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Reviews Summary for MRP40 Morse Decoder
MRP40 Morse Decoder Reviews: 40 Average rating: 3.9/5 MSRP: $49.90 Euro
Description: Morse code send receive program, runs under Windows.
Product is in production.
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AC4VM Rating: 5/5 Nov 21, 2017 13:44 Send this review to a friend
Best CW Program on the Market  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I think it's the best CW program on the market. Yes it cost $63 but things that work are not free. I think some of the low reviews had more to do with the operator than the program. You still have to know how to use the filtering in your radio just like fist & ear CW. I found the program can copy sold with zero s-meter reading and lower if you know how to use your radio filters. You can use freeware,lol or pay for something that works.
G0FVH Rating: 4/5 Aug 21, 2016 10:37 Send this review to a friend
IMPRESSED SO FAR!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Been looking for years for a program to send Morse from a keyboard, have found lots that receive, but not many that TX.
Downloaded the free trial version two days ago, and am really enjoying playing, I know its not real CW,in the eyes of the stalwarts, but its got me interested, and learning,I still use a key to send odd bits, and hope to improve my speed as well?
Will I buy the full version after 30 days, only time will tell ?
M0WDE Rating: 5/5 Apr 28, 2016 05:59 Send this review to a friend
Great Program and Service  Time owned: more than 12 months
I originally reviewed this product very positively in April 2011. It has been of great value to me since then in many ways, not the least of which has been to monitor my own code sending.Recently I experienced computer problems and found I needed to reinstall the software on another computer.

I was able to obtain the new activation codes from Norbert within 24 hours and am very happy with the excellent service I received.

G3UCQ Rating: 4/5 Feb 23, 2016 01:26 Send this review to a friend
PC change requires new key  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using MRP40 almost from early days. A change in the PC means having to request a new unlock key.
A few weeks ago I had to reinstall Windows10. I requested a new key from Norbert but, despite repeated reminders, my option to run MRP40 as a trial has now expired.
If there is a reason why he is not replying to my requests I would like to know it. I trust he is not ill or worse.
M0OIC Rating: 5/5 Feb 5, 2015 17:06 Send this review to a friend
Still filling the CW log  Time owned: more than 12 months
It is now over 10 years since I first started using MRP40. With a few computer changes and software updates I now find that I am still using the iMac i7 but with OS10 Yosemite, Parallels Desktop 10 and Windows 7 and 8.1. The programme has never faltered and has been a great help in getting me to my DXCC 200 mixed of which 153 are CW.
Norbert continues to give excellent support so the pennies paid in 2004 were definitely well spent.
I am running a 30 day trial of MRP4060 on Windows 10 Technical Preview, again on the iMac i7, and it is faultless. I will wait until the full version of Windows 10 is available before seeking a new registration code from Norbert, but good to know that it will work.
I note a few adverse comments saying "even with a big signal it wasn't reading?" MRP40 works better with low power and noise than clean high signals. Drop the receive power back a bit/lot. A bright red signal is just too high ... in my opinion of over 10 years of use.
Highly recommended for people like me.
W3ATT Rating: 5/5 Jun 29, 2014 12:14 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
The best decoder out there. I used this software to increase my speed from about 18-20 wpm to over 30. How? I would use is when qso's would get a bit fast for me. To challenge myself, I would copy in my head. If I would miss a word or two and start to lose copy, I could look at the MRP40 to regain my spot in the qso. It wasn't long until I was able to copy with less and less help from MRP40. And now, I can run /m at over 30wpm with no help at all.

While other readers would lose copy in qrn/qrm conditions, MRP40 keeps on copying - especially weak signals (which would kill other readers.)

I'd also like to add that MRP40 makes copy possible when an otherwise poor fist and spacing make it difficult!

Another way that I use MRP40 - even today - is as a zero-beat feature for my older rig. I simply line up my incoming signal with the decoder's 2 red lines. When the incoming signal reads 815hz, I am zero-beat and that's all I need to do - visual zero-beat; nice and fast - especially in contests.

You can choose from several window sizes to fit the MRP40 somewhere on screen with your logging software.

And you can give demos of how cw works when you have visitors in the shack. Very nice to let interested people actually see what is being sent and received (also reads what you send via your sidetone.)

Great customer support from Norbert. I had 2 computer crashes and finally replaced my computer and Norbert was right there with a new product key so that I could keep using MRP40 with a new download - Thanks Norbert!
G0VUH Rating: 5/5 Jun 10, 2014 06:21 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had been looking for a Morse decoder to help me along with my listening speed. This software is amazing!!! Its opened up a whole new world of morse code for me! Decodes morse that i could barely hear and allowed me to have a QSO back with my key, although it sends morse beautifully at any speed you like. Right off for some dx on six in the cw section.
K6EEP Rating: 3/5 Nov 3, 2013 09:20 Send this review to a friend
Overpriced Commercial software  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The program worked for me. It is an average CW decoding program.
It is way over priced at $67.30. You can get free software that performs better. I like CW Decoder.
This is supposedly Shareware. I don't agree with that classification. It is Commercial software with a 30 day free Trial period.
EI8KF Rating: 1/5 Feb 3, 2013 13:39 Send this review to a friend
A waste of money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is expensive software that really hasn't performed as well as other 'FREE' programs since I bought the full version.
I've had a number of problems since I bought it the latest problem being that it crashed and requires a reboot to relaunch the program. I've noticed that at times it simply doesn't decode, despite the presence of a strong signal. CwGet's AutoGTM never fails in locking on to a signal and gives reasonable copy at any speed, MRP40 doesn't always manage this which means I have to manually play with the settings before it starts to decode. I'm not sure why there are options for decoding different strength signals either? How do you determine which is weak signal or otherwise and select the option accordingly?? Again, not an issue with CwGet, it simply decodes as best as it can given the conditions. And there are better filtering options in CwGet!
The interface is very poor and really needs to be updated. It looks ancient alongside other radio applications and appears to be written for BBC computers! It certainly doesn't have the sophistication or styling of Ham Radio Deluxe!!
I found MRP40 to be a disappointment given the cost of the software, my advice, save your money and use any of the free options easily found on the web.
N5RMS Rating: 2/5 Dec 9, 2012 19:34 Send this review to a friend
Decodes well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Tried it during ARRL 160 and 10 meter contest. Decoded well. I started logging using the minilog. Ran a few contacts and checked the minilog. I could find no way to open an .ADIF file with this program. Had to use N1MM import function. Log did not record frequency, but did record band, but not MODE! Figured out how to use this program with N1MM for logging. Used audio input mode for MRP40, and just let it decode CW and manually logged into N1MM. Could send CW using N1MM thru comport and keyboard. I think I will look at CWSkimmer and other programs before I shell out $60.
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