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HamSphere virtual Ham Radio

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by WheatStone, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. WheatStone

    WheatStone Member

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Hi everyone. I am currently on holiday and got bored of sun and beaches :) so I browsed around a bit and stumbled accross this Ham Radio software called HamSphere. It is pretty cool actually as it differs from the other VOIP softwares such as CQ100.

    This software uses Software Defined Radio technology and for some reason it feels like using a real Icom shortwave Ham rig. They have two modes on it and you can actually shut the shortwave simulation off on the 6 and 10 meter bands but the simulation itself is kinda cool with real splatter and sideband modulation. There is a built in log book and ability to create and send digital QSL cards too.

    Price tag about 25 Sterling per year which I found affordable and they have many users, there always seems to be someone on which I found pretty good. My first contact I made on the system was with Macau and that's a DX for me anyway.

    Here is the link: HamSphere - Ham Radio Software

    Peter W

  2. doctor

    doctor Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2006
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    Yes it is a fun voip communication.
    They have over 3-4000 thousand stns on...many are on the NO antenna neighborhoods or ham radio is restricted..a lot of fun and as you say contacts 24/7
  3. hwq1776a

    hwq1776a Just Another Radio Geek

    Aug 15, 2012
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    I've played around with Hamsphere and agree that it's very cool. The simulation is amazingly realistic. There's another program called CQ100 that's similar but doesn't have the simulator. An interesting thing about CQ100 is that there APPEARS to be some 10 meter repeaters cross-linked into it. Don't know how they're doing it (through EchoLink, maybe?) but that is cool as well.
    #3 hwq1776a, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  4. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Fake radio...wow. I've used Echolink to monitor some favorite distant repeaters but simulated HF seems to little weird to me. It would be very similar to playing an online MMO game.
  5. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
    Staff Member

    Apr 6, 2005
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    Agreed, fake radio. You may as well just enter an internet voice-chat room.
    2 people like this.

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