Amateur Radio in Australia (VKFAQ)


Amateur Radio Equipment

Yaesu equipment FT2000, FT8900, FT950, FTDX9000


Where can I get amateur radio software?

A wide variety of amateur radio software is available. Most of this is for the MSDOS or Windows based PCs, but software for variants of Unix and Linux as well as various Apple Mac versions is also readily available.

Applications include log keeping (for contests and ordinary operations), satellite tracking, digital modes such as packet radio, PSK-31 and MFSK-16, facsimile, slow scan TV, Morse code sending and receiving, antenna and circuit design, propagation predictions, digital signal processing and many others. Most amateur software is from overseas, but Australian amateurs have also been active in the field. An example is the HamLog 4 logging program. Email the author Robin Gandevia (rhg at if you have enquiries about this product.

The best way to find software via the internet is to type its name (if known) and/or keywords into a search engine or look through some the larger generalist amateur radio websites.

QRZ.COM has a downloads section listing software under many categories, including antenna design, software to control your radio from your computer, trial examinations (US style), logbook, morse training, packet radio, reference material, satellite tracking, scanner control, slow scan TV, reference material and more. Software for Linux and Macintosh computers are separate categories.

Another US based site provides reviews of software, discussion forums and classifieds.

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