Tuesday, 3 January 2017
The downfall of Ham Radio Deluxe
Basically the user of HRD V6.* was blocked after some troubles in which he called for support. No good advertisement for a commercial software package.
Now it seems HRD V6 deliberately shutdown JT-Alert (a program that supports the populair WSJT-X and many other JT digimode software) without any warning to the user. There are some other issues as well that Laurie VK3AMA (the programmer of JT-Alert) made a decision not to support HRD V6 any longer in the newer versions.
His message last week:
To all JTAlert / HRD V6 users.
I will no longer be providing support for HRD V6 logging within JTAlert.
This comes into effect with the next public release of JTAlert (2.9.0).
Affected HRD users can continue to use the current version of JTAlert (2.8.7) for as long as they want.
I will not be able to provide any support for that version, however, if a future HRD release breaks the JTAlert/HRD integration.
The free V5 of HRD will continue to be supported.
Moving forward, all future JTAlert versions will not support HRD V6 logging.
I will not be participating in any public or private discussions regarding this decision.
I sincerely apologise to the affected HRD users.
de Laurie VK3AMA
Since JT-Alert is the most used and most populair program to use bridging JT mode software with your own logger I guess this will affect HRD again. Many will look for alternative loggers now.
Is this the downfall of Ham Radio Deluxe?
I'm using HRD myself and will continue V4 for main logging and V5 for digimode logging. They are free and JT-Alert will continue the support for version 5.