Aether and fldigi
I receive questions about using Aether with fldigi fairly frequently. While Aether doesn’t officially include any integration with fldigi or vice versa, it is possible to set fldigi up to log QSOs in Aether. This is enabled by a script written by a generous Aether user, Alan Hawrylyshen, K2ACK. I thought it would be useful to have detailed instructions for setting this up, so here they are:
- Download K2ACK’s script from: https://github.com/muonzoo/ham-utils/archive/master.zip
- Extract the downloaded zip file by double clicking on it.
- In the exctracted folder, find the script file itself, which is called fldigi-aether-logger.py
- Open the .fldigi folder by choosing Go->Go to Folder in the Finder’s menu (or pressing command-shift-G) and typing or copy/pasting the following path:
- In the folder that appears, find and open the folder called “scripts”. If it does not exist, create it.
- Copy fldigi-aether-logger.py into this scripts folder.
- Open Terminal, which you can find in /Applications/Utilities (or use Spotlight to search for Terminal), and copy/paste the following command, then press return:
chmod +x ~/.fldigi/scripts/fldigi-aether-logger.py
- Open fldigi. In the main window, right click on the macro button you want to use for logging in Aether.
- In the window that appears, For the Macro Button Label, enter whatever you’d like. I use “Log in Aether”. For Macro Text, copy/paste the following:
<exec>$HOME/.fldigi/scripts/fldigi-aether-logger.py & </exec>
When you’re done, click Apply, then Close.
- You should be all done. Test it by entering a callsign, etc. at the top of the fldigi, then click Log in Aether. If everything is set up correctly, Aether should launch (if it is not already running) and the QSO from fldigi should be added to the frontmost Aether logbook window.
Disclaimer: I neither wrote this script, nor use it (or fldigi) myself. As such, I’m unable to guarantee technical support on its use. I’m providing these instructions merely in the hope that they’ll be helpful to Aether users.