Ham Radio Deluxe and QSO Relay

I am very pleased to report that Mike Carper, WA9PIE and co-founder of Ham Radio Deluxe LLC,  saw fit to make the following post on the HRD blog:

https://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/blog/

Thanks Mike for your kinds words and sharing the QSO Relay documentation with your followers.

I am enjoying the working relationship that has developed over the last couple of months working with Mike and the rest of the HRD team.

73 Chris
VK2BYI

QSO Relay v1.7 Released

The latest release of QSO Relay (v1.7) is now available for download from the QSO Relay page, or by selecting the Check for Updates… option on the QSO Relay menu if you already have an earlier version installed.

This version is a quick corrective update to the just-released version 1.6 that contains the following fix:

  • Fixed a minor error where the cached contacts file was not being parsed correctly.

I apologize for any inconvenience caused.

73 Chris
VK2BYI

QSO Relay v1.6 Released

The latest release of QSO Relay (v1.6) is now available for download from the QSO Relay page, or by selecting the Check for Updates… option on the QSO Relay menu if you already have an earlier version installed.

This version includes the following changes:

  • Added FT8 and JT4 to the set of modes that will be extracted from HRD Logbook during a synchronise database operation when filtered by the ‘JT Mode contacts only’ selection in the Logbook Extract drop-down listbox in the Options dialog;
  • Added support for embedded carriage return/line feed characters in the Address field in the UDP datagram sent by JTAlertX.

The latest version of Ham Radio Deluxe includes a fix in Logbook that now allows contacts to be added via the Logbook API that contain multi-line values in the Address field, using a back slash and lower case ‘n’ character sequence (\n) to represent the place where a line break should occur.

If you upgrade to version 6.4.0.787 (or later) of HRD, and QSO Relay version 1.6 (or later), you can now turn the ‘Log Address returned from an XML or previous QSO lookup’ option in the Logging node in JTAlert settings back on:

QSO Relay 1.6+ will now replace any embedded carriage return/line feed characters in the Address field with the newline place marker characters so that HRD Logbook will now correctly log the contact without any loss of data.

I would like to especially thank Mike (WA9PIE), Mike (K7ZCZ) and the rest of the team at Ham Radio Deluxe, for their efforts in working with us to resolve this issue.

73 Chris
VK2BYI

FTRestore v1.6 Released

There is a new version v1.6 of FTRestore available for download. This release incorporates a minor change required by the latest MAIN Firmware 01-23 released by Yaesu for the FTDX3000, which resulted in a change in the return value from the ID (Identification) CAT command from 0460 to 0462.

You can download the software and documentation from the FTRestore page, or by selecting the Check for Updates… item on the Help menu if you have a previous version of FTRestore installed.

The documentation hasn’t changed since version 1.4.0.2, but it has been renamed as 1.6.0.2 to match the new version number.