Prolific 2303 serial adapter in OSx El Capitan

Has anyone found a way around the issue in the El Capitan Public Beta regarding unsigned device drivers? 

I’ve used the USB-Serial adapter I have for years and it has worked flawlessly until I try to run Fldigi in
the El Capitan Public Beta.Fldigi. Of course without it I have no rig control because the serial-USB
adapter drivers don’t load. They seem to install correctly, but just don’t work. 

Ideas? Solutions? Thanks!

Cliff Scott

Posted by: Cliff Scott <ae5zaham@...>


The MacPorts Project -- Home

Hullo folks,

[I don't use a Mac.]

While looking for GIMP today
I noticed some offerings described as:

1. "Macports - A (easy?) way to compile and install GIMP and other great 
Free software on your Mac is by using Macports. The installer allows you 
to choose from a large directory of packages. To install gimp using 
Macports, you simply do sudo port install gimp once you have Macports 

Disclaimer: we have not investigated if it's feasible to build GIMP 2.8 
from Macports. The GIMP port file mentions 2.8.10, and appears to be 
maintained, however."


2. "Homebrew is similar to Macports and provides packages (aka formulas) 
to install, either by compiling them from source or by using pre-made 
binaries. While there appears to be no formula for GIMP itself, there 
are reports that all dependencies are available. This may help to build 
GIMP from source."


It would appear these may be used to install POSIX applictions on an OSX 
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Ubuntu USB to seiral problem

Ubuntu 14.04LTS
USB to serial adapter Prolific as dev/ttyUSB0

I can not get the computer to communicate with the radio, I have tried two different USB to serial adapters.


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twclock 3.3 set call sign for ID

I just installed Debian Hamradio Pure Blend to use with my SDR station. One of the programs I want to utilize is twclock. I wish to use the ID function which sends your call at the end of a set tme count down, 10 minutes for station ID. I am able to set the time but can find no option to plug in my call sign. Maybe in a config file but I haven't located where this file is, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: w3ie-pVIWDH2cL5AS+FvcfC7Uqw@public.gmane.org


OSx logger that will catch FLDigi logging info

Just wondering if anyone has found a native OSx logging program with will integrate with FLDigi? I’m
looking for something outside FLDigi as a general logger so I don’t have to run FLDigi in order to add a log
entry whenever I make a SSB contact. I can do that, but it seems like hitting a fly with a hammer.

Cliff Scott

Posted by: Cliff Scott <ae5zaham@...>


PocketShack fldigi - splashtop article in Aug 2015

Fascinating article ... with one error ...

The author referred to the base station software as if it
were only available for a Microsoft version of windows when
it's also available for the many Hams who use Linux.

I'm guessing that the Splashtop Streamer app was only
available for MS versions of windows at the time of his

As I recall fldigi has always been available for Linux.

In these times of cost and privacy concerns Linux has become
an important alternative for Hams.

Anyhow, congrats for this new app for fldigi, to the author
for the article, and to Hams everywhere who now may multiply
their access to the bands.

David KD4E



*David* KD4E
ARES-EC Bulloch County, Nevils, Georgia USA

Safe & Secure Search Engine: duckduckgo.com

Android for Hams: groups.yahoo.com/group/hamdroid
Creative Tech: groups.yahoo.com/group/ham-macguyver
Raspi Alternative: groups.yahoo.com/group/beagleboneblack/

Restored to design-spec at Heaven's gate 1Cor15:22

Posted by: "qrv@..." <qrv@...>


fldigi 3.22.12 posted


    FSQ heard parser
      * added more restrictive discovery of heard callsign
        - must pass crc8 comparison
        - must pass regular expression test for callsign

There was less than 0.5 % chance of a false identification of a callsign based on the crc8 value.  It took less than 24 hours for a user in New Zealand, Barrie, ZL2BJA, to find a needle in the haystack.  The callsign "zl3px" and the single letter "x" both have identical crc8 checksum values.

3.22.11 would incorrectly populate the FSQ heard list with "x" vice "zl3px".

Maintainers:  Source Forge is not accessible at this time.  Please use the tar.gz file to create your repro, or wait until Source Forge is back on line.


Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>


Re: [win-fldigi] Why I use RIGCAT macros

This link is on my download.html page.


Kamal is an Ubuntu employee, with very solid credentials.  Lower the paranoia level and include his PPA in your list of repositories.  His ppa is usually updated within 24 hours of my releasing a new version.

Kamal is also a member of the fldigi development/maintainer team and routinely submits changes for all of the flxxx applications.  His submissions include bug fixes and changes that are important to the entire community of maintainers, including Suse, Fedora and others.

I do urge all Linux users to learn how to build the applications from source.  The HOW-TOs on the fldigi wiki (see download page) are user maintained and are easy to follow.

BTW, this discussion really belongs on the linuxham yahoo group.  It is probably not very interesting to Windows users.


On 07/17/2015 07:23 AM, Ron Herring w7hd-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi] wrote:
Now I'm really curious!  I am also running Rebecca using Cinnamon desktop 64-bit.  How are you seeing the FLdigi 3.22 package?  Is it in Synaptic Package Manager?  If so, which repositories are you using?

The repositories I have listed are:
Base (trusty) http://mirrors.liquidweb.com/ubuntu

I have also tried restoring defaults, which resulted in Base changing to http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
which did not change the 3.21.80-1 version of fldigi available in the package manager.

W7HD Ron 30MDG#1791 Linux user 415320 NAQCC#7587 OMISS#9898

On Friday, July 17, 2015 4:27 AM, "Mel Sojka kd5de-6PNK+/xrhPM@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi]" <win-fldigi-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

Well I am running Rebecca

System Janitor/Network Plumber http://www.nwla.com
Linux User #25446 Linux 3.13.37

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>


Re: 3rd. Party Drivers EL CAPITAN

> 1e. Re: 3rd. Party Drivers EL CAPITAN
>     Posted by: "HFRadioPro" hfradiopro@... hfradiopro
>     Date: Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:51 am ((PDT))
> On a related note, it appears that with the El Capitan final release,
> the standard nvram boot-args used to bypass the security system will
> be disabled.  
> To quote from the Apple developer forum: "This nvram boot-args command
> will be going away. It will not be available in the El Capitan release
> version and may disappear before the end of the Developer Betas. Keep
> an eye on the release notes for future Developer Betas.
> This may serious effect many users of different devices that require
> external drivers that are not recognized by the system or come from
> companies unwilling or unable to digitally sign drivers. 
> " 
> Dave Wright
> www.machamradio.com

Just a thought, as a non MAC user (I could probably be clased as anti Apple in 
truth, not the hardware, just the company...)

Have you looked at PC-BSD?    It's probably much closer to the Mac's OS, than 
Linux, and of course, none of the closed source propriatary code nonsence.

There are even ways to get it to run native Linux app's should you so need.


Dave G0WBX.

Posted by: "Dave B" <g8kbvdave@...>


fldigi-3.22.11 is broken...

Compiled new fldigi this morning, and found:
* Squelch routine of PSKR modes still broken (sql level 100% with no input)
                this was introduced in version 3.22.03 (!!!)
* Copy/paste on tx window does not work anymore (tested in PSK and PSKR modes)
* hitting 'clean' on tx window produces segfault:
Caught signal 11
Aborting fldigi due to a fatal error.
Please report this to:   fldigi-devel-0fE9KPoRgkgATYTw5x5z8w@public.gmane.org
or file a bug report at: https://fedorahosted.org/fldigi/newticket
****** Stack trace:
****** Version information:
fldigi 3.22.11
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Dave Freese, Stelios Bounanos, and others.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
****** Build information:
Build information:
  built          : Fri Jul 17 10:46:25 CEST 2015 by rein <at> zaphod on i686-pc-linux-gnu for i686-pc-linux-gnu
  configure flags:
  compiler       : gcc version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04)
  compiler flags : -I$(srcdir) -I$(srcdir)/include -I$(srcdir)/irrxml -I$(srcdir)/libtiniconv -I$(srcdir)/fileselector -I$(srcdir)/xmlrpcpp -pthread -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_THREAD_SAFE -D_REENTRANT -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/libpng12 -pipe -Wall -fexceptions -O2 -ffast-math -finline-functions -I$(srcdir)/xmlrpcpp -DNDEBUG
  linker flags   : -lportaudio -lasound -lm -lpthread -L/usr/local/lib -lfltk_images -lpng -lz -ljpeg -lfltk -lXext -lXft -lfontconfig -lXinerama -lpthread -ldl -lm -lX11 -lX11 -lsamplerate -lpulse-simple -lpulse -lhamlib -lm -lpng12 -ldl -lpthread
  libraries      : FLTK 1.3.1
                   libsamplerate 0.1.8
                   PortAudio 19
                   PulseAudio 4.0
Runtime information:
  system         : Linux zaphod 3.13.0-57-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 19 09:27:48 UTC 2015 i686
  libraries      : libsamplerate-0.1.8 (c) 2002-2008 Erik de Castro Lopo
                   PortAudio V19-devel (built Feb 25 2014 21:08:14) 1899
                   Pulseaudio 4.0.0
Rein PA0R

Posted by: "Rein Couperus" <rein-8Y7XadH2FH5Wk0Htik3J/w@public.gmane.org>


3rd. Party Drivers EL CAPITAN

Hello All does anyone know the terminal commands that will allow EL CAPITAN Beta OS X to 

Load unsigned drivers I.E. RIGBLASTER PLUG and PLAY . Thanks N8EWX CHRIS 

Posted by: n8ewx14-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org