After years as an on and off SWL, Saturday I passed my Technician exam, and I plan to take the General in three weeks. My primary interests are DX and digital modes on HF. Other interests include QRP, kits/homebrew, learning Morse code, and VHF primarily for emergency preparedness. For the past six months I've been listening with an SDRplay RSP2, using software under macOS High Sierra as well as with Windows 10 and Linux in virtual boxes, all on my 2015 MacBook Pro. I've gotten WSJT-X running (as a listener) in both macOS and Windows, successfully decoding FT8 and WSPR. Yesterday I bought an Icom IC-7300 which I expect will be my main transceiver for some time to come. In addition, I picked up a RigExpert antenna analyzer. So now I have a few things on my to-do list in the days ahead: learn the 7300, figure out how to interface it to the Mac, get my antennas tweaked for transmitting (and/or build new ones), and study for the General test. As a starting point, I thought I'd see (once my license appears in the FCC database) if I can get FT8 and WSPR operating on 10 meters, since that is the only HF band I can use for digital as a Technician. Then after I pass the General I'd foresee moving primarily to 40 and 20 meters. Here are some things I'm wondering about at this point: -- Interfacing the Mac and 7300 seems to be a little complicated, with possibly different ways of doing it, and a lot of detail to work out. Is there an easy way to get this going? -- Are there other Mac programs for hams I should get and use? I see a fair number of references to MacLoggerDX -- is that a widely popular program? -- Are there any Windows programs lacking macOS versions that I should think about running in a virtual box? Thanks in advance for any help.