Two of my favorite modes theses days is JT65 and JT9. MacLoggerDX, WSJT-X and JT-Bridge make a powerful and fun combination. I have grown to enjoy the weak signal modes even with bad propagation. I can always make contacts on 20 Meters during the day with 5 or 10 watts. It’s not unusual to make contacts on 15 Meters into South America too.
This is for a Mac OS. Like I’ve said before, even if you are on a PC, this is something to look at and consider.
Getting MacLoggerDX (MLDX) installed is a breeze. I made a clip on it and WSJT-X which you can see here: Icom 7300 MacLoggerDX Setup.
Everything on this page is using just the one USB cable.
The next piece of the puzzle is WSJT-X and it requires a little work to install on a Mac. See my video on YouTube: WSJT-X Installation on iMac For Icom 7300
In WSJT-X I am using the Icom 7300 for the rig and disabling the rig control in MacLoggerDX (See the video below).
JT-Bridge is very easy to install as you’ll see in the video below. Just download JT-Bridge and drag it to the Applications folder.
For JT-Bridge to log your QSO’s into MacLoggerDX, in JT-Bridge you’ll need to click on File and then Open. Navigate to your MLDX log and select it. You’ll only have to do this once.
The next thing is getting WSJT-X and JT-Bridge connected and working together. There are snapshots on the next page. Click on the snapshot to see the full image.