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"RUMlog is a short-wave logging and QSL handling/printing tool for Mac OSX. In version 3 RUMlog was completely rewritten and is a Universal Binary now.

The logbook of the world is full supported, you can get different statistics for paper or LotW QSls. It’s just a mouse click to upload or download new QSLs to/from the ARRL server.

It is a very simple terminal integrated. It is useful for PR connection to a DX-cluster. Or just use it to monitor the local digipeater for DX-announcements. RUMlog will separate DX-spots and alert you when there is a "new one". Or you can use the Telnet function to connect an Internet DX-cluster everywhere you want.

RUMlog is available with an interface for transceiver control. Supporting Kenwood, Elecraft and ICOM. (IC-7400/IC746PRO, IC-7000 and IC-706). A documentation file is included in the package." [Web]


RUMlog adif converter for eQSL (adds the correspondant callsign in your eQSL)
[Download adif converter]

See the related article Mac OSX in the world of SWL's.

HamRadio Deluxe & DM780

Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) is a suite of free Windows programs providing computer control for commonly used transceivers and receivers. HRD also includes mapping, satellite tracking and the digital mode program Digital Master 780 (DM780).

HRD is designed for Windows 2000 or higher (XP, Vista, 7), also Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) is required. It may work with Windows 98 but this is not supported.

HRD is free for Radio Amateurs, Shortwave Listeners (SWLs) and charitable organisations. Use by commercial organisations and government institutions requires a licence from Simon Brown, HB9DRV.

Digital Master 780 is a modern multi-mode program which uses Ham Radio Deluxe for radio control.
Supported modes: PSK, QPSK, CW, DominoEx, Hell, MFSK, MT63, OLIVIA, RTTY, THROB.
Other features: Full logbook, Skinning (adjust look and feel as required), SuperBrowser shows all PSK traces on the band in one window, SSTV with Scottie and Martin modes, Much, much more.

Digital Master 780 is shipped with HRD v4.0 and higher. [Web]

CW Skimmer

CW Skimmer. A new way to decode CW signals.
Brand new software from Alex Shovkoplyas (VE3NEA), Multi-channel CW decoder and analyzer. Suitable via soundcard or direct decode IQ signals form SDR receivers.
CW Skimmer is Shareware, you can try it for 30 days and after the registration fee is $75 (USD). [Web]


Excellent freeware by Bob Furzer K4CY for logging, QSL & awards managing...
LOGGER32 has been developed to be a highly user-configurable, general purpose amateur radio logbook with computer control support for many radios and antenna rotators. It is NOT a contesting log, although there is no real reason why it could not be used for such use, and does not contain some features that might be found in software specifically designed for this activity.
Logger32 runs under Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT and Windows XP. [Web]


DX Atlas is a software map program designed for the Amateur Radio DX'er. It displays world maps in the Rectangular, Azimuthal and 3D Globe projections. Overlays are provided for amateur prefixes, CQ and ITU Zones, and Grid Squares. For any point selected by the user, latitude, longitude and Grid Square are displayed. (30-days trial period) [Web]


MixW is a general Logger, All digital modes decoder... MixW stands for a Mixture of different modes. MixW now fully supports CW, BPSK31, QPSK31, BPSK63 & 125, MFSK, RTTY, FSK31, Packet (HF and VHF including TCP/IP over AX25), Pactor RX/TX (TX requires TNC), Amtor (Sitor) TX/RX (No TNC needed), Hellschreiber, FAX (RX only), SSTV, THROB, and MT63. [Web]
The new versions of MixW (v2.7 01.11.2006 and upper) released with a new SWL category in the Cabrillo conversion.
It's not a freeware (50 US$) but you may have a 15 days trial version.


W6ELProp™ is an excellent computer program for predicting ionospheric (sky-wave) propagation between any two locations on the earth on frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz. W6ELProp runs under the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. It is the Windows version of the earlier MINIPROP™ and MINIPROP PLUS™ propagation prediction programs that ran under the MS-DOS® operating system. [Web]


UA9OV CwGet: This program is designed to decode Morse code via a sound card.
It can work as narrow-band sound DSP-filter also. CwGet works in Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP. Minimal requirement for computer speed is about AMD 5x86-133 or Pentium-75. [Web]


MRP40 is an excellent Morse Code Decoder. It's not a freeware (50 US$) but you may have a 15 days trial version. [Web]