Developer: Open Reel Software
Current Version: 1.6.6
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 12.6 MB - Download
Aether is a ham radio logging application for macOS. 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 macOS, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac.
Here are just a few of Aether's features:
-Automatic callbook lookup
-Powerful awards tracking
-Rig control for Elecraft, Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom, and Ten Tec radios
-Full Logbook of The World integration
-Full eQSL.cc integration
-Maps, distance and beam heading calculation
-ADIF (Amateur Data Interchange Format) import/export
-Cabrillo contest log export and import
-Address and QSL card label printing
-Automatic dupe checking
-AppleScript and Spotlight support
-Ability to integrate with cocoaModem and fldigi for digital mode operation
This is a minor update including fixes for issues reported by users of Aether 1.6.4. This version of Aether requires OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or later. See below for a detailed list of changes:
- Improved performance of awards calculation. Initial calculation is now approximately six times faster.
- Improved performance of LoTW and eQSL.cc confirmations sync. Matching downloaded confirmations is now approximately seven times faster.
### Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug that caused LoTW confirmation matches to fail in some cases
- Fixed a crash when printing logs.
- Fixed a crash when printing label sheets.
- Fixed Debug Log feature on macOS Sierra and higher.
- Other minor bug fixes
All changes since Aether 1.6.4 (1575) are listed here.
Most Helpful Reviews
Just works without a lot of needless "fluff." - If you are a MAC person, this is the best value out there. Yes, there are programs with more features, graphics and functionality. If you're honest with yourself, you know that you'll never use, or need, most of the "sexy" stuff those higher priced programs offer. For the stuff you actually need, Aether just works … flawlessly. Aether interfaces seemlessly with eQSL and LoTW. In fact, Aether actually made me like LoTW. QSOs are upoladed to LoTW without a thought or bunch of messy operations. Wonderful. QSOs automically go to eQSL and Aether keeps track of which were sent and answered. Do I sound like a fan of the product? I am. Best $40 investment you can make in ham radio.
Not For Contest Logging. - I've been using it for six months. It lacks the ability to configure data fields for contest info exchange. You can reposition the rank of data fields, but if you need to log "check" info (for instance, during the ARRL Sweepstakes) there is no field for it, and you can't create one. You can't change the names of the fields—they're locked. Tabbing around the QSO details section is too slow. You're stuck using the mouse, and that's frustrating for even light-weight contesting. It will create a Cabrillo file, but the latest version of Cabrillo is not supported. You must edit the file in a text editor to conform with contest requirements. Lastly, the developer is slow to improve the app. The other reviewer, Chewie RFC, is right—don't expect any feature creep. Bottom line: the app is overpriced with bare-bones features and it's awkward to use.
More Reviews for Current Version
Nice Mac Logger - Smooth logging in the Mac Style.