Ewen Wannop has released a new version of the popular Spectrum telecommunications software, version 2.5.1, which is a free upgrade for owners of Spectrum 2.4 (which is available from Shareware Solutions II). A beta version of SOAR, his freeware offline reader program for A2Central.com members, is available for download as well. SOAR automates the process of logging into A2Central.com and fetching and posting messages, providing a convenient and friendly user interface to do so. SOAR requires Spectrum 2.5.1.