Matter of opinion: SSDR on WIN or Dogpark on Mac

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I know in the end it's whatever works best for you, but I'd appreciate thoughts if you've used both and have a fovorite. My setup is a Mac Mini running Parallels so I can do either or both although I only have the demo Dogpark version loaded on the Mac side so far, with SSDR on WIN 10. The radio is a 6300. Any preferences, strong feelings, or suggestions?
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Joe - KK9TT

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Yes. Have both and also iOS version AND a Maestro.

Have found good reasons and comfort with all four.

Have the least QSOs with DogparkSDR so far, mostly because other station control software requires Windows.


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I've learned that it isn't easy to get digital programs working on Mac but love the way dogpark software works flawlessly. I tried to get fldigi working and there seem to be 2 different 3rd party software choices to allow,you to route the audio stream correctly. Can't remember which one I used but it created real problems with the MIDI function which I must have working. I didn't bother to try the other software option because it was $100 making the choice to run my 6300 on a Mac would cost me $200 vs nothing on Windows. . I can't say I've not had problems with Win 7 and some aspects of SmartSDR especially SmartCAT. But I'll also,admit that I'm less experienced using Windows PCs compared to the decades I've been using Macs. Hope this helps.
Rick, W2JAZ