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'''iverliog''' has been updated to 0.9.20081118.  This is largely a bugfix update.
 
'''iverliog''' has been updated to 0.9.20081118.  This is largely a bugfix update.
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==== Logging and related applications ====
 
==== Logging and related applications ====
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'''qle''' 0.0.10 is new to Fedora 11. '''qle''' is a graphic QSO log viewer, log editor and QSO logger. It logs (or modifies) QSOs directly in a fast and light-weight SQLite database.
 
'''qle''' 0.0.10 is new to Fedora 11. '''qle''' is a graphic QSO log viewer, log editor and QSO logger. It logs (or modifies) QSOs directly in a fast and light-weight SQLite database.
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{{admon/draft}}
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==== Other applications ====
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''' hamlib '''
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1.2.7 -> 1.2.8
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'''New in 1.2.8:'''
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* New models: BC235, BC250, BC780, PRO-2052, BCD396T, BCD996T, K3, FT950
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* New pseudo models: netrigctl/netrotctl, backends ala rpcrig/rpcrot, but based on rigctld/rotctld
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* New rotator backend: GS232A, PcRotor
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* Removed microtune backend
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* Fixes: DttSP, IC-275, IC-475, IC-725, IC-735, IC-756PRO, IC-761, IC-775, IC-781, IC-706*, Kenwood TH/TM models, Orion, BC245, BC895, FT-100, FT757GX, FT-857, FT-897, FT-920
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* Numerous bindings fixes, esp. for memory channel works
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* New commands available in rigctl
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* New rotctld to go with rigctld rig daemon. The protocol changed, but there's the compatibility option -e to pass to the daemon for previous protocol.
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'''New in 1.2.7.1:'''
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* New model: miniVNA
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* Fixes: FT1000MP, Tentec Orion, Omni VI Plus
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* AOR: implemented scanning
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* Kenwood models TS2000, TS870S can now get/set antenna. TS2000 gained strength meter calibration.
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(http://hamlib.sourceforge.net)
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''' xdx '''
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2.4 -> 2.4.1
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This is a bugfix update
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(http://pg4i.chronos.org.uk/linux/xdx.html)
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''' xdemorse '''
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  Old Version: 1.2 -> New Version: 1.3
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bugfix
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Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/morse.html)
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''' nec2c '''
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  Old Version: 1.0b5 -> New Version: 1.2
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Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/nec2.html)
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''' xnec2c '''
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  Old Version: 1.0b5 -> New Version: 1.2
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bugfix
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Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/nec2.html)
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''' wxapt '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 1.3
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Console application for decoding and saving weather images
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'''wxapt''' is a console application for decoding and saving weather imagesConsole application for decoding and saving weather images|wxapt is a console application for decoding and saving weather images
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transmitted in the APT format of NOAA and METEOR satellites.
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Project site: ()
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''' thebridge '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 1.06
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ILink/EchoLink compatible conference bridge
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Thebridge is an EchoLink compatible conference bridge that runs under
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Linux.
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EchoLink allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one
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another over the Internet, using voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology.
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Project site: ()
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''' ssbd '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.10
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Voice keyer for use in hamradio
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'''Ssbd''' (Single-Side Band daemon) is voice keyer for hamradio use.
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It's written as part of Tucnak, contest log for VHF contests,
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but is possible to use ssbd with any other program.
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Project site: ()
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''' xwota '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.4
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Who's On the Air Database interface
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'''Xwota''' is intended for amateur radio operators who want to make use of the WOTA
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database.
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It can be used to find out who is on the air, the band and frequency they are
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operating on, and their location by country, state, county, grid, and
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latitude/longitude
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It's very similar to a DX Cluster client, but it works with the WOTA database
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and contains more informations.
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If you don't known what is the WOTA database, please read some infos at
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http://www.wotadb.org.
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Project site: ()
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''' ibp '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.21
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A tool to show which IBP beacons are transmitting
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The International Beacon Project is a set of 18 amateur (ham) radio
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transmitters around the world, each of which transmit every 3 minutes on a set
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of 5 short-wave frequencies. This allows short-wave radio users to quickly
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assess the current worldwide propagation conditions.
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Much more information can be found on http://www.ncdxf.org/beacons.html
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Project site: ()
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''' gpsman '''
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  Old Version: 6.3.2 -> New Version: 6.4
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A GPS manager
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GPS Manager (GPSMan) is a graphical manager of GPS data that makes possible
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the preparation, inspection and edition of GPS data in a friendly environment.
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GPSMan supports communication and real-time logging with both Garmin and
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Lowrance receivers and accepts real-time logging information in NMEA 0183
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from any GPS receiver.
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Project site: (http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/wGPSMan_4.html)
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''' cwirc '''
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  Old Version:  -> New Version: 2.0.0
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X-Chat Morse plugin
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X-Chat plugin for sending and receiving raw morse code over IRC.
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Project site: ()

Revision as of 22:49, 3 February 2009

What's new for amateur radio operators

Fedora 11 includes a number of applications and libraries that are of interest to amateur radio operators and electronic hobbyists. Many of these applications are included in the Fedora Electronic Lab spin. For a complete list of amateur radio applications available within Fedora see Applications for amateur radio on the wiki.


Sound card applications

fldigi

Fedora 11 includes version 3.10 of fldigi. Changes from Fedora 10 include many enhancements to the waterfall and logging, along with dozens of minor changes to the user interface and bug fixes. For a complete list of changes see the upstream project's site at http://www.w1hkj.com/fldigi-distro/.


xfhell

Version 1.9 of xfhell includes some improvements in handling the PTT line and additional flexibility in adjusting window sizes, as well as some bug fixes. The project's site is at http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/digital.html.


soundmodem

soundmodem is now back in Fedora. soundmodem 0.10 provides a way to use your sound card as a modem for digital applications such as AX.25. The upstream's project page is http://www.baycom.org/~tom/ham/soundmodem/.


HamFax

HamFax 0.54 is new to Fedora. HamFax is an application for sending and receiving facsimiles in amateur radio and for receiving public facsimile broadcasts like weather maps. Supported interfaces are sound cards and the SCS-PTCII from Special Communication Systems.

Software Defined Radio

gnuradio

gnuradio has been updated to version 3.1.3. This is largely a bugfix update.


Circuit Design and Simulation

The gEDA suite has been updated to 20081231. This includes the packages geda-docs, geda-examples, geda-gattrib, geda-gnetlist, geda-gschem, geda-gsymcheck, geda-symbols and geda-utils. These are all bugfix releases. In addition, gerbv, pcb, and ngspice are a part of the gEDA suite, but released separately.


gerbv

gerbv 2.1.0 includes improvements to object selection, improved exporting, and more flexibility in dealing with drill files. The complete release notes for this package can be found at http://gerbv.sourceforge.net/ANNOUNCEMENT-2.1.0.


pcb

pcb has been updated to 20081128. Included among the improvements is a new 'Ben mode' that exports a 'photograph' of the board as a .png file. There are also some minor improvements in drill handling and a number of bug fixes. The complete release notes for this version are available at http://pcb.sourceforge.net/news.html#20081128.


ngspice

ngspice has been updated to version 18. Changes include:

  • Tclspice simulator library has been merged with ngspice. Now you can compile ngapice or tclspice by asserting a configure switch. See README.tcl
  • New options have been introduced: brief, listing, autostop and scale
  • Support for .lib file has been introduced. This allows the use of third party model libraries in ngspice.
  • .measure statements: avg, integ, rms, max, min, delay, param
  • .global statements t support for global nodes whose name is not expanded when flattening the netlist.
  • .func macros for inlining functions into netlists.
  • Improved the numparam library to support fully parametrized netlists.
  • BSIM model binning.
  • new multi-input gate VCVS using XSPICE extensions.


iverilog

iverliog has been updated to 0.9.20081118. This is largely a bugfix update.


Logging and related applications

LinLog

LinLog has been updated to version 0.4.

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Before updating to 0.4 you should export your database to ADIF. Then install 0.4, create a new database, and import the ADIF. Step-by-step instructions are available at http://linlogbook.sourceforge.net/doc/LinLocDoc.html.


qle

qle 0.0.10 is new to Fedora 11. qle is a graphic QSO log viewer, log editor and QSO logger. It logs (or modifies) QSOs directly in a fast and light-weight SQLite database.


Template:Admon/draft

Other applications

hamlib

1.2.7 -> 1.2.8

New in 1.2.8:

  • New models: BC235, BC250, BC780, PRO-2052, BCD396T, BCD996T, K3, FT950
  • New pseudo models: netrigctl/netrotctl, backends ala rpcrig/rpcrot, but based on rigctld/rotctld
  • New rotator backend: GS232A, PcRotor
  • Removed microtune backend
  • Fixes: DttSP, IC-275, IC-475, IC-725, IC-735, IC-756PRO, IC-761, IC-775, IC-781, IC-706*, Kenwood TH/TM models, Orion, BC245, BC895, FT-100, FT757GX, FT-857, FT-897, FT-920
  • Numerous bindings fixes, esp. for memory channel works
  • New commands available in rigctl
  • New rotctld to go with rigctld rig daemon. The protocol changed, but there's the compatibility option -e to pass to the daemon for previous protocol.

New in 1.2.7.1:

  • New model: miniVNA
  • Fixes: FT1000MP, Tentec Orion, Omni VI Plus
  • AOR: implemented scanning
  • Kenwood models TS2000, TS870S can now get/set antenna. TS2000 gained strength meter calibration.

(http://hamlib.sourceforge.net)


xdx

2.4 -> 2.4.1

This is a bugfix update

(http://pg4i.chronos.org.uk/linux/xdx.html)


xdemorse

 Old Version: 1.2 -> New Version: 1.3

bugfix

Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/morse.html)


nec2c

 Old Version: 1.0b5 -> New Version: 1.2

Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/nec2.html)


xnec2c

 Old Version: 1.0b5 -> New Version: 1.2

bugfix

Project site: (http://5b4az.chronos.org.uk/pages/nec2.html)


wxapt

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 1.3

Console application for decoding and saving weather images

wxapt is a console application for decoding and saving weather imagesConsole application for decoding and saving weather images|wxapt is a console application for decoding and saving weather images transmitted in the APT format of NOAA and METEOR satellites.

Project site: ()


thebridge

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 1.06

ILink/EchoLink compatible conference bridge

Thebridge is an EchoLink compatible conference bridge that runs under Linux.

EchoLink allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology.

Project site: ()


ssbd

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.10

Voice keyer for use in hamradio

Ssbd (Single-Side Band daemon) is voice keyer for hamradio use. It's written as part of Tucnak, contest log for VHF contests, but is possible to use ssbd with any other program.

Project site: ()


xwota

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.4

Who's On the Air Database interface

Xwota is intended for amateur radio operators who want to make use of the WOTA database.

It can be used to find out who is on the air, the band and frequency they are operating on, and their location by country, state, county, grid, and latitude/longitude

It's very similar to a DX Cluster client, but it works with the WOTA database and contains more informations.

If you don't known what is the WOTA database, please read some infos at http://www.wotadb.org.

Project site: ()


ibp

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 0.21

A tool to show which IBP beacons are transmitting

The International Beacon Project is a set of 18 amateur (ham) radio transmitters around the world, each of which transmit every 3 minutes on a set of 5 short-wave frequencies. This allows short-wave radio users to quickly assess the current worldwide propagation conditions. Much more information can be found on http://www.ncdxf.org/beacons.html


Project site: ()

gpsman

 Old Version: 6.3.2 -> New Version: 6.4

A GPS manager

GPS Manager (GPSMan) is a graphical manager of GPS data that makes possible the preparation, inspection and edition of GPS data in a friendly environment.

GPSMan supports communication and real-time logging with both Garmin and Lowrance receivers and accepts real-time logging information in NMEA 0183 from any GPS receiver.

Project site: (http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/wGPSMan_4.html)


cwirc

 Old Version:  -> New Version: 2.0.0

X-Chat Morse plugin

X-Chat plugin for sending and receiving raw morse code over IRC.

Project site: ()