DX ToolBox Version 6.4.0 released

Black Cat Systems has released version 6.4.0 of DX ToolBox for MacOS.

DX Toolbox searches the world for you, gathering information on solar and geomagnetic conditions that affect radio propagation. DX Toolbox also has several built in propagation forecasting tools. There are also databases of SWBC stations, and NDBs. Plus much more! Please take a moment to read through this documentation to see all the DX Toolbox features. An active internet connection is required to use DX Toolbox.

DX Toolbox displays in real-time the following important readings:

  • Solar Flux
  • A-Index
  • K-Index
  • X-Ray Flux levels
  • X-Ray flares
  • Solar Wind
  • Earth’s Magnetic Field
  • Radio Blackout conditions
  • Geomagnetic Storm conditions
  • Solar Radiation Storm conditions

In addition, the last month’s worth of Solar Flux, A-Index, K-Index, Sun Spot Number, and background X-Ray Flux are plotted.

Maps showing auroral levels, as well as the maximum F layer frequency (related to MUF) over various parts of the world are also displayed. In addition, images of the Sun from the SOHO satellite are also shown.

A grayline map of the world is also available, showing the daytime, dark, and most importantly the grayline region, where propagation is often greatly enhanced.

Propagation conditions can be estimated between two points on the Earth.

March 8, 2024 – 6.4.0

  • Added solar flares to the Solar and Geomagnetic Data window, replacing X-ray flux readings.
  • Added Boulder K Index graph window.
  • Added Planetary K Index graph window.
  • Added Planetary A Index chart.
  • Added Space Weather Alerts And Warnings Timeline charts.
  • Added Space Weather Text Alerts window.
  • Beacons window renamed NDB Beacons for clarity.
  • Updated the data source for the AM Broadcast Station Information window.
  • NOAA Weather Radio station data source parsing updated as needed.
  • Made the GOES X-Ray Flux graph line thinner for better clarity.
  • Fixed numerical sorting in the MW logbook, FM logbook, Shortwave logbook, and Other Broadcasts windows.

Fixed numerical sorting in the MW logbook, FM logbook, Shortwave logbook, and Other Broadcasts windows.

May 23, 2023 – 6.3.0

  • Updates to Satellite Tracking

DX Toolbox is free to try out. If you decide to continue using it, you then buy your copy for just $29.99, which gives you a registration code to remove the reminder messages.

DX ToolBox can be downloaded from Black Cat Systems website.