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 1.6.6

This is a minor update including fixes for issues reported by users of Aether 1.6.4. This version of Aether requires OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks or later. See below for a detailed list of changes:

### Enhancements

- Improved performance of awards calculation. Initial calculation is now approximately six times faster.
- Improved performance of LoTW and confirmations sync. Matching downloaded confirmations is now approximately seven times faster.

### Bug Fixes

- Fixed a bug that caused LoTW confirmation matches to fail in some cases
- Fixed a crash when printing logs.
- Fixed a crash when printing label sheets.
- Fixed Debug Log feature on macOS Sierra and higher.
- Other minor bug fixes

All changes since Aether 1.6.4 (1575) are listed here.

Ratings and Reviews

mike__b ,

Nice Mac Logger

Smooth logging in the Mac Style.

FrankieJill ,

Just works without a lot of needless "fluff."

If you are a MAC person, this is the best value out there. Yes, there are programs with more features, graphics and functionality. If you're honest with yourself, you know that you'll never use, or need, most of the "sexy" stuff those higher priced programs offer. For the stuff you actually need, Aether just works … flawlessly. Aether interfaces seemlessly with eQSL and LoTW. In fact, Aether actually made me like LoTW. QSOs are upoladed to LoTW without a thought or bunch of messy operations. Wonderful. QSOs automically go to eQSL and Aether keeps track of which were sent and answered. Do I sound like a fan of the product? I am. Best $40 investment you can make in ham radio.

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.


Open Reel Software
12.6 MB

OS X 10.9.5 or later, 64-bit processor


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  • Family Sharing

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