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HRD Software Releases v5.1:

Mike Carper (WA9PIE) on February 9, 2012
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Ham Radio Deluxe v5.1 Release Announcement HRD Software, LLC Tampa FL, St. Paul MN, Pittsburgh PA - February 8, 2012

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.

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HRD Software Releases v5.1:  
by W7ASA on February 10, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Good luck on this, because it's really a fine piece of software engineering that came from volunteers as FREEware in times past. Sure and there were some 'interesting' though rare, glitches in the FREEware version, but we users can only expect these fellows who gave us this program to do only 'so much' for free. Now that HRD is transitioning into a commercial venture, I look forward to continuous improvement of the newer iterations and who knows where this can go?

73 de Ray ..._ ._

Ps. Radio intercept/utility monitoring of various STANAG and some of the marine digital modes would be a GREAT addition! hint-hint...
RE: HRD Software Releases v5.1:  
by K4RAF on February 16, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
With rumors of 6.0 release costing $59.95, it is no longer about sharing stable, useful software for fellow amateurs to enjoy.
It is now about profit so enjoy it while it lasts!!!
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