WiNRADiO for Mac

WiNRADiO G305 on a MacBook Pro

WiNRADiO has been already supporting Mac users earlier, with our popular WR-1550e receiver, but the new range of Macs featuring the Intel CPU has opened a whole new world of possibilities.

WiNRADiO applications and hardware that were previously only available for Windows are now available to Mac users without any sacrifice in performance. In particular, our latest range of WiNRADiO G3 USB-interfaced software-defined receivers are ready for Mac users with no need for custom software drivers.

The current range of Apple computers that feature the new Core 2 Duo Intel processor and are compatible with the latest WiNRADiO products are:


Mac mini

Mac Pro


MacBook Pro

A free download from Apple, Boot Camp, makes it possible for the Mac user to install Windows XP Home or Professional in addition to the exisiting OS X as supplied by Apple. Once Boot Camp is installed, simply hold down the option key at startup to choose between Mac OS X and Windows. After starting up, your Mac runs Windows completely natively. Running Boot Camp on an Intel-based Mac gives you the best of both worlds - the wide range of accessories and applications from the PC world combined with reliability and the cool environment provided by the Mac hardware. Simply restart your Mac to change back to OS X at any time.

When using the Windows boot option, one can then use the Mac as though it was a Windows PC and install any one of the following third generation WiNRADiO receivers:

 WR-G303e (low-cost shortwave receiver)
 WR-G305e (low-cost VHF/UHF scanning receiver)
 WR-G313e (professional shortwave receiver)
 WR-G315e (professional VHF/UHF scanning receiver)

This list will grow as new models are introduced.

Installation of your WiNRADiO G3 receiver is simple: Just install the application and drivers using the supplied CD and then connect the receiver via USB. After the usual Windows Add New Hardware Wizard has finished adding drivers for the new hardware, the installation is completed.

Run the WiNRADiO G3 application and see your Mac transformed into a most remarkable radio receiver.

For suitable antennas to fit your particular application, please see also our wide range of antennas and accessories.