Ham Radio iMac (iCOM Macintosh) In The Shack
Ham Radio iMac Specs
It's an Apple A1311 MB950LL/A 2009 iMac 10.1 Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive and a 21.5" monitor. Nice size for a monitor!
Even though it's a 2009 I anticipate it'll run fast enough with the latest macOS 10.12 Sierra installed.
Macs don't have as many software apps as PC's do for Ham Radio, but there are a few I would like to try. The Icom 7300 should play nicely with it too.
iMac (iCOM Macintosh) Software
Software that's going to work with the Icom 7300: Have you seen RUMLogNG? From the website, "RUMlogNG is a HAM radio logging, QSL handling and printing tool, especially made for the short wave DXer, made by a DXer." RUMLog is free and runs on a Macintosh. I saw a video on YouTube with RUMLogNG displaying the Icom 7300's bandscope on the monitor. Similar to Icoms RS-BA1. It also boasts two other neat features that are hard to explain, so I'll just have to show you. I can tell you now, I'm impressed. 🙂
Another logging program for the newly acquired "Ham Radio iMac" is MacLoggerDX. I've read some great reviews on it. It is a paid application however ($95), so I'll have to look at that one a little harder. I'll load the trial version first.
The USB driver and RUMLogNG was quick. Yes sir it's this easy!
I can use the iMac for multimedia storage, photo and video editing too. It will earn it's keep.
What Ham Radio software do you run on your Mac?
Icom 7300 Configuration