I know there have already been articles on setting up WSJT on a mac. I have tried them all without success.
For CAT, I have tried xCat, MacLogger DX, and JT Bridge. xCat only had ports versus only IP addresses on the WSJT side with Flex Radio selected as the rig. DX Commander via MacLogger DX kind of works, but always wants to start up a second slice and make it the RX slice?? Tried JT Bridge. Could not figure out how to make it work?
For audio, I configured Sound Siphon per the outdated instructions from George Mulnar, KF2T. My version of Sound Siphon must be a revised / newer version. I could see Sound Siphon in the Mac audio inputs, however I could not see Sound Siphon in the audio outputs, both in system preferences. I could not see any Sound Siphon selections in WSJT audio settings. Started up xDAX and got audio into WSJT from the selected slice, but have no idea how it worked?
So......for those of you are today, successfully, using your OSX version of WSJT-X on a mac, please share as much detail as possible on your configuration. I am not wedded to any single solution.
The new versions of Sound Siphon and Loopback are quite different from the instructions found on the net.
Here I use an iMac 27 i7, Mojave, DogPark, MacloggerDX, Flex 6500, Loopback 2.0.1 or Sound Siphon 3.1.3
My tests and questions seem very close to yours.
I do not have any problems with xCat, but I still have not really understood how to correctly configure Loopback or Sound Siphon, and I can not clearly make an "input" and another "output" setting and assign them in xDax and in Wsjt, and when I get to a result the setting is not stable.
I found a lot of interesting information on the MacloggerDX site but we really need an updated step by step ... if George (KF2T) hears me, his help would be highly appreciated! :-)
This Parallels/Windows solution works beautifully as long as I give Windows 10 enough memory, tell Parallels to set no limit on resource usage, and plug my Mac into AC power while running SSDR, WSJT, et. al. In my case, SSDR via Parallels requires all the juice I can throw at it, so if you're seeing red bars in the lower right corner when running it this way, SSDR may simply be asking for more processing cycles. Once I shifted the Parallels resource bar to max, added more memory to the VM, and ran only while plugged in, all issues disappeared and it became a smooth, reliable solution.
I should probably also confess to my hardware: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9, and 32 GB of RAM. This is probably why I have enough horsepower to make this work well. If I had simply picked up a Windows laptop / tablet, I could run my ham software with less horsepower, but I already had the Mac and I sure don't want any more computers. So here I am.
does not work with v2.5.1 either
i can confirm it does work with v2.4.9 and earlier
i have 6600m and run v2.4.9
on the mac minis
i use xdax and xcat
i use loopback V2 for audio routing with xdax
i use xcat with wsjtx selecting 6xxx tcp..
The ip address is the ip address of the computer that xcat is running on...
i use ports 5002 for slice A, 5003 for slice B, 5004 for slice C and 5005 for slice C
i can run four instances of wsjtx with this setup. But that is separate discussion
wsjtx cat radio setup
wsjtx audio setup
hope this helps on using xdax/xcat and tcp command of flex 6xxx
i also run jtbridge and macloggerDX with this setup
the important part it make sure to turn on xdax transmit
to select in xdax the loopback defined for wsjtx
i dont have may radio on ut you can see the selection of the loopback from wsjtx
here is my definition for loopback wsjtx
this should provide you the info you need
if you need any more info or have question, i am glad to answer them
just to chime in here.. There is good and bad news.. The good news is that I could find some time to start making xCAT and xDAX work with SmartSDR v3 (and v2.5.1). The bad news is that I'll have to leave for some work commitment this Saturday and will be away from the radio for 6 weeks.. :-(
So it still might take a while until the new versions are ready..
Sorry and thanks for your patience..
73, Mario DL3LSM
All the hard work you have done is greatly appreciated by all of us mac/flex users..
Your current version xcat/xdax works great with V2.4.9
i am able to make the most of my setup because of your efforts.
Due to your code i am able to run 4 slices on my 6600m with a mac mini running 4 instance of FT8 with an ipad as the primary client
Therefore there is No reason to be sorry that's for sure...
besides you gotta work to pay for your hobbies ;-)
once again thanks
Looking for someone who has this combination working. I actually have it working if I am letting WSJT-x control the radio directly, but in the help pages, it indicates it is possible to connect Macloggerdx directly to DogsparkSDR and act as a bridge to allow WSJT-x to control the rig by turning on DSLab Tcp services. I am not getting that to work. I have attached a pdf showing the settings as I have them now.https://jmp.sh/udlAaLm
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