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== ax25-tools-x ==
'''ax25-tools-x''' provides a GUI interface to various '''soundmodem''' configuration and diagnostics applications.
== cutecw ==
== cutecw ==

Revision as of 14:15, 31 August 2011

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ax25-tools-x provides a GUI interface to various soundmodem configuration and diagnostics applications.


cutecw hase been updated to 1.0. Improvements include better training sequences, a greatly improved "read-to-me" mode, and a number of cosmetic enhancements. For more information refer to


hamlib has been updated to version Some of the significant features are:

  • support for VX-1700, FUNcube, FiFi-SDR, KTH-SDR Si570, FT-5000, TS-590S
  • A new rotor backend with new features
  • Fixes and new features for TS-440S, K2, K3, SR-2200, THF6A, THF7E, NewCAT rigs serial port defaults, TM-D700
  • Allow USB device's VID/PID/Vendor/Product to be explicitly specified

The complete upstream changelog is available at and there is more general information on the project's wiki at


xnec2c version 1.5 incorporates a number of improvements over 1.2:

  • removed the restrictions in excitation to allow plotting the re-radiated pattern from a structure excited by incident field or elementary current source
  • fix crashing of xnec2c 1.3 on long input file names (greater than 80 characters).
  • Changed the handling of command line arguments so that the input file name may be specified without the use of the -i option.
  • allow the calculation of front to back ratios when the antenna is modelled over ground.

More details may be found at