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FLDIGI setup on a mac

Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell Member ✭✭
edited August 2020 in Third-Party Software
After hours of online research, I finally found a post that let me successfully get FLDIGI working on the mac using DogparkSDR. I purchased Loopback, and installed the latest xDax and xCat apps. In Fldigi I initialized the Hamlib option selecting Hamlib net rigctl beta as my option. In the audio tab I selected the Loopback devices I created for transmit and receive. Has anyone developed a better  Hamlib option?   If anyone is traveling down this path, I would be glad to share screen shots of my setup, understanding that I am still struggling to make sense of all this.


  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    hi Keith

    I have 6600m and i have multiple mac minis

    The way you have it setup now,  is the same setup i use...
    The turn on/off time to send the ptt is almost instant with this setup

    i also use loopback and xdax/xcat

    since i have M model,  i dont not have use dpsdr for all mac setup
    i also use mldx from Don Agro for all my logging

    i have tried flrig with radio set to TS2000
    found the turn on/off for ptt was in the order of 2 to 3 seconds...
    NOT the best solution ;-(

    Paul K3SF

  • Keith Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    Thanks, Paul, I using the Hamlib connection to the radio seems to make the transition from transmit mode to listen mode very quickly.  But I need to set up al the macros before I make some contacts. Had everything working on windows, but having fun getting it all working on the mac now.

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