the Source forge web site

Version 4.0.1

Upgrade release
– new functionality
– Winkeyer interface
– improved modem performance
– improved logbook performance
– upddated documentation
– Russian translation file

OS X 10.12 build

* Compile changes for OS X Darwin 10.12 Clang build

STATION_CALLSIGN

* Change adif field STATION_CALL to STATION_CALLSIGN
compliant with adif specification

Free BSD mods

* Compliance mods for current version of Clang compiler

Logbook mods

* Update log field LOTWSDATE for each record sent to LOTW when the upload file is created
* clear LOTWSDATE field if lotw rejects submission or fails to respond within 25 seconds
* insure that lotw review dialog closes on program exit
* restore tabular sort order when adding a record

Default Tx Audio

* Change default audio output to both channels

remove sprintf

* change all remaining occurances of sprintf to snprintf

Documentation update

* New documentation for winkeyer interface

n3fjp logger search

* set initial search for n3fjp server to 5 second
intervals

fopen -> fl_fopen

* update to UDF-8 compatible fopen call

48 bar macro

* allow user to select above / below Rx/Tx panels

CW decoder

Improved CW decoder
– removed user adjustable signal level controls
– added automatic tracking filters for Rx signal level
– tracking filters change parameters with detected WPM. Not Kalman, but better than fixed.

DX cluster

* Update dxcluster QSY to correctly align signal to sweet spot when transceiver is in a CW mode.
* add ability to respond to password prompt

Logbook support

* Add checkband test to new log entry before writing record
* Added BAND control to log view, contest tab
– fldigi does not use the BAND field, it is present as a
convenience for exporting or importing from log programs
that do use it.
– the control is on the contest tab since that seems to be
the most common use for BAND (e.g. field day event).
* OS X file naming dialog drops the “.adif” extension.
– add code to insure newlog etc have the correct extension.

WinKeyer

* Added embedded WinKeyer interface

fsq ifkp s/n computation

* Additional change to s/n measurement

fltk version update

* update all fluid generated source and header files

Macro Date Time Formats

* Allow user to specify the date time format using strftime format strings
– becomes ; etc.
– fmt is the strftime format string
if the ‘:fmt’ is not in the macro tag then the current format is used

lotw addition

* Add jt9 modes for lotw upload
* Allow up to 7 numerals in frequency element

THOR/IFKP Image transfers

* Add auto save Rx images to
– Thor
– IFKP
* Corrected IFKP send image sequencing
– pic%[T] where T is image scale was not being
send before the image fascimille.
* Added Thor and IFKP image transfer using the
macro tag

ifkp s/n update

* Change to s/n measurement
– noise measured over full range of possible signal bins
– noise referenced to 3000 Hz bandwidth

fsq s/n update

* Change to s/n measurement
– noise measured over full range of possible signal bins
– noise referenced to 3000 Hz bandwidth

OSS bug fix

* Add missing parenthesis to reverse audio test
– bug fix submitted by Guiseppe, IZ1QZE

PSKMAIL PTT fault protection

* add REQ(…) to show_tx_timer function call

Logbook File Handling

* Change new log file naming paradigm
– move logbook open/save/merge to a separate sub-menu
* Change logbook merge logic
– discover and cull duplicates in both current and merge records
– write duplicates to adif file for user review
– annotate Rx Panel with user information on merger performance

Russian UTF-8 translation

Tooltips

* Correct and update various tooltips

n3fjp contest update

* Add read next serial to send from n3fjp logger
* Add send TXTENTRYSERIALNOR to n3fjp generic logger
* Add new macro tags
– current serial number
– last serial number
* add support fields for N3FJP NAQP contest logging

Hamlib/RigCAT/XMLRPC Interface

* Hamlib (K5JAE)
– Add user adjustable poll rate
– Add Defaults button
– Modify activation of controls based on hamlib selection
* RigCAT (W1HKJ)
– removed btnRevertRIGCAT & associated functions
– toggle Initialize button state with change in rigcat enable
* XMLRPC (W1HKJ)
– toggle Initialize button state with change in xmlrpc enable

You can download fldigi from the Source forge web site

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 IC-R 8600

Broad band of 10 kHz to 3 GHz

Product name / type name Communication receiver / IC – R 8600
Suggested retail price 228,000 yen + tax
Release date Scheduled to be released at the end of March 2017
Scheduled to be sold annually 250 units

Icom Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka-shi Hirano Ward , President : Tsutomu Fukui) will release a communication receiver compatible with digital communication covering the ultra-wideband of 10 kHz to 3 GHz * , Communication Receiver IC-R 8600 from the end of March 2017 .

The IC – R 8600 covers a broadband of 10 kHz to 3 GHz * with various analog modes (USB / LSB, FSK, CW, AM, FM / WFM). In addition to supporting reception of Digital Communication Radio (DCR) for the first time as our receiver, we are also working on digital communications such as D – STAR® digital communication recommended by Japan Amateur Radio Association , NXDN ® for overseas business radio standards, dPMR ® , P25 It is possible to receive radio waves of the system. It is a broadband receiver with not only reception as a hobby, such as radio wave detection, listening to communication contents, recording of received contents, but also the performance and functions necessary for advanced radio wave monitoring and analysis for business use.

In addition, FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) + DSP method is adopted, demodulation is all processed by software. It realizes a circuit configuration that is advantageous for image reception, making it possible to receive clearer audio. In addition, the accuracy and display speed of the spectrum scope also achieved remarkably higher performance than those including the analog circuit in the demodulation section.

 

In addition, we have excellent receiving sensitivity and multi-signal characteristics such as adopting 11 band splitting (HF band) and 13 band splitting (V / U band) band pass filter at front end of RF section.

Extensibility is also a major feature. It supports operation from PC and remote control via LAN. Moreover, by providing I / Q output (corresponding to firmware up) terminal, it can be used for advanced radio wave analysis etc.

In terms of operability, 4.3 inch color TFT liquid crystal corresponding to touch operation is equipped as a user interface. High-precision spectroscope and high-resolution display that draw out the power of waterfall are possible. In addition, there are three multifunction dials, which realized quick access to the desired function. In addition to having a large capacity memory of 2400 ch capable of writing the channel name using Kanji, various scanning functions (up to 100 ch per second) are possible, so we will not miss the emergence of the target radio wave.

Other features such as sound recording to SD card, absolute value indication of signal intensity and other features that can withstand professional installation. In addition, as an optional option, an external speaker SP – 39AD with built – in power supply is also available.

【Main features】

  • Cover the broadband of 10 kHz to 3 GHz * in various modes.
  • Adopt 4.3 inch color TFT liquid crystal display compatible with touch operation.
  • It supports reception of digital waves (DCR, D – STAR ® , NXDN ® , dPMR ® , P25).
  • Equipped with real-time spectrum scope and waterfall to visualize radio conditions.
  • It corresponds to operation by PC and remote operation via LAN.
  • Absolute value indication of signal strength, etc. We have a rich set of functions that can withstand professional use.
※ … Except for some frequencies.
D – STAR is a registered trademark of the Japan Amateur Radio Association. Icom Inc., ICOM, the ICOM logo are registered trademarks of Icom corporation. NXDN is a registered trademark of ICOM Co., Ltd. and JVC KENWOOD Corporation. DPMR is a registered trademark of dPMR MoU Association.

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Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 1.07 of dogparkSDR has been released.

dogparkSDR is the first Native Mac client for the Flex Radio Systems Signature series SDR Radios.
http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/flex-6000-signature-series/

What’s new in this version:
* Added second Panadapter.
* Added Band Stack editor.
* Added Transverter support.
* Added Memories display in Panadapter.
* Added MacDoppler (v2.23+) Satellite control.
* Added Antenna controls to Memories Dialog.

This is a free update for all Version 1 customers and can be downloaded from: http://dogparksoftware.com/dogparkSDR.html

There is a 20 minute timeout on this Demo but it can be run multiple times without registering.

Since 1991 Dog Park Software Ltd. has been providing the Amateur Radio community with the best in Ham Software for the Mac and iOS including MacLoggerDX, MacDoppler, MacLoggerDX for iPad, iSpectrum Audio Analyzer and now dogparkSDR.

Source:http://www.southgatearc.org/

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CS-750 DMR Radio

CS-750 DMR Radio

June 14, 2015
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CS-750 The case and accessories are the same as the CS-700 The Radio and software are very different Good Audio with adjustment in the software Join t… Read more

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GainIO has released aprs.fi version 1.6.4 for iOS.  This is the official iPhone and iPad application of aprs.fi, the  APRS web site of the amateur radio world.

The aprs.io iOS app allows you to obtain immediate, real-time access to current APRS position information, weather reports, telemetry graphs, and more. Zoom and browse around the world and see stations immediately – no waiting.

  • Search callsigns and addresses, with quick search-as-you-type and search history features
  • Track multiple stations at the same time
  • Filter information shown on the map (weather stations, AIS)
  • View weather, telemetry and statistic graphs
  • Beacon your position on aprs.fi
  • Runs directly on top of the reliable and fast aprs.fi database
  • Tested to work great on iPhone 4S, 5 and 6, iPad 2, iPad Mini and all newer models
  • Supports iOS 8/9/10
  • High-resolution graphics for Retina and Retina HD displays with full APRS symbol set

 

screen696x696aprs.fi for iOS can be downloaded for $6.99 from the Apple App Store

What’s New in Version 1.6.4

  • Fixed a bug which prevented beaconing in background if the device was locked soon after enabling beacon.
  • Updates position and accuracy information in the Beacon view more often.
  • Even higher resolution symbol graphics for Retina HD displays on iPhone 6+, 6S, 7.
  • Larger button images for graphs and raw packets view in station information view.
  • Additional accessibility / large text support.

Support for the aprs.fi iOS app for iPhone and iPad is available at http://aprs.fi/page/app_suppor

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YAESU FT-60R

YAESU FT-60R

May 28, 2015
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YAESU FT-60R Yaesu’s newest 144/430 MHz 5-Watt FM Hand-held was introduced at Dayton 2004. The FT-60R includes wide receiver coverage, outstandi… Read more

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