Integrated software for logging, rig control, digital modes, satellite. The hamlib projects purpose is to develop flexible and portable shared libraries that offer a. We all know and love n3fjps logging software see next slide. Licensed operators use radios varying from handheld and basestation radios. Grig is a simple ham radio control cat program based on the ham radio control libraries hamlib. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and. When paired with free sdr software running on a pc, it can serve as a beginners ham radio receiver or as a. Accessing a remote control station for your ham radio. Ham radio deluxe is the worlds most popular ham radio software.
How to choose a computer for your ham radio shack dummies. For over 23 years, rt systems has produced the most uptodate amateur radio software for all the top radio manufacturers. It has many useful features that make your qso logging process almost a 100%. Originally used as a replacement for the paper logbook, the computer in ham radio has evolved nearly to the point of becoming a second op, controlling radios, sending and receiving cw, and linking your shack to thousands of others through the internet. I downloaded both dxlabs and dx4win version 8 and invested two days evaluating. Commander allows you to control your alinco, elecraft, flexradio, icom, jrc, kachina, kenwood, tentec, or yaesu radio from a pc running windows 95, 98, nt, 2000, xp, vista, 7, 8, or 10. The debian project maintains a pure blend that includes ham radio software. Ham radio deluxe hrd a suite of windows programs providing cat control for commonly used transceivers and receivers. Telescopeman gives his top 5 list of the essential ham radio software.
My interfaces are 100% compatible with ham radio delux, mixw. Commander commander is a free application that controls up to 4 icom, tentec. The ham radio control libraryhamlib, for shortis a project to provide programs with a consistent application programming interface api for controlling the myriad of radios and rotators available to amateur radio and communications users. A sdr receiver can be as simple as this rtlbased sdr. West mountain radio rigblaster blue with bluetooth. Whether you are preparing for an unfortunate situation where the phone lines are down, or simply taking up amateur radio as a hobby, there are numerous types and models for all ham radio users. The next step is true computer control of the radio. All functions of the predecessor were improved and many new features added. Ham radio pro for windows 10 free download and software. Yaesu, icom, kenwood, tentec and alinco are supported. To retrieve your new key, visit the following website to check for your replacement key. Softwaredefined radio sdr is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware e.
The psk or rtty software, or your logging program, my be providing you some degree of rig control but to eventually move on to full remote operation, you will want a more comprehensive program and i recommend ham radio deluxe. The heart of ham radio deluxe, rig control provides a screen you can customize to control your amateur transceiver using its builtin computer aided control interface. Innovations in software defined radio sdr technology seem to advance every year. It is intended to be highly generic presenting the user to the same graphical user interface regardless of which radio is being controlled. Chirp is a free, opensource tool for programming your amateur radio. Trxmanager ham radio cat software trxmanager allows control of most radios on the market and features many original features. The ham radio control libraryhamlib, for shortis a project to provide programs with a consistent application programming interface api for. Radiocom 6 is a software suite featuring encoding and decoding of various digital and analog signals from a radio. Ham radio deluxe hrd is a suite of windows programs providing cat control for commonly used transceivers and receivers. Cbt, inc commercial programming software for alinco radios. Using software to program ham radios phill vanderschaegen kf7sjk programming ham radios. N4py offers rig control software for a wide variety of receivers from the elecraft k3 to the ten tec rx 320 receiver.
Those involved in ham radio are able to meet people from all over the world, living in all types of cultures and situations. Ham radio deluxe rig control software amateur radio operators use for controlling ham radios from yaesu, icom, kenwood, elecraft, flexradio, and tentec. Mar 01, 2018 telescopeman gives his top 5 list of the essential ham radio software. Most radio transceivers are small in size in order to be able to be placed in this. Ham radio software links page ham radio cat, psk31, ft8. Ham radio control software with remote control for ham radios by yaesu, icom, kenwood, elecraft, flexradio. Receiver software applications mostly for hf receivers, some ham applications sdr software applications software that interfaces with or supports software defined radios trunked radio decoders for decoding and interpreting the data channel of trunked systems. Software ac6vs amateur radio and dx reference guide. A software defined radio for the masses by gerald youngblood, ac5og this series describes a complete pcbased, software defined radio that uses a sound card and an innovative detector circuit. Ham radio cat, psk31, ft8, jt9 and jt65 interfaces icom. We offer a large range of interfaces to ensure maximum compatibility with modern and older pcs and digimode software. Ts990s kenwood network commsnd system setting manual pdf. N4py software is your source for high quality, effective rig control software for your transceiver. He uses these several times each week when operating his radios.
Software defined radio american radio relay league. The size is also a consideration you can think about when selecting the best dual band mobile ham radio. Yaesu ft897d software recommendations i have bought an ft897d and i am looking for recommendations about computer control software for it. So far i have played with ham radio deluxe and trxmanager but there is so much out there i would be grateful for real life experiences of using these and other packages. Trident tr4000 program for pc control of the trident tr4000 camnis hsc150 handheld radio scanner. Ham radio deluxe is an amateur radio software suite that allows for the control of most popular amateur transceivers using a computer and a computer interface.
Yaesu ft897d software recommendations hamradioforum. They are very useful to have available on your ham shack. A computer can be involved in almost every activity. The following information relates to vhf2m and uhf70cm radios. It is also capable to control radios cat and significantly improves sound and audio. Kenwood memory control programs for vhfuhf radios this article is for visionimpaired amateur radio operators interested in memory control programs for kenwood vhfuhf radios. Easily configure the rigblaster blue for most radios with prewired jumper blocks isc seven iscs included. I began a search for the best integrated logging, rig and rotator control, and integrated psk31 and rtty programs. My software is not the be all and end all but its what works for me.
Some software is free other are available for a price, i have both here at ve3wdm. Ham radio deluxe rig control software amateur radio operators use for controlling ham radios from yaesu, icom, kenwood, elecraft, flexradio, and ten tec. The small sdr hardware pictured above is an entrylevel unit. Thanks to hamlib, grig works with most catcapable amateur radios. A good overview of the state of remote control at the time this edition was written early 2018 is available in remote operating for amateur radio, by steve ford wb8imy. Ham radio has embraced computers more intimately than most hobbies.
Grig is a simple ham radio control cat program based on the ham. Amateur radio station computercontrol software list of amateur radio. N4py offers rig control software for a wide variety of receivers from the elecraft k3 to the ten tec rx. Nov 17, 2016 the hardworking development team led by w1hkj have announced the release of flrig v1. It is called a software defined radio or sdr for short. Ham radio deluxe ham radio deluxe hrd is a suite of free windows programs providing cat control for commonly used transceivers and receivers. It would seem that software and ham radio can get along very well and there is an abundance of software out there to choose from. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. Amateur radio transceiver control the radioreference wiki. Radiocom6 is the successor of the successful radiocom5. Irc is a free radio control program for icom radios using the civ ct17 or. Heres 10 best software defined radios to take your rf designs further.
The current release version of ham radio deluxe is v6. Receiver software applications mostly for hf receivers, some ham applications sdr software applications software that interfaces with or supports software defined radios trunked radio. Icom cat control and digital mode interfaces to use software such as ham radio deluxe, fldigi, wsjtx to operate psk31, ft8, jt9, jt65, echolink and many other afsk modes. Apr 25, 2018 the ultimate control software for your icom radio win4icomsuite works with the ic7100, ic7300, ic7600, ic7610, ic7700, ic7800, ic785051 and ic9700 july 26, 2019. Linux, software radio and the radio amateur qst october 2002, pp.
It is also capable to control radios cat and significantly improves sound and audio quality. Dtmf analog control, system fusion digital control with a mobile radio, two. Commander allows you to control your alinco, elecraft, flexradio, icom, jrc, kachina, kenwood, tentec, or yaesu radio from a pc running windows 95. The best dual band mobile ham radios 2020 comparison. A good overview of the state of remote control at the time this edition was written early 2018 is available in remote operating for amateur radio. The ham radio receiver of the 21st century is mostly software. Get the latest information about the program and download an evaluation version. Library to control radio transceivers and receivers. The ground station software suite projects aims at providing free, useful software tools for ham radio operators. Supports most icom, kenwood, tentec, yaesu, and elecraft receivers and transcievers. They are used all around the world and can be used internationally or domestically. Along with the most reliable software, rt systems makes the best cables for programming andor control. Standard horizon marine products, yaesu amateur products, yaesu airband.
The hardworking development team led by w1hkj have announced the release of flrig v1. No need to worry about programming cables or software with this repeater as. The market is flooded with a wide variety of highquality handheld ham radios which have great features and functions, with some sophisticated electronics all packed into a tiny package these radios. The psk or rtty software, or your logging program, my be providing you some degree of rig control but to. If you are a vendor and want to have your radio supported by chirp, please see informationforvendors. Currently, this projects hosts the grig communication radio control. For example most icom radios label the jack remote, yaesu calls it cat, and kenwood calls it com for rs232 or acc for ttl. Adds bluetooth capabilities outofthebox to any radio that uses an 8 pin round or rj45 modular mic jack. My favorite ham radio software hamfesters ham radio club. Our software offers features that are targeted at radio control and an.
There is some fantastic software out there that can make you grow in your ham radio journey. The heart of ham radio deluxe, rig control provides a. Mixw freeware mixw is a multi mode multi functional software for every day logging and contests. The hamlib projects purpose is to develop flexible and portable shared libraries that offer a standardized api to control any radio oriented equipment through a computer interface. Most even integrate with computer control of radios and antenna rotators. Even though some of the software options have changed, the basics are sound. We are not affiliated with the developers of this software and make no guarantee of its effectiveness. Flrig is a transceiver control program designed to be used either stand alone or as. Ham radio deluxe software radio amateurs best asset.
Flrig is a transceiver control program designed to be used either stand alone or as an adjunct to fldigi. An original piece control software for radio amateur transceivers. Ham radio deluxe rig control radio control software. Ham radios can be programmed without the use of software, but it is much more difficult. Ham radio deluxe software the radio amateurs best asset. The rig control interface between radio and computer is always a serial data path between a serial port on a computer and a jack on a radio labeled with various tags depending on the manufacturer. Software defined radio sdr is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware e. Ham radio digital modes software list and descriptions.1531 568 604 1224 796 1285 1358 1057 574 950 537 143 1314 732 951 1172 662 350 566 263 1430 333 595 28 403 602 839 277 1398 1409 352 6 682 10 1007 898 663 1279 515