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Updated 13-Jun-2024  13:54


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PLEASE! … send an EMAIL to TGGsystems@GMAIL.com and let me know what you downloaded.

Include CALLSIGN, NAME, EMAIL, NAME of Item, and optionally ADDRESS and PHONE.

Additional information about your station / computer configuration will be helpful for future development and possible support.

I will put you on the EMAILing list for announcements when new items are added to this page.


The following are W1TR Software Applications for HAM / MARS

They are copyrighted © by Terry G. Glagowski / W1TR, Free for non-commercial purposes only.

There is no guarantee that they work correctly or will not harm your equipment, although I use them daily.

All users assume the full risk of use.

Most are of good Beta quality and even Release quality and have been in use at W1TR for a few months or more.


The following are URL Links to *.zip files and *.msi files (Microsoft Software Install files)

Earlier software was created using Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2010, C# .NET 4.0.

More recent software was created using Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2019, C# .NET 4.7

The format of the name is:  Application Name, Version, Date, Time (local Eastern Time).


Download by right clicking on the URL, use save target as <filename>

Or, left click on the link and then save as

Install the download by double clicking on the downloaded setup.exe inside the ZIP file, or *.msi file when not in a ZIP file.


Feel free to contact me at W1TR@ARRL.net or one of my other EMAIL addresses.





If you get a runtime error message, you might need to download one or more of these redistributable files from Microsoft:

1)      Microsoft Office Access database engine 2007

2)      Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 – Tools for Office Runtime

3)      Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) 12.0.21005

4)      Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable 10.0.30319

5)      Microsoft .NET 4.7


If the install package refuses to run

1)      Right Click on the install package executable file (in File Explorer list)

2)      Select Troubleshoot Compatibility

3)      Try Recommended Settings

4)      Click Test the Program

5)      Click Next

6)      Select Yes, Save These Settings for This Program (if this was successful)

7)      Click Close


If the installed software refuses to run

1)      Same as above, but Right Click on the Desktop Icon for the application


If the software appears in the Task Bar, but the GUI is not visible, it may be off screen

1)      Right Click on the Task Bar.

2)      Select Cascade Windows
ALL the open windows will be cascaded from upper left to lower right.

3)      This is a PITA, but you WILL find the missing application.


If the software starts and GUI appears, COM port is connected, but information from the ATU does not display and cannot be controlled

1)      Check http://www.palstar.com/en/hf-auto-boards.php to see if your HF-AUTO has the latest circuit board that allows remote control
Sometime prior to 2014 there was an older circuit board that does not enable remote operation of the HF-AUTO using the HF-AUTO-R.




Update Journal: NEW


05-Jun-2024 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.9.11 – Correction (hopefully) to infrequent software crash

02-Nov-2023 22:05 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.9.9 – Log4OM Support Added

10-Oct-2023 22:05 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.9.8 – DXLog Support Added

03-Aug-2023 03:10 – DMTMON V1.0.1.6

27-Jul-2023 16:39 – RCS Client, part of RCS Antenna Automation, Antenna Button Face Values Saved in Configuration File

04-Apr-2023 21:19 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.9.5 – Minor Changes to GUI, HELP, Crash Prevention

27-Apr-2023 01:54 – PROP V1.0.0.2 – Configurable WEB Display of Radio Propagation Information, including Ionogram.

04-Apr-2023 21:19 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.9.3 – Correction of USERDOC not being processed

13-Oct-2022 20:30 - HFAUTO (Server) V3.9.8.6 – Improved PWR / SWR Bar Graph Display

02-Jan-2022 12:30 – AUTO998 Prototype

23-Oct-2021 20:33 - RCS Antenna Automation – Minor Bugs Corrected, Minor Cosmetic Changes to GUI, Updated Underlying DLL Modules

23-Oct-2021 20:27 - ALS_1306_Amplifier_Control_Setup V2.0.2.2 – No Functional Change, Minor Cosmetic Change, Updated Underlying DLL Modules

22-Jul-2020 21:23 – HFAUTO Remote Client V1.0.0.2 – Remote Client to Control HFAUTO App on Remote Host over WAN.

21-Apr-2019 10:10 – Ameritron RCS-8 / RCS-10 / SainSmart USB – Antenna Automation Client, Server, Hardware Modification Instructions,
                                   RCS Antenna Control V2.0.0.3, RCS Relay Server V2.0.0.1

12-Aug-2016 12:52 – Relay Test App – for SainSmart, Denkovi, SRD-12VDC-SL-C USB 8 Relay Modules

08-Feb-2016 16:36 – FLDIGI_UDP Version - Helper Application for FLDIGI, produces UDP packets for Rig Control




MSI File / ZIP Download URLs:

HAM Software

These have been removed for now since they no longer work properly until maintenance is performed due to O/S upgrades:


HFAUTO and ALS-1306 Related Software

Donations to support further HAM / MARS software development will be accepted via PayPal to Terry.Glagowski@GMail.com

Especially for the HFAUTO, ALS-1306, and RCS Antenna Automation related software.

Please understand that making a donation is entirely voluntary, and the amount is determined by what value you feel it has for you.

Use “Sending to a Trusted Friend” vs “Paying for an item or service”, to avoid the PayPal Fee.


To Install, run the Setup.exe program in the download folder.

Be sure to read any “ReadMe” files in the download folder.


PROP_V1.0.0.2_2023_04_27_0147_Setup.zip [NEW 27-Apr-2023 01:52]

PROP (Propagation Display)

Display Propagation Information in WEB Browser (MS EDGE), including:

Space Weather, HF Propagation, Useable HF Frequencies, Millstone Ionogram,

Web Pages and Browser are configurable


DMTMON_Setup V1.0.1.6 2023-03-31-1008.zip [NEW 03-Aug-2023 03:08]

\Logs\Crash Log.txt added in this version

DMTMON_Setup V1.0.0.7 2022-03-01-2212.zip

DMTMON Monitor and Control Operation for Automatic MSDMT Crash Recovery


AUTO998_V1.0.5.1 2022-02-04-1057.zip [NEW 02-Feb-2022 11:07]

AUTO998 prototype now supports multiple INI files using a command line argument, see ReadMe.txt


Encryption Wizard (v3.5.9).zip

Version 3.5.9 Public


HFAUTO_REMOTE Setup V1.0.0.2 2020-07-22 2121.zip

HFAUTO Remote Client - Version

For Use over WAN to operate HFAUTO Software on Remote Host


HFAUTO V3.9.9.14 2024-06-13-1359 Setup.zip [NEW 13-Jun-2024]

Decrease in latency between power level changes and bar graph display changes.

No other functional changes from V3.9.9.11.

Note: Some users report problems with their anti-virus refusing to download or install,

or that the HFAUTO_APP.exe is missing after install (file not found).

If you experience this issue, disable your anti-virus before download, and re-enable it after install.

Windows may also issue a warning message when trying to run HFAUTO_APP.exe the first time, just RUN ANYWAY.

HFAUTO V3.9.9.11 2024-06-05-1359 Setup.zip

Correction (hopefully) for an infrequent software crash after 2 weeks testing.

Same as V3.9.9.9 without .NET 4.8 prerequisite


HFAUTO V3.9.9.9 2024-01-07-1414 Setup.zip

Firmware Folder Now Included


HFAUTO V3.9.9.9 2023-02-11-1118 Setup.zip

Version – Added Log4OM Support


HFAUTO V3.9.9.8 2023-10-10-2200 Setup.zip

Version – Added DXLog Support


HFAUTO V3.9.9.5 2023-07-14-1202 Setup.zip [NEW 14-Jul-2023]

Version – Minor Changes to GUI, HELP, Crash Prevention 


HFAUTO_V3.9.9.3 Setup 2023-04-05-0350.zip

Version – Correction to USERDOC

Version – Right Click on PMax resets to zero


HF-AUTO V3.9.8.7 2022-11-09-2037.zip

Version HFAUTO Local Control and Server

Improved PWR / SWR Bar Graph Display, Linear / Non-Linear

Enhanced AUTO SWR capability

More FAQs and answers listed

Documentation of Development Display


HF-AUTO V3.9.7.0 2022-06-10-1455.zip

Version HFAUTO Local Control and Server

Direct Support for DDUTIL without using User Defined Packet feature.


HF-AUTO V3.9.6.5 2022-02-04-2121.zip


Multiple INI files are supported via a command line argument.
This supports multiple configurations, and multiple simultaneous instances for multiple HF-AUTO ATUs
Be sure to read the Install_ReadMe.pdf for details.

Version HFAUTO Local Control and Server

Extra 160m inductance switches in/out before TX when frequency difference > 1 Mhz

Update to Correct for DXLAB UDP change to <RadioInfo> packet.

Extra 160m inductance switches in/out before TX when using CAT CTRL with EXT MEM

Support for FRSTACK

Improved UDP communication between HFAUTO and RCS Client
Instance Identity [Function] ID=XXXX shown in GUI and UDP Packets


ALS_1306 V2.0.2.3 2022-02-04-1153.zip

Version – Command Line Argument Selects INI Config File for Multiple Instances

Version – No Functional Change, Updated DLL Library Modules

Version – Automatic Software Controlled PTT Inhibit for the ALS-1306, Automatic SWR Trip / Reset using HF-AUTO ATU.

Version – Software Controlled PTT Inhibit for the ALS-1306, so that ATU units can AutoTune (i.e. MFJ-994, Palstar HF-AUTO)

Includes a circuit diagram and mechanical construction details for the Version 2 Adapter that provides for PTT interruption.

The next version of the ALS-1306 software will have automatic SWR Trip out and reset.

Version V2.0.1.4 – Corrected Software Error affecting N1MM and DXLAB CAT Control.

Version V2.0.0.8 – Redesigned around a DLL Library rather than Source Library inclusion during compilation

Same functionality as V1.5.1.1, new feature: Version List of Modules: EXE/DLL use Help Menu

Version V1.5.1.1 – Now Works with DXLAB and N1MM SO2R/SO2V

Remote Control Software Application for the Ameritron ALS-1306
Receives UDP CAT Info from N1MM or FLDIGI + FLDIGI_UDP and HFAUTO
to automatically track transceiver frequency.


FLDIGI_UDP Install V1.2.0.0 2016-02-08 1626.zip

Helper Application for FLDIGI to create UDP CAT Control information from the XML/RPC interface.



RCS_Antenna_Automation V2.0.1.5 - 2023-07-27 1633.zip [NEW 27-Jul-2023 16:37]

RCS Antenna Automation, Client and Server with Relay Test App included

Antenna Buttons Persistent between APP execution V2.0.1.5

RCS Antenna Control V2.0.1.0 and RCS Relay Server V2.0.0.3

Ameritron RCS-8/RCS-10 SainSmart USB Relay Control – Automation Client and Server
Multiple Servers on any computer connected to the LAN – USB connection to switch control head
Multiple Clients on any computer connected to the LAN – Control antennas from any operating position
Hardware modification instructions to install SainSmart USB Relay control into RCS control head


Relay Test App – SainSmart, Denkovi USB 8 Relay Module

Source and Executables for C# .NET Control of SainSmart, Denkovi, SRD-12VDC-SL-C Relay Modules.