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Author Topic: Is there any interesting in a Mac/Linux Ham Radio Deluxe Program?  (Read 17709 times)

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« Reply #60 on: Today at 08:04:20 AM »

Well now that this has been side tracked from the original topic by Apple haters, I'll try to get it back on track.

I would love to see a Mac suite similar to HRD. I currently use MacLogger and MacDoppler. The developer has done a great job with both of these programs, if he could add a generic rig control program and a digital section it would be perfect. I am using Fldigi for the digital stuff which works pretty well, but would be nice to have it integrated with the MacLogger. I would also like to see them add eQsl support to the Mac logger.

Anyway attempting to get back to the topic at hand but I am sure it wont work hahaha


Might I also suggest contesting log support. One thing that makes or breaks an OS in ham radio is contesting software.

Not a programmer, but I am curious if any ham radio software could be written OS independent such as on HTML 5 or Java or similar platform. The idea being the developer is not beholden to the OS manufacturers, rather just focusing on an independent platform.

Just a thought...

Separately, the reason for OSX not being on a non-Mac platform is Apple seeing hardware and software being a single package. They design the hardware and software to work together as a unit. This is the opposite philosophy (until recently) of Windows who focused only on the OS and then let others control the hardware. The difference is a smaller universe of software and hardware for Mac, which is generally more stable versus a larger universe of everything for Windows with varyng degrees of stability.


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« Reply #61 on: Today at 10:06:06 AM »

Might I also suggest contesting log support. One thing that makes or breaks an OS in ham radio is contesting software.

OS X has some GREAT contesting software.  (

There are two dedicated contest software packages (yes, "only" two, but they are both EXCELLENT!):  RUMped and SkookumLogger.  SkookumLogger was even good enough to be used at the 2014 World Radio Team Sport Championship. If it is good enough to compete at that level, odds are it is good enough for most contesters. 

Also, most of the general loggers on OS X also have a contest mode, which while not as fully featured, are likely more than enough for many contesters.


Hamming it up on OS X!
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