My Ergo SDRplay combination provides a great receiver with SWBC database, propagation evaluation and signal path maps all together. Read more
If you have a moderate understanding of antennas, you can use antenna modeling software to better understand how your antenna creations work. Read more
Simple and free. The Log4OM ham logging program does the basics well and is worth considering. Read more
Discerning signals from noise is what radio reception is all about. We always seek to improve the signal-noise ratio. Read more
For shortwave listening with a software defined radio, I recommend SDR Console V3 for control, display and demodulation. Although still in development, its performance is wonderful. Read more
This article could equally be titled “how I learned to write good software”. During the 1990’s, I rekindled my interest in shortwave and ham radio. Like many, my hobbies had been placed on hold for twenty years while we raised a family and I did the “career thing.” Sound familiar?
This video tells the story of Ergo – what it is and what it does. Basically, it is a software program that combines control of radios, databases of stations and tools to support a shortwave radio listener. Since this is well described in the video, I am going to focus this article on how a few things I learned about writing software.