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Running WSJT-X with SmartSDR for Mac

Ken Wells
Ken Wells Community Manager admin

Have any of you had success running multiple instances/Slices of WSJT-X with SmartSDR for Mac? (Not the internal FT8/FT4 application, but the full-blown WSJT-X program)

If so....

1) How did you install and setup the "DAX" within the Mac? There are some special needs for 3rd party audio drivers to do this. What did you use, and how did you install/configure them?

2) How did you install/configure the "CAT" interface on the Mac?

3) How are you managing multiple Slices/Instances of WSJT-X on the Mac?


  • aa9js
    aa9js Member ✭✭
    I am in the process of setting this up now. You need an external app to use the DAX audio on the Mac. I used Blackhole driver from Existential audio which is free and was easy to get using. Then selected those sources in WJST-X. For CAT control I just used the CAT Panel in Smart SDR and set it on Slice A with a port address of 5001. WJST-X works perfectly now.

    Hope it helps.

    Gary AA9JS
  • Ken Wells
    Ken Wells Community Manager admin

    Can you please post your settings (Screen captures of the config screens would be great!) for both WSJT-X for Mac and BlackHole, etc.

  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭

    I run a combination of SSDR for Mac, SSDR Win10 under Parallels, and the 6600M front panel. I often have multiple digital apps up, some running from CAT/DAX on Win/Parallels, some running through xCat/xDax on Mac to the 6600M directly, some to the copy of SSDR for Mac running on the Mac. Usually I will be using any two of those simultaneously, running FlDigi, JS8Call, and WSJT-X all at the same time. And every now and again I’ll also use SSB.

    It gets interesting running everything together, but it keeps my mind expanded :-)

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