Errata and Enhancements, LADPAC Software, EMRFD
2May17, 12May17, 22June17, 1July17)
LADPAC is no longer available for
I recently received an alarming email from an EMRFD
reader. His Internet provider had supplied him
with a program intended to detect malware. This
program warned him that LADPAC may be malware. This
was not a report of a known virus. Rather, it merely said
that two of the programs within the LADPAC collection could be
infected. Most of the LADPAC programs go back to
2008 without change, including one that produced a flag.
I have friends who write and sell simulation software
who tell me that false accusations are a common problem they face.
Let me be very
specific: The malware detection
programs did not say that LADPAC was a virus. Rather, they
suggested that LADPAC had a structure
that was similar to other programs that were known to be a
virus. This structure
might be something as trivial as a repeated character string
such as ----------.
This false accusation problem is the reason the League no longer
includes the programs on the book CD. After some
thought about this problem, I have decided I do not wish to deal
with it. Hence, I no longer distribute any
programs. I have ask ARRL to delete LADPAC from their listing.