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xCluster: A Mac DXCluster Map App

xCluster for the Mac Overview: xCluster is a visual display of dx cluster activity. DX spots are received via telnet or web services and displayed in a tabular form and plotted on a map of the world. You can filter the spots by call sign or band. You may also configure it to only show FT4/FT8 spots.  Spots are created using the latitude and longitude of the dx station and spotter. The program has a call parsing component to determine the country for each call but can use QRZ.com for more accurate location data. Lookup priority is QRZ.com with the […]

xCW Memory Keyer for the Mac

The xCW memory Keyer can run on the Mac while SmartSDR for the Flex Radio 6000 series is running in a virtual PC or even on another PC on the same network. You do not need xDax or xCat as xCW Memory Keyer handles all control functions on its own. xCW works great with dogparkSDR, SmartSDR for IOS  and xSDR6000 if you prefer an all Mac solution as I do. If you use dogParkSDR you don’t really need xCW as dogParkSDR has a CWX program built in just like SmartSDR does.  The primary advantage of xCW is if you run […]

Call Lookup plugin for the V3NEA Ham Cockpit

Have you ever been listening to a DX station and not recognized the country from the call sign? With the Call Lookup plugin that information is immediately available. Simply enter the call sign and hit your Enter key. If you want more detail just check the QRZ checkbox when you do your query. If the call is in the QRZ.com database an additional line of information will appear. If you select that line a small window will popup with the QRZ.com details. Installation is simple, just download and unzip. Then copy both files to the Ham Cockpit folder with all […]

xVoiceKeyer 3.01 Released

The SDR Voice Keyer for SmartSDR has been renamed to xVoiceKeyer and updated for SmartSDR 2.51 and above. The program was renamed xVoiceKeyer in recognition of Doug (K3TZR) the developer of xLib6000. Doug has ported the FlexAPI to the Mac which allowed the development of xVoiceKeyer and for Mario (DL3LSM) xDax and xCat. Note: Source code is available on GitHub if you are interested. xVoiceKeyer can run on the Mac with dogparkSDR or FlexRadio SmartSDR running in a virtual PC or even on another Mac or Microsoft Windows PC on the same network. xVoiceKeyer will also work with xSDR6000 and […]

SDRVoiceKeyer For Mac v2.51 Released

The SDR Voice Keyer for SmartSDR v2.51 has been released. SDRVoiceKeyer can run on the Mac with dogparkSDR or FlexRadio SmartSDR running in a virtual PC or even on another Mac or Microsoft Windows PC on the same network. You do not need xDax or xCat as SDR Voice Keyer handles all audio and control functions on its own. Please refer to my previous article for instructions. Sorry it has taken me so long to get an updated version but it’s finally here. I expect to have a version for SmartSDR 3.x up by the end of the month. This version […]