Archivi categoria: RS-BA1 Remote

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Tactical – Pro2 Speaker Rack 4US Shallow and 4UD Deep

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[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-7300 Update Ver. 1.13 – IC-7300 User Evaluation & Test Report by VA7OJ,Adam

Icom IC-7300 Firmware Version 1.13 Update 27/5/2016 – The firmware will be updated to the following versions: Main CPU: 1.13 Front CPU: 1.01 – DSP Program: 1.07 – DSP Data: 1.00 – FPGA: 1.11 – Read the official Icom instructions first! [Note !] Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update.

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Pictur data is only for information (see tthe official web!)

An SD card or an SDHC card is required – Format the card in the IC-7300 before using it for the update. (First, save any data that is on the memory card or separate card, … if necessary) –
Read the Icom user manual and official instructions first! – If you follow this and make a mistake, or it doesn’t work for any reason, I am not responsible. Link to: Icom  Support >Download >IC-7300 1-13 (ENG)

The IC-7300 employs an RF direct sampling system,  where RF signals are directly convert to digital data (ADC). Then processed in the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) and in the DSP >D/A. – IC-7300 DSP an TMS 320C6745DPTPA3 (idem to DSP rx of the IC-7850 – 7851) at 2250 MFLOPS –  370MHz !

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IC-7300 the User Evaluation & Test Report  by Adam, VA7OJ’ is now on-line on his web-site – See the link below for download a large pdf  (total pages 40) – (tante grazie Adam per  l’interessante ed ampio tuo report-test).  – The Report (Iss. 1) describes the evalutation of IC-7300 S/N 02001981 from a user perspective. The Appendix 1 presents results of RF lab test suite performed on the radio.

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ADC Clip Levels – (light the on-screen OVF red icon) OVF indication occurs only when a strong out-of-channel signal is present. In-channel signals cause AGC action which attenuates the signal at the Rx ADC imput  (LTC2208-14) via an diode PIN BAP70Q (D1251).

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Link to: download the IC-7300 report test by VA7OJ’ Adam (ENG)

Recirpocal Mixing Noise occurs in a direct-sampling SDR receiver when the phase-noise sidebands of the Rx ADC clock mix with strong signals close in frequency to the wanted signal, producing unwanted noise products in the detection channel and degrading the receiver sensitivity.
RMDR (reciprocal mixing dinamic range) VA7OJ, Adam Test condition: CW mode, 500 Hz filter, max RF Gain Preamp off, ATT off, NR off, AGC-M. NB off – (…. I point to only two numbers below):
Ofset frquency:    2 kHz RMDR: 109 dB & Phase noise: -136 dBc/Hz
Ofset frquency: 20 kHz RMDR: 119 dB & Phase noise: -146 dBc/Hz

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IC-7300 includes an PLOT Measurement SWR! …You can measure the SWR over the entire set frequency range – Touch >[] start & marker displayed !

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The RF Direct Sampling (ADC) is protected by one of the fifteen bandpass filters (BPF) – Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system that utilizes software protocols bulit-in to replace “hardwired” components  –

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The IC-7300  incorparate an ADC (RX ADC type is not known!)  that allow direct digitization of the RF spectrum limited by one of the BPF. – Icom imploys an FPGA Altera Cyclone IV EP4CE55F2317N and the DSP TI TMS320C6745 – Main CPU is the R7S7210000VC.

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The Icom RS-BA1 Remote Control Software allows you to use the transceiver installed in another room using your home network or even from a remote location over the Internet.
[note] The spectrum scope with the waterfall function can be observed on the RS-BA1. (For a single band on only the IC-7851, 7850 and IC-7300) – more info in the> RS-BA1 Icom Inc. official web-page

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IC-7300 Spectrum Scope – Mode: Center – Grid: 100/10dB – Span: 1MHz (-500kHz & +500kHz), see the picture above.

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 [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-7300 a excitement! – IC-7300 un’emozione! – Basic Manual – RS-BA1 v1.91

IC-7300 HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver – EU version HF/50 MHz /70MHz (50W on 4m) – Receiver system: FPGA Direct Sampling Superheterodine, intermediate frequency: 36kHz (Icom basic manual and sheet) making it possible to simplify the circuit construction.

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RF signals are directly converted (ADC) to digital data and processed in the [FPGA] Altera Cyclone IV EP4CE55F2317N perform digital down conversion at IF 36 kHz to IFDSP TI TMS320C6745 – See links below to: IC-7300 Product brochure Eng/EU and ICOM IC-7300  Basic Manual ENG, and VA7OJ’ page

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29/1/2016 Icom RS-BA1 Remote Controll Update the Version 1.91
The IC-7300 is now supported (including new IP+ command and real-time spectrum scope screen with waterfal (like IC-7850/51) and other general improvements…. more info to Icom Inc. support web page).

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You must have a previous version of the RS-BA1 software installed BEFORE you can update to version 1.91 (v. previous you purchase) RS-BA1が7300に対応する (ver.1.90 for Japanese users).

New [IP+] Function improves the receiver IMD and the 3rd order intercept point (IP3) performance. When a weak signal is received adjacent to strong interference the ADC is optimized against signal distorsion.

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THe IC-7300’s RMDR (reciprocal mixing dynamic range) and Phase Noise characterstics are improved about 15dB (at 1 kHz frquence spacing) comparate to the IC-7200.

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 Audio Scope Function can be used to observe varius AF (audio frequency) characteristics: compressor level, filter width, notch filter width and keying waveform in the CW mode in the FFT scope with the waterfall function and the oscilloscope.

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The combination of the waterfall function and the real-time spectrum scope assists in maximum receiver performance.

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Video of the IC-7300 running RTTY JA1UMQ calling CQ on 40m ( 23 01 2016 very easy to look at scope by 夜多蚊倶楽部 )

Link to: The IC-7300 Product Brochure ENG ver. EU (pdf)
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ink to: The IC-7300 web-page by Adam Farson, VA7OJ
Link to: ICOM Inc. IC-7300 Basic Manual in English (72 pag.)

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Icom IC-7300 BASIC MANUAL should make interesting reading.

Icom datasheet says they are using technology found in SDR’s (and other devices) – Direct Sampling SDR combined with a Legacy Superheterodyne back end running a 36 kHz IF & DSP – Real-time Spectrum scope plus an multi-functions display touch-screen. 

Icom probably choose to reuse existing DSP’s software developed and engineered for previous latest radios rather than “start from scratch” for their new generation radio starting in IC-7300.

[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)

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.
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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.

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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!

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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-7700 Ver.2.00 & Remote Control via RS-BA1 Remote Software. Watch the video help by M1GEO

IC-7700 Ver.2.00 & Remote Control via Icom RS-BA1 Remote Software Ver.1.60 Watch the Video by M1GEO, Georg Smart 04/07/2014 – Watch the video again and set the station up step by step. This makes setting up the IC-7700 and RS-BA1 Software Version 1.60… very easy! Thank Georg!

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IC-7700 Versione 2.00 e il controllo remoto via RS-BA1 Software Icom Versione 1.60 – Questo interessante video di Georg M1GEO, permette di configurare sia l’IC-7700 che la RS-BA1 V1.60 molto facile!
Rivedere il video con cura e impostare stazione passo dopo passo. Questo permette di configurare l’IC-7700 e la RS-BA1 V1.60 con cura, anche se Georg parla in inglese! – It’s easy with the video help !

[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 by IØgej)!

 

IC-7700 Firmware Ver. 2.0 has released 03/26/2014 & Remote Software RS.BA1 Ver.1.60 is on!

IC-7700 Upgrade Model Ver.2.00 is on! – The New Firmware Version 2.00 for the Icom IC-7700 has now benn released 03/26/2014 – Thanks Icom! – Il nuovo Firmware Ver. 2.00 per IC- 7700 è stato  rilasciato da Icom Inc. il 26/03/2014 ! –

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The new RS-BA1 Ver.1.60 is on – For improvements & information, please read the “IC-7700 Information for Firmware version 2.00” (Link below).

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 IC-7700 Ver.2.ØØ major improvements:
– Waterfall screens, mouse operation, and other functions on bandscope have added.
– An audio scope function has been added.
– The USB connector now also accepts a USB mouse for operation.
– A new feature, the audio adjustment for APF audio peak filter for CW
– The Voice Recording function recording time has been increased.
– Transmission recording capability has been added.
– Remotely control the transceiver without needing a Base (server) PC. (Remote Control Software RS-BA1 Ver.1.60 or later is required).
– Some CI-V commands are added.
– Frequency band expansion (On some transceiver versions).
– A new feature, adjustment of the transmission’s timing is added.

Link to: Icom IC-7700 Firmware Updates /Download  ENG
Link to: IC-7700 Info Firmware Ver. 2.0 (A-6937-2EX) ENG

!! Never turn OFF the transceiver power during the update!

[Note] Abaut the [USB] connector: – KEEP the Transceiver power OFF when connecting or disconnecting a USB keyboard, mouse or hub – DO NOT connect the following devices: – Two or more the same kind of USB devices.- (Example: two USB hubs or two USB mouses) –  Larger than 32 GB USB flash drives –  Bluetooth® keyboard or mouse. – USB HDD – Multimedia adapter .

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Link to: IC-7700 アマチュア無線機器 – Ver 2.00の主な変更点

[Note] italiano Circa l’uso del connettore [USB]: • Supportata solo: USB flash drive, Tastiera, Mouse o Hub. • Tenere il ricetrasmettitore disattivato quando si collega o si scollega un dispositivo USB tastiera, mouse o hub. • NON collegare i seguenti dispositivi:   – Due o più dispositivi USB dello stesso tipo.   (Esempio: Due hub USB o due mouse USB)   – Adattatore Multimedia   – USB HDD   – Unità Flash USB superiore a 32GB   – Tastiera Bluetooth ® o il mouse simile.

IC-7700 Power amplifier (New PA Unit)
[Note] – The current Rev. #12 / #13 etc. (S/N*) incorporates the new PA-UNIT and LPF modules, and in addition several other modules are also “up-rev.” from the earlier version.
The STAC2942 power amplifier is used in a push-pull design providing reliability in professional communications. This device generates a 200W of output power from HF to 54MHz. (from Icom data)

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[Note*] IC-7700′s Version and Intended Country of Use: S/N #13 (Europe-01) #14 (France-01) #15 Italy-01) #16 (Spain-01) #17 (United Kingdom-01) #012 (America)

[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 by IØgej)!

IC-7800 HF/50MHz Firmware update Ver.3.0 – Upgrade Features & New Brochure EN – Update a Remote Control RS-BA1 Ver.1.50

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IC-7800HF/50MHz Transceiver Firmware Version 3.0 – Icom has published a firmware update for the IC-7800. The firmware update is free to download and will include the following features – IC-7800の追加新機能 – Icom update the RS-BA1 Remote Control Ver.1.50 (Ver.3.0 Simplified Remote Control for RS-BA1*) – New video 7800 reviosn 3.00 by IV3YER’s (02/12/2013) see below – Download the New IC-7800 Brochure & Instruction Manual upgrade model (!!update 12/27/2013) Ver. A-6328H-1EX-15a …and more…below!

IC-7800 Upgrade Model Ver.3.00 & Remote Control RS-BA1 Ver.1.50
For IP remote control operation with the optional RS-BA1, the IC-7800 has a built-in RS-BA1 base station function and can be made a remote control station with simplified configuration. (Base station PC is not required.) [Note] The IC-7800 Ver.3.00 can wake-up from standby mode via the RS-BA1 software (…idem for the IC-7100 !)

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Upgrade Features (… see Icom official web or Icom brochure for details)
1 – Waterfall screens, mouse operation and other functions on the bandscope have been added.
2 – Audio scope function has been added. (FFT scope with waterfall and oscilloscpe)
3 – The rear USB-2 connector now accepts flash drives or a USB mouse.
4 – Voice Recording function recording time has been increased.
5 – Transmission recording capability has been added.
6 – Remotely control the transceiver without needing a Base (server) PC. (RS-BA1 *Version 1.50 or later is required)
7 – Frequency band expansion (Some transceiver versions only).

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Other Features or Enhanced Functions:
IC-7800_upgradeV30-externalWaveform outline in spectrum scope (ON/OFF) Voice TX function transmits the recorded audio repeatedly Increase APF volume level up to 6dB (Adjustable by 1dB step) TX delay function sets the transmission timing to control a connected external linear amplifier (OFF/10ms/15ms/20ms/25ms/30ms, each for HF and 50MHz band) Added RIT and ∂TX commands for CI-V remote control Expansion of 7MHz band (7.000–7.200MHz) for EUR version.

Voice Recording time has been increased:
IC-7800_cw-voiceqsoplayer-1Il 7800 Ver.3.0 permettere di registrare ore di QSO (sia in RX che in TX, configurabile da menù) anche su dispositivo esterno via CF o USB-2. Si crea una cartella con dentro memorizzata tutta la cronologia dei QSO (il log trasferibile).
Nel sistema voice recorder, in modo trasmissione, ora è possibile impostare in modo ciclico, senza limiti, le chiamate per i contest.

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For more information, please refer to IC-7800 Information & New User Manual PDF
Link to: Icom Official Information for Firmware Ver.3.0 (PDF ENG)
Link to: Instruction Manual (Ver. 15a) IC-7800 Upgrade Model (12/27/2013 14.4 MB)

The firmware can be downloaded from the following URL from the Icom Inc website:
Link to: Icom Inc. Support  Firmware Update Ver.3.0 – Download web-page

Link to: Icom Inc. IC-7800 Upgrade Model – New Brochure EU (ENG) pdf 
Link to: Icom Inc. IC-7800 Upgrade Model – New Brochure USA (ENG) pdf

IC-7800 – In the RF component, by incorporating the 2nd image rejection mixer (I/Q type) and the IC-7800 utilizes a double conversion super-heterodyne system (up-conversion) – All this basic RF performances is supported by four independent 32-bit floating point DSP integrated circuits. One for the transmitter, one for each receiver, and one for the spectrum scope. (click pictures to enlarge)

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The Video by IV3YER’s, Luigi (!!02.12.2013) showing the new waterfall function implemented in IC-7800’s upgrade model with firmware Version 3.00  – Il nuovo Video di Luigi del IC-7800 aggiornato alla Ver. 3.00.

RS-BA1® the Icom Remote Control system Ver. 1.50 (USB-3.0 is ok) 
(Note: QST
… 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).
[Note] 29.11.2013 Additional features for 7800 Firmware Version 3.00 or later: Remotely control the IC-7800 without needing a Base (server) PC *.!!
Connect directly to an IP network using Icom’s optional RS-BA1* software and the IC-7800’s internal base station function. (A user operation PC is still required; a base station PC is not.) *RS-BA1 Version 1.50 or later is required.

Both PCs have to be connected with a network and VAC. The Icom USB driver must be installed. – When you use the RS-BA1 with a USB 3.0 device, you must use a USB 3.0 driver. (RS-BA1 a Icom control software …is not freeware!)

Link to: Icom Inc. the RS-BA1 latest Bochure V.12PS023A ENG PDF

Link to: Icom Inc. RS-BA1 Ver.1.50 Updates information page

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IC-7800 Nuove funzionalità con il Firmware  Ver. 3.0 –  Marcucci Spa Icom Importer
Le novità introdotte dalla Icom Inc. con nuovo firmware per IC-7800 è ora disponibile dal 29.11.2013 su Icom Inc. Global Support web-page (link più sopra) qui sotto il link per il PDF di Marcuzzi in Italiano.

Link to: Informazioni sul nuovo firmware per IC-7800 (pdf IT)  di Marcucci Spa

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[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 by IØgej)!

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 !

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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)

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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) 
(QST
… 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.

QSO-Party_2013

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)!

IC-7100 Video in use 07/14/2013 – Advanced Instructions – RS-BA1 V.1.40 & RC-28 V.1.01 – ID-51A/E MARS CAP

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IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF Multi Mode & D-STAR DV the new Advanced Instructions pdf 379 pages !! Video IC-7100 in Use CW – LSB – WFM – RTTY (Sunday 07/14/2013) – Designed to the 70MHz band in European versions – Download the new ID-51A/E & IC-7100 brochures (EN) – ID-51 MARS-CAP Modification – Read the QST Review ID-31A, see link below –

IC-7100_instructionsICOM IC-7100 Advanced Instructions Manual a new pdf of 379 page ( Icom America July 2013). These Advanced Instructions describe the details of the IC-7100 features.
This PDF formatted manual provides you with convenient functions, as follows. …. Shows a term description When the mouse cursor is moved over a term which is highlighted in yellow, the description of the term is displayed.
The screen shots at the right column,correspond to the perating instructions and procedures shows both setting and operating example. The location of the keys used in the described steps in the left column are illustrated.. etc.

Link to: Downloada the IC-7100 Advanced Instructions pdf 19.3MB (ENG)

L’Icom IC-7100 finalmente è stato approvato dalla  FCC ID AFJ339300 25.6.2013

IC-7100 List Price $1999.00 Your Price: $1665.95 USD – (Universal Radio Inc.)
IC-7100 #03 List Price €1477,16 (inc. 21% IVA IT) – (Marcucci Spa Importer)

IC 7100 in Use CW – LSB – WFM – RTTY – Sunday Morning 07/14/2013

IC-7100 the size is just about the same with IC-7000 Series and IC-706 & IC-706MKII, but it has a slanted header and can not be mounted on the main body. Touch Screen and user friendly mode and many menu could be easily controlled via Microphone, including changing mode and band selection.

IC-706MK2G IC-7100_Box-rearpanel IC-7200_manpack

At Dayton Hamvention 2013, ICOM the booth rep says there are now 27,000 D-STAR users with over 1,000 repeaters — and they’re dropping the price on those repeaters.

Icom Inc. has updates RS-BA1 Ver. 1.40 &  RC-28 USB encoder Ver. 1.01

Major improvements of the function RS-BA1 V.1.40 (!! must be insert code from CD)
1. IC-7100 is now supported.
2. Improved for stable operation with RC-28 after PC comes out of the sleep mode.

Major improvements of the function RC-28 V.1.01
1. Improved for stable operation after PC comes out of the sleep mode.

Link  to: Icom co.jp-word support download Software & link to Firmware

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ID-51A/E 2m + 70cm Dual Band Portable – 5/2.5/1.0/0.5/0.1 Watts Output Power – RX: 88-174, 430-479MHz + AM Broadcast – Repeater Directory /Near Repeater) – Built-in GPS Receiver – Micro SD card slot for recording – IPX7 Submersible and more.. Download the new Icom Brochure EN PDF link below

ID-31_ID-51 ID-51_builtin-GPS

Der ID-51E verfügt über ein kompaktes 58 × 105,4 × 26,4 mm großes Gehäuse und wiegt mit Akku und Antenne nur etwa 255g –  Der integrierte GPS-Empfänger sorgt für schnelle Start-up-Zeit und genaue Position – Dowload Prospekt pdf

Link to: Download the new Icom ID-51 Brochure EN 13GS0020 PDF
Link to: Bitte entnehmen Sie diese Angaben dem ID-51E Prospekt

Link to: Read the QST Review of the ID-31A here! (Icom America Inc.)

Universal Radio (US) ID-51A  List Price: $756.00 Your Price: $579.00
Difona Communication (DE) ID-51E Special Price: €495,00 incl. 19% VAT

ID-51 Official MARS CAP Expanded TX & RX Mod by Icom America Inc. – MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) has a long history of providing worldwide auxiliary emergency communications during times of need
RX frequency expansion – (Click the picture to enlarge)

ID-51-MARS-CAP-Mod_IcomA BAND – (FM/FMN/DV)
VHF: Expanded range: 137.000-174.000MHz.
UHF: Expanded range: 380.000-479.000MHz.
B BAND – (AM & FM only)
VHF: Expanded range: 108.000-136.995MHz. (AM), 137.000-174.000MHz. (FM)
UHF: Expanded range: 380.000-479.000MHz. (FM)
Remove D9 on Logic board. – [Note] How to open up the TX range on your Icom ID-51 this mod will provide transmit from 137-174 Mhz & 400-479 Mhz: See the video by K1LA link http://youtu.be/UR40ZA0yRds

IC-7100 at Dayton 2013 – Icom Inc. have released a new Brochure Pdf (EN), and the MSRP Price in Japan. The Importer Marcucci Spa  released the List price in Italia.  See more news, links, video and pictures below.

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IC-7100_Bande-setting IC-7100_Mode-setting IC-7100_Multimode-meter

D-STAR is NOT proprietary to ICOM, D-STAR is an AMBE Codec owned by Digital Voice Systems. Icom is the only manufacturer putting D-STAR in their currently available Icom rigs. – (!! Click to all pictures to enlarge)

Suggested Retail Price (Japan) ¥ 165,900 (base price ¥ 158,000 no taxes)
Marcucci Spa (Italia) – IC-7100 #03 Prezzo listino € 1.534,00 (+ IVA 20% !!)

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TMS3206745BPTPA3_DSPTMS320C6745BPTPA3 Device 3000MIPS (Million Instructions per Second) Clock 375MHz – a high-performance 32-bit floating point IF DSP delivers rich digital signal processing features, including digital IF filter, digital twin PBT, noise reduction, CW auto tune, etc.
Those digital features work on all bands from HF to V/UHF bands. The DSP digital signal processing is incorporated into the AGC loop. Built-in SD Card Slot for Voice & Log Storage

The optional RS-BA1 software allows you to operate the IC-7100 from a remote PC over the Internet or local home network. – (IP Remote through Home LAN) – (IP Remote over Internet) – also available the RC-28 Remote encoder.

Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 new EU Brochure V.13GS0170 PDF  (EN)
Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 new US Brochure V.13GS0160 PDF (EN)

[IC-7100] タッチパネル&スラント型コントローラーが、今までにない直観的で軽快なマルチバンド運用を実現 – HF+50MHz+144MHz+430MHz〈SSB・CW・RTTY・AM・FM・DV〉100W トランシーバー –

Link to: Download the Icom IC-7100 (JP) new  Brochure 2013-1-GSG661 (JP)

Touch Screen: The 48.6×75.9 mm in large “resistive” touch screen display can be operated even while wearing gloves.

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italianoIC-7100 il nuovo HF/50/70/144/430MHz, Multi Modo & D-STAR DV compreso. Ha un nuovo sistema di comando IC-7100 Base operationintuitivo e rapido con “Touch Screen” resistivo. Si possono eseguire i vari settaggi operativi direttamente toccando lo schermo LCD a matrice di punti! Il Transceiver dispone di una Slot per inserire una memorie SD-card (opzionale) per memorizzare e gestire Dati, il Log e le funzioni GPS (anche il GPS è opzionale esterno) i dati dei Ripetitori D-STAR, etc.  (come già nel ID-51E/A). – Molto interesse alla Hamvention di Dayton 2013 – Icom ha annuncito la disponibilità a fine Giugno pv.

Purtroppo nessun ATU è stato integrato all’interno. Un accordatore automatico opzionale (come ad esempio l’AH-4 oppure l’AT-180) è disponibile per l’acquisto (!), per eventuali scopi di ottimizzazione con il sistema di antenna. – (Cliccare sulle varie immagini per ingrandirle)

Prezzo consigliato IC-7100 (!! in Giappone) ¥ 165,900 (prezzo base 158.000 ¥)

Marcucci Spa (IT) IC-7100 #03 listino € 1220,80 (+ IVA 22%) (upd. 01/01/2014)

Link to: Scheda in Italiano IC-7100 #03 di Marcucci Spa Icom importer Italia 

Anche questo apparato IC-7100 può essere utilizzato in remoto via porta USB con l’utilizzo del Software RS-BA1 della stessa Icom, con o senza RC-28 Remote encoder, sia via rete LAN o via Internet, naturalmente tramite l’impiego di Computer sia in locale che nel sito remoto. [Nota] con solo RS-BA1, allo stato, non si accende o spegne il Transceiver!

The 2013 Dayton Hamvention has come and gone. In this, video for Ham Nation, I show some of what we saw at the worlds’ largest gathering of amateur radio operators….. italianoLa Hamvention di Dayton del 2013 è venuta ed è già passata !! poi Julian dice: questo mio video per Ham Nation, vi mostra alcune delle cose che abbiamo visto al più grande raduno di Radioamatori del mondo! – (tks’ Julian & grazie by IØGej) – 22 maggio 2013 by jyunte’s channel.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official ICOM  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

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!