I am currently using HamCap which is a freeware interface program to
VOACAP. It will show point to point and overall area coverage
predictions. I am curious what others are using and I know we are only
"predicting" but how reliable does your program seem to be.
I'm thinking about trying out some other programs.
I use PropView
, a component of the freeware DXLab Suite
- includes the IONCAP, ICEPAC, and VOACAP propagation prediction engines, and generates easy to read short-path or long-path graphical predictions
using whichever engine you choose
- generates forecasts in response to specifying a latitude and longitude, or specifying a prefix or callsign in DXView
, or clicking on a location in DXView's World Map
, or double-clicking an incoming DX spot
- monitors the IARU/NCDXF HF Beacon Network
so you can calibrate propagation predictions with actual propagation, directing Commander
to QSY your transceiver to the next beacon in the schedule you've specified
- displays SFI, A-index, and K-index data from the last solar revolution
- displays SFI, A-index, and Kindex forecasts for the next solar revolution
How well does PropView work? Well enough to help get me from receiving my Novice ticket to the top of the DXCC Honor Roll in less than two solar cycles.