Dog Park Software, developer of MacDoppler Pro, has announced the release of MacLoggerDX, a software application designed to help amateur radio operators.
MacLoggerDX helps users find rare radio signals using specialized Telnet servers called Distance Contacts (DX) Clusters. With MacLoggerDX, you can automatically tune your two-way radio to the frequencies of these stations and log the info after you’ve made contact.
MacLoggerDX also sports its own internal databases to help you look up the calls signs and geographical information of these stations, and sports support for QRZ CD-ROMs.
The software interfaces with serial-equipped radios including the Kenwood TS-50, TS-2000, Icom IC-706, R-71A, R736, AOR A3000A, and JRC JST-245, with new models added continuously, according to the developer.
System requirements call for Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib or Mac OS X; a serial port and cable for the radio interface; and an Internet connection for the Telnet DX Clusters.
The software must be registered in order to work beyond a 15 minute time limit — single user registration costs US$70.