Pileup Runner

pileup runner
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/

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.