Documentation Amateur Radio Beat

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fldigi

Digital modem program for Linux

 Old Version: 3.20.20 -> New Version: 3.20.34

Project site: (http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html)


xastir

Fedora 15 now includes Package-x-generic-16.pngxastir 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

Package-x-generic-16.pnggpredict 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 Package-x-generic-16.pnggpreict may be found at http://groundstation.sourceforge.net/gpredict/

hamlib

Package-x-generic-16.pnghamlib 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 Package-x-generic-16.pngxlog. 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

Package-x-generic-16.pngsplat 1.3.0 is includes in Fedora 15.. The latest version of SPLAT! features a new interactive configure script that sets the MAXPAGES parameter at compile time, 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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