SDR-Control for iPad

Now available on the iOS App Store

Software Defined Radio Client for Icom Transceivers
and your iPad

SDR-Control is a full featured iPad App to operate your Icom Transceiver at home or from around the world without additional Hard- or Software.

It has never been easier to operate your Icom Rig.
Many fully integrated features – not just remote control.
Works with your Icom IC-705, IC-7610 and IC-9700.
Uses WiFi or LAN (no USB required or supported)

FT8 integrated

SDR-Control comes with integrated FT8 and FT4. No Cables, Audio drivers, settings – just do FT8!

FT8 has never been easier

Integrated Logbook

Whenever you want
From wherever you want

And even more...


SDR-Control for Icom can be used for the following Icom Transceivers and Receiver:

  • IC-705 (via WiFi)
  • IC-9700 (via LAN cable)
  • IC-7610 (via LAN cable)
  • IC-R8600 (via LAN cable)

USB Connections or other Transceivers are not supported.

The app operates on any iPad utilizing recent versions of iOS, always accommodating the newest release. It also strives to maintain backward compatibility with older iOS versions wherever possible. If your iPad isn’t updated to the latest iOS version, please verify the app’s compatibility on the App Store. 

You can use the cheapest and slowest iPad available from Apple or the newest iPad Pro or Mini at any screen size. This App is no catalyst App and it was developed and designed specifically for the iPad.

In order to access your Radio from the Internet from a remote location, certain settings in your Router (explained in the App 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 iPads 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 iPads.

Do learn more, just have a look to the videos.

Questions and answers:


I am already using and have paid for your App for my Mac. Do I have to pay again if I like to use your iOS Version on my iPad?


First off thank you! Unfortunately, there is no way to offer some kind of discount for this App in case you have already purchased one of my other Apps so yes, you would have to pay the full amount for the iOS App. Sorry.


I have purchased your iOS App for my iPad. Now, I like to use the App on another iPad. Do I have to pay again?


Thank you! No, when you buy an app from the Apple App Store, you can use it on many devices without having to pay a second time. Please note that you have to use the same Apple ID on the App Store to download the app that you used to buy the app originally.


I have more than one Icom Transceiver. Can I use the App for multiple Transceivers?


Yes, you can use the App with multiple Transceivers but you can only use it with one at a time per iPad.


Why are only a few Icom Transceivers supported?


First, the supported Transceivers needs to offer certain features for the communication to the App including Waterfall. Some older Icom Transceivers don’t support this or just a very limited set. Second, the Transceiver needs to provide either a LAN or WiFi connection. And finally, I have to own the Transceiver for development, testing and support.


I understand that but why in the world don’t you support the popular IC-7300? Is that a mistake or is it difficult?


The IC-7300 only offers a USB interface and that interface even lacks of many features that my App is supporting over a network interface and finally (at least for the IC-7300) that interface is quite slow. Once I realized that, I decided to support only the network interface and not a USB interface.


Where can I buy SDR-Control for iOS?


The App is only available on Apple’s App Store on your iPad.


Where can I get support in case of issues?


For this, all of my Apps have a “Contact Developer” button in the “Information & Support” section of the Settings tab.


Is there a Manual for the App?

Videos and reviews

DL2YMR - Der AFU Channel

(Note: for translated captions, click on settings -> Subtitles/CC -> German (auto-generated) and select Auto-translate and english)

Ham Radio DX - by Hayden, VK7HH

Tech Minds - by Matt, M0DQW