ICOM Radio Control Software

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ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK4AIM » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:55 pm

G'day
I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I was looking for Control Software for my IC-910H and IC-746PRO. There are several available. The best, to my thinking is IRC by N9ZLE. It works how I want but needs to be registered. I'm happy to do this but the link to his forum doesn’t seem to work. I tried his E-Mail address but it is no longer active.
I really would like to register. Can anyone help with a solution?

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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK6TU » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:25 pm

Rick,
Have you tried HRD (Ham Radio Deluxe)?
Works well with the IC7400 and IC910, been using HRD for a few years with no problems, The CAT interface I am using is a cheep USB CAT cable from Ebay.
Just had to find the right USB driver

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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK7XX » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:03 am

I concur with Michael VK6BHY. I too have been using Ham Radio Deluxe for many years & currently control a IC- 910H & a IC-7800. The current version 5.24.0.36 is free. Future versions are going to be commercial, but the current free one is more than adequate for now and the future.

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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK3DXE » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:48 am

I've also used HRD for a couple of years and find it works quite well on my IC-7000. The only issue I've found with it is that it "steals" TX control from other software, such as WSJT. Has anybody found a solution for this? Or have I overlooked something in the setup?
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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK4AIM » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:11 am

Thank you to all who have replied so far. I have HRD latest free version and it is good but over complicated for my requirements. I definately prefer IRC and as the only problem with using it unregistered is the text "UNREGISTERED" accross the front of the radio display. IRC displays the rig that you're actually using and is specificly setup for Icom rigs.
Again Thank you and I shall keep checking to see if someone has the answer I hope for.

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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK2TS » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:57 pm

The trick is to only use what you need in HRD. I also use it and it is excellent!
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Re: ICOM Radio Control Software

Post by VK3UH » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:32 pm

I have removed my previous post because the link to the forum simply did not work. It appears that the IRC software is now totally unsupported, as far as I can see.

I am off to upgrade HRD before it goes commercial!
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