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== CuteCW ==
 
 
New to Fedora 15 is ''cutecw''.  This is an application providing a phased approach to learning CW.  For additional information refer to the project page at http://www.hamtools.org/cutecw/
 
 
== libfap ==
 
 
Also new to Fedora 15 is ''libfap''.  This is a port of the Perl APRS packet parsing library to C.  All the features of Ham::APRS::FAP have been retained.  For more complete information, including API documentation, refer to http://pakettiradio.net/libfap/
 
 
== fldigi ==
 
 
''fldigi'' has been updated from 3.20.20 to 3.20.34.  In addition to numerous bug fixes and cosmetic improvements, there are several new features:
 
* Extensions to pskmail
 
* Changes to dupe and diamond indicators
 
* Waterfall offset
 
* Improve cosmetics of configuration dialogs
 
* Additional keyboard shortcuts
 
* Squelch adjustment on THOR and CW
 
* Improved macros
 
* Contest logging
 
* Improved integration with hamlib
 
* The DXCC popup now includes LotW and eQSL hints
 
* Improvements to Cabrillo reporting
 
* Parallel port may now be used for PTT
 
* Additional logbook fields
 
* Improved Olivia decoding
 
* Improved scope handling for RTTY
 
 
Full details on fldigi may be found at http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html
 
 
 
== xastir ==
 
 
Fedora 15 now includes ''xastir'' 2.0.0.  This version includes several bug fixes, as well as support for Open Street Maps.  The project maintains a wiki at http://www.xastir.org.
 
 
 
== gpredict ==
 
 
''gpredict'' is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction program.  In addition to many bugfixes, new features include:
 
* Radio and antenna rotator control.
 
* Improved satellite selector.
 
* New layout manager.
 
* New Event view.
 
* Satellite tooltips and pass pop-ups
 
 
A video showing the satellite tooltips feature can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJC4A6onbBg
 
 
Details about ''gpredict'' may be found at http://groundstation.sourceforge.net/gpredict/
 
 
 
== hamlib ==
 
 
''hamlib'' has been updated from 1.2.11 to 1.2.12.  Included in this release ate three new backends.  The project page may be found at http://hamlib.sourceforge.net
 
 
 
== iverilog ==
 
 
Icarus Verilog is a verilog compiler and simulator
 
 
  Old Version: 0.9.20091230 -> New Version: 0.9.20100928
 
 
Project site: (http://www.icarus.com/eda/verilog/index.html)
 
 
 
== xlog ==
 
 
Fedora 15 features version 2.0.5 of ''xlog''.  In addition to numerous bugfixes (refer to http://www.nongnu.org/xlog/xlog.changelog) there are two feature changes:
 
 
* Changing the name of the free fields in the log now updates the column names in all the logs which are opened
 
* To speed up logging, typing <ENTER> in the callsign field will jump to the TX(RST) field.
 
 
 
== splat ==
 
 
''splat'' 1.3.0 is included in Fedora 15.. The latest version of SPLAT! features a new mapping mode that plots contours of received signal power level in dBm, support for uniform ground clutter, expansions of the -db, -plo, and -pli command-line options, support for one arc-second high resolution SRTM topography data (including new srtm2sdf-hd  and splat-hd executables), and many other improvements including updated documentation and minor bug fixes.
 
 
Project site: (http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/splat.html)
 
 
== soundmodem ==
 
 
Soundcard Packet Radio Modem
 
 
  Old Version: 0.14 -> New Version: 0.15
 
 
Project site: (http://www.baycom.org/~tom/ham/soundmodem/)
 
  
  

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