Any news on xDax and xCat for Mac computers?

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Are there still plans to get xDax and xCat working for version 3 of SSDR? 
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Ted VE3TRQ

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I'm sure interested in this! I'm holding off upgrading to v3 until I can have DAX and CAT working on the Mac.
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Burch - K4QXX

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I quit using the Mac for digital modes after xDax and xCat quit working.  It just seems cumbersome to work without these two programs. 
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Ted VE3TRQ

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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.
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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.
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Burch - K4QXX

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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. 
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Haven't heard anything.

Pete W6OP
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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!
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hey george


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

Paul K3SF
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Burch - K4QXX

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Tell me where to send the Keg!
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Mario - DL3LSM

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Hi there,

I know that you are waiting for the update of xCAT and xDAX.. A lot of things happened during the last 2 years (health, job and family wise) which took not only my time away but also my motivation to do any coding.. In this situation I could not even justify shelling out the money for the v3 upgrade as it would have been only for updating the apps..

I'm still not back to normal but I'm slowly starting again.. I bought the v3 update and now I'm making the necessary changes to bring my code on par with the actual version of Dougs xLib6000.. From there I could proceed with the changes for v3..

Keep your fingers cross that this time I will be more steady and successful in my attempt than 4 months ago.. :-/

Thanks for your patience and 73
Mario, DL3LSM
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Burch - K4QXX

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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.

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K3SF

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hey Mario

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

i have always appreciated work you have done...

thanks
Paul K3SF
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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
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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.
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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.


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