Elecraft W1 Control Software for OS X

Working on a Elecraft KX1 build and had need of an accurate wattmeter to judge it’s output. I got the W1 mini-module (also from Elecraft). After putting it all together, I quickly realized that the existing OS X software didn’t quite work very well. It was written in Java and unsigned, and without manually disabling every security option just to run it, I was pretty much out of luck.

The serial protocol used by the W1 is pretty basic, so I hacked together this replacement over the weekend and got it all working enough that I could continue with my build.

Well … I would have continued had I not had a cat “incident” that resulted in a loss of 6 of the 7 inductors included in the KX1 kit. Fortunately, Elecraft was kind enough to mail out some replacements so I expect I can finish this up in the next few days.

Download Here: W1Control_1.0.2.zip (385 KiB)
(32/64 Bit, Requires OS X 10.7 or above)

Source available on GitHub

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