Tag: software

via the RSGB: An introduction to QOscar 100

Noel Matthews, G8GTZ, Dave Crump, G8GKQ and Phil Crump, M0DNY gave a presentation at AGM 2019 on Qatar Oscar 100, the geostationary amateur transponder on the Es’hail-2 commercial satellite. QOscar 100 was launched in February 2019 and has seen stations making contacts across a third of the globe on the narrow band and wide band DATV transponders. The presentation […]

Can learning ham radio make for better engineers and software developers?

When a group of Navy engineers and software developers took time away from their day jobs in December, they spent the time pursuing a task long considered passe: they became licensed amateur radio operators. Some 23 employees from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) took a week-long class in amateur radio at Point Mugu, […]

New Propagation Prediction Tool is Available

ITURHProp, a new point-to-point propagation prediction tool based on an ITU engine and developed by Gwyn Williams, G4FKH, is now available via the RSGB website (click on “Start Application”). The new web-based prediction tool is said to be more accurate than previous engines. ITURHProp calculates the path characteristics between two points on the globe to […]

Amateur radio fans drop the ham-mer on HRD’s license key ‘blacklist’

On Monday, The Register reported on the story of Jim Giercyk, an amateur radio enthusiast who had his copy of the popular Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) software revoked after posting a negative review. Since our story was published, a number of Reg readers, including Giercyk himself and HRD’s makers, have followed up with us regarding […]

Ham-fisted: Chap’s radio app (HRD) killed remotely after posting bad review

A US ham radio software developer has admitted a support staffer disabled a customer’s copy of its application after he posted a negative review online. The owners of HRD Software today told The Register they have since reinstated the user’s license, claiming the revenge move was made by an outside support staffer. Here’s what happened: […]