Aether
Aether 1.5.13
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Log ham radio transmissions.   Demo ($39.00)
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Aether is a ham radio logging application for Mac OS X. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for Mac OS X, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac.

Features:
  • LoTW and eQSL.cc integration
  • Awards tracking
  • ADIF, Cabrillo export/import
  • Serial/USB Rig Control
  • Automatic callbook lookup including optional support for QRZ.com
What's New
Version 1.5.13:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed failure to download eQSL.cc confirmations.
  • Fix for LoTW changes that caused uploads to begin failing for some users.
  • Fixed problem where Station Info could be reset when importing an ADIF file into an existing log.
  • Fixed failure to read certain data from Yaesu FT-DX5000 rigs.
  • Fixed superfluous "Aether encountered an error" message occasionally when entering eQSL.cc or LoTW username/password.

Version 1.5.13:

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed failure to download eQSL.cc confirmations.
  • Fix for LoTW changes that caused uploads to begin failing for some users.
  • Fixed problem where Station Info could be reset when importing an ADIF file into an existing log.
  • Fixed failure to read certain data from Yaesu FT-DX5000 rigs.
  • Fixed more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Serial rig control may require a USB-to-Serial adapter



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+20

Egn reviewed on 23 May 2011
Very easy to use and very productive when logging to LOTW or eQSL. Specially like the integration with CocoaModem for digital modes, easy logging, quick syncing with LOTW and eQSL.cc, fast lookups of call signs and maps. Better than others costing 3 times as much.

Wanted: more seamless integration with CocoaModem although it is almost there.
[Version 1.5.4]


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Afmac reviewed on 28 Dec 2010
This version is much improved over version 1 I purchased a license and manually put in 150 contacts from a actual log book with no problems or crashes in mac 10.4.11. Thanks!
[Version 1.5.2]


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WA3ZFE reviewed on 20 Dec 2010
This is the one... buy it!

After getting back on the air after five years, I decided to get with it and go to electronic logging. My ol' Icom 751A has the capability to provide rig control information, so thought I'd give Aether a try. After an unsuccessful attempt to get the frequency and mode to work, I emailed the author, Andrew Madsen. To my surprise, I received a quick reply with instructions on how to invoke the debug log and send it to him for his review. By the next day I had a new beta with rig control working. Now, that's support!

The application performs very well, has lots of features (see aetherlog.com) and makes logging a breeze. It even works perfectly well for contests.

Other apps for the Mac are more expensive, way overkill with features, and in my case didn't even work with my rig. If you want good software, written by someone who cares, is appropriately priced, and has superior support, look no further... it's Aether.
[Version 1.5.1]


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**N8NOE** reviewed on 14 Dec 2010
GREAT job, Andrew! You keep making a Nice Logging Program Better, and simpler to use! THANKS for the Hard work.. Anyone NOT familiar with Aether, you should take a Look!

http://aetherlog.com/

Very Affordable, and includes Rig Control, Import/Export along with LOTW..
[Version 1.5.1]


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aqtinc commented on 03 Nov 2008
Nice app, but definitely a Rev 1 type of product. I bought this back in March on the promise and expectation that this would evolve to the new standard bearer for Macintosh ham radio logging software.

No updates now for more than 9 months, and they are needed to bring this product up to needed capability.

Some of the needed improvements include: ability to save window settings; keep notes window floating on top; log off times; better handling of roundtables and nets. There are many other features that competitors offer, but if I could just get these then I'd stick with Aether. Without them, I have to move on to a more capable but uglier and more difficult product.

I'm very disappointed with the total lack of updates following payment. Save your money!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Aetherlog.com (developer) replied on 03 Dec 2010
This is of course an old review, but I wanted to make it clear that since this was written Aether has been updated quite a few times, most recently today. Some of these updates have included major new features all while trying to maintain a consistent, clean, easy to use interface. Development on Aether is very much alive and well, and user suggestions are what directs development.
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estebas rated on 28 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.11]


Downloads:5,318
Version Downloads:94
Type:Home Personal : Arts
License:Demo
Date:02 Jun 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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Aether is a ham radio logging application for Mac OS X. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for Mac OS X, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac.

Features:
  • LoTW and eQSL.cc integration
  • Awards tracking
  • ADIF, Cabrillo export/import
  • Serial/USB Rig Control
  • Automatic callbook lookup including optional support for QRZ.com subscriptions
  • Automatic notification of previous QSOs
  • Powerful address and QSL info label printing
  • Google Maps integration
  • Distance and beam heading calculation
  • cocoaModem 2.0 and fldigi integration
  • Instant Search
  • Spotlight, Mail, Address Book, AppleScript and VoiceOver support
  • Much more


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