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MacSSDR with 6600M

K3SF Member ✭✭✭
edited September 2022 in SmartSDR for Mac

Hi all

Been using Macssdr in various configuration here with my 6600M.

itis a nice additions ot my capabilities

Inthe attached Pic i an running two slice off main screen running FT8 on 10 & 12M


on macssdr i am monitoring 15m and 40m SSB freqs

behind the scene are two mac mini's (intel)

you can see on main screen homekit control of all power circuits

as well as rotor control and kpa500 control...

upper right is macssdr with two lsice SSB and mldx map with spots

upper center screen with mldx mapsmonitors my FT8 copy as well as JTBridge which consolidates two slice of FT8

upper left screen is two slice of FT8 on12m and 10m

OH...there is a icom 7300 on bottom right of the pic..backup rig

Paul K3SF


  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭

    Show-off :-)

    Very nicely done, Paul. Shows the utility of the Mac with SSDR and a 6600M (my setup, too). I wish I had as much space for monitors in one place - mine are spread between two desks, with a K3 and 6600M on one with a NUC running Linux and two monitors. Other position is a MacMini (Intel) with two monitors - it doubles as my day-to-day computer.

    I do have a question - What do you use for KPA500 control on the Mac, Paul?

  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭

    hi ted

    for KPA500 control, Elecraft has a mac version. .KPA Utility v


    i use a usb to rs232 cable as interface from mac min to the kpa500


    i use a switchbot remote power plug to turn power on/off to the kpa500

    this allows for me to have remote control operations via homekit

    Paul K3SF

  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭

    here is copy of my station wiring diagrams

    Paul K3SF

  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for that Paul - lots of ideas and thoughts in there.

    One thing I did was use a 12-port smart switch with a couple of GBICs so I could run a fiber link from the main switch to the shack's 8-port POE (supports a Hamshack Hotline phone :-) switch (also with GBIC). Gives me some comfort that no lightning or power surge comes in on the Ethernet.

  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭

    hi Ted

    i too would like to add more protection for surges...and lighting

    future plan is to add opitical fiber from FIOS Router to the rest of the net work


    more surge protector on power lines

    right now i can easily just unplug.. i am lighting adverse ;-O

    as my remote operation is more casual mode

    like pedestrian mobil when walking the dog or out running errands in the car


    Doctors visits and sitting in the waiting room ;-)

    right now my next task is to add remote control of the 2x6 antenna matrix switch

    OH this station was built up over quite a few years...

    Paul K3SF