Even if you are on a PC, have a look at this! This program has some really nice features. MacLoggerDX was very easy to setup and when I ran into a question or two later on I e-mailed the developer Don, and he got right back to me with the answer. No problems getting MacLoggerDX setup with my Icom 7300. It is amazing software, especially for the DX chaser and if you like having online logbooks, this is the software for you.
If you remember I purchased an old iMac just to try out some Mac software. I started out with RUMLogNG, because it’s free software. RUMLogNG has some great features especially for the Icom 7300 transceiver. The bandscope, memories and the control over fixed bandscope edges is fantastic. You can see that video clip here.
MacLoggerDX has it own set of really nice features too. I especially like how it’ll upload in real time to QRZ.com, eQSL, ClubLog, LOTW and Twitter. Look, you also get Twitter uploads with QSL photos!
Icom 7300 Setup
With my iMac I’m using one USB cable for everything. In the radio for MacLoggerDX setup all I needed to do was change one thing when moving from RUMLogNG to MacLoggerDX. That was in Menu>Set>Connectors>CI-V. I changed the “CI-V USB Echo Back” to ON. That was it!
See the beginning of the video below for all of my Icom 7300 settings.
With my laptop PC and the Icom 7300 I use a CI-V and USB Cable. I have tried using both cables on the iMac too and it works great. Someday I’ll probably have both attached permanently to the iMac. I’ll explain why in another article, when using Fldigi with MacLoggerDX.
The MacLoggerDX setup is very easy. First, begin by downloading and installing the USB driver, then download and install the MacLoggerDX program. Once in the program go to MacLoggerDX>Preferences>Radio. From there you can setup the radio and get it working. Very straightforward.
Please see the short clip below. The next video on MacLoggerDX will show more of the dxclusters setup, alarms, map, etc.
At this moment, I want to enjoy using the software in the CQ-WW-WPX-SSB contest a little more.
Thanks for stopping by and thank you especially for all the e-mails. I hope you find this MacLoggerDX setup informative and useful. Best 73 and good DX. – Rich, K0PIR