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FLEX-1500 on an Apple iMac

SandiSandi Member
Hi there! I just won a FLEX-1500 SDR and I have a Apple iMac. The software that came with the radio is for PC. I want to know if I will be able to use this radio on my iMac.

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  • PatPat Member
    edited April 28
    unfortunetly i think no........

  • Mark_WS7MMark_WS7M Member ✭✭
    edited December 2015
    You could try it under VMWare fusion with a windows guest.

    Parallels is the direct competitor to VMWare fusion.  I use fusion after having used both for many years.  The support at fusion is far superior in my opinion.
  • Reggie-k6xrReggie-k6xr Member
    edited July 2016
    Yes you can. I use a Mac-mini. but you need to install parallels so you can run windows on your mac. You can run OS-X and windows at the same time if you use one of the VM programs. I use Parallels and it work marvelously!
  • Scott - WM7CScott - WM7C Member
    edited December 2015
    VirtualBox works as well, but you do need a copy of Windows.  You can also install Windows on your Mac using Bootcamp and run Windows natively without virtualization.  
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    We do not support PowerSDR running in a virtualized environment.  The added latency overhead plays havoc on the 1500 when transmitting.  For Mac hardware, running Bootcamp is the only viable option.
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Sandi, congratulations on your win! May it give you many hours of fun and enjoyment.
  • SandiSandi Member
    edited December 2015
    Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate everything you all have sent. I think the best way for me to go is to let my husband put it on his PC. Of course with the understanding that I am just letting him borrow it for an extended period of time!

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