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Installation files for recent versions of radio system prediction software are available here. To install a program, download and save the installation file. Next, right-mouse click the file and then run it as an Administrator. The InstallShield Wizard instructions are self-explanatory.

When the program is run for the first time, it will prompt the user to enter a valid software registration key. If no valid registration key is entered, the program will enter the demo mode with limited functionality. The ASAPS demo mode restricts predictions to a fixed date (January of the current year), level of ionospheric activity (T index=50), and the amateur frequency set; otherwise the user is free to input a range of data, and explore the program's different display formats.

When downloading and installing any of the following software products, the customer accepts the license agreement, including the disclaimer of liability.

Pre-release and, minor point releases will sometimes be made available for beta testing. Please test all versions prior to operational use. The Commonwealth of Australia accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of our products.

ASAPS Downloads

ASAPS 7 provides the prediction of sky wave communication system performance in the HF (High Frequency) radio spectrum (1 to 30 MHz) and basic surface wave performance in the medium frequency (300 kHz -3 MHz) and low HF (3-5 MHz) range.

ASAPS 7 is a fast, stable release of ASAPS built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. ASAPS 7 is compatible with recent versions of the Windows OS including Windows 10. A 32-bit version has been built for customers still using older machines. The design of ASAPS 7 is more functionally efficient and some rarely used features have been removed. These features include low resolution surface wave prediction and the advanced frequency set test algorithms. A minimum of 150 MB of free hard disk space is required to install and run the program.

ASAPS 7.01 is the same program as ASAPS 7.0 except that it includes antenna gain pattern data for several widely used antenna types manufactured by Barrett Communications.

ASAPS 6.2.2 restores the ASAPS 4 batch-mode capability and the import of 2D and 3D NEC antenna gain files.

Platforms supported by ASAPS are as follows ("unstable" indicates that software crashes are likely).

Product Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10
32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit
ASAPS 6.2.2 yes yes yes yes unstable unstable unstable unstable
ASASS 7.0, 32-bit (x86) yes yes yes yes yes yes
ASAPS 7.0, 64-bit (x64) yes yes yes
ASAPS 7.01, 64-bit (x64) yes yes yes

Please report bugs and installation problems to SWS_ASAPS@bom.gov.au.

GWPS Downloads

GWPS provides detailed predictions of surface wave communication system performance in the medium frequency (300 kHz -3 MHz) and low HF (3-5 MHz) range.

Platforms supported by GWPS are as follows ("unstable" indicates that software crashes are possible).

Product Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10
32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit 32-bit 64-bit
GWPS 4.2 yes yes yes yes unstable unstable unstable unstable
GWPS 5.0, 32-bit (x86) yes yes yes yes yes yes
GWPS 5.0, 64-bit (x64) yes yes yes

Please report bugs and installation problems to SWS_gwps@bom.gov.au.

HF prediction software is no longer delivered on CDs or other portable electronic storage media. Customers will be charged the full cost recovery rate for this additional service.

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