About HRD Software, LLC

HRD Software, LLC. is a company formed in 2012 to continue the development of the Ham Radio Deluxe software suite for amateur radio. Our goals are:

#1 - To have happy customers who would recommend Ham Radio Deluxe to their friends. Providing great service to our customers is our best form of marketing.
#2 - To make great software for amateur radio operators.
#3 - To have the kind of employees that our customers rave about.



Ham Radio Deluxe History

Peter Halpin (PH1PH) and Simon Brown (HB9DRV) started developing Ham Radio Deluxe started in 2003. By 2005, there were over 20,000 registered users worldwide. Peter went SK in June of 2005. Simon continued to make great progress through great participation of volunteers. By 2010, there were over 100,000 registered users and Simon’s interests turned to other endeavors.

In late 2011, Mike (WA9PIE) talked Simon into selling the source code and all rights to Ham Radio Deluxe to me and two other partners – Randy Gawtry (K0CBH) and Rick Ruhl (W4PC). Rick was the managing partner through the end of 2016. At the beginning of 2017, Randy and I took an active role in the daily management of the company.



The HRD Software Team

Dr. Michael Carper, WA9PIE - Co-Founder

wa9pie.jpgDr. Michael Carper (Mike) is one of three co-founders of HRD Software, LLC. As of early 2017, Mike took an active role in managing portions of daily business operations of HRD Software. His focus is on Sales, Support, and Digital Marketing. He continues to provide input into product development.

Mike is the Chief Information Officer for Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores (SHOS), based in the NW Chicago suburbs. He has 30 years of experience in the engineering and support of telecommunications and information technologies in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and telecommunications industries.

Mike was first licensed in 1974 as WN9PIE, while living in Greenfield, IN. Mike is an avid DXer. His DXing achievements include:
> DXCC Mixed Honor Roll (342 all-time), CW (309), Phone (292), Digital (119), 9BDXCC, Challenge (~2,000)
> CQ DX Honor Roll for CW and SSB
> CQ DX Field Mixed Honor Roll (175), CW, SSB, and Digital
> CQ WAZ Mixed, SSB, CW, 5BWAZ



Randy Gawtry, K0CBH - Co-Founder

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Randy Gawtry is one of three co-founders of HRD Software, LLC. As of early 2017, Randy took an active role in managing portions of daily business operations of HRD Software. His focus is on Finance, Accounting, and Print Marketing. He provides input into product development.

Randy is President and Senior Software Engineer at Timewave Technologies Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.



Tim Browning, KB3NPH - Technical Support

kb3nph.jpgTim provides technical support for our customers.

Radioman in the U.S. Navy. Two years DJ, Announcer and Engineer with AFRTS. Two years communications radioman aboard ship. Became interested in and started building and repairing computers as a hobby in about 1980. Drove truck over the road for many years and was an owner/operator until forced to retire due to medical reasons in 2007. Became a ham in 2006. Joined the HRD team as a beta tester in 2012 and advanced to support in 2013.



Erik Gawtry, KC0WWC - Sr. Software Engineer

kc0wwc.jpgErik is a software engineer and programmer for Timewave Technologies Inc. He has been working part time for HRD since 2012 doing a vast majority of the programming. His current project is incorporating a new commercial license server into the HRD support system.



Kevin Young, KC7FPF - Technical Support

kc7fpf.jpgKevin provides technical support for our customers.

Retired USAF 20 years Maintenance F-4 F-5 T-38 F-15. Information Technologist, Network Administrator and Computer Technician CCTV/Telco and Network Cable Installer. Obtained ham license in 1994. Kevin is also a W5YI Volunteer Examiner and Elmer to new hams. Net Control Station for SCARS Net (South Coast Amateur Radio Service), Net control station for Local ARES net, Manager/Net Controller for the Ham Nation 40 Meter Net.



Ferry Hoisderver (PD9FER) - Technical Support

pd9fer.jpgFerry is a technical support volunteer residing in The Netherlands.

Police officer / ICT Systems engineer / Music recording engineer / Doing electronics repairs. Has been a HAM since 2007. Was with HRD Tech support in 2012 but had to leave due to illness. Just returned a few months ago and is doing a fine job in Tech Support.


Tammy Carper, KB9YHU - Sales Support and Marketing

kb9yhu.jpgTammy provides sales support to our customers and dealers.

Tammy has extensive experience in sales. She's a licensed real estate broker. She has an undergraduate degree in finance/real estate from Indiana University. She's been a ham since 2001 and joined the HRD sales team in May of 2017.



Veronica Hernandez - Sales Support and Bookkeeping

veronica.jpgVeronica provides a variety of support to our customers and dealers. She

Born in Mexico City in 1972. Married with 2 children. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at ISEC University in Mexico City in 1997. Veronica worked at Banco Nacional de Mexico from 1989 as a Credit Card Customer Service Operator. From 1990 to 1992, she was General Assistant for Banamex Director in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. By 1996, she was in charge of the Banamex Collections Dept. for the Metropolitan Area. At this point, she was working and studying at the University. In 1997, she worked at the Mexican CNSF (Comision Nacional de Seguros Y Fianzas), doing financial analysis. She graduated that same year. Her thesis was based on the management of a table of money and stocks in the Mexican market. Resigned from the banking industry in 2010. Since 2012 has been with HRD software LLC.


Peggy Browning - Sales Support

peggy.jpgPeggy supports our customer as part of our sales support team.

After graduating high school, worked for Parish & Company, a division of the NY Stock Exchange. Went to college at Glassboro State in NJ and was certified in accounting. Worked for several companies in NJ as a book keeper and office manager. Joined the HRD sales team in 2015.