HRD Software, LLC celebrates 1 year anniversary

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  1. WJ6R

    WJ6R Ham Member QRZ Page

    HRD Software, LLC today celebrates its one year anniversary of the close of the deal with Simon Brown, HB9DRV to acquire the rights to the Ham Radio Deluxe Software source code.

    In 2011, Mike Carper (WA9PIE) formed a partnership with Rick Ruhl (W4PC) and Randy Gawtry (K0CBH) and approached Simon about buying the rights to HRD. During the 7 months of negotiations, the partners kept high hopes that they would be able to work a fair deal for both parties. The deal was closed on October 12, 2011.

    Since the acquisition, HRD Software, LLC has continued to release the 5.X versions for free and expects 6.0 to be completed soon. Over the last year, the developers have fixed over 30,000 minor bugs, over 1,000 major bugs and added 20 items of new functionality into the 5.X free version.

    HRD Downloads: http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
    HRD Forum: http://forums.hrdsoftwarellc.com
    HRD YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/HRDSoftware
     
  2. KN7S

    KN7S Swapmeet Moderator Emeritus Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Guys,
    I am a subscriber to HRD. Wouldn't have it any other way. I have seen the strives and improvements you have made over Simon's great endeavors. I will not rush you for a release date. As the old adage goes, "serve no fine wine before its time". Question, it your are willing to release the answer, will DM780 contain the JT65 protocol? Gosh, I hope so! Keep plugging away and I am more than willing to wait for your fine finished product! ;)
     
  3. N4WSH

    N4WSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary, and I look forward to the release of version 6 and the many improvements to follow.
     
  4. K5TED

    K5TED Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great. The last HRD/DM-780 rev to feature Simon and the guys splash screens runs fine 24/7 on my remote receiver. The latest free version DM-780 constantly locks up and requires Process Kill.

    A Feature?
     
  5. KG4VWY

    KG4VWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats Rick!!! Kg4vwy
     
  6. WJ6R

    WJ6R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks all. 6.0 will be worth the wait... more cluster info coming the next newsletter, followed the next 3 weeks by awards info.
     
  7. VA3KAB

    VA3KAB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats! Man, it's hard to believe it was a year ago.

    I can say as a long time user of HRD from 2006 (before DM780, it was PSK31 Deluxe then) the latest free version is the best ever. Keep up the great work! :)
     
  8. KD0CAC

    KD0CAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations ,
    2 of the clubs I belong to , Randy is coming to do a talk about HRD , one of them is tonight , I'l be there .
     
  9. WJ6R

    WJ6R Ham Member QRZ Page

    He'll have the 6.0 alpha on his laptop. Just wait until you see the Cluster Icons and the awards... and supersweeper and lotw/eqsl callsign recognition... and.. and.. and...

    :)
     
  10. AC2FO

    AC2FO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page


    As a long time user I have to say I am disgusted with the results of the free versions I have had nothing but problems the program locks up constantly If I can even get it to start. I am now using Windows 7, as compared to previous using XP but every computer made now a days has windows 7. Sorry until I can get the free version to work I wont spend a dime on what was once a great program, now it is a source of frustration.
     
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