SDR-Control for Icom

Now available on the Mac AppStore

Software Defined Radio Client for Icom Transceivers

SDR-Control is a full featured 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!

In addition, a similar Tool for RTTY and WE-Fax is also integrated.

Integrated Logbook

With auto-logging, ADIF Im- / Export, duplicate Search, filtering.

Call Lookup integration.

LOTW, QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSLcc and CloudLog integration.

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

Requirements:

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.

Questions and answers:

Q:

I have paid for this App and like to use it on another Mac. Do I have to pay again?

A:

No, once paid for an App, any iOS or Mac App can be used on several devices which are using the same Apple ID.

Q:

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

A:

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

Q:

Why are only a few Icom Transceivers supported?

A:

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.

Q:

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

A:

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.

Q:

Can I use external Software like fldigi or wsjt-x along with SDR-Control for Icom?

A:

Yes, the App includes a CAT-Server which can be used to interface with any App that supports network CAT such as RigCtl / Hamlib, Icom or Kenwood CAT over the network and selectable Audio devices.

Q:

Where can I buy SDR-Control for Icom?

A:

The App is only available on Apple’s Mac AppStore

Q:

Where can I get support in case of issues?

A:

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

Q:

Is there a Manual for the App?

Videos and reviews

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