Got your Attention now huh....
We all know us radio types like to do it on the cheap, And even better if its free
So here's a collection of Free downloadable stuff,
Also the author's are good enough to release there work for free, So where possible please try to donate to them even if its only a small amount
The best radio control package is Ham Radio Deluxe,
Ham Radio Deluxe is an suite of software products for amateur radio.
The five modules in the suite provide rig control, logging,
digital communications, satellite tracking, and rotator control.
The link below gets you the last free version (5.24.38)
The new owners of HRD have taken all the archive version's off their servers
V6 of HRD costs $100.
The link takes you to "My Other Drive" there you will see a zip file of HRD V5.24.38
in the top right corner of the zip icon is an arrow, go to this and select download,
A dialog box will appear prompting you to sign in,
Ignore this and click on Skip as the file is publicly shared you'll then see the zip file, click on download and choose where you want it to go on you machine, personally I'd create a file for hrd in your My Documents folder, once downloaded just run the installer.
Its about 90Mbs so if you have a slow internet connection go make a coffee hi hi
Release notes for HRD and DM780 in PDF format
Other free Digimode's software
PSK EXPRESS MFSK-GFSK-PSK-RTTY
FL-DIGI PSK, RTTY, HELL, CW, OLIVIA, MFSK, Domino EX ,THOR
MULTI PSK lOTS OF DIGI MODES INCLUDED
MIX W Another multimode package
SIGMIRA 1r7 Is a SDR package that will decode military, utility, and "ham" radio signals.
WSPR Weak Weak Signal Propagation Reporter
JT65hf HB9HQX edition a very good jt65a package that will interface with HRDLog
JT65HF JT65 is one of the more specialist data modes, but it’s quite addictive
AIRLINK EXPRESS A user friendly digital mode software package
MMSSTV Slow Scan TV
SIM31 A fairly new digimode lots of fun and has an AutoQSO mode
Antenna Modeling Software
EZNEC and EZNEC+ are powerful but very easy-to-use programs for modeling and analyzing nearly any kind of antenna in its actual
operating environment. EZNEC plots azimuth and elevation patterns; tells you gain, feedpoint impedance, SWR, and current distribution;
finds and reports beamwidth, 3-dB pattern points, f/b ratio, takeoff angle, sidelobe characteristics and more.
AN-SOF A comprehensive software tool for the modeling and simulation of antenna systems and general radiating structures.
EMCoS Antenna VLab
EMCoS Antenna VLab is a powerful simulation software especially suited for antenna calculations. The powerful CAD interface gives you possibilities to design even very complex antennas in short time. A FREE Student Version of EMCoS Antenna VLab supports full electrodynamic solution for the models with size up to 2GB! To
request free student version, please fill in the application form.
is an antenna-analyzing tool based on the moment method, which was introduced in MININEC