Aether is a ham radio logging application for macOS. Aether includes tools to quickly and easily log QSOs while on the air, as well as organize, search and track your QSOs later. Aether was designed for macOS, and has the same kind of clean, intuitive, friendly interface you've come to expect on the Mac.

Here are just a few of Aether's features:

-Automatic callbook lookup
-Powerful awards tracking
-Rig control for Elecraft, Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom, and Ten Tec radios
-Full Logbook of The World integration
-Full integration
-Maps, distance and beam heading calculation
-ADIF (Amateur Data Interchange Format) import/export
-Cabrillo contest log export and import
-Address and QSL card label printing
-Automatic dupe checking
-AppleScript and Spotlight support
-Ability to integrate with cocoaModem and fldigi for digital mode operation
-Many more...

What’s New

Version 1.6.10

This update includes minor updates and features and fixes for issues reported by users of Aether 1.6.9. This version of Aether requires OS X 10.13.4 High Sierra or later. See below for a detailed list of changes:

### Bug Fixes

- Fixed 404 page upon clicking More Info button in 'certificate import failed' error alert
- Fixed very rare crash when quitting Aether

### Improvements

- Update cty.csv callsign prefix file
- Update internal Logbook of The World config.xml file

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Chewie RFC ,

Light Weight and Easy to Use

As a recent convert from Ubuntu Linux to Mac OS X, I was in search for a QSO logging program to replace CQRLOG. After deliberating between Aether MacLoggerDX, I settled on Aether. I was looking for something that was easy to use, looked good, and was not overblown with unneccessary features. I definitely found that with Aether. It is Mac OS X native, so there are no GUI issues, it's relatively basic in functionality, and it offers seemless integration with LOTW. I am very happy with the software, especially at the price, but I do believe it could use some improvements. One such improvement would be to notify the user to which callsigns were updated after a LOTW sync. Another feature that would be nice would be the ability to display a column for QSL sent and received from QSL managers. The data is in the QSO itself, but you can not display it in the logbook. All-in-all, I am happy with Aether and would recommend it to anyone looking for quick, easy QSO software that does not suffer from feature creep.

PCulver ,

Back to the Drawing Board

I find this program unstable in logging contacts. If I change the date, it zero's out the time. If I change the time, it zeros out the date. I have lost contacts by the program overwriting existing contacts. I want my contacts to be iron clad! Do not overwrite without password authorization or at least do not touch existing logs. I do not trust this program because I have lost contacts.

mike__b ,

Nice Mac Logger

Smooth logging in the Mac Style.

App Privacy

The developer, Open Reel Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.