It looks like an interesting way to practice CW and clear up some desk space. The project seems simple enough for us to cover during one of our workshop meetings if enough hams are interested.
Last Wednesday the Tryon Amateur Radio Club had the honor of dedicating our ham radio room at the EOC (Emergency Operation Center) to the clubs founder Gary D. Ashe K2RKW (SK).
We were accompanied by members of the club, community, member of the press, politicians and more importantly Gary’s family.
Our current president Don Gifford (WA2EZ) presented a room dedication plaque to Gary’s widow Joyce Ashe. She also participated on the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Richard “W4PC” Has posted on this QRZ forum post the announcement of the release of Ham Radio Deluxe version 5.1 build 3209.
HRD Software, LLC announces the release of Ham Radio Deluxe 5.1. This version incorporates fixes and some new features for DXers.
“This is our first release since obtaining the source code about 90 days ago,” said Mike Carper, WA9PIE. “My partner, Rick, W4PC has done an outstanding job at becoming familiar with the code and developing the applications. We were fortunate to have a few key resources like Chuck, K7PT and Terry, G4POP to help us QA the builds as they’re developed.”
The 5.1 release is being made available at no charge to users registered on the HRD website. The focus for this release was a few items from the ToDo list – bug fixes, added rig support, and a few enhancements.
Mike said, “I think we’ve taken a balanced approach to getting something out quickly that satisfies a broad range of needs. I hope hams will enjoy the improvements. Obviously, this is only the beginning. We’ve got big plans and high-expectations for HRD in the future.”
Following the 5.1 release, HRD Software intends to focus on more fixes and significant feature enhancements for v6.x with a target release at the Dayton Hamvention 2012.
As promised, version 5.1 is FREE!