About Ham Radio Deluxe

What is Ham Radio Deluxe?

Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) is an integrated suite of software products for amateur radio.  The five modules in the suite provide rig control, logging, digital communications,
satellite tracking, and rotator control.

Rig Control

Ham Radio Deluxe Rig Control provides rig control through a richly featured full screen interface and other products in the Ham Radio Deluxe Suite via a direct connection or TCP/IP remote access.


Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook provides QSO logging, DX cluster connectivity, callsign lookup, awards tracking (with integration to LOTW, eQSL, and Ham Radio Deluxelog.net), and contesting. Microsoft Access and MySQL are support with strong features for backup and recovery.

Digital Master  (DM-780)

DM-780 provides most popular sound card digital modes with direct integration to Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook.

Satellite Tracking
Ham Radio Deluxe Satellite Tracking provides satellite operations with rig control and Google Earth integration.
Rotator Ham Radio Deluxe Rotator provides control for 15 popular models of antenna rotators.

How It All Began

In early 2003 Peter PH1PH and Simon HB9DRV talked about developing a simple program to control the soon to be released ICOM IC-703. Maybe it was the beer, maybe the desire to give something back to the radio amateur community, however on June 6th, 2003 the first line of code was written, Ham Radio Deluxe (Ham Radio Deluxe) was born.
By late 2005 the number of registered users stood at 20,006 – quite an achievement in such a short time.

In late 2011, Simon sold HRD to Rick W4PC, Randy KØCBH, and Mike WA9PIE.