MacLoggerDX and Fldigi – Rig, PTT and Logging

I have a new to me mid 2015 Apple MacBook Pro with the Intel processor. I wanted this so I could take the Mac OS on the road with me this fall. I just got it set up with MacLoggerDX and then added FLDGI. I had an article before MacLoggerDX Fldigi AutoLog Script with PTT App, but I’m doing things a little different this time.

MacLoggerDX and Fldigi

I want to have these intergrated with each other so no intervention is required on my part. There are three things you’ll need to get set up. 1. Rig control. 2. Push To Talk (PTT). 3. Logging from FLDGI to MacLoggerDX.
So let’s see how I have rig control and PTT set up.

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MacLoggerDX and Fldigi Rig Control and PTT

If you’re using an Icom radio the first thing that you need to have set up is the radio. DATA OFF MOD and “Unlink from REMOTE” are both necessary. Have a look at my Icom 7610 Screen Captures and Icom 7300 Screen Captures.

There are not any extra settings in the MacLoggerDX configuration for this to work because I am using a second cable, which is the CI-V cable, and it plugs into the remote port on the back of the Icom radios. This cable is connected and I am using it with FLDGI. Baud rate 19200.

The other cable is a USB cable and I am using it with MacLoggerDX for rig control. So this way both programs can control the radio. Baud rate 115200.

You can choose to use RigCAT or Hamlib and this time I am trying out Ham Web, because it seems to have better control over the radio. Another alternative may be to use FLrig, but that’s for another article.

Set it up this way and you’ll kill two birds with one stone. You get rig control and push to talk.

MacLoggerDX and Fldigi Logging

I want Fldigi to be able to log to MacLoggerDX seamlessly and I don’t want to have to start an extra script for that to happen or to have to interven in anyway. So I’m choosing the Auto log script. Can find it in the extras folder that comes with MacLoggerDX.

There is a little bit about this in the video below and you can find out more by going to MacLoggerDX Fldigi AutoLog Script with PTT App,

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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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