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  1. K6GDO

    K6GDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tampa FL, St. Paul MN– June 16, 2012

    HRD Software, LLC and W4PC software today announced a bundle package for Ham Radio Deluxe and Radio Operations Center Software for Timewave/AEA and Kantronics TNCs.

    Many hams want to use the ARQ modes in Pactor, AMTOR and GTOR that are supported in hardware TNCs but not in soundcard software modes. Now W4PC Software’s Radio Operations Center 3.99 for the TNCs synchronizes with the HRD DM-780 soundcard mode program so either ROC or DM-780 can key the radio through the TNC. If the TNC has a built-in soundcard (PK-232SC) or soundcard interface (PK-232PSK, PK-900PSK and DSP-232+), no radio-TNC-computer interconnection changes are necessary to switch between soundcard modes and the TNC modes.

    “The old meets the new”, said Rick Ruhl, W4PC, owner of W4PC software and an owner of HRD, “ W4PC Software, HRD and Timewave programmers and engineers have combined to make TNCs and soundcard mode software compatible for the first time.

    Randy Gawtry, owner of Timewave Technology and also an owner of HRD said, “Timewave has added a USB soundcard and rig control board to the legendary PK-232 to give the new PK-232SC a single USB cable connection to the computer from the TNC. Even with rig control, precision-timed hardware CW and FSK, there are only four connections from the TNC to the radio. Using only AFSK modes requires just two connections”

    The bundle price for ROC and HRD is $99.95.

    HRD 5.2X is free, but will include a no charge upgrade to version 6.0 with the purchase of 5.X support for $59.95. The retail version of HRD will be $79.95 when it is released in August 2012. Those that have purchased or will purchase the 5.X support will still get one year of support from the date of the 6.0 release.

    You can purchase and download the Ham Radio Deluxe/ROC bundle at

    Radio Operations Center information:

    PK-232SC information:

    HRD Forum:

    HRD on YouTube:
  2. W4HUF

    W4HUF Ham Member QRZ Page

    not paying for ham radio deluxe.. i will use the old versions they work just fine
  3. W5LMM

    W5LMM Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wow..... Had it for free all these years, and now that someone is developing, improving, supporting it as their business you want no part of it? Seems like even buying it now, we got a great deal FOR YEARS. Wow...

    I'll buy it when it comes out. I like to support ham related business.

    W4HUF, I don't know if you've done any software development, but it's a royal pain in the ass.. They should be compensated for their efforts.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  4. WA4JM

    WA4JM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ham are embarrassing cheapskates. Crappy tippers and always something for nothing.
  5. W4HUF

    W4HUF Ham Member QRZ Page

    i just dont see 70 or 80 bucks for it...
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can't really blame someone for being gun shy.

    Getting Version 6 working first may have been a better Idea than adding more cost for something that is not working yet.

    Has Version 6 been released and I missed it ?

    Maybe it is just me, But I do not get it.

    Hams just want what they pay for.

    Link is messed up ?
    What is up with that ?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  7. W9MB

    W9MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does that apply to ROC for Kantronics too? I would like to integrate my Kam Plus and HRD.
  8. K6GDO

    K6GDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    yes it does.
  9. W9MB

    W9MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    So I get ROC for Kantronics and HRD 6.0 when it releases for 99.95?

  10. K6GDO

    K6GDO Ham Member QRZ Page


    Glad we finally got you! :)

    Hams do respond to go deals.. it's not like we're used car dealers or something LOL (and yes, I know Jim Haney was a used car dealer) ;)

    6.0 is planned for august.. we decided to wait and fix more issues before releasing it. And you get 1 year of support and upgrades for HRD from the day it's release..not when you purchase it.

    I guess using W4HUF's logic, since I might want a TS-520 and don't want to pay for it, he should send me his for free ;)

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