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Is there a Mac in your Shack? K6UDA Radio Episode 39

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K6UDA, Jan 1, 2017.

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  1. AA5AZ

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    Just like I run a Windows VM on my Mac for HRD, I also have a Linux VM. When on Linux, I work with CQRLog which I find works extremely well. It really does all I need. I've got a Linux friend, also a fellow ham, that is consulting me on working with Linux, which is a learning curve. I tried taking an old desktop computer I built back in '03 and using it for a Linux box in the shack about five months ago and the software ran nicely on it, but the processor just crapped out. At Christmas, I took advantage of some of the NewEgg sales and purchased some hardware, about 20% of what I need, for a new computer. It will be an AMD 8 core processor machine, so it will be good for a long while.

    The big issue I've had with Linux is getting N1MM+ to work on it using a Wine emulator or whatever. I have it working, but without rig control. That's not a big issue, because most contests don't care about recording frequency, just band.
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  2. K0PIR

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    I love the look of MacloggerDX and would love to try it someday. Maybe it would be worth getting a used Macbook and trying it out. Thanks and Happy New Year!
  3. K4LDC

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    Love my Mac(s). In the "Extras" folder included with MLDX, there is an apple scrip program (DQSLManager) that will automate one click uploading of QSL's to LoTW. It will also download confirmations from LoTW and update your log accordingly. Works great!
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  4. W2MFT

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    Been using rum stuff for years now both rum log and rumped. Both work great!
  5. WB0OEW

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    I use Aetherlog and it does automatic LoTW uploads (and eQSL).

    Happy New Year to all.
  6. NA4IT

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    No Mac, but I do run Linux Mint... :D
  7. AI6AK

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    I also use Rumlog on my MacBook Pro. Downloading/uploading both LOTW and EQSL is one click. Simple.
  8. K5KTD

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  9. VE7IAF

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    "A Mac in my shack?" Buddy, I'll do you one better. I got a shack in my Mack.
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  10. KD8DEY

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    No Mac in the shack. Don't like Clown Food.
    My Favorite is the Big Buford (But I'll settle for a Bacon King)
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