HRD Software Releases v5.1: Ham Radio Deluxe

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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Note from AA5FR:  HRD is a fantastic piece of software that I have used for years.  If you don’t already have it, download this new version.  It may be the last version that is free.  For those of you who don’t know, Simon sold the software to HRD Software, LLC of Tampa, Florida who intend to continue its development as a commercial (ie, not free) product.  For me, HDR was never free – I contributed via the Donate Button to Simon.  So, if the new company provides worthwhile enhancements for a fair price, I may be motivated to purchase the next versions!


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