Propview uses the included voacap, icepac, and ioncap propagation prediction engines to forecast the minimum and maximum useable frequencies between two locations over a specified 24 hour period. One of the biggest problems is that you get links to old sites with outdated information. It has many useful features that make your qso logging process almost a 100% automatic procedure. Ham cap provides a comole automation interface that 3rd party programs can use to start ham cap, set prediction parameters, and run predictions. Aug 14, 2018 resize and drag anywhere on the desktop.
Please note the rsgb is not responsible for the content of external websites. Its been a long time since i heard japan at least 2 years. This page contains a description of many of the popular hf digital modes software. The lower the readings, the better hf shortwave propagation conditions are.
Ham radio tools comes complete with a contact log and handy calculators and tables that will assist beginning ham turn any mobile phone or tablet into an affordable and portable software defined radio scanner with spectrum analyser. Unfortunately, it only runs on pcs, but since the fortran source code is also free, perhaps i can figure out a way to adapt it to the mac. Free solarterrestrial data displayed on your web page or site, updated every 3hours. Free antenna modeling software kb6nus ham radio blog. Propview propview uses the included ioncap propagation prediction engine to forecast the minimum and maximum useable frequencies between two locations over a specified 24 hour period. The following links will give you some information on propagation and its properties.
Realtime propagation maps and tropo forecast for europe. Also contains solar and radio propagation information applicable to ham radio including solar conditions, space conditions, online propagation tool, online sn to sfisfi to sn conversion tool, online auroraauroral activity to latitude conversion tool, and online kindex to signal noise conversion tool. Radio mobile online is a radio wave propagation prediction tool dedicated to amateur radio. Hamcap hf propagation prediction tool for amateur radio. The original webcontrolled shortwave radio drake r8 communications receiver 110 khz to 30 mhz located in reston, va usa. Its ideal for the ham radio operator, shortwave listener, or other radio enthusiast. Summing signal power from multiple modes calculating the received rf noise power. These receiverservers make it possible for anyone to listen to ham radio online.
Predicting propagation in ham radio with voacap online. Voacap is a free professional hf prediction program from ntiaits. Back in 2011, the original author of hrd sold the rights to ham radio deluxe to hrd software. Radio mobile freeware by ve2dbe this software by roger coude ve2dbe predicts the performance of vhf and uhf radio systems. Gold mine of ham software four many downloads from g3vfp gold mine five of amateur radio soundblaster software collection by dr. It also features several propagation forecasting tools, allowing you to quickly and easily estimate current hf shortwave propagation conditions between any two locations in the world. Graphical statisticssummaries of activity qsos per band, etc. In a typical application integrated with ham cap, the user will rightclick on a callsign, and ham cap will pop up and display the pointtopoint propagation chart. Send formated dx spots indicating clearly both locators and the type or propagation. This software by roger coude ve2dbe predicts the performance of vhf and uhf radio systems. The online prediction service voacap online is easy. Kg0vl vhf aurora radio research kv5rs getting started in nvis antenna and propagation experimentation nearvertical incident skywave propagation is generally considered to be flayer reflection at angles of 7090 degrees.
Ham radio digital modes software list and descriptions. Ham radio propagation software free download ham radio. Radio propagation prediction software an overview, article, tutorial about the basics of radio propagation prediction software for use on the hf bands for predicting broadcast coverage, as well as the possibility of establishing two way radio communications, maritime mobile radio communications, and for many more applications. We released free version of antenna simulation software. It uses digital terrain information and a mathematical model to simulate radio transmissions between two fixed sites radio link or between a fixed site and a mobile radio coverage. Ham radio deluxe software radio amateurs best asset. For those who dont know, thegrey line is a band around the earth that separates daylight from darkness as the earth rotates. The rest of information is useless and it doesnt interest anybody. Radio mobile online online rf propagation simulation. Free software cwplayer, satexplorer, aziworld, simplex and their last releases from gabriel rivat f6dqm. Radio amateurs best asset, rig and rotor control, logging, digital modes, and satellite. To build the largest and most complete amateur radio community site on the internet.
This week radio conditions have been interesting, i worked liberia and belize taking my dxcc total up to 3 dxcc as m0yks last 5 years. Whether any solar radiation storms that might affect hf and shortwave propagation are in progress whether any radio blackouts affecting hf and shortwave propagation are in progess current xray flux readings from the goes10 and goes12 satellites. You might find their user interface ui more user friendly. Kingston amateur radio club propagation prediction. Some of the articles can get quite deep into the mathematics and physics. Line, as utilised by ham radio operators over the world. High frequency hf propagation models 230 mhz irregular terrain model itm longleyrice 20 mhz 20 ghz if77 wave propagation model gierhartjohnson airground millimeterwave propagation. Ham radio hf digital modes software information and list also includes a link to help you identify the sounds of ham radio digital communications signals. The software is also available from the ntia website, although ntia only features older versions. Propagation prediction software to top of this page what is propagation. Dxcc and province prefixes, cq and itu zones in the rectangular and azimuthal projections, continuous zoom and scrolling, gray line, city and island index, hierarchical prefix database. Dxprop dxprop is a radiowave propagation forecast freeware for ham radio operators, permits to predict propagation on 12 frequencies. The list below provides links to propagation prediction programs and.
Irregular terrain model itm longleyrice 20 mhz 20 ghz if77 wave propagation. Either way, there is a quick and easy way to generate rf coverage maps for your specific application available for free online. Dx toolbox shortwave ham radio hf radio propagation. The program allows you to take practice exams or all the questions in a section. Propagation prediction software asaps advanced stand alone prediction system the ips advanced stand alone prediction system asaps allows the prediction of sky wave communication conditions in the hf high frequency and low vhf very high frequency radio spectrum or short wave band 1 to 45 mhz.
The list below provides links to propagation prediction programs and forecasts. Asaps course hf radio propagation course hf radio propagation. While listening or planning to work a dx station, the radio amateur would like to know what are the current propagation conditions, know if the propagation is open toward a specific location at a specific time, or at what time the band will be open for a specific pointtopoint circuit. Voice of america coverage analysis program for hf propagation prediction. It would seem that software and ham radio can get along very well and there is an abundance of software out there to choose from. Guide to using voacap, free professional hf prediction software from ntiaits. Most sites let you tune the radio to a different frequency and listen to ham radio online for a few minutes. Hf propagation prediction is a statistical science.
Just like websdr, it enables sdr hf receivers to be operated remotely over the web. It also features several propagation forecasting tools, allowing you to quickly and easily estimate current hf shortwave propagation conditions between any two. Continually updated ham radio propagation frequencies, ionograms, and geomagnetic and solar information amateur radio. Ham radio tools is a simple program that is to assist ham radio operators.
Dec 30, 2014 mixw is a multi mode multi functional software for every day logging and contests. Institute for telecommunication sciences resources radio propagation software radio propagation software. Commanderis a free application that controls up to 3. Home propagation hamcap hf propagation prediction tool for amateur radio hamcap hf propagation prediction tool for amateur radio posted date.
Dx toolbox shortwave ham radio hf radio propagation dx toolbox searches the web for you, gathering information on solar and geomagnetic conditions that affect radio propagation. Propagation of rf signals american radio relay league. Radio propagation prediction software electronics notes. Dx toolbox searches the web for you, gathering information on solar and geomagnetic conditions that affect radio propagation. Propagation prediction programs and forecasts radio society of. Review of propagation prediction programs voacapbased. W6elprop predicts ionospheric skywave propagation between any two locations on the earth on frequencies between 3 and 30 mhz.
As for personnel well being, my family are all doing well and keeping me busy and fully engaged in fatherhood, which i am happy to say is also extremely nice to get in all the special family time which would not normally be possible. This windows free software is a tool used to predict the performance of a. As indicated on the radio mobile online website, it. Hf propagation prediction tool for amateur radio freeware. Radio mobile online is a radio wave propagation prediction tool created and maintained by roger coude, ve2dbe, which is dedicated for use by the ham radio community. Ham radio deluxe was originally released as freeware, which essentially means that the author grants a temporary license to use andor distribute the program free of charge, while reserving the right to rescind this license in the future. Linux ham radio software is, for the most part, free to install and use. I have also had some great fun operating from my ham radio shack. Heres a great resource for amateur radio operators. Acehf professional propagation software for hf radio operators. Dx toolbox shortwave ham radio hf radio propagation tool. Dxprop is a radiowave propagation forecast freeware for ham radio operators, permits to predict propagation on 12.
This is a sample of stations i worked or heard during a nice tropospheric ducting 2 meter band opening from my location in albert lea, minnesota, usa. To help you be in the right place at the right time, propagation prediction programs are available. Ham radio exam is a program to help prepare for one of the fcc amateur radio exams technician, general, or extra. Propagation prediction programs and forecasts radio. Operating on the highfrequency hf ham radio bands can be very exciting as conditions change around the world.
It displays in realtime the following important readings. Radio mobile radiomobile is an excellent and very detailed radio path mapping software, vhf uhf propagation predictor. Online programs a selection of propagation programs for groundwave, hf and vhf. Summaries of activity countries, locators, initial qsos historical database of propagation indexes. As indicated on the radio mobile online website, it uses digital terrain information and a mathematical model to simulate radio transmissions between two fixed sites or between a. Predicting propagation in ham radio with voacap online dummies. Because linux is also open source, you can even modify the software if you like.
Want to know the best band and time of day to contact a certain location or dxpedition. If you have a problem with your order, or a comment about my study guides, or just want to talk about ham radio in general, the easiest way to contact me is by email. Ham radio fun with tropospheric ducting propagation youtube. Voacap voice of america coverage analysis program is free professional highfrequency hf propagation prediction software from ntia its. The maximum usable frequency muf is the highest frequency that, with a probability of 50% of the time, can be used for radio communication between two points at a specified distance but not necessary in all directions via refraction by the ionosphere. Ham radio deluxe is the worlds most popular ham radio software. A selection of ham radio software by john agrelius k7hg. Usable hf frequencies page refreshed every 20 minutes use the indicated color red, yellow, green, blue, white, etc. Many are free, such as the hamcap software from alex shovkoplyas ve3nea. With the reduction in the use of the hf bands for military and broadcast applications many of these software packages have been released for free use or for. A portal that hams think of as the first place to go for information, to exchange ideas, and be part of whats happening with ham radio on the internet. Dec 16, 2014 hf propagation prediction tool for amateur radio system requirements hardware. Oliver welp, dl9qj gold mine of ham software six from the dxzone. Telescopeman shows the software that he uses for amateur radio.426 725 823 1295 409 1252 523 202 88 515 1081 1504 743 196 1642 84 1425 314 356 914 1066 287 1123 118 866 549 761 566 930 857 382 901