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Amateur Radio Logging Software for the Mac

MacLoggerDX : Check out Version 5 for Cocoa...

What's the difference between version 4 and version 5 and should I upgrade ?

"MacLoggerDX is a total winner. This program puts more fun back into your hobby. VFO and S meter read automatically, 3D maps, CW keyer, Instant Dupe Check, Packet Cluster Spots and click - instant QSY - you are there." John Seney (WD1V)

MacLoggerDX logs into your favorite Telnet or TNC DXCluster and as DX Spots are received, tunes your radio to the spot, looks up the call and displays the DX station on the real time grey line Map with distance and bearing from your station.

If you decide to work the station, MacLoggerDX is ready to instantly add the QSO and your Radio's VFO information to your log and can swing your beam around to work the station Direct or Long Path. MacLoggerDX supports Cabrillo Import for Contesters and ADIF Import/Export which is fully compatible with eQSL.cc and the ARRL LOTW.

MacLoggerDX and the ARRL Log Book of the World

" ... So, there you have it. Don and his MacLoggerDX program did an outstanding job of getting us Mac users on LOTW. Thanks to him, we can now join our PC friends and be a part of the LOTW."

- Jim KJ0M

APRS packets from ISS

What Else Does It Do ?

MacLoggerDX looks up calls on the free WM7D.net Callsign Database, the QRZ Online or HamCall Online subscription services, in QRZ CD Roms, on MapQuest, it's internal zip code database, DXpedition database, the ARRL country and DX lists, your Log Book and your User Call Book. MacLoggerDX's internal databases are regularly updated instantly over the Internet.

With a single key stroke you can see where this QSO is operating from - right down to the street level using MapQuest, Google Maps or
Google Earth.

Not sure of the contest call you just heard ? K5ZD Super Check Partial Database Files are there to help you out as you enter a partial call.

In the background MacLoggerDX can tune your rig to a pre-arranged schedule or scan list - interrupting the program if something of interest pops up on the DXCluster.

User-configurable DX Alarms can alert you to that rare DX on the cluster with a simple voice message or an email message to your cell phone or computer.

MacLoggerDX automatically tracks DXCC, IOTA, WAS, VUCC and CQ WAZ (Worked All Zones) Awards and will even use Mail.app or Eudora to Email you if that rare DX location pops up on the DX Clusters. It has a Bands Display panel which tracks activity by HF Ham Band and lets you quickly tune to the action using a separate VFO slider for each band - as well as VFO Stacking registers for quick recall of interesting frequencies.

MacLoggerDX can monitor, decode, lookup and plot APRS packets from APRSServe on the Internet or a connected TNC. You can use the TNC panel to communicate with any serial TNC to monitor and decode APRS traffic, DXCluster Spots or to work any of the digital modes supported by the TNC. See stations pop up on the map in real time as they digipeat APRS packets over the International Space Station.

MacLoggerDX features popup selection of multiple logs, searching and sorting based on any log field, automatic one-click generation of eQSL Cards, fast and easy printing of logs, envelopes, QSL Cards and bulk address labels, unlimited user-customizeable memories, Drag and Drop Scan List with adjustable delay, UTC scheduled events that automatically switch between summer, winter, weekend and weekday schedules, an integrated CW, Text-to-Speech and Canned Voice keyer (OS X) that is compatible with serial port key interfaces and drivers for over 70 popular Amateur Radio Transceivers and SWL Receivers as well as multi-radio quick-select preferences for switching quickly and easily between multiple rigs.

MacLoggerDX can also sync your rig with the NCDXF/IARU Propagation Beacon Network for empirical propagation status displayed in real-time on the world map.

MacLoggerDX is fully integrated with MacDoppler for logging of satellite QSO's and with Apple's OS X Address Book for quick adds of lookup data.


MacLoggerDX must be registered to work beyond the 10 minute time limit.
(You can run the 10 minute demo as many times as you like)

If you use a "spam block service" that requires people to click on a confirmation URL before they can send you email, you must disable it before ordering, or you will not receive the email from us with your registration code.

Register online with the PayPal secure server...
Single User License, electronic download $95.00 USD.

Supported Radios

MacLoggerDX Current Driver Status

  • Kenwood TS-50, TS-60, TS-440S, TS-450, TS-480, TS-570, TS-670, TS-690, TS-790, TS-850, TS-870, TS-940S, TS-950S,TS-950SDX, TS-2000, R-5000.
  • AOR AR8200, AR8600, AR5000, AR3000A, AR-7030.
  • Icom IC-703, IC-706, IC-706MkII, IC-706MkIIG, IC-718, IC-735, IC-737, IC-746, IC-746Pro, IC-751, IC-756, IC-756Pro, IC-756ProII, C-756ProIII, IC-7000, IC-7400, IC-7700, IC-7800, IC-765, IC-775, IC-781, IC-910, IC-970, R71A, R75, R8500, R9000, PCR-1000.
  • Yaesu FTdx9000, FT-2000, FT-1000MP, FT-1000D, FT-990, FT-950, FT-920, FT-900, FT-897, FT-890, FT-857, FT847, FT-840, FT-817, FT-757GXII, FT-450, FT-100, VR-5000.
  • JRC JST-245, NRD-525, NRD-535, NRD-545.
  • Elecraft K2 (with KIO2) and K2/100, K3.
  • Drake R8B.
  • Ten-Tec Jupiter, Argonaut V, Orion, RX-320, RX-350, Pegasus, Omni VI, Omni VII.
  • Racal 6790/GM.
  • Alinco DX-77.
  • Rockwell-Collins HF-2050.
  • Collins/AOR DDS-2A

Supported Rotator Controllers
Supported Antenna Switches
  • microHAM micro Band Decoder

Supported Keyers (OS X only)

  • microHAM USB micro KEYER
  • microHAM USB CW Keyer

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Hooking up your radio to your Mac...

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Reviews on eHam.net

What's New in v4.3.9 ?
  • Fix for "/140" suffix.
  • Fix for QRZ Online State.
  • Icom IC-703, 706 S-Meter fix.
Complete revision history


Download MacLoggerDX 4.3.9 Full Release

Download M
acLogBook->MacLoggerDX Converter
From Steve Muncy (NI5V) OS X or Classic

User Contributed AppleScripts

Remote Operation

Work your shack setup from anywhere in the world

3D Option (separate registration key required for this option).

A whole new dimension in log visualization

Databases (free addition).

To extend the reporting/printing capabilities of MacLoggerDX...
Import your logs into an AppleWorks or FileMaker Pro Database


"I've spent many, perhaps too many, hours in front of the computer doing search-and-pounce and racking up points. My operating skill, propagation conditions, rudeness of the lids in the pile-up, all these things may have limited my success in the adventure. MacLoggerDX never has." - B. Scott Andersen NE1RD

Notes on Contesting with MacLoggerDX.

MacLogger Contest Email Reflector.

Cab-converter™ by B. Scott Andersen.

Contest Helper window.

ARRL Log Book of the World

Download ARRL LogBook of the World Trusted QSL program for the Mac Note: OS X Only.

ARRL LogBook of the World Web Site

Call Book Options (Set in the Station Info Dialog)

Manual (Most up-to-date version)

MacLoggerDX Online Manual...

MacLoggerDX Online FAQ...