MacLoggerDX on Mac Mini and SmartSDR on PC

  • 3
  • Question
  • Updated 1 month ago
  • Answered

I just received my 6600, and I am thinking of switching from Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) to  MacLoggerDX.  If I run MacLoggerDX on a Mac Mini, would it be possible to use SmartSDR and DM780 on Windows 10 PC simultaneously?



Photo of Reggie


  • 61 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes

Posted 1 month ago

  • 3
Photo of Warren


  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
You can run smartSDR on mac with paralles. Then everything else on the Mac side I would replace DM780 with WSJTX and FLdigi. not sure Dm 780 will send the info through paralles to Mac logger. 
Photo of Mike - ZL1MRC

Mike - ZL1MRC

  • 49 Posts
  • 13 Reply Likes
Yes I confirm the same, works very well :)
Photo of George Molnar, KF2T

George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

  • 1486 Posts
  • 524 Reply Likes
You could actually run dog park SDR on the Mac, too. If you’re wed to DM780, you can run it on a Windows box (real or VM). You could also run the Mac versions of WSJTX and FLDIGI for your digital needs.
Photo of Justin - KL2D

Justin - KL2D

  • 72 Posts
  • 30 Reply Likes
I have been using (and am running it right now for FT8 actually) SmartSDR in windows 10 using parallels, and MacLoggerDX natively under MacOS. I have had MLDX for years now.

In fact, at the moment I am running two instances of WSJT-X in the W10 VM using parallels, one for slice A for 40M FT8 and one for slice B for 20M FT8, plus SSDR, with JT-Bridge in MacOS connecting the WSJT-X instances to MacLogger DX for notifications and log checking. 

You can also use MLDX to interface natively with the Flex-6000 series of radios, that is also very easy to do without any bridge software. 

MacLogger DX is a great and easy to use logging program if you have a Mac, and Don Agro the developer is super responsive to questions and is constantly updating the software. I highly recommend it (or any of Don's products for MacOS). 

Just my two cents...

Photo of Warren


  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
I cant say for sure because I get my first Flex next week. I would do my home work on running Smart SDR (VM) VS Dog Park SDR. Both have benefits and drawbacks. I orderd a M model radio to keep things simple.

On the logging software topic I run RumlogNG and it works well but that is all I know.