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7.4. What's new for amateur radio operators

Fedora 13 includes a number of applications and libraries that are of interest to amateur radio operators and electronic hobbyists. Many of these applications are included in the Fedora Electronic Lab spin. Interesting applications may also be found under Circuit Design, Embedded Development, and Science and Mathematics. For a complete list of amateur radio applications available within Fedora see Applications for amateur radio at on the wiki.
This section outline significant changes in these applications since Fedora 12. For complete information on all changes, major or minor, refer to the Fedora 13 Technical Notes at

7.4.1. hamlib

hamlib has been updated to version 1.2.10. New capabilities include:
  • New models: IC-7200, PCR-1500, PCR-2500, RX-340, R&S ESMC, BC898T, Si570 AVR-USB, Paragon (skeleton)
  • New rotator backend: SPID, GS-232 (not A or B)
  • Fixes and features:
    • TH-F7E, K2, FT-920, Yaesu NewCAT, IC-7000, IC-7800, IC-910, IC-718, IC-756PROIII, Tentec Orion, Jupiter, RX320, AOR-8000, PCR-1000, Video4Linux, all the Kenwood backends, GS-232A
    • ABI version in backend symbols
    • expose PTT/DCD setup through rig_set_conf()
    • Parallel port PTT now following cwdaemon (STROBE+INIT) interface
    • bindings
    • ltdl update

7.4.2. xastir

In addition to many bug fixes in xastir 1.9.6, shapes and terminology have been updated to conform to NIMS standard ICS usage.