Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) In The Shack


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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  1. blank Craig A Harlamoff says:

    My IMac with High Sierra kicks the USB driver out after three transmits. May try a powered usb hub between the 7300 and Imac late 2009. Also, I’ve heard the SLAB driver is not signed, so it may have a deeper problem.
    Craig N6SBN

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Craig,

      Nice to hear from you and mine used to do the same thing. I fixed it by going into the Audio MIDI Setup app. Change USB Audio CODEC to “2 ch 16-bit Integer 44.1kHz”

      You can find the MIDI setup in Applications and Utilities.

      I hope this helps, let me know.

      Best 73 and hope to hear you on.

      Rich, K0PIR

  2. blank Craig Harlamoff says:

    Thanks Rich. I would have never found it. Craig N6SBN

  3. blank Ross Wardrup says:

    Has anyone had any trouble with “audio pops” when using digital modes on the 7300?

  4. blank Charles says:

    Hi, new operator here. I’ve looked at some of your videos, but wonder is there a way to use an IMAC
    (27″ 3.4 GHZ 17. 8GB 1333 MHZ DDR Graphics Radeon HD 6970 M 2048 MB) hooked up to a RSP1 sdr
    instead of a PC to run a IC 7300

  5. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi Charles,

    Nice to hear from you and thank you for posting.

    There are a couple of great logbooks for the Mac. I like RumLogNG, it’s free. There is also MacLoggerDX which cost some, but it is very good and worth it in my opinion. I would check out RumLogNG first though, it has the spectrum scope.

    See this article: Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) In The Shack

    There’s more too, just look under the Mac category on the right hand side.

    HDSDR cannot be run on the MacOS. So you would have to use another program. I think there is one or two for the MacOS. You could try CubicSDR, it worked for me and the SDR dongle I had.

    I still use my iMac today and love it.

    Best 73,
    Rich, K0PIR

  6. Hi. Just got my General license about a month ago and got an IC-7300. Have been meaning to get my 7300 connected to my Mac but didn’t know how. With your video, I had it done in about 10 minutes. Because of my experience, it would have taken me hours to figure it out. Thanks

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Patrick, congratulations on getting your license and the radio.

      Thank you so much for your input, I really do appreciate it and glad it helped.

      Hope to hear you on the air, best 73!

  7. blank Terry says:

    Patrick. I can FT* with my macbook and IC7300 , I can FT8CALL , I want to be able to send APRS data
    is there any instruction on how to do that, I have FIDIGI running too..
    thanks in advance.

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