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Ergo 4
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The Ergo software controls leading shortwave receivers and provides integrated support for the radio listening. It provides a single, comprehensive package to control the Drake R8A and R8B, Japan Radio NRD345, NRD535/D, NRD545, AOR AR7030, ICOM R75, TEN-TEC RX-320 RX-320D, RX-340, RX-350 and Watkins-Johnson HF-1000/8711A. The sophisticated Ergo software features many capabilities:
Enjoy fully-integrated short-wave receiver control, database, propagation and audio
Use the data wizard to create custom databases or logs, or import almost any database; highly customizable
Control a receiver from a database
Receive live updates of propagation information, including Solar Flux, K Index and propagation forecasts
Display signal path on a Mercator or customized Azimulthal Equidistant map
Evaluate propagation paths visually, including MUF and signal strength, including forecast and printout
Control a receiver remotely over local area network or Internet. Listen to your receiver from at the office or on the road
Display RF signal strength and Audio Spectrum
Reduce noise with built-in DSP noise reduction and bandpass filters
Record audio direct to disk, and link the audio file to a logged entry
Customize your display with floating and docking windows and toolbars

Other Software Included:
ERGO4NET automatically updates propagation information over the Internet and displays it on your desktop. Also synchronizes your PC clock.
ERGO4UPDATE checks for new program modules and installs them automatically. Enables you to run the latest beta features, or roll back to the most recent production version.
ERGO4SERVER makes your receiver available to access over the network

The image below was taken while listening to Thailand, from Calgary using grayline propagation. The program windows function as follows: [Click here to view a full size screen].
Main Window (Top Left). ERGO is data-based and will also work without a receiver attached. The main window is used to create and work with any number of ERGO data files, which you can create either directly or by importing data from DSI. Various display panels above the data grid show details of stations, propagation, forecasts, filtering and scanning. Toolbars enable quick selection of various views and editing features. The receiver can be tuned by clicking on a row in the data, or by using the data for scanning.

Receiver Control Window (Top Right). Each receiver has a customized control window. Features include instant recall of recently used frequencies, priority scanning and signal display. Clicking on "Find" looks up the frequency in the database. ERGO can profile a block of frequencies, do frequency-to-frequency scanning, and manage receiver memories.

Map Window (Lower Right). ERGO provides a traditional Mercator projection, as well as a customized Azimuthal-Equidistant projection centered on your location. The maps display the signal path, terminator/grayline, sun location, and auroral ovals (optional, to assist evaluation of polar paths).

Propagation Window (Lower Left). Propagation is evaluated between the transmitting and receiving locations and displayed as either MUF/LUF, Signal Strength or Signal-to-Noise graphs. You can use the Map and Propagation Windows in real-time with the currently tuned station, or in Forecast Mode to evaluate conditions for any level of solar/geomagnetic activity on any date and time. Notice the peak in signal strength associated with grayline conditions at sunset in Western Canada. Ergo runs on Windows 98, ME, NT4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7 and Win 8. The minimum recommended system is a Pentium with 1024 by 768 video. PC cable is not supplied. [Click here to view a full size screen].


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