fldigi new user (OS X)

Discussion in 'OS: Mac OS' started by W5KYP, May 14, 2016.

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  1. W5KYP

    W5KYP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have decided to try and use fldigi on my Macbook Air.
    I think that I have everything setup correctly, (audio/Serial).

    When I send anything via CW/Digital mode, the unit will key and send the selected mode.
    What doesn't happen is releasing the PTT command.
    Here are my current settings for fldigi/KX3, maybe someone who has had the same issue and enlighten me.


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  2. K8AJS

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    I haven't encountered this particular issue, but one thing I noticed in your settings, the rig settings for the K3 should specify 2 stop bits, according to the manual. I don't know if this will make a difference, but it's worth a try [shrug].

    Hope this helps.

    John K8AJS
  3. K8AJS

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  4. W5KYP

    W5KYP Ham Member QRZ Page

    No worries, glad you replied. I think the issue was the CW macro. I edited the macro and it seems to be working correct now.

  5. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I'm glad you got it working. Let me recommend that RigCAT interface rather than Hamlib. Since the RigCAT interface structure is developed and maintained by the team that does the entire Fl* suite, it works better than anything else for rig control when using Fldigi.

    You simple need to download the XML definition file for the KX3 (https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/xmls/elecraft/KX3.xml/download) and place it in the Rigs folder within your Fldigi configuration folder. Select "Use RigCAT", select the XML and the appropriate Port Setting and everything should just work with no issues.

    Of course, since you have Hamlib working, you may not want to change, but it is an option.
  6. W5KYP

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    Radio is quiet today, I may just give it a go.

  7. WU7X

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    “fllog-” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

    Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

    This is actually what shows up in the box when I tried to open FLlog
  8. KQ5S

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    Go to system preferences. Click on Security and Privacy. Click on General. Change Allow apps downloaded from to Anywhere. Y0u may have to click on the lock at the bottom right of the screen to allow you to change the settings.

  9. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    This is one approach, but it does bypass some system protections of OS X.

    The other solution is to simply right-click (or equivalent on trackpad) on the Fllog .app file and select "Open". It will ask you if you're sure since the program doesn't have a signature. Say 'yes' and it will open. Once you've done the first time, it won't ask you again, so it will be click and start as normal.
  10. AF7ZA

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    Thanks for this post Dave. Although it's old it really was helpful for correctly configuring my IC718. I was missing the definition.
    K3DCW likes this.

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