author of PCALE software.
Charles is to be commended for his
generosity and technical achievement. Through PCALE, he effectively
up ALE to the non-professional radio operator at very low cost. The availability of
in various improving versions over many years has made it possible for
more radio operators
to use ALE than ever would have been possible.
you to visit the extensive website
of Charles Brain.
If you like the PCALE software and are interested in sending a
donation, HFLINK encourages all PCALE users to make donations to
Charles Brain. All donations are entirely
optional. Click on the Paypal Link to donate:
|PCALE Beta Download: v1.062H beta (for HFLINK members, use your Yahoo ID)
|Also, Download the QRG file for your geographic area:
requires a QRG fill file for proper operation. These QRG fill files
contain all ALE channel frequencies and other parameters for using
PCALE on ham radio ALE channels. After you load the QRG file into
PCALE, you may select the bands and channels for your operating
requirements by the Channels>Select Scan Group menu in PCALE.
|Download QRG File
IARU Region 1
|Download QRG File
IARU Region 2
|Download QRG File
IARU Region 3
Asia - Pacific
1. Make a new folder (directory) in your computer named PCALE.
2. Download and unzip the PCALE software into the PCALE folder.
3. Download or save the QRG FILE into the PCALE folder.
4. Run PCALE software.
5. In PCALE, *carefully follow* these steps:
6. At the top: "QRG FILES">LOAD QRG FILE>
7. Browse, find, and double-click on the QRG FILE.
LOAD YOUR CALLSIGN:
Follow these steps VERY CAREFULLY to set up your Own Callsign (Own Address).
1. PCALE, at the top: "ADDRESSES">MODIFY>OWN>Select Address>NOCALSIGN>OK
2. Double-click on NOCALSIGN.
3. NOCALSIGN should now be highlighted.
4. *Type your callsign*. Press OK.
5. Main top menu screen: "ADDRESSES">LIST>OWN> view the list, it should have your callsign in the OO line.
6. If Step 5 fails, repeat procedure starting at LOAD YOUR CALLSGIGN Step 1.
7. If this succeeds, you are ready for scan group testing and operation.
|PCALE Set Up - Configuration - Information CLICK HERE
|Background of PCALE Development...
PCALE author, Charles Brain G4GUO, says:
"Some years ago I started on the development of an ALE
for the P.C. This started as a training exercise in DSP and grew from
I have been amazed at the massive amount of interest this software has
generated from all around the world."
"Since writing the above I have now restarted work on this
I am using it to provide a backup orderwire for my digital voice
The software has become quite popular in the Utility listening
I am gradually adding new radios but this has to take second place to
more commercial work."
"I have recently entirely re-written all the signal processing
and those of you used
to previous versions of the software hopefully will find from
G onwards a significant improvement in performance. The software is now
totally free of any Intel DSP code."
"Warning, I will not accept responsibility for any damage
your equipment through use of this software. When using this software
an Automatic Antenna Tuner and run the transmitter well below rated
It is advisable to go through a tune sequence on
each of the operating frequencies before handing control of
radio to the computer.
You have been warned."
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