Ham Radio Deluxe Legacy Software Activation Key Server Decommissioned

The legacy license key server was decommissioned today (26-April 2020).

This is the platform that generated and managed software activation keys for Ham Radio Deluxe prior to v6.6 (released July 2019).

Ham Radio Deluxe version 6.6 was the first version that moved away from the legacy license server and onto Soraco QLM. This move was necessary because the legacy license server was not able to sustain the growth in our business. It also had numerous defects that were causing inconveniences for our customers and dealers.

This activity was planned for October 2019, but it was left in-place to accommodate some edge cases for our support team.


What does this mean? What will happen? What won't happen?

  • Ham Radio Deluxe versions 6.0 to 6.5 used this license server (our versions after Simon's 5.0b and our 5.24.38 release did not use activation keys)
  • Currently installed versions of Ham Radio Deluxe (6.0 to 6.5) will continue to run just fine. They do not need the legacy license server to continue to run.
  • It is no longer possible to activate Ham Radio Deluxe 6.0 to 6.5. All customers who had valid email addresses on-file with us received replacement keys for the new license platform in July 2019 via email. For those customers who did not receive the replacement key, send an email to the sales team and they will assist you with obtaining a replacement key. (We have the legacy license key data in a spreadsheet and they can look up the info.)
  • All customers should be always on the latest version of Ham Radio Deluxe. For those impacted by this change - simply get your key and install the version of Ham Radio Deluxe on our downloads page.

Thanks for your support.

Mike, WA9PIE, VK4EIE