Easy Listening Ham Radio Decoder Updated

Black Cat Systems has released an update for MultiMode, bringing it to version 3.9.5. MultiMode is a decoding app designed to let ham radio operators and amateur radio enthusiasts use their Macs in pursuit of their hobby. The new version has improvements in FAX mode and access to a database of over 10,000 airplane identifiers in ACARS mode. According to Black Cat Systems:

Black Cat Systems has released version 3.9.5 of MultiMode, their 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 of MultiMode adds improvements to FAX mode, as well as access to a database of over 10,000 airplane identifiers to ACARS mode.

MultiMode is an application which allows your Macintosh to decode and transmit several different modes of non-voice communication often heard on shortwave 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, shortwave 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, PSK31, 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.

MultiMode supports the following modes:

  • Morse Code (CW)
  • QRSS (Slow speed CW)
  • RTTY (Baudot)
  • SSTV (Slow Scan TV)
  • ACARS (Aircraft Communications)
  • Packet (300 and 1200 baud)
  • PSK31
  • ALE (Automatic Link Establishment)
  • DTMF (touch tone), CCIR, EIA Tone Modes
  • Hellschreiber
  • Audio Spectrum Display / FFT Mode

You can find more information about the MultiMode update at the Black Cat Systems Web site. MultiMode 3.9.5 is a available for US$89.00. An alpha version for OS X is also available.