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K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
Parallels for my ham stuff.

Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
power.

How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?

What's your solution?

I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.

73, Mike NF4L
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

David Guernsey
I have a Mac Mini with only one audio port.  I use a iMic USB sound card and it works very well for fldigi and cocoamodem with my K3 and MacMini.

 
73 de Dave KJ6CBS


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I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
Parallels for my ham stuff.

Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
power.

How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?

What's your solution?

I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.

73, Mike NF4L
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Daniel Brown
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On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Mike <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>
> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
> power.
>
> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?

I've had good luck with the Tigertronics Signalink on my mac.





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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Stephen G4SJP
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I'll second that.  The iMic is a respectable performer.  My MacBook has both
audio in and out sockets but I prefer to use the iMic.

73, Stephen G4SJP


On 6 September 2011 21:26, David Guernsey <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have a Mac Mini with only one audio port.  I use a iMic USB sound card
> and it works very well for fldigi and cocoamodem with my K3 and MacMini.
>
>
> 73 de Dave KJ6CBS
>
>
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:17 PM
> Subject: [Elecraft] K3 - Macbook Pro
>
> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and
> it has
> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running
> Win7 in
> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>
> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it
> requires external
> power.
>
> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
>
> What's your solution?
>
> I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.
>
> 73, Mike NF4L
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
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Thanks, Daniel.

Interesting. A bit more than the iMic, but it does more.

73, Mike NF4L

On 9/6/2011 4:28 PM, Daniel Brown wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Mike<[hidden email]>  wrote:
>> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
>> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
>> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>>
>> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
>> power.
>>
>> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
> I've had good luck with the Tigertronics Signalink on my mac.
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX
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Mike,
The iMic works great with the MB Pro. See
http://wilcoxengineering.com/projects/amateur-projects/44-psk31-k2 for
my setup with using Parallels as well.
Cheers,
Alan

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On 9/6/11 4:17 PM, Mike wrote:

> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>
> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
> power.
>
> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
>
> What's your solution?
>
> I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.
>
> 73, Mike NF4L
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
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Thanks for the tip Dave and Stephan. I just ordered an iMic.

Mike

On 9/6/2011 4:26 PM, David Guernsey wrote:

> I have a Mac Mini with only one audio port.  I use a iMic USB sound card and it
> works very well for fldigi and cocoamodem with my K3 and MacMini.
> 73 de Dave KJ6CBS
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Mike <[hidden email]>
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> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 6, 2011 1:17 PM
> *Subject:* [Elecraft] K3 - Macbook Pro
>
> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>
> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
> power.
>
> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
>
> What's your solution?
>
> I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.
>
> 73, Mike NF4L
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
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Thanks, Alan.

Good info. I'm curious about the splitter cable. Can you describe it in more detail?
The solo jack was able to pass audio in both directions? I read somewhere that it had
to be manually switched in the Sys Prefs|Sound gizwadget. (These new Mac terms . . .
. :-D )

I ordered an iMic.

73, Mike

On 9/6/2011 5:45 PM, Alan D. Wilcox wrote:

> Mike,
> The iMic works great with the MB Pro. See
> http://wilcoxengineering.com/projects/amateur-projects/44-psk31-k2 for my setup
> with using Parallels as well.
> Cheers,
> Alan
>
> Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX (K2-5373, K3-40)
> 570-321-1516
> http://WilcoxEngineering.com
> http://eBookEditor.net
> https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/28062?ref=awilcox
> Williamsport, PA 17701
>
>
> On 9/6/11 4:17 PM, Mike wrote:
>> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
>> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
>> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>>
>> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
>> power.
>>
>> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
>>
>> What's your solution?
>>
>> I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.
>>
>> 73, Mike NF4L
>


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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Bob Nielsen-2
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You can't go wrong with a Griffin iMic and it is powered by the USB port.  

Instead of running Parallels, you might take a look at fldigi <http://www.w1hkj.com>.  There are versions for OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.

73, Bob N7XY

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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Rick Prather-2
Agreed!  If you are running RTTY or PSK I also like cocoaModem, a native Mac app.

Among other things, I like it's it's ability to display both receivers in Wideband RTTY mode on two separate waterfalls.   Great for pile ups.

Rick
K6LE


On 9/6/2011, at 5:16 , Bob Nielsen wrote:

> You can't go wrong with a Griffin iMic and it is powered by the USB port.  
>
> Instead of running Parallels, you might take a look at fldigi <http://www.w1hkj.com>.  There are versions for OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.
>
> 73, Bob N7XY
>
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
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Thanks, Bob -

I really dislike having to run a bunch of different programs. My program does
everything I want right now, and if this all works out I'll port it to the Mac. But
by that time Liion may have morphed into Feral Warthog. . .:-D

73, Mike

On 9/6/2011 8:16 PM, Bob Nielsen wrote:

> You can't go wrong with a Griffin iMic and it is powered by the USB port.
>
> Instead of running Parallels, you might take a look at fldigi<http://www.w1hkj.com>.  There are versions for OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.
>
> 73, Bob N7XY
>
> _____
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>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
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Thanks Rick, but my goal isn't to use the Mac for my ham stuff.

73, Mike

On 9/6/2011 8:31 PM, Rick Prather wrote:

> Agreed!  If you are running RTTY or PSK I also like cocoaModem, a native Mac app.
>
> Among other things, I like it's it's ability to display both receivers in Wideband RTTY mode on two separate waterfalls.   Great for pile ups.
>
> Rick
> K6LE
>
>
> On 9/6/2011, at 5:16 , Bob Nielsen wrote:
>
>> You can't go wrong with a Griffin iMic and it is powered by the USB port.
>>
>> Instead of running Parallels, you might take a look at fldigi<http://www.w1hkj.com>.  There are versions for OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.
>>
>> 73, Bob N7XY
>>
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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Michael Babineau-2
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Mike :

I use the SignalLink USB and it works well on my Macbook  (no drivers to install) as well as under WIN XP running on
the same machine under Parallels Desktop.  I primarily run FlDigi for soundcard modes on Mac OS, WIN XP and Linux.
The SignalLink USB  uses an internal VOX circuit to key the rig so no USB to serial adaptor is needed for keying.

If you need a serial port on your Mac for rig control,  I have had nothing but success with the following Startech USB to Serial Adaptor :

http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters/USB-to-RS232-DB9-Serial-Adapter-Cable-Male-to-Male-Serial-Adapter-USB-to-Serial~ICUSB232

Generally any USB adaptor that uses the Prolific chipsets seems to work very well on Mac OS or Linux.

Best of luck

Michael VE3WMB / VA2NB

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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
Thanks Michael -

What runs between the SL an the rig? Audio in, audio out, and a key line?

73, Mike NF4L

On 9/7/2011 12:06 PM, Michael Babineau wrote:

> Mike :
>
> I use the SignalLink USB and it works well on my Macbook  (no drivers to install) as well as under WIN XP running on
> the same machine under Parallels Desktop.  I primarily run FlDigi for soundcard modes on Mac OS, WIN XP and Linux.
> The SignalLink USB  uses an internal VOX circuit to key the rig so no USB to serial adaptor is needed for keying.
>
> If you need a serial port on your Mac for rig control,  I have had nothing but success with the following Startech USB to Serial Adaptor :
>
> http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters/USB-to-RS232-DB9-Serial-Adapter-Cable-Male-to-Male-Serial-Adapter-USB-to-Serial~ICUSB232
>
> Generally any USB adaptor that uses the Prolific chipsets seems to work very well on Mac OS or Linux.
>
> Best of luck
>
> Michael VE3WMB / VA2NB
>
>


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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Nate Bargmann
* On 2011 07 Sep 12:31 -0500, Mike wrote:
> Thanks Michael -
>
> What runs between the SL an the rig? Audio in, audio out, and a key line?

http://www.tigertronics.com/slusbmain.htm

It comes with the premade cable of your choice.  Works like a hose on
Linux as well.

73, de Nate N0NB >>

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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Mike Reublin
Thanks Nate.

73, Mike

On 9/7/2011 5:05 PM, Nate Bargmann wrote:

> * On 2011 07 Sep 12:31 -0500, Mike wrote:
>> Thanks Michael -
>>
>> What runs between the SL an the rig? Audio in, audio out, and a key line?
> http://www.tigertronics.com/slusbmain.htm
>
> It comes with the premade cable of your choice.  Works like a hose on
> Linux as well.
>
> 73, de Nate N0NB>>
>


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Re: K3 - Macbook Pro

Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX
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Mike,
Splitter cable? Do you mean the cable I built BEFORE getting the iMic?
It worked, but was more hassle than it was worth.
The double-ring plug is wired so:
Tip = left audio out from the MacBook Pro
1st ring = right out
2nd ring = common
Sleeve = mic input to the MBP

See http://wilcoxengineering.com/projects/amateur-projects/44-psk31-k2 
under "iMic setup." The Sys Pref | Sound is where you setup your
soundcard. When you plug in the iMic, it'll show up there and you can
set it up following the way I did it. The idea is to send system sounds
to the internal speakers and the fldigi or cocoaModem program outputs to
the iMic and then to the microphone input on K2/K3/whatever.

Like you, I don't care to have a lot of extra programs running just to
do something simple. I use the Mac because it's robust, reliable, and
doesn't need rebooting everyday! All I need is fldigi (using Snow
Leopard) with the iMic, and I'm on PSK (or a host of other modes) with
just two audio cables to the K2 or K2.

HTH!  73, Alan

Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX (K2-5373, K3-40)
570-321-1516
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On 9/6/11 6:41 PM, Mike wrote:

> Thanks, Alan.
>
> Good info. I'm curious about the splitter cable. Can you describe it in more detail?
> The solo jack was able to pass audio in both directions? I read somewhere that it had
> to be manually switched in the Sys Prefs|Sound gizwadget. (These new Mac terms . . .
> . :-D )
>
> I ordered an iMic.
>
> 73, Mike
>
> On 9/6/2011 5:45 PM, Alan D. Wilcox wrote:
>> Mike,
>> The iMic works great with the MB Pro. See
>> http://wilcoxengineering.com/projects/amateur-projects/44-psk31-k2 for my setup
>> with using Parallels as well.
>> Cheers,
>> Alan
>>
>> Alan D. Wilcox, W3DVX (K2-5373, K3-40)
>> 570-321-1516
>> http://WilcoxEngineering.com
>> http://eBookEditor.net
>> https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/28062?ref=awilcox
>> Williamsport, PA 17701
>>
>>
>> On 9/6/11 4:17 PM, Mike wrote:
>>> I've been using AFSK A for RTTY and PSK. I got a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it has
>>> only 1 audio jack, which may be either input or output. I'll be running Win7 in
>>> Parallels for my ham stuff.
>>>
>>> Is there an external sound card that will work? I found one, but it requires external
>>> power.
>>>
>>> How about serial ports? Will USB/serial converters work?
>>>
>>> What's your solution?
>>>
>>> I'd love to talk to any Mac programmers out there, off list.
>>>
>>> 73, Mike NF4L
>
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