Manager - NA4M
Manager Notes

Reviews For: Afreet Software Morse Runner

Category: Ham Software/Apps - Other than logging

eMail Subscription

Registered users are allowed to subscribe to specific review topics and receive eMail notifications when new reviews are posted.
Review Summary For : Afreet Software Morse Runner
Reviews: 24MSRP: Freeware
Contest simulator for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Product is in production
More Info:
# last 180 days Avg. Rating last 180 days Total reviews Avg. overall rating
KI4ET Rating: 2007-01-24
Good Program but Needs Documentation Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I’ve used Morse Runner off and on for about one year. As a new CW operator I found the learning curve pretty steep given that my Morse skills weren’t the best and not being familiar with contesting procedures and abbreviations. After several emails to the author and a bunch of trial and error trying different buttons in response to replies other than di-dah-dit I finally managed to be able to use the program. All together I wasted about a month to 6 weeks figuring these things out. Even now if I’ve been away from the program for a month or so I have to refigure out some of the responses. A short paragraph or two in the notes that discussed operation of the program and contesting abbreviations and procedures would have saved me a lot of time then and would even be useful to me now when I’ve been away from the program for a while. Now that the code requirements have been dropped it is especially important that we do everything we can to make new CW operators have an easy path to higher speeds so they can focus on code practice and not on program learning. Now that I understand the program I really like it. I now cruse along between 18 and 20 wpm and do better all the time. I attribute this to Morse Runner and RuffZ.
WV1K Rating: 2006-01-22
Like an HF radio Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've seen alot of store bought software since I've been using computers for 80 percent of my life. As a younger amateur they were central to me growing up in school. They were not a late life addition.

I'm concerned this software could put on air CW out of business ! When HF conditions were poor at my location last week, I did a 30 minute run of stations at 30 wpm.

Lids, fading, QSB, RIT, variable filter banswidth... it was like being on the air and kept me busy. The latest version is the best yet.

Now all we need is a key click mod and a INRAD roofing filter. Maybe a defective LED board after two years, and trip back to people who chant check back next week over and over... never mind.
G4XXI Rating: 2006-01-21
great trainer Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I can not speak too highly of this. As a confidence and speed builder it is really fantastic. I love it!!
9A7Z Rating: 2005-10-30
Most fun Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
The most fun cw trainer I have ever used
W5RJ Rating: 2005-10-09
Morse Runner Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
It is the greatest freeware I've ever used! Works Great!! never could afford "Dr. DX".....This one is a lot cheaper....
YI9VCQ Rating: 2005-09-15
Just like a pileup from YI! Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I've used Morse Runner to keep my edge when unable to be on the air for extended periods of time. It exactly replicates some of the same contest conditions I experience here in YI land.

Excellent software!!


Baghdad, Iraq
IK7JWY Rating: 2005-09-15
Is it only a simulation ?!? Time Owned: N.A.
I use the software for cw-contest training, sometime I forget that it's only a computer simulation :-)
Many thanks to Afreet for this freeware.

Art, ik7jwy
N4KZ Rating: 2005-06-17
All this for free? It's great Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
This program is great and loads of fun to use. After just two evenings of playing with it, I have already improved my copying speed and ability to deal with an unruly pile-up. I won't repeat all the info about its features -- others have said it all already.

I saw Dr. DX by AEA demonstrated at Dayton years ago and was totally impressed but it was too rich for my blood. Now, years later, I can hardly believe a CW contest simulator this good is available for free.


See you in the pile-ups.

73, Dave, N4KZ
NT9E Rating: 2005-03-17
Excellent simulation! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
The CW simulation program so far this century! However my favorite is still AEA's DR. DX. Dr. DX allowed you to attach your own keyer to the Dr. DX cartridge. But this is the next best thing. The software is free so take advantage of the CW Contest experience!
N4HY Rating: 2005-03-17
Tops Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This is the best. Period.