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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
  • The thicker the line, the more likely the opening

  • Only bands with openings are displayed

Access to PropView

Information about PropView

Comprehensive Online Help


Optionally displays the factors behind the forecast 

  • Maximum useable frequency

    • 90% confidence (blue)

    • 50% confidence (green)

    • 10% confidence (red)

  • Minimum useable frequency (black)

  • Solar position (black, yellow, grey)

  • Open bands (purple)



Easy to configure
  • the Solar Flux Index (SFI) is automatically provided by SpotCollector if running

  • the DX Station's latitude and longitude are automatically set when you

Lets you specify takeoff-angle and transmit power parameters for each band 
  • Automatically chooses the correct parameters based on transceiver frequency if Commander is running

Monitors the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Network

  • Monitors specified beacons

  • Monitors all beacons on a specified band

  • Monitors all beacons near a specified bearing

  • QSYs your transceiver to the current beacon's frequency if  desired and Commander is running

  • Display the current beacon's location on a world map if desired and DXView is running

  • Rotates your antenna to each beacon's bearing if desired and DXView is running


If you have questions or suggestions, please post them on the DXLab Discussion Group.


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