Mac Mini M1 and WSJT-X Automation With RUMLogNG
DX Chasing with FT8! With this software combo you won’t miss needed DX. It’s possible with the latest RumLogNG update and WSJT-X. I set my DX Alarms (countries, grids, continents I need) and when they pop up, the software starts the transmission automatically.
I purchased a Mac Mini with the M1 chip. These are faster than the Intel Macs. The problem I see, if you want to run Windows with Parallels on your new Mac with the M1 processor, you may have trouble with drivers. I have not resolved the Parallels drivers’ issues, however I have Windows running in Parallels on my Mac Mini.
Mac Mini With M1 Processor
This is the fastest computer I have ever owned, so far. We all know how that can change. The computer starts off out of the box extremely fast, but later on with loading programs, everything slows down.
So far I haven’t noticed much slowing. RumLogNG still runs extremely fast.
RUMLogNG is a free logging program for the MacOS. I have a previous post on this and you can find it here, Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) In The Shack. There have been many updates since that time. Support is excellent for RUMLogNG and you can find the forum here.
RumLogNG Update Transceiver Control
RUMLogNG has, IMO, the best rig control software out there for the Icom radios and using a simple option in RumLogNG you’ll never have to reset the transceiver port again. Just check the option “Auto Discovery.” This is not to be confused with the TX “Auto” enabled below.
DX Chasing – RumLogNG “Auto” Enabled
This is for calling DX spots. Before using this you’ll have to install WSJT-X. I have a previous post on this, Icom 7300 WSJT-X Using DXLab Suite Commander, JT Bridge And RUMLogNG.
Getting WSJT-X running on a Mac takes a few extra steps. See the video on the above link.
With “Auto” enabled the program will automatically call DX that is seen in the DX Alarm settings. See the video below for more explanation.
You can view the “Network” and “DX-spots” windows from the Window Menu in RumLogNG.
More on the Icom 7610 and 7300 radios to come.
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Please stay in touch and best 73,