Software Downloads

This is the one-stop page for downloading the most important software for use by PCACS. Depending on the software, training and supporting material may be on the Digital Mode Training page.

NameDescriptionCategoryBaseline for PCACS Operations
RMS ExpressRMS Express is a free MS Windows program that allows you to send and receive e-mail via Packet and various HF modes. It can work "internet connected" where you connect directly or via radio to WL2K internet based e-mail servers (and therefore send/receive e-mail to/from anyone with an Internet e-mail address) or "peer-to-peer" where you connect via radio directly to the RMS Express of another amateur radio operator. Officially hosted at: www.winlink.orgBasic Digital ModeFor e-mail style digital communications.
RMS Message Log GeneratorRMS Message Log Report Generator is free Windows software to create a nice report of all of your RMS Express activity for submitting during "after action" paperwork. Officially hosted at: www.winlink.orgSupporting ProgramFor generating your digital communication message log.
V4ChatV4Chat is HF based chat software. Support Forward Error Correction for "group" chats and also ARQ behavior for "1-to-1" chats. Officially hosted at: www.winlink.orgBasic Digital ModeFor HF or Packet based chats (1-to-1 or group).
ITSHFBCITSHFBC is free MS Windows HF Propagation Prediction software. RMS Express will automatically use this software to suggest the best HF sites to use. While not required for RMS Express use, if you'll be doing RMS Express with HF, you really need to install this!Basic Digital ModeFor RMS Express over HF
fldigi (Windows)
fldigi (OS X)
Fldigi is a free multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Linux, Free-BSD) program that supports many different digital modes including MT63. Includes flarq: a companion program to fldigi that allows file transfer over any of the supported fldigi modes. Officially hosted at: http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.htmlBasic Digital ModeFor HF MT-63 (WCF Standard) or HF file transfer.
CHIRPCHIRP is multi-platform radio programming software. If the "stable" release does not support your radio, try the chirp-daily-...installer.exe from the latest daily build site. Officially hosted at: http://chirp.danplanet.comRadio ProgrammingFor programming many different radios
Adobe (PDF) ReaderReader is free software (multi-platform) for opening PDFs.Supporting ProgramNeeded to view some files on this site.
MultiPSKMultiPSK is free MS Windows software that supports many different modes including MT63 and Packet. Officially hosted at: http://f6cte.free.fr/index_anglais.htm.Basic Digital Mode Operations
MixWMixW is commercial MS Windows software that supports many different modes including MT63, packet, and SSTV. Officially hosted at: http://mixw.net/index.phpBasic Digital Mode Operations
Outpost Packet Message ManagerOutpost is free MS Windows software for sending and receiving packet messages with Amateur Radio Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) or TNC Personal Mail Boxes. Also compatible with WL2K. PDF User Guide. Officially hosted at: http://www.outpostpm.orgBasic Digital Mode
D-RATSMulti-platform D-Star tool. Primary features include multi-user chat capabilities and file transfers. Works either with D-STAR Radio, adaptor, or Internet. Officially hosted at http://www.d-rats.comBasic Digital Mode
flmsg (Windows)
flmsg (OS X)
Flmsg is a free multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Linux, Free-BSD) program that supports creating of various messages which can then be exported to other applications for sending. Help and quick guide. Officially hosted at: http://www.w1hkj.com/flmsg-help/index.htmlBasic Digital Mode
PaclinkPaclink is free Windows software that can be used, to some degree, instead of RMS Express. It acts as an "intermediary" between your normal e-mail software (MS Live Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) and your packet or PACTOR TNC. It allows you to send/receive WL2K e-mail in your normal e-mail client. However, it does not support WINMOR (the free HF WL2K mode). Officially hosted at: www.winlink.orgBasic Digital Mode
Ham Radio Deluxe (free version)
Ham Radio Deluxe (commercial demo version)
Ham Radio Deluxe has two versions, a paid version (v. 6, available as a demo) and a free version (v. 5.24.38). Ham Radio deluxe provides rig control, logging, digital communications,
satellite tracking, and rotator control. Officially hosted at: http://www.hrdsoftwarellc.com
Basic Digital Mode
MMSSTVMMSSTV is free MS Windows software for Slow Scan TV. Officially hosted at: http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php.Specialized Digital Mode Operations - Slow Scan TV
M110A Base Install
M110A Patches to Base Install
BlockTerm
BlockTerm is a free MS Windows program used in conjunction with M110A for MARS communications. Officially hosted at: http://w3jjj.com/blockterm.html and http://w3jjj.com/m110a_dl.html.Specialized Digital Mode - MARS
SSTV decoding for iOSCommercial iOS Slow Scan TV *display* software. Does not encode, only decode. More details also available at: http://www.blackcatsystems.com/ipad/iPad_SSTV_Pad.htmlSpecialized Digital Mode Operations - Slow Scan TV
Online Air Core Inductor CalculatorAn online program to compute the inductance of an air-core coil.Antenna Design
EZNEC DemoEZNEC 5.0 is MS Windows software for antenna modeling. The linked version is a demo supporting 20 segments. Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Officially hosted at http://www.eznec.com.Antenna Design
cocoa NECcocoaNEC is free Apple Mac OS X software for antenna modeling. Linked version is for OS X 10.6+. Officially hosted at: http://www.w7ay.net/site/Applications/cocoaNEC/index.htmlAntenna Design
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