Has anyone tried running FreeScan with the Mac? Just wondering because I always run to my Windows machine to fix up my 396XT. I have all 3 of the above mentioned programs that I can run on my MacBook Pro. However I never really even gave it a thought to just do it all on my Mac. Just lazy I guess, cause I already have everything already set up using the Windows computer.There are 3 mainstream options for Mac users and radio software. I have written an article about this for ScannerMaster, you can view it at https://www.scannermaster.com/Mac_Users_s/575.htm
Basically you can run Windows via BootCamp, which isn't really emulation, it runs Windows directly thru the Mac hardware. This works on any Intel based Mac.
In addition you can run Parallels or Fusion, emulators that run within the Mac environment. Some newer Macs only work with Windows 7, older ones will work with XP versions. I have found that most scanner applications work just fine in any of these solutions, including Butel's ARC products, Pro96Com, Win500 and others.