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DX_Central awarded numerous times in 2010

The DX_Central application has been awarded several times in 2010. Included in those are a 5-star rating by SoftOxi.com, SoftSea.com, and GearDown.com as well as an Editor's pick by SoftSea.com.

DX_Central is now used in 98 countries around the world on Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2011-01-03

User Reports Problem on XP Pro

One user has reported a runtime problem on XP Pro SP3 that remains unresolved. If you have experienced problems of this type please report it to the author or post it in the Tracker so the issue can be resolved or email the author.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-12-30

DX_Central v2.20 released

We are proud to announce the release of version 2.20 of the application known as DXCentral 2. This release has added two new charts for SFI cycle and Hathaway solar cycle estimates.

This release requires previous users to un-install previous versions and re-install using the provided installer due to an update in the supporting libraries. Please see the README file for details. Windows users must have IE7 or IE8 and the latest updates from Microsoft for XP SP3.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-11-14

DX_Central v2.12 released

This minor update fixes minor bug in display of some items on the summary page.

Users of the DX_Central version 2.10 may download the update from the files and expand it into their current install folder. New users or those who have installed versions prior to v2.10 should un-install the current version and re-install using the install package for the appropriate platform.

Problems and suggestions should be made on the forums page or in the bug tracker. You may also email the author directly.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-09-24

NASA Announces new cadence for SOHO

At the end of 2010 July, EIT has completed fourteen and a half years of synoptic observations of the low corona. SDO AIA images at much higher resolution and time cadence are now available for all the EIT wavebands, and three other EUV wavelengths as well. The telemetry bandwidth that has been used by EIT will be used by LASCO to improve the cadence of its observations of the fastest CME's. EIT will continue to obtain a couple of "synoptic sets" of images in all four wavelengths per day to track detector behavior, and to maintain the uniform data set. ... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-09-11

DX_Central v2.11 released

This minor update adds a new display of "New Regions" to the summary page.

Users of the DX_Central version 2.10 may download the update from the files and expand it into their current install folder. New users or those who have installed versions prior to v2.10 should un-install the current version and re-install using the install package for the appropriate platform.

Problems and suggestions should be made on the forums page or in the bug tracker. You may also email the author directly.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-09-03

DX_Central 2.10 released

We proudly present this second generation offer of the DX Central Desktop widget. New features and a new look are central to this version over version 1. It is designed to provide fast access to information from disparate sources in a compact and easy to use format. The v2.10 features a new interface with more graphical indicators on the summary page than version 1.xx. In addition to new indicators, the new NASA SDO images are now part of the project Courtesy of SDO (NASA) and the [AIA, EVE, and/or AIA] consortium. A basic help system has been provided from the menu or by pressing F1.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-08-09

DX_Central v2.00.2 released

This minor update provides an update to the changed NASA SDO image source locations and new images not previously available have been added.. No other functions have changed. No other bugs reported.

Users of version 2.00 may update by downloading the update file and copying to your install folder. Users of versions prior to v2.00 must re-install.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-06-04

SDO Image source has changed

NASA SDO has changed the location of the image source for SDO data. We are working on a new release to update DXCentral to use the changes at NASA.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-06-04

DX_Central v2.00 released

We proudly present this second generation offer of the DX Central Desktop widget. New features and a new look are central to this version. It is designed to provide fast access to information from disparate sources in a compact and easy to use format. The v2.00 features a new interface with more graphical indicators on the summary page than version 1.xx. In addition to new indicators, the new NASA SDO images are now part of the project Courtesy of SDO (NASA) and the [AIA, EVE, and/or AIA] consortium. A basic help system has been provided from the menu or by pressing F1.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-05-22

DX_Central v2.00 RC1 online

Release candidate 1 for DX_Central 2.00 in now online for Windows and Linux. Please report any problems in the tracker or directly to the author.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-05-21

DX_Central v2.00 Alpha is online

This is a second generation offer of the DX Central Desktop widget. It has been uploaded in the files section for your review. Click on the view files link to download and test.

It is designed to provide fast access to information from disparate sources in a compact and easy to use format. The v2.00 Alpha features a new interface with more graphical indicators on the summary page than version 1. A basic help system has been provided from the menu or by pressing F1.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-05-18

Reporting Bugs In DX_Central

Your feedback is important for future development. If you find bugs, please report the bugs in the Tracker so they can be fixed. If there is a feature you would like to see, post it on the forums. So far no bugs have been reported and no new suggestions for enhancement have been posted. Please be specific and detailed.
Version 2.0 is in the works so your help is important to the future success of DX_Central.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-04-24

DX_Central named Editor's pick

Softoxi.com has named DX_Central a five star pick by the editors. They have also posted an install video and review on their web site.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-04-17

DX_Central v1.80 released

v1.80 - Rollup of v1.70 plus. Added new buttons to display. Viewer tab now shows Lowell Ionosonde from University Torsomo Norway and the Maunder Butterfly charts. Minor translation code added for text on widgets.

Windows users should get the very latest updates from Microsoft and have IE8 installed before attempting to install this application in order to insure all features work as intended

Users of v1.70+ may copy the update module to the install folder rather than re-installing. Users of versions prior to v1.70 must reinstall because of an update to the supporting libraries.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-04-09

DX_Central named editors pick by Softsea.com

DX_Central has been named an "Editor's Pick" by Softsea.com.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-04-07

DX_Central granted Softpedia award

DX_Central now bears the 100% Free Seal on Softpedia as well as a download page. Editors of the site say "DX Central has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware / spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of [the] product and encourage . . . these high standards in the future."

We are please with these developments and are humbled by this unexpected development.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-04-04

DX_Central v1.71 update released

This minor update fixes bug introduced accidentally in 1.70 that prevented the chart from being displayed. Static values changed to load dynamically on startup. Removed SFI label to display SFI as part of meter graphic.

Users of DX_Central v1.70 may download the update module and copy the executable to the installation folder without completely reinstalling. Users running versions before 1.70 should reinstall as the supporting libraries have been updated.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-03-27

DX_Central v1.70 released

v1.70 - Rollup of v1.65 plus consolidation of all download thread code into one thread module for all download file types. Updated to latest support libraries. Added new tab to display CTIPe graphs. The Coupled Thermosphere Ionosphere Plasmasphere Electrodynamics(CTIPe) Model is a state of the art research tool used at the SWPC to study thermosphere-ionosphere phenomena and forecasting. There are several graphs produced but included in this project are FmF2 and HmF2.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-03-23

DX_Central v1.64 released

This minor update added a button to view histograph of page 1 stats for 2 mo. Download threads reworked to have a better indication of when threads are finished completely and turn off the loading sign accurately. Now depends on thread state instead of signals. Dlgpopup now fits window to image if width is under a minimum. Simplified some of the slots. Fix bug in display initializer of some images.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-03-10

DX_Central v1.63 released

This minor update fixes bug in clean up routine -for- loop undetected by compiler. Fix bug in slot defs eliminating unused names. increased size of Stereo image to eliminate scrolling.

Users of DX_Central v1.60 may download the update module and copy the executable to the installation folder without completely reinstalling. Users running versions before 1.60 should reinstall as the supporting libraries have been updated.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-02-26

DX_Central v1.62 released

This minor update fixes a bug in the geo information display when 4-5 lines are displayed.

Users of DX_Central v1.60 may download the update module and copy the executable to the installation folder without completely reinstalling. Users running versions before 1.60 should reinstall as the supporting libraries have been updated.

Windows users should get the very latest updates from Microsoft and have IE8 installed before attempting to install this application in order to insure all features work as intended.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-02-12

DX_Central v1.61 released

This minor update adds a new large image viewer button to the viewer tab to view a map of Coronal Mass Ejections over the short term as recorded by the Royal Observatory, Belgium.

Users of DX_Central v1.60 may download the update module and copy the executable to the installation folder without completely reinstalling. Users running versions before 1.60 should reinstall as the supporting libraries have been updated.... read more

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-02-04

DX_Central v1.61 planed for release soon

The v1.60 is planed to be enhanced soon with a new feature that will allow the user to view a near real-time map of Coronal Mass Ejections (CME). This data is part of the Royal Observatory SIDC project Cactus and will aid in tracking the number, frequency, and intensity of CME's. Release is planed for sometime in Feb.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-01-29

DX_Central v1.60 released

This is a full release of the DX_Central application due to upgrade of the supporting libraries. A re-install of this application will be necessary for all users.

Windows users should get the very latest updates from Microsoft and have IE8 installed before attempting to install this application in order to insure all features work as intended.

Posted by AD5XJ KEN 2010-01-25