tl;dr: The free software that I wrote and maintained for years is no longer available or supported. Sorry/not sorry.

There was a time that I was very active in developing free software for the ham radio community. I wrote two very widely used plugs-ins for the MixW HF digital mode program. I also wrote ScannerCast™, a Shoutcast/ICEcast compatible app for forwarding scanner audio over the internet.

MixW Plug-Ins

I wrote MixwButtons and an Online Callbook DLL that did QRZ-based lookups of callsigns within MixW. It gives me great satisfaction that these apps were used by hams worldwide. But MixW is (sadly) abandonware at this point… and I haven’t done anything with this software since sometime in 2011.


This little app was so popular that it was adopted as the official live audio broadcasting software for Broadcastify. They still use and distribute it to this day (as of 2023, at least). I stopped updating this software sometime in 2010, and officially stopped supporting it in 2017.

Thanks… Time to Move On

I am extremely grateful to the many thousands of folks who have used ScannerCast™ and/or my MixW plug-ins over the years and who have taken the time to drop me a line to say hello. But to be clear: I will no longer provide download links, answer emails, or provide bug fixes for any of this software. It’s all lived long past the time when it needs to be retired. Time marches on!

Licensing and Legalese

Even though these software programs are no longer actively developed or supported, all previous software license terms and conditions remain in effect. See below.

ScannerCast™ is a trademark of Peter Viscarola, K1PGV.  The ScannerCast software, documentation and configuration information are Copyright © 2009-2010 Peter Viscarola, K1PGV.  All rights reserved.

Software License Agreement and Terms of Use

The free software available that is (currently or has previously been) available via this web site is provided to the community for personal, non-commercial use at no cost, but subject to the terms of this license agreement. You may not download or use any software from this web site unless you fully agree to these terms and conditions.  Commercial use or redistribution of the software requires a separate, written, license agreement with the Author.  Commercial use is defined as any use by a business, organization, government agency, non-natural person, or where the user derives profit or compensation resulting, in whole or in part, from the use of the software.

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