Ham Radio Deluxe Backup Restore Utility

Note HRD ver. 5.20 and later are using a different structure.

HRD_BRU alpha 005 should works with HRD 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 up to 5.24.038 (no warranty anyway).

 

Please note that this utility is not an official HRD LLC software, this is just and only my simple tool so it's not supported by the authors of HRD. Use at your own risk.

 

 

HRD_BRU
HRD_BRU

 

Sometimes I had the need to do some testing with HRD and many times I need a way to backup and restore my HRD configuration quickly.

I've done a small utility for my personal use that allow me to backup HRD suite directories and registry and I can restore them later.

With this utility I've also implemented a system clean function (mean remove HRD directories and registry) that has been usefull for my testing (when I need a totally fresh environment). This allow me to reinstall HRD with all the default setting.

This is very rough at the moment, no guide, just some tooltips on the buttons. It's only a technical tool and it's a beta 0.0.0.1 version.

I've used on my Win Xp 32 and Win 7 64 computers (need microsoft dot net framework) and I have been able to run it with HRD 4 and HRD 5.

Just a note about logbook : logbook database require some manual work (outside of this utility), specially if MySql or SqlExpress is in use (mdb files are saved but it is not enough). You must save ODBC configuration and Logbook database engine using standard tools (or following guides on the forum). Those are NOT backed up from this small utility. Ask on the forum on how to be sure that your logbook is also saved.

Anyway I've been able to use it to migrate my HRD setup from one computer to another where I've done HRD installation.

PLEASE REMEMBER : It's a beta !
Please experiments with this tool with backup only to understand what it can be done before going to delete and restore your HRD.

 

Best 73 !

Installation is extremly easy. Just few click on the next button.

Uninstaller is provided (will remove everything if you don't like this utility or if you don't want to use it anymore), just a click.

Only one requirement : your Windows must be XP or Seve and must have Microsoft Dot Net runtime installed (ver. 3.5 or ver. 4.0 are both ok). With Windows 7 just remember to install/run as administrator.

You may also follow the hints on this link (HRD forum) :

http://forums.hrdsoftwarellc.com/showthread.php?20959-HRD-backup-restore-clean-utility&highlight=backup+restore+utility

 

 

Guida all'uso di Hrd_Bru in Italiano
Italian guide on how to use Hrd_Bru.
Hrd_Bru_0001.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB

 

While I try to assure the accuracy of this software , I cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate.
Beyond this, I make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.
I assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
Please understand that you use these tools, programs and resources at your own risk.

 

Installer for HRD_BRU alpha 0.0.0.3 (may 19, 2012)
Setup_HRD_BRU_0003.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.3 MB
Installer for HRD_BRU alpha 0.0.0.5 (Jan 3, 2013)
Setup_HRD_BRU_005.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.3 MB

 

 

HRD 5 : gestiamo la porta parallela

A chi piace giocare con smanettamenti e costruzione di accessori per la propria stazione, molto probabilmente avrà notato che usando HRD 5.0 su Windows 7 a 64 bit ci possono essere difficoltà nella gestione della interfaccia parallela con commutazioni dei vari bit a seconda della gamma su cui ci si trova. Vediamo come trovare una alternativa.


Utility gestione porta parallela per HRD 5

HRD 5 : aggiorniamo i dati solari Noaa

Con HRD 5 i dati solari non si aggioornano più

Vediamo una piccola utility per ovviare a questo prblema.


Utility download dati Noaa per HRD 5

AWH HRD v.5 TIMER

Questa piccola applicazione nasce per una mia esigenza e voglia personale di studiare come interfacciarsi a Ham Radio Deluxe e imparare qualche cosa con i linguaggi di programmazione per computer (non sono un programmatore, quindi il mio scopo è fondamentalmente didattico, di autoapprendimento e divertimento).

 

L'utility funziona cercando di implementare una cosa che manca a HRD ovvero un sistema stile “voice keyer con ripetizione automatica a tempo”.

 

L’idea di base che mi è venuta è quella di provare a riprodurre un file audio sul computer e di inviarlo all’RTX mandandolo in TX attraverso HRD.

E’ chiaro che essendo un componente esterno non è possibile far funzionare questo giocattolo come fosse una funzione realmente sviluppata all’interno del codice del programma principale ne si può in nessun modo porre come antagonista a sistemi o programmi dedicati che fanno questo di mestiere.

Però per un utente medio che abbia un po’ di voglia di divertirsi provando a collegare a HRD un qualcosa che lo aiuti nelle sere in cui manca la propagazione a lanciare dei lunghi e ripetuti CQ CQ CQ, questo può essere un buon compromesso.

 

SetupAwhHrdTimer0002.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.7 MB
Guida AwhHrdTimer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

 

 

AWH FT CW KEYER Assistant (for Yaesu FT-2000)

Yet another small inutility, this time is for the CW Keyer of the FT-2000.

It allows to setup or use the internal keyer of the FT2K for CW transmitt. No interface is needed, just the Pc, serial cable (CAT) and the rig.

 

You can use this inutility to program the internal memory of the rig (and then close the application) or you can use it "live".

 

It's very intuitive.

 



Run it and follow the wizard (next, next, …)

 

Once installed, run it

click SETUP

Select COM PORT

Click the com port which is connected to the FT2K

Then select BAUD RATE

Click the same speed as in the rig

Then select HANDSHAKE

Click ON if you use hardware handshake (RTS ON) with fully wired cable

Click OFF if you use RTS OFF in your rig

Then click CONNECT

 

The tabs are :

 

Transmitt : here you can read the 5 rtx cw memory or store into the rig 5 new cw memory. 20 banks of 5 memory are available to recall and send to the rig. Once a bank is stored into the rig you can reproduce that memory pressing Play1…Play5

 

Compose : here you can define your own 20 banks of 5 memory (I just prepared/stored some dummy memory just for test purpose)

 

Live : into keyboard input just type anything you want to transmit and then press ENTER (or return on the keyboard) and it should be transmitted. Here you can also recall 8 special macros pressing one of the 8 buttons “Immediate macro send” or selecting a number into “macro preview”. You need to add some data into the QSO frame.

 

Setting : here type your personal data

 

Macros : here you can create your own 8 personal macros. Macro uses Tags. I just populated with some dummy macro for test purpose.

 

Keyer : just some setting of the rig

 

Best 73.

Rick iw1awh.

 

Setup_AWH_FT_CW_Beta_010.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.4 MB

 

 

AWH HRD BAND utility (for HRD 5)

HRD_BAND
HRD_BAND

This is a simple inutility...

If you run HRD but you have a manual amplifier or a manual antenna switch, you may forgot to retune or switch something when you change band.

This toy will prompt you a warning when it detects a band change. Very simple.

For example, this is what will appear when you change from 40 to 20 meters band. You then need to click on "Band Changed" button to acknowledge the changes.

 

You can also set to have an audio alarm with voice or sound when the band is changed.

It works with any rig that HRD 5 is able to control.

It use tcp/ip (hrd ip server), it can run with any other application (it only needs that hrd is running).

Just run the setup wizard to install this utility (unistall is also provided).

It require Microsoft dot net framework libraries.

Click connect and it's running. If you hover the mouse over the controls a popup with a simple help will appear.

Installer for AWH HRD_BAND beta 0.0.0.1 (March, 2011)
Setup_HRD_Band_0001.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.7 MB

 

 

 

Wake up for Yaesu FT 450 950 2000 5000 and FT-9000 RTX

Power ON and OFF you Yaesy Rig from PC

Wake Up your FT-450-950-2000-5000-9000
Wake Up your FT-450-950-2000-5000-9000

Yet another inutility to test !

 

This is a "button" to power up your FT-450, FT-950, FT-2000, FT-5000 and FT-9000.

If you are lazy (as I am) this can be your choice...

 

No install needed. No setup needed. Just download and extract the executable file and leave it somewhere. It's only less then 700 Kb. If you don't like it, just delete it and it's gone.

 

Have your YAESU FT-xxx RTX connected with a pin to pin rs232 cable.

Run the program.

Set the baud rate (same as on the rig)

Click on the ON green button.

The rig will be waked up !

 

If you use HRD, you can also run HRD just after the rig has been powered.

 

Beta version 0.0.0.8 news :

added the option to run Skype (if installed)

now form position is remembered between session

some typo fixed

  

Beta version 0.0.0.9 news :

added FT-450 and 5000 support

fixed a bug with Win7 64 bit

 

Version 0.1.0.0 news :

changed the way it enumerates serial ports

changed the way it detect hrd

minor fix 

 

Requirement : Microsoft dot net 4 framework

AWH WakeUp FT beta version 0.1.0.0 (June 10th, 2012)
AWH WakeUp FT: a small utility to power on and off your FT-450-950-2000-5000-9000 from PC.
WakeupFTrtx_v.0.1.00.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 418.0 KB

While I try to assure the accuracy of this software , I cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate.
Please note that this software is currently in beta and therefore unsupported.
Beyond this, I make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.
I assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
Please understand that you use these tools, programs and resources at your own risk.

 

 

JUST METER (for FT-2000)

JM_awh
JM_awh
Avevo un rtx Yaesu FT 1000 MK-V Field.
Ero abituato agli strumenti analogici prima.
Avrei preferito che sull'MK-V ci fosse stato un bello strumento ad ago, più comodo dicevo...
Dopo diverso tempo, sono passato ad usare un rtx Yaesu FT 2000.
Adesso rimpiango lo strumento digitale dell'MK-V e sono spesso a ruotare il commutatore rotativo di selezione delle varie letture sullo strumento analogico ...
In pratica : non siamo mai contenti, no ?
Così, con lo spunto di un amico OM, ho provato a ricreare via software quello che manca all' FT 2000, ovvvero la possibilità di avere più letture contemporanee.
Stò provando a scrivere un programmino che via CAT legga le informazioni dei vari segnali e le rappresenti graficamente.
Digital display
Digital display

C'è anche una visulalizzazione simil-analogica.

Analog display
Analog display
E' disponibile una versione beta dove ho iniziato a fare qualche prova.
L'utility si chiama JM_awh versione beta 0.0.4 del 5 ottobre 2008
Per installare Just Meter occorre scaricare il file compresso exe e poi lanciare il setup.


Il setup caricherà la piccola utility.

Ciao e buone prove.
Rick.

 

 

 

Just Meter is just a digital display for FT 2000.
Similar to that available into FT 1000 Mk-V , via cat on a pc it is possible to display several readout together without the need to turn the rotary switch on the rig.
It's just a first preliminary BETA, JM_awh beta version 0.0.4.
There is no guide but it's very simple. Just a toy, nothing more.

 

Run setup and use it.

Good testing.

Rick.

JM_awh Setup
Just Meter : a small utility to display all the rig meters on PC.
JM_setup.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 491.1 KB

While I try to assure the accuracy of this software , I cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate.
Please note that this software is currently in beta and therefore unsupported.
Beyond this, I make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.
I assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
Please understand that you use these tools, programs and resources at your own risk.

 

 

VOICE MODULE (for FT-2000)

Awh Voice Module
Awh Voice Module
This is an experiment.
The aim is to try to add a "software voice module" for the FT-2000.
It read the frequency, mode and signal.
Windows XP is required.
Awh Voice Module
Add a voice module to your FT-2000
awh_Voice.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 73.3 KB

While I try to assure the accuracy of this software , I cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate.
Please note that this software is currently in beta and therefore unsupported.
Beyond this, I make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.
I assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
Please understand that you use these tools, programs and resources at your own risk.

 

 

Ham Radio Deluxe v.5 Analog Meter

Awh HRD S meter addon
Awh HRD S meter addon

Add on for Ham Radio Deluxe v.5.x.

 

This is an experiment, first beta. The interesting thing I'm studying is the way to communicate with HRD.  The new HRD tcp protocol open a lot of new potential addon.

 

 

Testing with HRD and FT-2000
Testing with HRD and FT-2000

Example of customization.

 

 

Setup Awh HRD S-meter beta build 0.0.5
This is another new test. Added connection parameters (ip addr and port), polling rate and an easy graphic.
Setup_Awh__HRD_Smeter_005.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.0 MB

While I try to assure the accuracy of this software , I cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate.
Please note that this software is currently in beta and therefore unsupported.
Beyond this, I make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose.
I assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.
Please understand that you use these tools, programs and resources at your own risk.

 

 

Latest FT-2000 and FT-2000D firmware for CPU and EDSP

FT-2000/D “PEP2000” Update Software V01.56 and V11.54 (3/2/12)
FT-2000_PEP2000_3-2-12.zip
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1'013.7 KB
FT-2000/D “PEP2000” Update V01.56 and V11.54 Information (3/2/12)
FT-2000_PEP2000 Software Procedure 3-2-1
Adobe Acrobat Document 335.1 KB

Le mie versioni preferite di Ham Radio Deluxe

Link ai file di installazione delle due release storiche freeware gratuite di HRD sviluppate da Simon HB9DRV

 

la versione 4.0 (ultima con psk31 deluxe)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2lrvjcrn0wtm8s/HRD_4.0.1901.zip

 

la versione 4.1 (ultima con logbook incorporato ma con dm780)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jotgnar5jl0n7vg/HRD_4.1.1989.zip

 

la versione 5.0 (ultima full)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zz50hi9cwur18rc/HRD_5.0.2893.zip

 

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