DX Toolbox 1.6.0 has been released by Black Cat Systems. DX Toolbox is software for amateur radio operators to assist in radio propagation and conditions analysis. The new version adds a grid square calculator and a world map showing grid squares and time zone information. From Black Cat Systems:
Black Cat Systems announces the release of DX Toolbox version 1.6.0, a radio propagation / conditions analysis and forecasting tool for amateur radio operators, and other radio enthusiasts. DX Toolbox is just $19.99.
This version adds a grid square calculator to determine grid squares from longitude and latitude, as well as a world map showing grid squares and time zone information.
Complete information about DX Toolbox and downloads may be obtained from http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/dxtoolbox.html
DX Toolbox is an application which gathers a variety of solar abnd geomagnetic information from real-time online sources, and presents them in charts and tables, including:
- A - Index
- K - Index
- Solar Flux
- Sun Spot Number
- X-Ray Flux levels
- X-Ray flares
- Solar Wind
- Geomagnetic Field
- Radio Blackout conditions
- Geomagnetic Storm conditions
- Solar Radiation Storm conditions
A grayline map of the world is also available. Propagation between locations within the grayline region of the world is often greatly enhanced. DX Toolboxis grayline map makes it easy for you to determine where those locations are.
MUF (Maximum Usable Frequency) and LUF (Lowest Usable Frequency) can also be estimated between two points on the Earth.
A grid square calculator determines grid squares from longitude and latitude, and a world map shows grid squares and time zone information.
The following reports are available:
WWV Geophysical Alert
27 Day Space Outlook
45 Day AP Forecast
Daily Geomagnetic Data
Daily Particle Data
Daily Solar Data
Daily Magnetometer Analysis Reports
Hourly Magnetometer Analysis Reports
Predicted Sunspot Numbers and Radio Flux
Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity
Solar and Geophysical Activity Summary
Solar Region Summary
Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
Current Space Weather Indices
Space Weather Event Reports
Daily Space Weather Indices
Summary of Space Weather Observations
3-day Space Weather Predictions
You can find more information about DX Toolbox at Black Cat Systemsi Web site. DX Toolbox is available for Mac OS X, Mac OS 8/9, and Windows. It is available now for US$19.99.