I have been using this great software since the early days when Simon, HB9DRV, first came out with this. This is the final release of the v5.x product that will continue to be available for free. Simon sold the software to a group of hams in 2011.
73, Steve K8JI
HRD Software, LLC announces the release of Ham Radio Deluxe 5.24.28 at http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com.
Mike Carper, WA9PIE, said, “We’ve doubled the number of testers and the results reflect the level of effort they’ve put into it. The response we’re gotten with the ‘soft launches’ shows the long hours invested by our development team have made v5.24.28 the most solid release ever.”
Respected DXer, contester and DX himself, Jim Kehler – KH2D, has a background in software development and said, “This version is light years ahead of anything I’ve seen so far. It has a vastly improved cluster interface and a DXCC picker that is so accurate it will make your record keeping a breeze. The Beta team has outdone themselves with this release. I can’t wait to see what v6.0 looks like.”
Rick Ruhl, W4PC, said, “We’ve completed many v6.0 features and having a solid base to build them on was the most important thing. I’m always willing to push the release date later to make sure the program is solid. None of the purchasers of the pre-order 6.0 have lost any support time; in fact, the ones that bought in February got an extra 3-4 months of support for 5.x, not a bad deal for $59.95.”
HRD will also be sending out a newsletter in the next few weeks to keep the customers updated on the progress of v6.0.
This is the final release of the v5.x product that will continue to be available for free. The company has continued parallel development of v6.0 and intends to release it by the end of summer 2012.
Version 6.x will have many new features which include FSK support, a new QSL and awards tracking interface, improved worked status alerting, support for AR Cluster, label printing, and the Super Sweeper in Digital Master. Super Sweeper will allow multiple signals in multiple modes to be decoded in a single window. New radios and rotor controllers are already implemented in the 6.0 pre-beta the beta team has.
The discounted pre-buy price of $59.95 for v6.0 is being extended for 30 days from this press release. The price will then increase to $69.95 until the v6.0 product ships. This includes technical support for v5.2x. Those that have purchased or will purchase the v5.2x support will receive one year of support from the date of the v6.0 release. The retail price for v6.0 will be $79.95 when the v6.0 product ships.
You can purchase and download the product at http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
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