software for passionate CW and
It contains the world-unique synthesized voice keyer.
No need to record anything into your voice keyer!
||Cheap, yet a
very mature interface for the
highest demands (CW keying and PTT control): Spider Keyer:
The most simple interface to provide CW keying and PTT
||Full-flesh interface for HamRacer for SSB mode (AF
Tom, KC0W: Super easy to
use & understand. Very
intuitive. I glanced over the manual after I had already been
using the program for 45 minutes or so.
Layne, AE1N: Your software has the promise of a breakthough in Ham Radio SSB contesting...
Marty, W8AKS: Happy, am I happy, see the footprints on the ceiling! Beautiful job! This has been needed for a long time. ... This puts the fun back into SSB contesting for me.
Mike DH6JL/DK6M: It is a wonderful tool when the family sleeps and i'd like to make some talks to friends via air. The free type/talk option is a nice way to talk with people and keep the rooms quiet.
Download HamRacer - latest version
* Download the file Setup_HamRacer1.zip
* Unzip the file
* Run Setup_HamRacer1.exe to install the software. You need to run the installer "as Administrator".
Videos showing usage in contests:
|Can a dumb radioamateur take part in SSB contest?||CQ WW DX SSB 2017 - without a microphone!|
|HamRacer Synergy (interconnecting two HamRacers via LAN)||One Exciting Night with Zira|
|Using HamRacer and Spider Keyer in a HF CW contest|
Any questions? Join the discussion group:
Version history (last entry first)
|Version||Date of Release||Changes||Remark|
|The helping text for kids is now editable. Just right-click on the yellow panel on the right and select Edit. The changes are saved to *.ini file for next start.|
|o- The new version of
Spider Keyer sketch. Ver. 1.18 fixes the problem caused
by sending white spaces only.
o- When a device creating a virtual COM port is attached to the computer while HamRacer is already running, HamRacer offers to use the device. This seems to be the far simplest way how to connect a device.
o- Minor fixes and enhancements.
|Tested in CQ WW DX Contest|
|o- Possibility to control
the transceiver through Icom CI-V protocol.
At the moment it enables to do full synchronization
regarding the band and mode. More features to come soon.
Tested with IC-736 and IC-275.
o- Bunch of fixes and minor enhancements.
|Tested in Marcony Memorial Contest (144 MHz)|
|A minor bugfix in the output EDI format.|
|A new graph (pie chart)
to compare CW vs. SSB, CQ vs. S&P, etc
The wizard connecting COM device enhanced.
The fast searching in QSO (by just typing charactes).
|German language supported
The mode "for kids". All the advanced features are hidden. Instead of them a large panel show up. This panel helps the operator-beginner to make an SSB QSO. It shows the exchanges that the OP is to say.
||Tested in 3rd Subrergional VHF/UHF/SHF Contest (Field Day).|
|A new menu option: New
Minor fixes and enhancements.
|Specifying of multipliers
A new version of the sketch for Spider Keyer: 1.17 - a bug fix - a smoother transition from automatic sending to manual sendiing.
|Tested in OK1WC memorial contest.|
|A new wizard Adjust
Audio Levels.. will help you to set correctly all
levels for the synthesized voice keyer.
A new version of the sketch for Spider Keyer: 1.16
|Tested in OK-OM DX Contest SSB|
|This version finally
implements a feature required by many:
CW keying and PTT control through DTR and RTS signals on RS232 (COM port, virtual COM port).
Even that the prefered way of interfacing is Spider Keyer, the DTR/RTS approach can still be a good choice for some.
A new version of the sketch for Spider Keyer: 1.15
|Thanks go to Tom KB9ENS for his professional tests and comments.|
|Improved DUPEs handling.
The New Contest wizard can be now used to modify the properties of the current contest, too.
The location of configuration files and sample logs has changed. The change will be mainly appreciated by those who log into the Windows as Users and not as Administrators.
This time, exceptionally, it is recommended to unstall the current version (ver. 18.104.22.168 or older) and then install the new one (ver. 22.214.171.124 or newer). If you have made larger changes in configuration that you would like to preserve, before uninstalling, copy aside the file HamRacer.cfg. After installation run HamRacer to create a new HamRacer.cfg with default values. Finally, replace this HamRacer.cfg with your original one.
|Thanks go to Jindra OK4RM for discussion on system folders in Windows|
It is possible to set low and high cw speed limit for Spider Keyer.
It is possible to limit cw speed when sending by hand.
It is possible to "preview" cw macros in macros editing dialog.
Enhanced Spider Keyer, ver. 1.10
|Tested in 1. Subregional (VHF)|
|It is possible to specify
points per QSO in the New Contest wizard.
It is possible to display graphs for either points per hour, or QSOs per hour.
The main window shows now also sum of points, sum of multipliers, count of dupes and total score for HF contests.
The main help file enhanced - new chapter Using USB->COM Converter, Options - Spider Keyer.
|The main help file
A new help file for Spider Keyer - how to make it, step by step.
|Tested in CQ 160M CW Contest|
|HamRacer can upload the sketch directly to Arduino Nano. Therefore the user doesn't have to install Arduino IDE, etc. All he needs to create Spider Keyer is to attach a new Arduino Nano unit to USB port and select an option from the main menu.|
|126.96.36.199||Dec 17th, 2018||Unified and simplified
approach to all serial devices. There is a user-friendly
wizard to connect what you need.
HamRacer can make use of Spider Keyer. Spider Keyer is an Arduino Nano based CW keyer that replaces WinKeyer 3.
|Tested in ARRL 160m CW
incl. Spider Keyer
|188.8.131.52||Sep 19th, 2018||Both graphs and the map
enhanced. For example, hovering the mouse above the map
will pop up a label showing the callsign. Clicking the
label will select the relevant QSO in the log. And, vice
versa, selecting a QSO in the log will cause the label
showing the callsign to pop up in the map.
New item in the main menu: File | Load Recent...
New feature: Find in All Logs
Synergy new feature: when two HamRacers are interconnected, it is also possible to send a text message from one OP to the other OP.
New macro CALLQ.
The licensing has changed.
OK-OM DX CW Contest
|184.108.40.206||not released||Fixed the compass. It showed incorrect colors when JO32 was input for a locator.||Used in Alpe Adria VHF contest.|
|220.127.116.11||Jul 20th, 2018||Implemented import of EDI format. Enhanced and fixed chars (Points per Hour, Average QSO Length).|
|18.104.22.168||Jun 29th, 2018||It is possible to define multipliers in the new contest wizard. Operator is advised when he is going to make a QSO with a new multiplier.|
|22.214.171.124||May 21th, 2018||Minor fixes and enhancements.|
|126.96.36.199||May 9th, 2018||Minor fixes and enhancements.||Tested in RuDX contest.|
|188.8.131.52||Apr 27th, 2018||It is now possible to let
HamRacer to manipulate the master volume control in
Windows Volume Mixer. Thanks to this you won't have to
set the levels each time again. HamRacer can have full
control of the output volume level.
Help file enhanced (synergy, setting audio levels).
Selectable VHF/UHF bands.
Other minor enhancements.
|184.108.40.206||Apr 17th, 2018||It is now possible to specify COM port for WinKeyer. It enables to use micro KEYER II.||My thanks fly to Hans PA3ACA.|
|220.127.116.11||Apr 10th, 2018||Possibility to override
COM port for WinKeyer (for usage of microKeyer II).
|18.104.22.168||Apr 5th, 2018||Better COM port handling
(WinKeyer) on older PC.
It is now possible to run more instances of HamRacer simultaneously.
Multiple selection is now possible of log entries. Copy and paste implemented.
Logic of the registration window improved.
It is possible to interconnect two instances of HamRacer over LAN or Internet. While connected all the changes in log are synchronized with the other HamRacer.
|22.214.171.124||Feb 27th, 2018||Pre-filling of CQ and ITU
Speed optimization for extremely slow (old) computers.
|Tested in CQ WW 160M SSB.|
|126.96.36.199||Feb 1st, 2018||Distinguishing a USB->COM converter by its HW signature. Fix in licensing.|
|188.8.131.52||Jan 25th, 2018||Minor fixes and enhacements. New Search function.||Used in CQ WW 160m CW.|
|184.108.40.206||Jan 12th, 2018||Implemented the possibility to control PTT through DTR/RTS signals on a (virtual) COM port.|
|220.127.116.11||Jan 2nd, 2018||Minor fixes and enhancements.|
|18.104.22.168||Jan 1st, 2018||Fixed "stack overflow" problem when connected WinKeyer.||Tested in Stew Perry contest.|
|22.214.171.124||Dec 22th, 2017||First version released to beta testers.|
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