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Author Topic: What Is The Best Software To Use With The Yaesu FT 950  (Read 2121 times)
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« on: July 30, 2013, 10:12:09 AM »

I just bought the DB9 cable for my FT 950 and am wondering what freeware is the best for controlling the rig via my computer.
I have HRD and have used it with the FT 950 but I`m wondering if there is something else better out there.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 11:36:52 AM »

Honestly, best is a matter of personal preference more than anything. You have to be comfortable with using it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 11:42:47 AM »

Ok, thank you.
I think my question should have been, What other software is out there besides HRD for controlling a FT 950?
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 12:27:08 PM »

Yaesu has a free rig control program, you can download it from the FT-950 page on the Yaesu site.  There is also the DX Labs suite of programs that a lot of people use.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 02:14:29 PM »

Ok, thank you.
I think my question should have been, What other software is out there besides HRD for controlling a FT 950?

You mean there is other software???

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:36:36 PM »

I just bought the DB9 cable for my FT 950 and am wondering what freeware is the best for controlling the rig via my computer.
I have HRD and have used it with the FT 950 but I`m wondering if there is something else better out there.

DXLab supports your FT-950, and is entirely free. For a quick summary of features beyond the usual "logging, transceiver control, and spots", see What Makes DXLab Different?

Then take a look at Getting Started with DXLab.

Reviews are here. As you can see, the most common sentiment from users of other applications is "I wish I'd switched sooner".

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 09:04:24 PM »

Yaesu has a free rig control program, you can download it from the FT-950 page on the Yaesu site.  There is also the DX Labs suite of programs that a lot of people use.

Thank you. I will check that out.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 09:05:36 PM »

I just bought the DB9 cable for my FT 950 and am wondering what freeware is the best for controlling the rig via my computer.
I have HRD and have used it with the FT 950 but I`m wondering if there is something else better out there.

DXLab supports your FT-950, and is entirely free. For a quick summary of features beyond the usual "logging, transceiver control, and spots", see What Makes DXLab Different?

Then take a look at Getting Started with DXLab.

Reviews are here. As you can see, the most common sentiment from users of other applications is "I wish I'd switched sooner".

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          Dave, AA6YQ

Thank you I`ll go and check it out.
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