Two Weeks!

It seems like forever since I wrote my last post. A lot has happened. One of my favorite stories is that I have been “Sherlocked” before I even wrote one line of code. On the new macOS Big Sur Beta, there is now a clock widget for displaying multiple time zones. So there is a feature I do not have to write!

In oder to make my work life better I am in the process of moving my ham desk from the shop to my office. I am about 90% moved. It was just too hard moving back and forth to work. I have added a second display to the MacMini to help my workflows.

Oh, and the squirrels decided to chew my 80m loop in two places. Ahh fun. So antenna work and coding, nice mix.

The systems design is evolving a bit and I will publish some more about that soon. As I mentioned before I am developing the software in SwiftUI so I can move between platforms. I found a really nice short course at If you are coding check them out!

So welcome to August 2020 and I hope to be back on HF soon.

73 KE9A

The Stage is Set

KE9A Ham Station (July 2020)

The Mac mini is the core computing component and the Icom IC-7300 is the main radio.

Xcode 12 Beta 2 installed. Local git repository setup. Backups running.

Starting with a nice “blank slate”!

73 KE9A

Hello world!

This is a QST! I am starting the development of a macOS application for Amateur Radio called HAM-COMM.

Right now it is a bit of a dream. I have not written a line of code or story boarded any of the User Interface. I have a lot of ideas. The only thing I know today is that it will have a clock, or that is a couple of clocks in selectable time zones.

I am thinking about basic logging. I know I want some sort of digital communications software. I think I would like to control the radio.

I will start out small and just keep chipping away at things.

I will post here about progress. I may consider some sort of mail list or the like. For now you can just follow along here.

73 KE9A