Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) is an integrated suite of software products for amateur radio. The five modules in the suite provide rig control, logging, digital communications,
satellite tracking, and rotator control.
In early 2003 Peter PH1PH and Simon HB9DRV talked about developing a simple program to control the soon to be released ICOM IC-703. Maybe it was the beer, maybe the desire to give something back to the radio amateur community, however on June 6th, 2003 the first line of code was written, Ham Radio Deluxe (Ham Radio Deluxe) was born.