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 was probably Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD),
Ham Radio Deluxe is a 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 latest version of the HRD suite.
The new owners of HRD have taken all the archive version's off their servers
V6 of HRD costs $100, after a trial period
Latest release of HRD here --> V6 of HRD
HRD User Manual here --> HRD User Manual
I'd like to put this out there.
I'd greatly appreciate if you'd take a minute to read the following message.
I originally began hosting Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) because I was a huge fan of the program, and noticed that it was only being hosted on a few other sites, I've been hosting HRD for a few year's and it's been a fantastic experience being able to assist the Amateur Radio community in obtaining the software.
I've recently become aware of a number of things, and would like to give you a clear overview of the current situation surrounding Ham Radio Deluxe in general.
When I began hosting HRD, I originally obtained my copy of the software from Simon the authors site, this had a notice that the software was authorized for free distribution by its original author (Simon Brown, HB9DRV). It turns out, that notice was inaccurate. While that was true at one time, the terms the program was licensed under did not grant a permanent license to freely distribute the program forever. (Discussed further below)
Ham Radio Deluxe was originally released as freeware, which essentially means that the author grants a temporary license to use and/or distribute the program free of charge, while reserving the right to rescind this license in the future.
Back in 2011, the original author of HRD sold the rights to Ham Radio Deluxe to HRD Software, he cites pursing other interests as his primary reason for the sale, and states that he believes that the best way for Ham Radio Deluxe to continue on is for it to become a legitimate product, rather than a side project.
Supporting a software suite of this size is a complex and costly process. Simon was able to turn his side project into a profitable venture for himself, and we'd like to make sure this is possible for others in the future.
Because of this, I'd like to ask that if you enjoy Ham Radio Deluxe that you consider purchasing the current version.
I've upgraded to the new version myself, and believe the new features and bug fixes make it well worth it.
The license to freely distribute the early versions of the program has since been rescinded because these early versions were determined to no longer be an accurate representation of the features and functionality provided in the most recent versions.
Because of this and the reasons above, I will no longer be hosting the software on my site.
As of this writing, the current licensing model for the current edition of the program allows you to purchase a perpetual license (you keep it forever) for the program, with updates and support provided for 1 year, with the ability to renew for a reduced cost.
I've included a link above to the current version of Ham Radio Deluxe. You can try the program free for 30 days, and I would highly recommend giving it a try.
I think you'll find it to be a fantastic program that exceeds your expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to read this
Other free Digimode's software
JTALERT JTAlert Audio and Visual alerts for WSJT-X also logs to loads of online and local logbooks
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
Time Syncing Software
Dimension 4 is the fastest and easiest way to synchronize your computer's clock if you're running a Windows-based operating system. Once Dimension 4 is installed, you'll most likely forget that it's even running. It's that automatic.
The Meinberg NTP packages provide a GUI installer for Windows which installs the NTP service and associated executable programs which have been compiled from the original public NTP source code.
BktTimeSync synchronises the PC time using an internet time server (NTP server) or a GPS receiver connected to USB, serial port or Bluetooth, Great for use with digital modes FT8, JT9 and JT65.
For the operation of this program requires an active internet connection or a GPS receiver, This program works on all versions of Windows 32 or 64 bit.
NetTime was originally written by Graham Mainwaring in 1997 with an open source release made in 1998. Graham made a number of updates to the program until he lost interest and finally abandoned the project officially on the 1st of July 2004.
The NetTime project has been resurrected by Mark Griffiths.
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