As of July of 2019, Ham Radio Deluxe runs on a commercially available software license manager made by Soraco called "Quick License Manager" (QLM). It has improved security to protect your purchase, enable new features, and provide a self-service method for you to obtain your software license key and manage the (up to) five computers you are allowed to install the software on.
When you start the installation for the first time, you will be required to either enter your software activation key or request a 30 day trial key.
When you first start Ham Radio Deluxe you will be presented with the following welcome screen.
[NOTE: We recommend that you copy the activation key from your emailed receipt or key retrieval and paste it into this form to avoid entry errors.]
Then click, "OK".
If you have not purchased a software activation key, and would like to continue with a 30-day software trial, just click on the text that says, "Click here to register for a free 30 day trial." when you reach this screen.
This will take you to a webpage where you can obtain a trial key via email. Once you obtain that key, the process is the same as described above.
IMPORTANT: You can activate Ham Radio Deluxe on five computers simultaneously. You can manage the list of activated computers by clicking here.
To review other topics related to software activation keys, click here.