CD-ROM AvailabilityIf the size (~190MB) of the download package for version 1.8.0 poses a problem for your connection you can request a CD-ROM version. Send your request to the email address on the Support page.
Installation Instructions file prior to downloading the complete package.
Please also note the following:
Upzip the Package - Once the download is complete unzip the package. This will result in two files: a small ReadAbout... pdf file and a setup exe file.
Install the software - Run the exe file to install the software.
Install the following patches -
Download Patch 180-01: Included in this patch: Updated polygons for the county boundaries in the MARAC and Michigan QSO parties; added capture of GPS logging data in the QSL Ready format as a default that will occur without action from the user; fixed a problem wherein the GPS log data for a QSO was being captured at log time rather than when the first exchange is sent causing the county logged and the GPS coordinates to sometimes be inconsistent; fixed a problem wherein the program would hang when dirving past the end of the Google map drive path; fixed a problem wherein on a long trip (e.g. Orlando to Seattle) the process for finding county line crossings would stall; added the capability to create a GPS file from a Google map for use as input to the GPS Simulator; updated the sections in the ARRL Sweepstakes and Field Day to reflect recent changes in the Ontario section; added the capability to produce grid line crossings from a Google map of a route and to produce the KML file to enablie posting of the grid and route overlay on a Google map; fixed a date problem when the program is used in the UK; added the capability to perform a timing analysis for use by mobile operators to identify counties requiring a stop and to check the feasibility of a proposed route based on average driving speed and other factors; fixed a problem wherein additional characters were being sent in the CQT (TU) message when using the K3 internal keyer; added a key-assignable task to send the CQT (TU) message without requiring that all exchange information be present in the entry window; fixed a logging problem related to US stations operating portable in Canada; fixed a problem with the location cues; added the ability to export waypoint files in KML format for use in Google Maps; corrected a startup problem related to the log loading progress bar for systems running XP SP3. Right click on Patch_180-01 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-02: Included in this patch: Updated version of the Quick Start Using GPS document; added the semi-colon and apostrophe keys to the special keys; added buttons to launch the Edit Messages and Assign Keys dialogs; added 1 to the available number of characters required to trigger the Send CQX while Entering feature; revised the buttons on the Keyer Parameters dialog; added a menu item to access a pdf of county names and their abbreviations; added a "Counties Along Route" option on the direct entry/selection of current county; fixed some non-functional buttons on the K3 control subset display when using the KX3; added a display for viewing the current set of county crossings; added options to the startup screen to automatically reconnect devices and another option to skip the wizard; modified the definition files for NC QP, NH QP, MS QP to reflect changes; fixed a problem with auto-fill when using the multi-county dialog; fixed some problems with the K3 full interface. Right click on Patch_180-02 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-03: Included in this patch: Fixed a broken link (Propagation Conditions) in the Help Menu; added support for the multi-QP MI-SD-ON-ND-NE QSO Party; added aliases to support an alternate set of county abbreviations for the Nebraska QSO Party; modified the file of available 1x1 calls supporting the spelling feature of the Florida QSO Party; added pdf files supporting the look up of county names and their abbreviations for a number of QSO parties; added county name expansion files for a number of QSO parties to support the ADIF log; fixed a problem wherein entry of M=SSB was not resulting in the conventional USB/LSB mode for a given band; modified the direct entry of mode, speed, and frequency to make it more efficient; added a Help menu item to check for program Revisions; added the number of unique calls worked to the statistics; fixed a scoring problem and a missing DLL function for the FOC QP; provided a separate dialog for the GPX to KML conversion task. Right click on Patch_180-03 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-04: Included in this patch: Fixed a broken link to 3830 in the File Menu; fixed a problem wherein the KX3 would not send a CQ message; updated the permissible bands for the CWOps-MiniCWT contest; fixed a problem wherein the startup option "Load Previous Configuration, Auto-Connect Devices, and Skip Wizard" would cause a crash when a GPS was present. Right click on Patch_180-04 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-05: Included in this patch: Updated county abbreviations for the North Dakota QSO Party; revised rules for the Florida, Arkansas, Kansas, and Minnesota QSO Parties; added seconds to the log to support LOTW submissions; removed description of an obsolete method from the document describing use of a Google map to build a route; revised the configuration decisions document and the Quick Reference for Use of a GPS document; added a document outlining the options for using a GPS and for providing route information for use by the program; added an indicator that the multiplier currently being worked is needed on the other mode; added ability to generate a report of multipliers available on each mode but needed on the other mode; added ability to specify a QSY message for each band of operation; added the capability to determine county line crossings and time of crossing from a GPS recording; added a driver display containing multi-waypoint tracker and a display of distance/time to next county in easily readable fonts; fixed a problem with auto-fill when using the right radio; added automatic cancellation of the use of the right radio QSO entry area for previous QSO info when using the right radio. Right click on Patch_180-05 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-06: Included in this patch: Fixed some status indicators that were false alarming; added spell-checking to flag county spelling errors during the process of preparing county activity KML files; improved the county boundary model for some counties in SE Kansas to improve county detection when entering from out of state; added detection of log formating errors during startup and provided a means of reviewing/correcting incorrectly formated entries; improved the formating of station information on the county activity map; added a driver network that wirelessly provides driver information (distance/time to next three waypoints, distance/time to next county, etc) via display on an Android device. Right click on Patch_180-06 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
Download Patch 180-07: Included in this patch: Fixed a problem with the preparation of QSO party activity information; fixed the next county message which was sending 0 as the number of minutes to next county; fixed a problem with the boundary values of South Carolina; fixed a problem wherin the distance to next crossing was going to zero consistently about .40 miles prior to the crossing; changed the backup scheme to be incremental; updated the user notes for mobile operators to include information about the CQX-Driver interface; updated the Arizona QSO Party to reflect new rules; fixed a problem wherein messages containing certain county abbreviations were being mangled on a county change; fixed a problem wherein the 1x1 ID message remained enabled after that type of operation was over; fixed a problem wherein some QSO parties would not log PA and YU; added a multi-QP for the Salmon Run and South Carolina QSO parties; added the option to omit the question mark at the end of the last word query message; fixed a problem with the calculation of time to next county when traversing a bi-directional branch. Right click on Patch_180-07 and elect to save the file to download the patch.
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.9 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.9
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.8 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.8
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.7 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.7
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.6 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.6
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.5 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.5
If for some reason you need a patch for version 1.7.4 they can be found on Downloads - version 1.7.4
Copyright: C.W. Sanders, NO5W
Last Updated: 25-September-2013