Ham Radio Deluxe v6.4.0.866 and QSO Forwarding

Since release 6.4.0.886 of Ham Radio Deluxe, several changes have been made to the QSO Forwarding features in Logbook.  One new feature is a UDP datagram listener for the N1MM Logger+ Broadcasts feature that was first implemented in WSJT-X version 1.9.0. which allows direct, automatic logging of QSOs from WSJT-X to Logbook.  This new feature is great for those users running just WSJT-X and HRD Logbook or other loggers with N1MM compatible interfaces.

For those users like myself who routinely use JTAlertX and possibly QSO Relay, using this new listener allows for an alternative configuration that I have managed to get working.  However, I don’t recommend using it with JTAlertX for a few reasons:

  • JTAlertX continues to support direct logging to HRD Logbook using the Logbook API;
  • it requires a more complicated set of application settings which offers no real advantage;
  • it makes using QSO Relay mandatory and I am happy for it to remain an option.

So, to provide further explanation and to avoid confusion, I have written a paper that describes various scenarios and the configuration options required to successfully implement working configurations.

In summary, if you are using JTAlertX (with or without QSO Relay), no need to change anything.  If you are using QSO Relay, v1.8 is the latest version.

QSO Relay v1.8 Released

The latest release of QSO Relay (v1.8) 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 corrective update that contains the following fix:

  • Fixed an error where the ADIF header in the Last QSO API packet sent by JTAlertX v2.12.8 or later was not being parsed correctly.

I apologize for any inconvenience caused.

73 Chris
VK2BYI

FTRestore 1.8 Released

There is a new version v1.8 of FTRestore available for download.  This release adds support for DCS tone mode and code selections for FT-991(A) transceivers, adds partial support for the FTDX5000 model transceiver and fixes a bug in Memory Channel worksheet for the FTDX3000 where the PKT-FM mode was missing from the Mode drop down listbox

You can download the software 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 as well.

The documentation has been updated as version 1.8.0.3.