Archivi categoria: IC-7600


RS-BA1 Ver.1.80 Enanced Functions and Features Icom Update 2015/07/17

RS-BA1 IP Remote Control Software Icom Update Ver. 1.80, Enhanced Functions and Features – Now the high- resolution spectrum scope with waterfall function can be observed on the RS-BA1 (1.80) for a single band on only the IC-7850 and IC-7851 – You must have a previous version of the RS-BA1 software installed BEFORE you can update to version 1.80.

In addition to the conventional tuning knob controls, some items can be adjusted with slider controls (see pictur above) The slider controls provide visual and fine adjustment within the the function’s range.


The background color of the remote controller screen has been changed from gray to black.  Its muted black background and one-colored icons provide better visibility. [Note] When you use the RS-BA1 with a USB 3.0 device, you must use a USB 3.0 drive.

Link to: Icom RS-BA1 Official News Release 16/7/2015 (Pdf)

italiano La Ver. 1.80 è compatibile con IC-7850 e 7851 Firmware V1.10, e qui offre una nuova importante funzione per un analizzatore di spettro e waterfall visibile a distanza nella console del PC di controllo remoto (client) (solo per una singola banda) – Icom assicura che è compatibile, solo per il resto, con IC-7700 V.2.00; IC-7800 V3.10, IC-7600 V2.00 e IC-7100 V.1.10 (e i loro successori) – Si scarica da Icom Global e funziona solo per chi ha già installato una delle versioni precedenti di RS-BA1, che si acquista con un codice riservato. (info e dati su Icom o su importatore Icom in Italia)

Thanks to the Internet, hams !!! now have the ability to remotely operate any station at any distance – all without the complication and limitation of RF linking or a big anetnna farms, hi! – Maybe you have a well-equipped home station and you’d like to share your good fortune with some of your friends via overIP ADSL Internet. Or, perhaps you are a ham living under onerous restrictions and you’d like to establish a remote station so that you can finally get on the air!


This has created a boon in remote station control, making it possible for hams to continue enjoying their hobby regardless of where they live.  Among professionals this is known as Radio over IP or RoIP. — (IC-7200 only for vision!)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only (tnx).


IC-7851vs IC-7800 Phase Noise & RMDR -Icom videos

Icom IC-7851 vs IC-7800 upgrade modelv.3.00 Phase Noise Characteristics and RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dinamic Range) Characteristics in Receive Mode, data and pictures taken by videos of Icom Japan (see info and… lincks below).

Icom IC-7800, IC-7700, IC-7600 and IC-7100 Upgrade 21/5/2015 – New CI-V commands for External Antenna Controller & Logging Software and Other Features  – (Linck to: Icom New Release ENG .pdf)


Phase Noise Characteristics in Receive Mode:
Measuring conditions: Receiving Frquency 14.200 MHz, Mode CW, 1st LO frequency 78.655 MHz (1st IF 64.455 MHz Supereterodina up-convertion type)
The IC-7851 employs a new Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) along with a Phase Locked Oscillator for the LO – ICOM writes: breaking the boundaries of traditional designs.


IC-7851 v IC-7800 ver. 3.00 the RMDR Characteristics
Measuring conditions:  BW 250 Hz,  Roofing Filter 15 kHz!
See the video below: 1st step: a weak CW signal is received, 2nd: a strong signal is receiver on the same frequency, 3td step: move generator distance from center frequency: 100Hz / 200Hz/… 2kHz / 10kHz etc. (the CW signal cannot be eard or be clearly eard again) …What a difference. Impressive! (…thanks to jboyd00 for the his many videos)

Icom’s engineers focused on a new Local Oscillator (LO) in the IC-7851′ that drastically reduces the phase noise. As a result of this design, the purity of the LO achieves a Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR) of 110dB!

Icom IC-7851/7800 LO C/N Characteristics Comparison
Measuring conditions: Receiveng fre 14.200 MHz, Mode CW, Center at 1st LO fre 78.655 MHz, SPAN 20 kHz, RBW 30 Hz, VBW 10Hz (Att 30 dB)


Icom IC-7851 Band Scope Dual Band Display Left / Right – Dual Watch Receiver, Dual scope with waterfall horizontally aligned – (Dual scope vertical aligned is available by setting).

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)


IC-7600 Upgrade Model The Ver.2.00 Firmware is on the Icom Inc. Support page

IC-7600 HF/50MHz Tranceiver Upgrade Model at Ver. 2.00 – The new firmware 2.00 is now on the Icom Co. Jp – Support web page for download more useful features – !! Download: the ver. 2.00, the Upgrade Brochure pdf and the Revised User Manual ver. A-6722H-1EX-4 in ENG – large pdf 15.1 MB ) (see the  enhanced features list and the links below!)


IC-7600 Ver.2.00 Enhanced Functions and Features. The new functions are a free download for all existing IC-7600 owners. (tnk Icom) – [NoteThe first time you update, thoroughly read the Section 14 (UPDATING THE FIRMWARE) of the IC-7600’s instruction manual and information for firmware 2.00 on Icom Co. Support page (links below in)


IC-7600 Ver.2.00 – Mouse Operation, point and click the mouse for Click-and-Listen receiver control (Left-click /Right-click / Click and hold  a button and move to the rigth or left, similar to rotating the Main Dial ! )

italiano • Tasto sinistro per selezionare un segnale o la frequenza di funzionamento. • Tasto destro per selezionare temporaneamente una frequenza diversa. • Rilasciare il pulsante del mouse per ritornare alla frequenza originale. • Cliccate e tenete premuto un pulsante (destro o sinistro) e spostarsi verso destra o sinistra per aumentare o diminuire la frequenza di funzionamento (come e si ruotasse la manopola di sintonia principale)


The firmware can be updated using a USB-flash drive. – Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update !-
IC-7600 Version 1.11からVersion 2.00の主な変更点
IC-7600  da Ver.1.11 at Ver.2.00 Enhanced Features (…It is very likely that V2.00 has also improved the IF filters/DSP ! and Icom  will have incorporated undocumented code optimisations and minor improvements as well as added functionality)

[Note] would be the audio oscilloscope / spectrum has not been implemented by Icom at this time and it is not mentioned in the new feature list & manual from Icom Japan.


Link to: Icom Firmware Updates and Downloads page (EN)
Link to: Download the icom IC-7600 News Release pdf (EN)
Link to: Download Revised User Manual v. A-6722H-1EX-4

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)


Dayton Hamvention 2015: Elecraft K3S – IC-7600 Update Soon! FlexRadio Maestro console

Elecraft Introducing the secondgeneration K3S HF/50MHz Transceiver with many new features at Dayton Hamvention 2015 –  ICOM America stating that a new firmware has been announced for his IC-7600 (see below!) – The New FlexRadio Maestro™ SDR Console – Hamvention will be held 15-17 May, 2015 at the Hara Arena Complex in Dayton, Ohio.


Improvementes include: KSYN3A a ultra low-noise synthesizer for strong-signal receive performance and transmit signal purity (now option for K3) – 32-bit DSP provides stereo effects, NR,EQ, notch, and built-in PSK31/CW/RTTY decode/encode – USB Port integrates remote control and line-level audio, eliminating the need for a PC sound card and audio cables and more (… link below)


Dayton, VA7OJ’ Adam: IC-7600… Spectrum Scope Waterfall Display – PC Mouse Operation (probably similar to IC-7700 V2,0) – Increased APF volume levels – New CI-V commands RIT, delta -TX, Sub band and external antenna control – Wake-up from standby mode via CI-V (for RS-BA1 remote) Configurable RF onset delay for keying external amplifiers with slow T.R relays! (tnx to Adam for news!)


IC-7600 Update coming-soon – ICOM America stating that a new firmware has been announced for the 7600 ! Not on the firmware support site – !! Dayton 2015: Icom has an IC-7600 on display with the new waterfall firmware in operation. !! The new 7600 firmware should be available soon !


Eecraft new P3 panadapter now with Transmit Monitoring! –The P3’s bright, full-color LCD has both spectral and waterfall displays, and new optional TX metering and signal envelope monitoring. (… read more on the official web-page)


At Dayton Hamvention 2015 !! The New FlexRadio Maestro™ an intuitive, plug-and-play control console that directs operation of any FLEX-6000 SDR Signature SeriesTtransceiver without need of a traditional PC! …..

  • Interfaces with all FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDRs
  • Real time spectrum display and waterfall
  • Up to 2 simultaneous band displays
  • WiFi and LAN connectivity
  • Slice (VFO) A/B high resolution controls
  • Independent A/B Pass Band Tuning, AGC-T, and audio controls
  • Quick touch for critical tuning operations
  • Easy access to secondary on-screen menus
  • 10-point capacitive touch screen control
[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

IC-9100 Firmware Rev. E2 & IC-7410 Rev. 1 USB Driver V.1.20 for IC-7100 up to 9100. RS-BA1 V.1.41 – D-STAR QSO Party 2013 !


IC-9100 Firmware Rev. E2 & IC-7410 Firmware Rev. 1 are now downloadable from the Icom Inc. Osaka, Japan Global-website of 1 & 8 August, 2013. The new Firmware corrects a number of issue and offers improvements to the two radio (see the all Icom specs and instructions.) – D-STAR the QSO Party 2013 … 10 lucky winner! see below.
In addition, a new USB Driver Rev. 1.20 (adds USB3 port and W8) & Cloning software CS-9100 Rev. 1.01 & Remote Control RS-BA1 Rev. 1.41 can be downloaded. The USB Driver supports the following radios (as of July 2013) IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100.

Link to: Icom C-9100 Firmware Release E2 & Improvements informations

firmware-updateTo use the USB cable between the transceiver and the PC, you must install a USB driver. – If the latest USB driver that comes with the CS-9100 or RS-BA1 has already been installed, the additional installation is not necessary.
[Note] Please read (link) Icom Firmware update instructions (ENG. pdf) thoroughly and make sure what is required for the firmware update !!

IC-9100 Checking the Version installed – (idem for “checking” the IC-7410 *)

IC-9100_checking-version1) – Press and hold [F4] and [F5] while turning [ON] the IC-9100 – (idem for IC-7410)
2) – Do NOT release [F4] and [F5] until you have READ the Version results (3)
3) – Results will appear at the bottom of the display
Results for latest Version E2 (01 August, 2013):
F: 3.01-000 = Front (currently no updates) / M: 3.42-E00 = Main (currently no updates) / DM: 3.05 <00> = DSP Main (Previous version should read 3.03 or 3.02) – DS: 3.08 <00> = DSP Sub (Previous version should read 3.04 or 3.03) – (!! Read the Icom information)

 IC-7410 HF/50MHz   * Icom Inc. Global Japan of 08.08.2013:  Now there is an Firmware update Rev. 1  for the IC-7410 Transceiver. – See the link below for Icom download page, and also to the Upgrade Instruction (ENG).

Link to: Icom C-7410 Firmware Release 1 & Improvements and informations

[Note] In the IC-7410 the firmware is updated through the USB port on the rear panel of the IC-7410.  The USB driver must be installed before connecting the USB cable between the IC-7410 and to the PC. – Please read the original instruction from Icom Inc.  “Download the Icom Firmware update instructions” (ENG)


USB Driver Rev. 1.20 (adds USB3 port and W8) & Cloning software CS-9100 Rev. 1.01 can be downloaded. The USB Driver supports the following radios (as of July 2013) IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100 & RS-BA1 Remote Controll applications.

This driver is for only Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Windows® 8 (except “RT” versions)

Link to: Icom Inc. USB Driver Software Revision 1.20 of 01 August, 2013 

After installing the driver, connect the radio to the PC, and then the USB driver is automatically installed to add a COM port …etc.  –
[Note] Before downloading the driver, please thoroughly read (link) Icom USB driver installation guide for W8/7/Vista/XP (ENG pdf) for installation details and what is required for the installation !!

 CS-9100 Cloning Software Rev. 1.01 can be downloaded from Icom Inc.

Un software di utilità e clonazione tra apparati uguali – Icom ne dispone un tipo per ciascuno dei suoi apparati base, portatili o veicolari, in generale abilitati per comunicazioni D-STAR. Questa Versione 1.01 per IC-9100 supporta l’uso delle porte USB-3  e W8 ed è stato rilasciato il 1° Agosto 2013.

Link to: Icom CS-9100 Cloning Software Rev. 1.01 del 01 August, 2013

NB> sia per il CS-9100, sia per il CS-7100 Icom annota che è necessario aver installato la precedente propria Versione 1.00 prima di aggiornare con l’ultima ! Scrive anche altre importanti annotazioni da leggere nelle stesse pagine Icom. [Nota] I relativi manuali di installazione per CS-9100 e CS-7100 ad oggi NON sono stati rintracciati (almeno e Se&o!) sulle pagine web di Icom Inc. Japan (02.8.2013)

RS-BA1® Remote Control system Ver. 1.41 (USB-3.0 is now supported) 
… April, 2012 pag. 55 etc. the  Really Cool Stuff )

An RS-BA1® remote control system consists of at least one PC, which is used as a Base station (Server) and at least one PC, which is used as a Remote station (Client). Both PCs have to be connected with a network and VAC. The Icom USB driver must be installed.

[Note] When you use the RS-BA1 version 1.41, the USB driver must be the USB 3.0 compatible version. Download the USB driver Ver. 1.20 !!  – You must have the RS-BA1 software installed BEFORE you update to revision 1.41.

Link to: Icom Inc.  RS-BA1 Software Ver. 1.41 of 2013/08/01 (! run not free) 

Since cannot turn the radio ON or OFF with RS-BA1 Remote Control operation, the radio must be turned ON. – [Note] there other control board and software (no Icom brand) to control power to equipment or other options, it works together with Icom RS-BA1 or HRD software etc.


D-STAR QSO Party 2013 – …… 10 lucky winners, from all participants!

Purpose: Connecting the world through D-STAR repeaters (or *) around the globe.
Date & time: September 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2013. Friday 0:00 ~ Sunday 24:00 (UTC)
Bands and modes: DV mode 28MHz / 50MHz / 70MHz / 145MHz / 430MHz / 1200MHz (* Simplex operation on 28MHz, 50MHz and 70MHz) –
[Note] Read the all Icom Info & rules and how to submit a log informations link below –

Link tho: Icom Inc.  D-STAR QSO Party 2013 – Rules

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders. This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – all images and versions above is for illustration only (tnx)!

Icom RS-BA1 Ver.1.30 – RC-28 Remote Encoder – Legal aspects! Rig Monitoring a different purpose

The new RC-28 Remote Encoder accessory gives users a tactile approach to the RS-BA1 Remote Control. Icom has released the Ver.1.30 !! – The RS-BA1 allows you to use the radio installed in another room using your home network or even from a remote location over the Internet. – (operator not physically present in the Remote Rig) – See the legal aspects below – Info to Rig Monitoring  on the Computer Screen (For Vision-Impaired Ham Radio op.) – See the Link below.

RS-BA1 [Note] ….Visual Basic and use MSCOMM control can not detect a change in the Windows Device Table (after the COM port has been opened for use) – These programs hang when the hardware table changes while the port is open – (This is not the programmers fault!)
!! a solution: [Exit] the program first, then turn the Icom Rradio [OFF].

[Note] Legal aspects! (FCC – CEPT – DXCC par. 9) see related link below; – Why remote? and many helpful references by John, KØIZ, read August 2012 QST Magazine ( pg. 39-40)! – (operator not physically present in the country and transnational remote operation, DXCC rules ref. to remote operation and credit etc.)
Link to: Transnational Remote Operation (by TF/KL1A)
Link to: ARRL Guide by WA8IMY Remote Operating

Now Icom comes out with a great new gadget, RC-28 a little box with a VFO knob, 2 programable buttons and a PTT button. The RC-28 is designed to connect to a PC through a USB port, and operate with the RS-BA1 IP Remote Control Software. – Supplied a USB cable (approximately 1.5 m; 4.9 ft) – (RC-28.. like Tmate USB Tuning System …by WoodBoxradio)
[Note] – 1) Make sure Windows has completed its start-up on PC. – 2) Connect the RC-28 to the PC that has RS-BA1 Ver.1.30 or later version installed on it. When the “USB dial…” item on the [Option] menu is not displayed, Please download the RS-BA1 latest version 1.30 from the Icom website, and install it.
[Note] Please read ICOM RC-28 instructions (leaflet PDF) thoroughly before using it.

Link to: Icom RS-BA1 Ver.1.30 Official download page
Link to: Icom RS-BA1 /RC-28 brochure (update 12PS0230)

RS-BA1 Remote Control Software Upgrade Ver. 1.30 is now downloadable from the Icom co.Jp site. – This upgrade is not stand-alone, and must be installed over a licensed base installation of RS-BA1. (Update, the remote utility is still V.1.2 but the remote control is V.1.3!!) – US Retail price RS-BA1 software is $129.99

[Notes]: DO NOT allow the PC to go into the sleep or standby mode while using the RS-BA1 Software. Otherwise, it might not work properly after the PC resumes normal activity.
When not using the radio: Disconnect the radio from both the Remote Utility and Remote Controller. – Even if you disconnect from the radio, it does not turn OFF the radio!

Since cannot turn the radio ON or OFF with RS-BA1 Remote Control operation, the radio must be turned ON. – [Note] there other control board and software (no Icom) to control power to equipment or other options, it works together with Icom RS-BA1 or HRD software etc.

Rig Monitoring with the Icom RS-BA1 Program on the Shack
(Copyright © 2012, AE7PD, Peter – see the link below)
Vari articoli (ENG) di Peter sono dedicati ai radioamatori (compresi i radioamatori ipovedenti) che desiderano visualizzare direttamente nello shack le impostazioni di un ricetrasmettitore HF sullo schermo del computer per una migliore visibilità (Così è possibile vedere in grande la grafica “GUI” di RS-BA1 ed operare con il mouse e la tastiera, oltre ai controlli con le manopole e pulsanti della stessa Radio!) – Peter tratta anche altri sistemi per PSK-31 per Kenwood, Elecraft ecc. – Vedere i link qui sotto.

This article is about using RS-BA1 for a different purpose to make the radio settings easier to read using a nearby computer screen ( also for vision-impaired ham-radio!) – Also, you can operate with a mouse and keyboard in addition to the controls on the radio (on the shack!) – See the link below for many other issues and tips by AE7PD.

Link to: Icom RS-BA1 Program to Rig Monitoring (AE7PD)
Link to: Ham Radio and Vision website (many others issues) 

See the RS-BA1 Remote Controller’s help file for remote operation details, such as how to change the frequency, or turn ON each function. – To display the help file, click “Contents” in the Help menu on the Remote Controller, or push [F1]

Link to: RS-BA1 Instruction Manual – RS-BA1 Guide’s (1)/(2)/(3)

[NoteAll marks are property of their respective owners. Specifications are subject to change without notice!

Icom updates: New USB Driver 2013/6/28 for IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100.

IC-7600 Ver.1.11 3/3/2011 IC-7700 Ver.1.21 3/3/2011 and IC-7800 Ver.2.30 31 January 2011. – Uppdate 2013/06/28 Icom Inc.® have released new USB Driver 1.10. The OS is added: Microsoft® Windows® 8. The new 1.10 supports the radios: IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100. – See Link and news below…

Please read 7600/7700/7800 Firmware update information if you want to know more detail information of additional functions – !! The last Firmware is cumulative  of the previus improvements

Firmware per IC-7600 Ver.1.11 e per IC-7700 Ver.1.21 rilasciati

IC-7600, la Ver.1.11 del firmware è stata inserita il 03.03.2011 nel sito-web della ICOM  Jp. Il nuovo firmware aumenta i comandi e le funzioni per il C.IV control e per l’utilizzo del programma RS-BA1 per il Controllo Remoto dei Transceiver sia via LAN da altre stanze di casa oppure via Rete Internet da qualsiasi altra località (Nota: leggere bene il manuale istruzioni RS-BA1 !)

IC-7700, la Ver.1.21 del firmware è stata inserita sempre il 03.03.2011 nel sito-web della ICOM Jp. Comprende tutti gli aggiornamenti precedenti, le nuove funzioni per RS-BA1 Controllo remoto ecc. in più Icom introduce qui miglioramenti alle funzioni della Unità DSP.

Per favore leggere le informazioni Icom per tutti i  nuovi firmware rilasciati, per conoscere tutti i dettagli informativi e tutte le  funzioni addizionali implementate, compresi tempi per il Time-Out Timer ora variabile da menù per maggior sicurezza  –  Gli ultimi firmware sono cumulativi dei precedenti!

ICOM Inc. Software Download  – Update 2013/06/28 USB Driver 1.10

The supported OS is added: Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32/64 bit, except “RT” versions). The USB driver isn’t changed previous one. USB driver installation guide is revised only.
The new Driver 1.10 supports now the radios (as of June 2013) IC-7100/IC-7200/IC-7410/IC-7600/IC-9100

Link to: Icom Support  Download the Manual Ver.1.10  USB Driver !!revised 
Link to: Icom Support Download USB Driver 1.10 xW8 update 06/28/2013

Icom® has also released a new Software, Version 1.10 of the USB Driver on 06/28/2013. The Driver supports the following radios (as of June 2013): IC-7100 – IC-7200 – IC-7410 – IC-7600 and IC-9100. This latest Driver is for Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8 only, if you require to USB driver for Windows® 98SE/Me/2000, please use Ver.1.00. – See the Link and news above…

The RS-BA1*(see below) allows you to use the radio installed in another room using your home network or even from a remote location over the Internet – Most functions and modes of your transceiver, including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, can be controlled. Also, S-meter and SWR can be observed, and more. – [Note] Click the image RS-BA1 GUI to enlarge

Firmware update information
– (source: icom releases)

The configurable range of the CI-V address has changed to between 01h and DFh

Additional functions for CI-V commands are provided to support the RS-BA1 (Remote IP), as described on the Icom update  information in PDF format. Command 10 has changed to be used not only to send tuning step settings, but also to read the.
While transmitting in the CW mode, or if the Break-in function is ON, the transceiver transmits CW code when the PC sends this comman, etc.

A new feature, the Time-Out Timer (CI-V) function is added to the Others Set mod. Turns the Time-Out Timer function ON  (3, 5, 10, 20 or 30 minutes) or OFF. Increased security: If a continuous transmission exceeds the selected time period,  this function will cut off the transmission, to prevent a prolonged transmission. (default: OFF)
[Note]: This function will be activated only when you transmit using CI-V commands, or pushing [TRANSMIT] on the transceiver!

→ For IC-7600 last Ver.1.11 Improvement of firmware Ver.1.10 (taken off)
→ Fot IC-7700 last Ver.1.21 Improvements software performance for the DSP UNIT.

Link to: IC-7600 Firmware Ver.1.11 downl page now update 2011/03/03
Link to: IC-7700 Firmware Ver.1.21 download page update 2011/03/03
Link to: IC-7800 Firmware Ver.2.30 download page update 2011/01/31

Link to:  See the Icom inc jp RS-BA1 Features ENG  official web-page

Link to: See the Marcucci Spa importer RS-BA1 IT web-page and price

About the Remote * control system:
An RS-BA1® remote control system consists of at least one PC, which is used as a Base station (Server) and at least one PC, which is used as a Remote station (Client). Both PCs have to be connected with a network. [NoteClick the Remoting a Icom Radios picture to enlarge

[Note] 29.11.20113 *Icom Update Ver.1.50 RS-BA1 and IC-7800 Ver. 3.00 *
The IC-7800 (Upgrade model Ver.3.00) has built-in RS-BA1 base station function. Base station PC is not required (Ethernet cable CI-V+audio) – The IC-7800 (upgrade model) or new IC-7100 can wake-up from standby mode via the RS-BA1.

Radios are physically connected to the Base station, and the Remote station can operate the radios through the network. In the remote control system, CI-V commands, control commands such as “Connect” and “Disconnect,” and audio are exchanged between a Base station and a Remote station, through their Remote Utilities.

Most functions and modes of your transceiver, including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, can be controlled. Also, S-meter and SWR can be observed – Rx Voice recording function available and more.

IC-7600 – New Firmware V1.03 online on Icom – Improved an issue on the ATU

IC-7600 ver.1.03 – Download the latest Firmware Version Ver.1.03 online on – Update to 2101/10/29  – [Note] The firmware version of the IC-7600 can be confirmed during turning power [ON] –  The firmware version appears at the right bottom corner (for a few seconds!) (Click the picture IC-7600 Firmware Updating to enlarge)

IC-7600 – New Firmware V1.03 is Online on the Icom site in the download folder

– Model name: IC-7600 – Download Type: Firmware – File Type: ZIP !! – File Size: 2.58MB
– Version: Ver.1.03 – Udate 2101/10/29
–  Major points of update from Ver.1.02 to Ver.1.03:
• Improved an issue that the preset data of Internal Antenna Tuner (ATU) sometimes could not be memorized when turning off the transceiver.

[Remind] The USB-Memory must have been formatted by the IC-7600 transceiver (FAT/FAT32 formats)  when used for the first time. (p. 143)
[Note] The general rule with FAT vs. FAT32 is this: If your computer has FAT32 capability, use that. Otherwise, use FAT.

CAUTION:  NEVER turn the transceiver power OFF while updating the firmware! – You can turn the transceiver power OFF only when the transceiver displays that rebooting is required!
(Click the picture IC-7600 inside view to enlarge)

Link to: World Support – Download Firmware Updates IC7600  page

Per il Transceiver IC-7600 è disponibile un nuovo aggiornamento: Ver.1.03 rilasciata dalla  Icom Global Support Jp il 29.10.2010 (vedere qui sopra il Link)
I punti più importanti dell’aggiornamento da Ver.1.02 a Ver.1.03 sono:
• Risoluzione del problema che i dati settati sull'(ATU) Antenna Tuner interno, a volte non risultavano mantenuti in memoria  quando il ricetrasmettitore veniva spento.
Ricordare che la USB Memory deve essere formatta prima (se è usata x prima volta! ) dal IC-7600 con Formato FAT o FAT 32 in base alle specifiche della Memory card e del proprio computer (leggere sul manuale icom)

ATTENZIONE:  NON spegnere il ricetrasmettitore durante l’aggiornamento del firmware! Utilizzare un Gruppo di Continuità oppure una Batteria a 12V in parallelo all’alimentatore, in caso  mancanza di rete

È possibile spegnere in OFF solo quando il display del transceiver visualizza che il riavvio è necessario. Se si spegne il transceiver, o se si verifica la mancanza di alimentazione durante l’aggiornamento, il firmware del ricetrasmettitore sarà danneggiato e si dovrà inviare l’apparato al distributore Icom. ! Leggere con attenzione le istruzioni del manuale dato in dotazione con l’apparato Icom.

The latest Firmware Updates Ver.2.21 IC-7800, 1.12 IC-7700 and 1.02 IC-7600, of 2010/04/01

Firmware Updates IC-7800 / IC-7700 / IC-7600 – Nuovi aggiornamenti  dei Firmware di Icom Inc. – Other news: Icom have released a new Ver. IC-7600  User Manual En 1EX-3 – of 01 Feb, 2010
—- © – Source data: Website Icom Inc. Osaka, Japan

The DSP IF filter shape factor (-6/-60 dB). This is the ratio of the -60 dB bandwidth to the -6 dB bandwidth, which is a figure of merit for the filter’s adjacent-channel’s rejection. The lower the shape factor, the “tighter” the filter. – The two type of DSP filter shape factor for each SSB, SSB-Data and CW can be selected independently from soft and sharp.
A sharp profile with a flat passband and soft profile with a more rounded passband (Twin Passband Tuning [TWIN-PBT] is also easily provided, which enables the filter sides to be both indipendently moved and narrowed, the DSP also provides audio filtering and shaping functions). Depending on  the operating situation, for example handling a pile-up or receiving a very weak signal, you can flexibly change sharp and soft filter shapes or reduce or shift the filter width, even while receiving a signal, by a simple push of a front panel key. See the latest Ver. for each model and Link below..

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IC-7600 ARRL Review on Nov. 2009 QST – 2kHz 3rd-ODR, way better than the 7700 @ 87db


IC-7600 ARRL Review on the November 2009 QST – 2kHz  88 dB 3rd-Order Dynamic Range, way better than the 7700 @ 87 dB! –
On the photo the I0GEJ’s Shack  and the IC7600 cw test-drive by IK0FUX, (N0FUX) Francesco (No 327 DXCC worked, CTC #1433, Mainly uses CW and him likes different keyers) – Link to ik0fux home-page

englishIC-7600 featured in the November 2009 QST review, reviewed by NCJ Managing Editor Rick Lindquist, WW3DE. 2kHz 88dB 3rd-Order Dynamic Range, way better than the 7700 @ 87dB! some data drawn from ARRL product reviews are summarized in the table on following image, compared to Icom IC-7600 IC-7700 IC-7800 and Yaesu FT-2000D.

[Note] These reviews are worth reading in their entirety on the QST, so as to obtain a systematic comparison between the most recent rigs.  – This new Icom is reviewed by Rick Lindquist, WW3DE National Contest Journal Managing Editor.

See the Link at PA1HR’s QST Key Measurements Summary web page, with QST data table for Icom Yesu Elecraft Flex Microtelecom (Perseus) and Tecn-Tec –  See Link and the table on following image and more…..>

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