Black Cat Systems has announced an update to their Ham Radio oriented utility MultiMode. The new version mainly adds support for a 24 WPM (words per minute) mode. According to Black Cat Systems
Black Cat Systems has released version 3.0.2 of MultiMode, a program for amateur radio operators and radio hobbyists that allows the transmission and reception of morse code, slow scan TV, and other modes. The latest version adds 24 wpm to the range of standard speeds in morse code mode.
MultiMode is a shareware application which allows your Macintosh to decode and transmit several different modes of non-voice communication often heard on short-wave and ham radio. It is the only program of its kind for the Macintosh, rivaling commercial packages for the PC platform costing hundreds of dollars. It is ideal for amateur radio operators, short-wave radio listeners, and other radio enthusiasts. MultiMode is localized for Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to English.
MultiMode allows you to decode and display morse code, RTTY, FAX, SSTV, ACARS, and many other modes on your Mac, without any extra hardware. MultiMode now also allows you to transmit in most of the modes of operation.
In the past, dedicated hardware, often costing hundreds or thousands of dollars, was necessary to demodulate and decode this transmissions. Today, you can use the processing power of your Macintosh to decode and display these modes, without any hardware. Just connect your radio's speaker output to your Mac's microphone input, and you're ready to go.
MultiMode supports the following modes:
- Morse Code (CW)
- RTTY (Baudot)
- SITOR-B / FEC / NAVTEX
- SSTV (Slow Scan TV)
- WEATHER / SATELLITE FAX
- ACARS (Aircraft Communications)
- DTMF, CCIR, EIA Tone Modes
- Audio Spectrum Display / FFT Mode