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Mac PGXL Utility - Underway

Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭

First, this is NOT an official Flex Radio project. This is something I am doing because I would like to have a good Mac based utility to control my shinny new PGXL.

While you can control the PGXL on/off set from SmartSDR Mac and you can run the PGXL utility in a Virtual Windows machine, a native utility is just that much nicer.

This is a very early version and I plan to add more display data to it. I have no plans to evolve this utility into a true replacement for the real PGXL utility unless it turns out that is desired by the community and by Flex Radio. At this point in time it is a work in progress to provide more information to Mac PGXL users.

I am open to suggestions and I will be glad to make the utility available to other Mac PGXL users.

Mark - WS7M


  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Nicely done Mark!


    Len, KD0RC

  • It's great Mark, as always. Gotta love Mac!, once all the software I use are available for MacOs without virtual windows or parallels I'll get rid of my PC and put in a Mac Mini for the shack.

    Keep the great work!

    73, Santiago

  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭

    I've added a few features and looking for ideas for more:

    1) Display is now optimized for window resize. You can make it small or large and see what you want to see

    2) I've added a "BIG" display that shows TX count down time, peak power, power, SWR so you can see it easily

    3) I've added an auto-connect feature that will connect automatically to your PGXL when found

    4) I am working on the settings: The max values and colors will be settable

    5) I am considering adding a TCP/IP port to allow external programs to take the amp on/offline

    6) I am considering adding a feature that if you use a Flex Radio that you can set the RF drive power on that radio direct from this app

    7) I've added displays showing the A and B source, band, and bias mode.

    Let me know if you have any feature ideas that would make this little app useful to you.

  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭

    Here are a few new screenshots:

  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭

    Small display:

    XT is the 5 minute keydown "transmit timer".

    PP is peak power

    IP is instantaneous power

    SWR should be obvious

  • I have a PGXL on the way and would like to try your Mac version utility. Keep up the good work. W4WU
  • Justin W4JTD
    Justin W4JTD Member ✭✭

    This looks great Mark, I’m really looking forward to when you are willing to let it out to the rest of us to try.

    Thank you for working on this!!! I am close to 100% native MacOS flex operations. 🤓

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