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Ham Radio Deluxe 5.1 released!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4PC, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. W4PC

    W4PC XML Subscriber

    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!

    HRD Downloads: http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
    HRD Forum: http://forums.hrdsoftwarellc.com
     
  2. N8VKX

    N8VKX Ham Member

    EmComm Ops for Packet TNCs, be ready.


    This is the news I've been waiting for.:D
     
  3. KN7S

    KN7S QRZ Swap Meet Moderator

    Just downloaded 5.1. I like the new splash screens for HRD, the Logbook and DM780. I do miss Simon's picture after all these years, though. While I've only been playing with 5.1 for about 45 minutes, I have noticed no change in the HRD rig control side of things. In the Logbook, I have noticed a number of small bugs have been addressed. The biggest bug I have noticed ongoing when using DM780 in most any digital mode, the logbook did not report back reliably if I was currently working a previously logged station. It was real hit and miss on this feature. This morning using PSK-31 and RTTY, the logbook reported back perfectly 6 or 8 stations that I had previously logged. Nice! Also the auto width feature is finally working! Also, QRZ look ups in the Logbook and DM780 seems faster than before. Now, if only these look ups could be done using your favorite browser instead of being held captive by IE. I prefer Chrome myself.

    It also appears that DM780 is transmitting your digital message far faster than before. In the past when I clicked or keystroked F1 or F2 to transmit there would often be anywhere from a 2 to 5 second delay before the transmitter was keyed. It is now instantaneous. I also wonder if some more compatibility work has been done for us Win 7/64 users.
    At any rate, I do like this new version. Can't wait to see what 6.0 brings!! Keep up the good work!
     
  4. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member

    Thanks for this.

    I'm confused by the comment about "users registered on the HRD website".

    I don't see a way to register at http://www.hrdsoftwarellc.com but the 5.1 download just works anyway.

    Good luck. I'll probably happily buy the next release if it's reasonably priced.
     
  5. AC0VP

    AC0VP Ham Member

    You register on the Forums!!
     
  6. KC9JJS

    KC9JJS Ham Member

    I noticed in the 5.1 release that you can now install the remote server on Win 7. I could not do that before this version and am very happy to see this is now working properly :)
     
  7. W7WET

    W7WET Ham Member

    Downloaded, installed and it supports my 7410 beautifully. Thank you HRD.
     
  8. W4PC

    W4PC XML Subscriber

    You can thank our Icom friends for loaning me on to develop with. We're using it at the show this weekend and it has performed flawlessly!

    Rick W4PC
     
  9. PP8DA

    PP8DA Premium Subscriber

    Hello,
    -I just installed HRD 6.1 and so far in these few minutes of obserwing I found a correct working S meter.I am using a Yaesu FT-950 and the
    Buttons have been improved and are all working.So far what I am missing are the distance and bearing informations in the DX cluster I had before in HRD 4.1,sorry if I´m in mistake in the version,but it is always a interesting information.
    Vy73 de Nick-PP8DA
     
  10. WB7X

    WB7X Ham Member

    It is turning my FT-950 on for me.

    And can't update previous log entries.
     
  11. W9MB

    W9MB Ham Member

    Is this the last update before Dayton? How about a 6.0 preview?
     
  12. AE1PT

    AE1PT Ham Member

    Fine job, Rick! Just did this maintenance release and all is well. I am looking forward to what the future holds here for HRD and its suite of goodies...
     
  13. KB9HGI

    KB9HGI Ham Member

    I have 5.0 right now if I download 5.1 and install it will it just over write the old version and will it keep all my configuration? I hate to think about trying to set everything backup again in version 5.1
     
  14. K2NCC

    K2NCC XML Subscriber

    I did just that Steve and had zero problems. I doubt anyone will be broken by the update.

    Get the "Ham Radio Deluxe Backup Restore Utility" here and lessen the worry about it:
    http://iw1awh.jimdo.com/utility/
     
  15. N2PHI

    N2PHI Ham Member

    Is there anyway to recover your log from previous versions. I had updated recently to 5.0 and lost my log from the previous 4 version. How can I get that back. I looked in the forum for answers and could not come up with one. Perhaps you can help. Thanks.
     
  16. N2PHI

    N2PHI Ham Member

    Did you lose your previous log after you updated ?
     
  17. N2PHI

    N2PHI Ham Member

    Disregard, I just imported the missing logs instead.
     
  18. N2PHI

    N2PHI Ham Member

    Disregard I updated this time and did not lose the current log...its showing me up...
     
  19. EI9JU

    EI9JU Ham Member

    Apparently it has a "QRZ Donate" tab, has the QRZ lookup facility been reinstated?
     
  20. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Subscriber

    Thanks for this latest edition. Easy install, kept my old settings and logs, no problem. QRZ lookup works fine though to get all contact info you do need to be XML Subscriber. Now I just have to figure out setup for my new Kenwood rig.
     
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