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M1 chip and WSJT X

Discussion in 'Mac Ham Radio on macOS & iOS' started by N2AE, Sep 21, 2021.

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  1. N2AE

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    My Mac Mini is getting a little long in the tooth and I'm thinking of upgrading to the new Mini with the M1 chip. I understand that there are/were some issues with WSJT X and the M1 chip. Comments please......

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  2. N6YWU

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    I am not using the WSJT X GUI, but I am running the wsjtx jt9 FT8/FT4 decoder, wsprd decoder, and ft8code encoder (bundled inside the wsjtx.app) on my M1 MacBook, and they work great.

    I also have another open source ft8 decoder and encoder running on my iPhone 12 Mini for portable ops.
     
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  3. N2IW

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    I tried a few days ago, that WSJT-X won't run on my new M1 Mac mini. This should be easy fix, developer just need to recompile it on a M1 Mac. I don't use FT8 anyway, so I don't mind wait.
     
  4. K3DCW

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    I'm not active at present, but in early July when I was last on the air WSJT-X ran just fine on my M1 Mac. There were a couple of things that had to be done a bit differently than with Intel-Macs, if I remember correctly, but they were detailed in the Readme file included with the DMG download.
     
  5. IK0ZSN

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    I've been running JTDX with no problems on my mini M1 for a couple months now. I personally prefer it to WSJT-X.
     
  6. N2IW

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    Thanks for the reminder, I forgot to do that step and automatically assume WSJT-X was not compatible with M1, actually that's the first Mac software I found that are "not compatible" with M1. After the putting the .plist file /Library/LaunchDaemons and reboot. Everything is working fine now!
     
  7. PA0FBR

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    Works like a charm overhere with my Macbook Pro and M1 chip
     

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