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PropView uses the included VOACAP, ICEPAC, and IONCAP propagation prediction engines to forecast the minimum and maximum useable frequencies between two locations over a specified 24 hour period. Results are rendered in an easy-to-understand color-graphic display. You can specify locations via direct latitude/longitude entry. Alternatively, PropView interoperates with DXView to allow location selection via DXCC prefix entry or by clicking on locations on a world map.
PropView can also monitor the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network to assess actual propagation and compare it with forecast propagation. Beacon schedules can be assembled by band, by location, or by bearing from your QTH. PropView interoperates with Commander and DXView to automatically QSY your transceiver to hear each beacon in your schedule, and to display the location of the current beacon.
A PC running Windows 95 (v4.00.950 B or v4.00.950 C), 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, 7, or 8 with an SVGA or better display is required; both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Windows are supported. PropView is free, and contains no advertising. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.
Provides an easy-to-understand forecast of band
openings for any UTC day
Access to PropView
Information about PropView
Comprehensive Online Help
Optionally displays the factors behind the forecast
Easy to configure
specify takeoff-angle and transmit power parameters for each band
Monitors the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network
If you have questions or suggestions, please post them on the DXLab Discussion Group.
Other members of the DXLab suite of free amateur radio software:
- Commander - control your Elecraft, FlexRadio, Icom, TenTec, Kenwood, or Yaesu radio from your PC
- Pathfinder - locate QSL information from web-accessible sources
- WinWarbler - conduct QSOs using PSK31 or PSK63 (decodes the entire band simultaneously) or RTTY mode (decodes 2 QSOs simultaneously)
- DXKeeper - record and manage QSOs, track progress towards DXing objectives, and print QSL cards and labels, synchronize with eQSL.cc or LotW
- DXView - display DXCC info and country maps, and plot spots, beam headings, solar position, and the solar terminator on a world map
- SpotCollector - collects and aggregates DX spots from multiple sources -- including packet, Telnet, and IRC -- to create a local database that you can display, sort, and filter in real time