This page is devoted to everything related to Mac and amateur radio.
Mac Ham Radio.
MacHamRadio (www.MacHamRadio.com) started in 2003 by Steve Muncy, NI5V as a site to promote ham software for the newly released Mac OSX. Steve had supported the site for 5 years before moving on to new endeavors. October 2008, Lee Imber, WW2DX then took over the reins to keep machamradio.com the nets #1 resource for Mac Ham Radio enthusiasts. I look forward to continuing Steve’s great contribution and also welcome all to help promote and expand the technologies of this great hobby and operating system. Please click on the link below to go to the website......
I use MacLogger DX as my general & contest logging program (for most contests). The latest version of MacLogger DX is V 5.46 (Beta 16). There is a Yahoo Group for MacLogger DX. Click below to join the group.
CabConverter is a program written in 2002, by Scott, NE1RD, that converts a radio log file exported from MacLogger DX into a format popular with radio contest sponsors called Cabrillo.
In January 2013, release 2.0 of CabConverter was released, making CabConverter 1.xx obsolete.
CabConverter is designed around ARRL & RSGB Contests unfortunately. The big Australian/Oceania contests such as the Oceania DX Contest are unfortunately not supported.
Currently CabConverter supports the following Contests:-
7th Call Area QSO Party
ARRL 10M (DX entry)
ARRL 10M (NA entry)
ARRL RTYY Roundup (DX)
ARRL RTTY Roundup (US/Canada)
North American QSO Party
RSGB 1.8 MHZ
RSGB 80M Club Championship
RSGB AFS CW/SSB
RSGB Commonwealth (Beru)
RSGB Low Power
Vermont QSO Party
'One of the recurring themes in the discussion boards for the prgram was "Can you support this or that new contest?" I tried, at least at first, to keep up with all the new requests. In the end, there are far too many contests for one person to support--and nearly all of the new requests were contests I had no interest in entering. Updating the program for each contest was time consuming and soo I was forced to decline request for enhancements'.
One of the new features of Release 2.00 of CabConverter is the capability of users writing their own contests. You can add a new .xml file to the CCContests directory. However, despite the claims that 'composing a "recipe" for a contest is not difficult', a fairly good knowledge of XML is required to 'compose a contest recipe'.
There is a CabConverter Yahoo Group. Click below to join the group.
Aether Log is a ham radio logging application for Mac OS X. I used Aether whilst I was a Short Wave Listener. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for Mac OS X, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac.
If you are running a virtual machine with something like VM Fusion or CrossOver, you might want to consider the following...........
VK Contest Log.
A great Australian Contest logging program is VK Contest Log, created by Mike, VK3AVV. In December 2012, Version 3.6 was released. VK Contest Log specialises in all of the Australian Contests, but also some of the International Contests including the CQ WW, CQ WPX, ARRL Int DX, IARU HF, and others.
LM logging software
LM is a tool to create, edit, and analyse contest logs afterwards. LM is not intended to be an online contest logger but an offline tool.
The latest LM version is 4.9, which was released in January, 2013.
UltimateAAC software for Mac
UltimateAAC software was designed by Heinz, DK5UR. The software is required to download awards for many of the major digital mode clubs including the European Phase Shift Keying Club (EPC) and the Digital Modes Club (DMC).
UltimateAAC software can now be downloaded for Mac.
UltimateAAC v 0.0.1 was released on 12 Dec 2012. This was the initial release and supported ADIF, RUMlog, MacLogger DX, and Aether. v 0.0.2 was released on 23 Dec 2012. v 0.0.3 was released on 30 Dec 2012.
Please look at my videos on the PSK31 page for help with using UltimateAAC software.
Please click on the document below which I created which is a Help File for UltimateAAC users.