is a basic logging program with simple
transceiver control for most modern PC
controllable radios (radio's that can
provide frequency and mode information to
the program, some examples are: TS-2000,
TS-570, IC-706, IC-746, Yaesus etc.). It
is designed primarily for the visually
impaired. An early version of TLB
was featured in an article in the
May/June 2006 issue of QEX magazine
uses Microsoft's artificial speech to
announce frequency, mode, time, and
logbook information. It uses large,
sizable fonts. It works in automatic mode
with many Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu and other
radios. Use it with ANY radio in manual
mode. License is free. Vista/Win7 users
do not need to download the Microsoft
SAPI 5.1 files, ver. 5.3 is included in
Version 1.04 of TLB Xp/Vista
includes ability to command the logbook
and radio with voice commands. Enhanced
keyboard short-cuts and drop down menus
are in the most recent version available
Talk to Your Radio and Maybe it Will Talk
Back to You:
The QST and QEX files are posted
.. links to the right in blue field
--note, the ARRL apparently discontinued
the QST binary files sometime in 2010.
Language Translation Tool by KD5HTB
is a very simple tool to help
radio amateurs complete radio contacts in
languages other than their native
language as described in the November
2004 issue of CQ magazine. Translate
foreign language text to English (or
vice-versa). This is a simple Windows
program. It reasonably translates the
content of many Amateur Radio QSOs if you
have digital copy. It can be used as a
memory aid with voice communications or
you can cut and paste transcripts from a
RTTY, PSK or morse code terminal program
to ARLT's yellow translation text box for
a 'translation'. You don't have to worry
about the pronunciation with digital
communications! The program doesn't
perform miracles though it understands
quite a few radio "technical"
terms in several languages. Have some fun
with it. It's free!
Radio Language Translator
is programmed in Visual Basic 5.
It runs without problems on Windows 95
and Windows XP and probably will run just
fine on other flavours of Windows (not
Windows 3.1). The program is on the Amateur
Radio Language Translator page download.
alternative Operating System...A
few of the examples from the Spring 2003
QST series were ported to LINUX. Linux
executables for a few projects are
available on the Kylix
Are you a
beginning Delphi programmer? Try these: A
GREAT general coding web site is
http://www.delphiforfun.org/ is WONDERFUL
for beginners. It contains lots of
non-Amateur Radio projects that can be
modified for use with your radio
projects. These work great with Turbo
Delphi Explorer, unfortunately what
was previously a free product is no
longer available although Embarcadero now
markets a starter compiler called Delphi
XE2 Starter Edition.
II ver. 2.04
for Xp, Vista & Win7
is a CAT control system for the Kenwood
TS-2000. The free rig control program
controls most functions of the radio and
provides features Kenwood forgot to
include. It has an internal logging
program, a TNC control program for the
built-in TNC, access to online
DXClusters, satellite memory controls,
PSK, FSK, CW Keyer, Voice Keyer, import
of CSV frequency and TravelPlus
files, access to specialized GoogleMaps
highlighting DX locations and more.
require Windows98 or higher.
Free ARCS II
(7.0 Mb install
file) STABLE VERSION for Xp, Vista, Win7 &
PSK version 1.04b is included.
experimental module provides FSK and is
available as a separate download- regard
the version 0.91 module as a beta.
users can use USER Equalizer adjustment
and write CSV files to the radio's
internal memory and more.
Embarcadaro no longer
provides the FREE Delphi
Windows compiler. The incredible download
was available from Borland/CodeGear at http://www.borland.com/downloads/download_turbo.html
or http://www.turboexplorer.com/downloads (the second URL
might be more convenient for most).
Previous users still can
use it. Start by compiling the source
code in this site's Delphi Code section.
Change the code to your heart's content. The
Sept/Oct 2007 QEX magazine
describes how (pg 44-47).
An alternative to
this free tool may be an opensource
Delphi-like compiler called Lazarus.
Lazarus can do most of what Turbo Delphi
can do, the problem is the software is
not totally stable. A commercial version
of Delphi called Delphi
XE2 Starter Edition
is intended as an "entry level"
compiler is available for under 200$;
unfortunately not cheap. However, you may
qualify for a 149$ rate per: Upgrade/competitive
upgrade pricing is available to users of
any other free or paid IDE or developer
tool product (from the Embarcadero web
Program Version 1.03
distance and bearing from latitude and
longitude information for two stations or
from their respective Maidenhead grid
squares. Includes "ROVER" and
the free program KIA Bearing/Distance
(373 kb zipped).