Coming soon – MacOS Software Defined Radio Client for Icom Transceivers
SDR-Control for Icom Available Jan. 10. 2022 on the Mac AppStore
Software Defined Radio Client for Icom Transceivers
Several additional Tools
Several additional Tools are also integrated like CW-Keyer, DX-Cluster, PSK-Reporter, BandPlan Alerts and much more…
Doing CW on the road
Because no additional Soft- or Hardware is needed, you can quickly connect to your Icom Transceiver from wherever you are – and quickly do a CW-QSO … or FT8 … or SSB
SDR Control for Icom can be used for the following Icom Transceivers:
- IC-705 (via WiFi)
- IC-9700 (via LAN cable)
- IC-7610 (via LAN cable)
USB Connections or other Transceivers are not supported. This may follow in later versions depending on demand.
The App runs on any Mac that supports at least macOS 10.15 (Catalina). There is no relevant RAM or Hard-drive space requirement but a fast CPU would be an advantage. The App runs natively on both Intel and M1 Macs. Even though the App runs on Catalina, Big Sur (macOS 11) or Monterey (macOS 12) is recommended as the App will take advantage of some features only available in these newer macOS versions.
In order to access your Radio from the Internet from a remote location, certain settings in your Router (explained in the Manual) are necessary for Data passing to and from the Transceiver.
If you have purchased the App once from the AppStore (thank you!) you can run it on several additional Mac’s with any number of Icom Transceivers you own. No additional purchase is necessary. You only have to use one and the same Apple ID on all your Macs.
December 26, 2021 @ 4:07 pm
No 7300 support?
December 26, 2021 @ 4:14 pm
The 9700 and 7610 both have Ethernet ports – the 7300 does not, so in order to control it remotely it would need to be connected to a computer first.
For remote control / operation of the 7300 you might want to check out RemoteTx at https://remotetx.net/icom-7300-quick-start/
You’ll need a raspberry pi to connect to the 7300, but it works very well.
December 26, 2021 @ 5:54 pm
Really…no IC-7300 support? Who made that marketing decision? I’m no marketing guru, but logic tells me there are many more IC-7300 radios in the world, than IC-7610s, IC-9700s, or IC-705s. I’d find a way to support IC-7300 owners soon, even if it required a third party add-on!
December 27, 2021 @ 7:53 pm
wfview works with7300 as it has builtin radio server that run son mac/pc connected to the 7300…so can operate over a lan…and can work using vpn over wan
December 27, 2021 @ 8:07 pm
Who is the author of this software?
December 27, 2021 @ 8:11 pm
It was written by Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE who authored the SmartSDR client for MacOS and IOS (and a bunch of other apps). More info at https://roskosch.de
December 28, 2021 @ 3:44 pm
This software obviously relies on the built-in RS-BA1 software inside the IC-705, IC-7610, and the IC-9700, and the IC-7300 does not include this feature.
To add RS-BA1 support to an IC-7300 would require the addition of not only a suitable Windows computer attached to the IC-7300, but also the purchase of an RS-BA1 software license. At that point you could (theoretically) purchase a license for this software package and (possibly) cobble together a working solution (maybe).
There are lots of ways to remotely operate an IC-7300 (RemoteHams, RemoteTX, wfview, Win4Icom, etc.) but they ALL require a dedicated device be attached to the IC-7300, either a windows, Linux, or RPi.
December 28, 2021 @ 3:48 pm
I wonder if you could provide any further details about operating CW remotely?
I very much enjoy Marcus’s iOS version of SmartSDR, looking forward to this new tool!
December 28, 2021 @ 5:48 pm
How would I do FT8 with ICOM IC-7610?
December 30, 2021 @ 7:55 pm
I do not see this question or answer, but will this app work with the iPhone? if so, where do I purchase this brilliant solution?
December 31, 2021 @ 12:59 am
It’s going to be available Jan 10th, and is designed to run on MacOS, not iOS on iPhone/iPad/touch
December 31, 2021 @ 1:04 am
The application has FT-8 built-in to the software, so there’s no need to install and configure WSJT-X just to run FT-8 (you may choose to install WSJT-X so support digital modes other than just FT-8).
January 2, 2022 @ 2:05 pm
Is there possibility that this software will be developed for Yaesu (FT3000) in near future ?