Update VarAC 5.3.1

VarAC. HF/FM Digital Chat Reinvented.

VarAC is a FREE, modern HF P2P real-time chatting application for the amateur radio operator that leverages the glorious VARA protocol.

Calling QRGs (USB dial)

20m – 14.105 MHz (Primary – day time)

40m – 7.105 MHz (Primary – night time)

80m – 3.595 MHz
30m – 10.133 MHz
17m – 18.106 MHz
15m – 21.105 MHz
12m – 24.927 MHz
10m – 28.105 MHz
6m – 50.330 MHz

VarAC main features

  • Call CQ using the VARA protocol
  • See if your partner is currently typing
  • Having fun while chatting with sounds & emojis
  • Supporting CAT command, RTS/DTS & OmniRig
  • Supporting two VARA modems
  • Type as many messages as you’d like
  • For best QSO performance monitoring
  • Set preconfigured welcome & away messages
  • Create predefined messages (RIG, Info…)
  • Select your desired QSO bandwidth
  • Let other people know you are standing by
  • No more typos. Spell check as you type
  • Supporting binary files, text, Images and more
  • Move QSO up or down with a single mouse click
  • Supporting ADIF format
  • Chose the colors/fonts you like. Use dark mode.


IMPORTANT NOTE: VarAC requires VARA-HF V4.6.0 or higher



New Features

  • Adding tools menu with quick access to tools such as mailbox, callsign history lookup etc.

  • New mailbox features:

    • Store & forward: leave a message in your/other mailbox and once the target station connects, they will receive the vmail.

    • Offline VMail compose.

    • New Inbox/Outbox/Sent/Parking mailbox folders

    • Clickable Mailbox counters on the main screen

  • Free form QSY (#) now support SLOT frequencies

  • Integration with UcxLog


  • In the callsign history screen you can now enter a callsign manually and perform a search. Also adding an access to the callsign history lookup in the main dropdown menus.

  • Adding extra space after each element in the ADIF record to comply with ADIF standard

  • File transfer statistics (time and average speed)

  • Self reporting to PSK Reporter. Upon frequency change, the PSK reporter map will show where you QRV.

  • DXKeeper logger – auto filter of previous QSOs with a station once login a QSO (requires DXkeeper 16.7.6)

  • Calling CQ now must include a Slot ID. 

Bug fixes

  • Replacing emoji based buttons icons with ASCII for windows 7 users.

  • Removing the drop down menus in the callsign history screen.

  • PING disabled the slot selector and only way to recover was to restart VarAC

  • CAT change frequency for 2M and above frequencies (9 digits and above) changed not to the accurate frequency.

  • Free form QSY (using the # button) did not work if Ø (zero with slash) was enabled.



Besturingssystemen: Alle Windows
Website: https://www.varac-hamradio.com/
Download:  https://www.varac-hamradio.com/download 
Licentietype:  Freeware
Nederlandse handleiding van ON2AD:  International manuals (non English) by VarAC community | VarAC (varac-hamradio.com)


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