Got my FunCube Pro working under OS X and Linux

 Posted by at 9:14 pm  Amateur Radio, Linux, OS X  Comments Off on Got my FunCube Pro working under OS X and Linux
Jul 222012

I have finally got round to getting my FunCube Pro working under OS X Lion and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04).  The main issue turned out to be the firmware was too old for the latest Qthid application.  I managed to run an older Qthid application (2.2) under Ubuntu which allowed me to upgrade the firmware.  After that my FunCube Pro worked fine with Qthid 3.2 on OS X Lion and Ubuntu.

After setting it up I installed DSP Radio on OS X Lion I successfully received stations on 2 meters (144MHz).

The iMac 27″

 Posted by at 10:25 pm  OS X  Comments Off on The iMac 27″
Dec 192011

Having recently purchased a new 27″ iMac I am pleased to say that so far I am thoroughly pleased with it.  Running Parallels Desktop 7 makes it fairly east to run virtual Linux guests, I did have to fiddle with Xmodmap to get some useable key mappings, but I had expected to do that anyway.

For anyone interested the my .Xmodmap (under the Linux guest) contains:

keycode 94 = 0x60 0x7e
keycode 49 = numbersign plusminus

Note: This is for the Apple Wireless (UK) 2011 keyboard an maps the tilda and reverse tick to the key left of Z and the hash and plus/minus to the key below esc.