Time for a change,

The IMac and KX3
For those of you who are regular readers of my blog know that I run an Elecraft K3 along with Windows XP programs. I also have the Elecraft KX3 that runs on Mac programs. My eyes were sure opened up to the software programs out there for ham's running on Mac machines. I will admit for this long time Windows user getting the swing of Mac took some time.....and I am not done learning as of yet! My wife Julie is very much into photography she has a Mac pro laptop and did have the IMac desktop PC. Some months ago she felt it
was time to part with the IMac. I simply walked the IMac down the hall to my shack and hooked the KX3 up and thus began the Mac adventure. Julie since then has been taking some evening College course's in photography, this has put a flame to her picture taking!  As they say " to make a long story short" the IMac has found it's former home in Julie's office down the hall. I am now a strict Windows ham again! It sure was a fun ride and maybe in time the funds will come in to get a Mac of my own.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “Time for a change,”

  • Mike:

    Appreciate the post. I’ve taken and passed the Technician exam and plan to take the General at Dayton next month. I’ve been a Mac person my entire life, and still own an original Apple II that works (!!). With my new foray into amateur radio I thought I would have to abandon my Mac’s for a Windows machine. However, it would seem from your post that not all is lost. I’m still afraid, though, that I’l have to eventually get a Window’s machine.

    I haven’t had a lot of luck trying to find software that’s compatible with my amateur radio plans. At this point I’m really interested in getting into some of the digital modes as I live in a development with rather restrictive antenna regulations, i.e. I haven’t figured out what my best vertical/mag loop options are at the moment.

    Is there a gateway site that you might be able to direct me to where I can learn more about the software that’s available for the Mac, especially as it concerns digital modes, etc? Would sincerely appreciate any info you could provide.


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