Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012
VE3NEA has done it again. The creator of DX Atlas, CW Skimmer, Morse Runner, and other programs has come up with Pileup Runner. Pileup Runner is an upgrade to Morse Runner. Pileup Runner allows you to tune to different frequencies in the virtual pileup to which you are listening. You no longer have to work simplex! There are also additional features that make this simulation so real that it's almost scary, HI.
Examples of some program features:
1. Ask for a repeat and the calling station repeats his call sign.
2. Send the wrong call and the calling station either doesn’t answer or corrects you. It’s unbelievably real!
3. You can simulate where in the world your virtual operation is taking place. I set myself up as BS7YY from Scarborough Reef and went on a virtual DXpedition. I felt the salt spray at my feet! The JA’s were loud, NA was not.
4. Real call signs are in the program database. You will work the people you might expect to work. I worked N3DG from BS7. He was weak, but one of the louder NA stations! You might even work yourself!!
5. Pileup behavior is as expected. Stay too long on one listening frequency and soon everyone is calling you there. Keep moving.
6. Everyone you work responds differently. You might just get “599”, or “TU”, or “599 BK”, or a long winded “BS7YY de W3YY TU FOR THE QSO UR 599 IN VA”.
Get the free download at http://www.dxatlas.com/PileupRunner/