PSK31 via iMac/FTDX1200

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by W6RRS, Aug 10, 2021.

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  1. W6RRS

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    Trying to figure out how I can use my iMac with my FTDX1200 for PSK31 operation.
    In the past I used EASY Digi with my old Toshiba Satellite now (sk). I was given a iMac which has a headphone Jack, but microphone is built in to the iMac case. Would appreciate any assistance for this old appliance operator. 73 W6RRS
  2. KG7WGX

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    According to this, there are a variety of different audio jacks on iMac computers -

    What you want is a combination audio in/audio out jack, which can be used with a "splitter" to create separate audio 3.5mm jacks for the microphone and headphone, like the old laptops had.

    I believe there are two different wiring plans for the splitters, Apple and everyone else, so make sure you order one for your computer model.

    If you can't get a splitter to work, you should be able to use a USB audio dongle with separate audio in/out jacks and connect to that.

    An external audio card removes any concerns of sending system sounds over the air, and also gives you a better chance of not having to mess with the levels every time.
  3. W6RRS

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    Thank you, greatly appreciate the information. 73

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