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Any news on xDax and xCat for Mac computers?

Burch - K4QXX
Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
edited August 2020 in Third-Party Software
Are there still plans to get xDax and xCat working for version 3 of SSDR? 
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  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    I'm sure interested in this! I'm holding off upgrading to v3 until I can have DAX and CAT working on the Mac.
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    I quit using the Mac for digital modes after xDax and xCat quit working.  It just seems cumbersome to work without these two programs. 
  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    It’s certainly possible to keep on using a Mac and digital with v3, but you’ll need to fork over about $200 in extra software, like MacLoggerDX, dogparkSDR, and LoopBack, to do it. And even then, I miss xDax and xCat :-( I’ll just keep using v2 - Windows is not a full-time option here.
  • Pete - W6OP
    Pete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    I have emailed Mario and will update this thread if/when I hear back from him. I offered to update the programs myself if he is willing to give me the source code.
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    hi pete

    i think besides Marios code also need libraries that doug k3tzn developed to make it all work... i do not know if doug has up dated libraries for V3...

    i know he was in transition of QTH when this all happened

    https://github.com/DougPA/xSDR6000


    doug developed a nice mac interface that looks like and operates like windows ssdr...does work with v2 and mac mojave

    Paul K3SF



  • Pete - W6OP
    Pete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Yes, I am using Doug's library in my Voice Keyer for Mac. It has been updated for V3. Actually 2.5 but that works on V3 with a single client.
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    hi pete

    Great...
    i hope you can connect with Mario...
    as i too do miss using xdax/xcat
    and
    running all native mac apps.

    when i get home sick for all-mac i just drop back to ssdr v.2.4.9
    but
    i do like running ssdr v3.1.x too

    Oh by the way
    i have used your vx keyer....nice job....so just wanted to say thanks for that too...

    Paul K3SF



  • Pete - W6OP
    Pete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Thanks Paul!
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Paul, I am assuming you never heard back from Mario.  I sure do miss that software.  Sure did make using DogparkSDR easy with the digital modes. 
  • Pete - W6OP
    Pete - W6OP Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Haven't heard anything.

    Pete W6OP
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Likewise here. Mario had a lot going on last time I a heard from him. Hope he’s okay. If anyone needs a tester or someone to buy coffee while working on an update, I’m your man!
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    hey george


    i totally  agree
       heck i'll offer up free ****
       isnt that what all good coders need ;-)

    Paul K3SF
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Tell me where to send the Keg!
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Your other priorities are more important than computer code.  You have just spoiled us with a great product!  Thanks for your contribution to the Flex community.
    
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    hey Mario

    Burch hit right on....life before lines of code..always

    i have always appreciated work you have done...

    thanks
    Paul K3SF
  • Mario_DL3LSM
    Mario_DL3LSM Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Hi there,

    good news.. I'm actively testing the upgraded versions for xCAT and xDAX now.. So it's coming closer.. There is still some work for the IQ streams to do.. I'm interested: who is using IQ streams with xDAX?

    73, Mario DL3LSM
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Woo Hoo!  Thanks Mario!  Can't wait to get back to using my Mac for the digital modes. 

    I am not using IQ streams in my setup at this time.
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    I  DO NOT use the IQ stream in mac environment. The reason being not any Mac ham related s/w that uses IQ data stream.

    Only time i use IQ data steam would be in Virtual PC to run cw-skimmer
    and
    i would be using ssdr dax/cat in virtual windows environment which is also running cw-skimmer.

    keep up the good work Mario....

    us mac users do really appreciate the effort required and
    especially your great works.


    thanks again
    Paul  K3SF


    ps...
    there are lots of us who be willing alpha/beta tester including me.


  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Just wanted to bump this back to the top.  If you need someone to help you test xDax and xCat I can help.
  • Mario_DL3LSM
    Mario_DL3LSM Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Hi Burch, 

    did you get may email today? I have send it to your address on qrz.com..

    73, Mario DL3LSM
  • Mario_DL3LSM
    Mario_DL3LSM Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Hi Paul,

    I did not find your email address on qrz.com.. Please send me a message to [email protected]

    73, Mario DL3LSM
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    hi mario

    i sent you email with my email address

    Paul K3SF
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Yes I did!  I will give them a try when I get a chance.  Hopefully tonight.
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    I/Q would be great, and might even inspire CW Skimmer style software for MacOS!
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Mario contacted me to do some testing...
    and
    it is going very well at the moment...

    I have been able to run ssdr 3.1.8 on 6600m with two instances of wsjtx..
    and
    i have fldigi/flrig also working with it

    this is running on multiple mac mini with macos10.14.6
    and
    i do use Loopback v2

    i will be doing more stress testing for mario in the next couple of days by running it in multi-flex setup.

    Mario is doing an awesome job


    Paul K3SF
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    I have only tried it on wsjtx so far and was able to work a couple of FT8 stations. 

    Thanks Mario!
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Mario once again has done a great job.

    i have been testing for Mario too on my 6600m.
    with multiple mac mini's and macbook pro...with macos 10.14.6 and 10.13.6

    i have had it running with two instances of wsjtx ft8 on different bands...just lie before ...smooth operations

    an to put it to real life test...
    i chased VP8PJ on 40m FT8
    with one slice ft8 in f/h mode and the the other slice in regular FT8 mode

    i have include a short video...using ipad and multi mac minis an front panel of 6600m..
    all four slice of 6600m going...

    Paul K3SF

  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2020
    where is the video?
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020


    hopefully it is here

    on youtube

    https://youtu.be/2bnVzDAbES0




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