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Now with 12 months of Software Maintenance and Support!

Software Maintenance and Support entitles you to direct access to the HRD technical support staff through phone or https://support.HamRadioDeluxe.com and to updates that include bug fixes and new features published during this initial Software Maintenance and Support period.

In most cases, 12 months is sufficient in order to ensure that the software is installed and is working with no major problems. Beyond the initial 12 months, we sell optional renewals for Software Maintenance and Support for customers who wish to continue receiving the benefits of Software Maintenance and Support in additional 12-month increments.

***Once you buy your digital version, a package will be sent in the mail with your individual software key.  This will be your personal key.***

We have transitioned from a static PDF for our manuals and user guides to a dynamic online wiki. This manual is a direct export and PDF of that wiki. Unless you desire to print and read over 250 pages of user guide, we recommend visiting the wiki directly. It can be searched easily for the latest information.

NEW ONLINE Manual - please consider visiting our wiki at: https://wiki.HamRadioDeluxe.com

There are five modules within Ham Radio Deluxe. These modules are applications that are designed to work together. 

  • Rig Control
  • Logbook
  • DM-780
  • Satellite Tracking
  • Rotor Control

Read this BEFORE you download and install this software.

Keys formatted like "ASDF-QWER-ZXCV-ASDF" will NOT work. That software license server was replaced in July 2019.

Version 6.6 (and beyond) requires a new key formatted like "QWERT-YUIOP-ASDFG-GHJKL-ZXCVB-MNBVC".

DO NOT attempt this unless you have the new key in this format BEFORE you install.

In most cases, your new key has already been created and emailed to you.

To retrieve your new key, visit the following website to check for your replacement key using the email address associated with your purchase. There is no charge for this.


Copy/Paste the key into the registration - making sure there are no blank spaces before or after the key.

Contact us at https://Support.HamRadioDeluxe.com if you are unable to obtain your key.

This download is the same for FULL or TRIAL versions of Ham Radio Deluxe. This download includes all bug fixes to date. The Trial version converts to a Full version when a software activation key is purchased and applied to the software after installation. This enables operators who used the Trial version to maintain the logbook database and other settings after their purchase.

Release Notes (Change Log)

Supported Hardware & Operating System Requirements

Because Ham Radio Deluxe is developed in Microsoft Visual Studio, Ham Radio Deluxe must conform to Microsoft's operating system requirements for their supported operating systems to ensure that our software is supportable.

The recommended minimum system requirements for Ham Radio Deluxe are defined by Microsoft's minimum requirements for your operating system.

Simply put, Ham Radio Deluxe will run on any operating system supported by Microsoft.

Microsoft's supported operating systems requirements can be found here:

While these requirements tell you what Microsoft thinks is the minimum requirements for their Operating System, that doesn't give you enough room to run many programs - Ham Radio Deluxe or otherwise. We recommend adding 2GB of memory to what Microsoft recommends.

Be mindful of Microsoft's end-of-life dates for their operating systems. They can be found here:

Operating systems no longer supported by Microsoft:

  • Microsoft ended extended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Therefore, Ham Radio Deluxe is no longer supported on Windows 7.
  • Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. Therefore, Ham Radio Deluxe is no longer supported on Windows Vista.
  • Microsoft ended extended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Therefore, Ham Radio Deluxe is no longer supported on Windows XP.
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