Icom 7300 MacLoggerDX Setup


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. Rex says:

    I have just connected my Macbook Pro to my 7300 and as soon as they connect I lose my audio and my spectrum scope narrows to the central 10-20% of the width. I would appreciate any suggestions to correct this

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Rex,

      It’s great to hear from someone using a MacBook Pro. I haven’t tried one yet, but hope to some day soon.

      I am not sure if I understand you correctly. When it connects to MLDX does your FIL on the radio change? When it is FIL2 or FIL3 a bandscope on the computer (WSJT-X waterfall) will be very narrow. I use FIL1 and it is set to it’s widest. Hold down the FIL1 soft button until the Filter is displayed in the lower portion of the LCD. Touch the BW soft key and rotate the tuning knob until FIL 1 displays 3.6k. That’s how I use it in Digital modes.

      When it connects to MLDX does your mode change on the radio?

      When mine connects to just MacLoggerDX nothing changes on the radio. It stay at the existing freq., mode and FIL. If yours in changing when you connect to MLDX then possibly there is a setting in the MacLoggerDX>Preferences>Radio tab that is misconfigured. I would look at that.

      Please let me know more details when you can. I’m always interested in how these get resolved.

      BTW are you using a registered version of MLDX?

      Thank you for commenting and visiting the website.

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  2. Ronnie Brewer says:

    Mr Rex
    I want to set up my “old” iMac with DXLogger with icon 7300. I see the link to driver site but there are several drivers listed. can you tell me exactly which one i need? Looking forward to trying this log program

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi and thank you for commenting and thank you for the question.
      It depends on the cable you are using, but most use a USB cable so if that’s it, download the Silicon Labs driver.

      In MLDX the path is /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART


      Rich, K0PIR

  3. Ronnie says:

    got it going, thanks for the assist

  4. Eric Blanchard says:

    Rich, can you share your settings screen for the 7610, radio settings, and Mac driver. I thought driver for 7300 would work.

  5. K0PIR says:

    Hi Eric,

    Nice to hear from you and thank you for the question here. I am on the road right now but you can find my Icom 7610 screen captures at the top of the page. One setting that sometimes gives me trouble is the echo back. Turn it on.

    There is only one silicon labs driver and it will work with the 7300 or the 7610. There is a link to the download here

    I am still in Yuma Arizona and on my way to Tucson. I hope this helps. Best 73 from Yuma Arizona!

  6. I really like and appreciate your article. Really looking forward to read more.

  7. K0PIR says:

    Hello and thank you for commenting here,I sincerely appreciate it.

    Best 73 from Kansas! On the road to my home QTH.


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