MacLoggerDX – Steppir control

MacLoggerDX – Steppir control

I have always been a “Mac” guy, but it has been difficult to do all the things you want to do in amatuer radio and stay in the Mac environment. Running a FlexRadio 6300 has meant a windows computer needs to be the centerpiece of the shack, until recently. I have the Maestro control head and that makes it possible to run the Flex without a pc. However, if using a logging program with rig control, a pc is back in the picture. Now – with the addition of a dynamic antenna that needs band data info to model the elements, additional pc programs are needed (ddUtil) to send band data from the Flex to the Steppir control head.

dpsdrEnter MacLoggerDx and dogparkSDR. Don Agro, VE3VRW, has now created a complete solution for the Mac user that wants to run a FlexRadio, Steppir dynamic antenna and stay in the Mac environment. Logging and station control, including rotor control, all seamless. No PC (windows), no driver nonsense, no windows port configuration, no intermediate virtual software to facilitate comunication. It all works over ethernet.

Ham Radio Mac/Flexradio/Steppir users Rejoice!

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FlexRadio 6300

FlexRadio 6300

I’m really loving the FlexRadio 6300.  It’s a joy to operate, and the display makes easy work of spotting stations on the recent 6 meter openings.  Flex just announced the Maestro Control Console.  Here’s more info from Flex:

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 ● Optimized workflow for contest/DX operation
● Desire for SDR benefits with physical controls
● Simple portable/remote operation
● No need for a PC

Maestro provides just the right physical controls (knobs and buttons) along with a brilliant 8 inch HD touch display to allow you to operate efficiently anywhere on your home LAN from the shack to the patio. Some of the world’s top contest/DX operators helped us design the control surface ergonomics and workflow. Whether you are a serious contester or a casual operator, we are confident you will find that Maestro will enhance your operation as well.

 

To learn more, see the updated Maestro brochure, FAQ, and product video on our website on the Maestro product information page.