|CQRL Log Program|
|Example Of Shackbox|
Shackbox is another full featured Ham Radio software package that you can download. It looks like they came out with a new beta version CR 0.105 , which can be downloaded at their website. It basically is an iso file you can download and burn to a cd to create a live cd you can boot off of. The website address is http://shackbox.net/downloads/ . They do indicate that there are more than 150 Apps for the Ham Radio Operator. The only charge is for membership support. This program is mainly made for the Linux Ubuntu Operating System.
Another very nice open source program that has many options is KB1OIQ Andy's Ham Radio Linux. Being that is is open source it is absolutely free. It can be downloaded at http://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/ or directly from http://kb1oiq-andysham.sourceforge.net/ . There are 32bit and 64bit versions available. Some of the programs included are Fldigi, NBEMS, Gpredict, earthtrack, xcwcp and qrq, XLog and cqrlog, flrig and grig, xnec2c, fl_moxgen, aa-analyzer, owx, VOACAP, glfer, Xastir, gqrx, gEDA, GNU Radio Companion, quisk, direwolf, linamc, FreeDV, wsjt-x, Micro-Fox 15 Config, and a TinyTrak3 . It also has a smith chart capability. The nice thing is that you can change things within the program or add to it if you like.
If you are looking for various different kinds of software I would go to DX Zone at http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Software/Linux/ . They have a wide variety of programs for Ham Radio programs for Linux. Here is an interesting website for Linux Ham radio http://www.linuxjournal.com/ham .
Thank You for reading from Dan KC2YTI 73s.