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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Logging | Aether (Logger) by Andrew Madsen Help


Reviews Summary for Aether (Logger) by Andrew Madsen
Aether (Logger) by Andrew Madsen Reviews: 16 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $$39.00
Description: Aether is a ham radio logging application for Mac OS X. 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.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.aetherlog.com/
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N1ZHE Rating: 5/5 Apr 20, 2011 01:28 Send this review to a friend
Just Gets Better!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
It's nice to have a native Mac program like this. And with the last few updates Andrew has made it interface with my Ten-Tec OMNI VII (hint: use the selection for the Jupiter)!

I haven't tried out all the features yet, just the ones I use regularly such as award tracking, auto updates from QRZ as soon as you input the callsign, and a VERY generous note taking area for each QSO!

This program just keeps getting better!
 
W6PJB Rating: 5/5 Dec 7, 2010 09:57 Send this review to a friend
Best Mac logger on the market  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Like other reviewers, I was frustrated by the lack of Mac-based logging programs until I discovered Aether. I've been using it for almost a year and have been very pleased. And with the latest release (1.5) the functions that I felt would have been nice-to-haves are now included. The initial release of v1.5 was a bit buggy, but the author - Andrew Madsen - has been more than responsive. Andrew is a real pleasure to deal with and is clearly committed to having a "perfect" product. Which is pretty amazing given what is likely a small installed base (like other Mac software.) Well done, Andrew. I'd give Aether a 5+ if I could.
 
WB0OEW Rating: 4/5 Feb 6, 2009 11:43 Send this review to a friend
good but no cabrillo  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Aetherlog is a good program. I find it quite simple to use and it does enough for my needs.

Unfortunately I can not seem to export to Cabrillo format. It only writes the header, there are no QSO entries. I have tried both options to include all QSOs or just the ones selected, neither method works. I have sent an email to support but as yet I have not received a solution.

Other than this, it is a nice program to use and does everything advertised.
 
N6PYN Rating: 5/5 Jan 7, 2009 11:54 Send this review to a friend
At last, an excellent Mac logging application  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have been using Aether for well over one year and the more I use it, the more I like it. I have been a Mac user for many years. Because of the lack of Mac logging apps, until recently I used a very old 1988 DOS logging program. I had to write software to convert my old DOS log to ADIF! I tried another popular OS X logging program but I thought it was poorly designed ... got rid of it. Aether really works for me and I thank Andrew for producing this application for Macs. I have not tried to interface with my radio. I have found a few bugs which are "easy" (for Andrew) to fix. For example, when you enter ZL1ABC the country comes up as Niue rather than New Zealand. Also, there are a few DXCC/ARRL country code errors which I have emailed him about. Again, thanks to Andrew for creating an excellent product at a very reasonable price.
 
K3BOY Rating: 5/5 Mar 1, 2008 11:20 Send this review to a friend
Just what I was looking for.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After switching from a PC to a MAC, I started looking for a MAC logging Program. I tried a few and found the Aether Logger to be just what I was looking for. It is a straight forward program and very easy to set up. No problem setting up rig control with my Icom Pro III using a RS232 to USB converter. You can try it free to see if it fits your needs before purchasing.
 
N9IJ Rating: 5/5 Feb 28, 2008 09:24 Send this review to a friend
Aether: A new and effective Mac logger.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently jumped to a Mac and began looking for ham radio applications to replace those requiring my booting into Windows. I have used many loggers from general logging to the powerful contest loggers that have evolved over years. There aren't many OS X loggers out there and Aether was in beta so I thought I'd give it a try.

I initially had issues importing my ADIF logs from my long-used Windows logger and contacted Andy, Aether's author. Within minutes he emailed me back requesting I send a copy of my 30,000 contact log for him to view. He returned me a copy within the day after finding an error in my log that caused Aether to choke. He fixed my log, and Aether, and the log was imported cleanly.

Aether is both a general logger and contest logger with a clean interface similar in appearance to many cocoaXXXXX applications used in the Mac world. Coincidentally, Aether interfaces nicely with cocoaModem, a most popular digital mode application. Aether will interface with most modern radios through the Mac USB port and appropriate serial adapter to grab frequency, mode, and power (with some radios) to insert into the log.

Andy has provided automatic look up by call sign through QRZ or ARRL,(you can view the QRZ page with a singe click), loading info from previous contacts, and plenty of room for notes.

I've found Aether, and the author, to be a pleasure to work with and look forward to more enhancements. I don't feel like a beta tester with this applications as is too common in the Windows world.
 
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