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Old 03-31-2016, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default pc remote operation with IC-7200

Somewhere on the forum, which I can't seem to find, was info on connecting my laptop to run the IC-7200 remotely..

The only info I see on the ICOM website is that I need to buy a RC-28 USB encoder. I thought someone mentioned all i needed was software and a USB A-B cable.

Can someone assist me with finding the info?

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Is this what you are looking for?

http://icomamerica.com/en/products/a...1/default.aspx

It says you need a RC-28 USB encoder and RS-BA1 software.

Do a Google search for "Remote operation of IC-7200 ham radio", there is a lot of info there.

There is also a number of "youtube" videos on the subject and software other than ICOM.

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Old 04-01-2016, 07:41 PM   #3
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The 7200 will connect to a computer with a USB cable and free Icom software but you'll still need software to remote it.
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Default remote control software not free

After looking a bit more on the internet, it seems the RS-BA1 software is for purchase, not a free down load, for the tune of $100. If so, my project is at an end, no way I will pay that much for it, sorry Icom.

Also for Icom owners, the Icom 7200 came with a 30 page manual that shows basic operation. During this project I found out that there is a 130 page ADVANCED manual that you can download.

For example:The basic manual says there is a control for the automatic notch filter to turn it on and off. The advanced manual tells you HOW to adjust the operation of the filter. The advanced manual is a must have.

So, unless the software is available for a much reduced price, guess I'll just continue as is in the trailer.

Thanks for the suggestions, its been interesting research, and I did get the advanced manual to assist me.
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... there is a 130 page ADVANCED manual that you can download.
I'm confused. It sounds like it's Extra, so how can it be Advanced? Even Novices Generally know they're not the same.
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I'm confused. It sounds like it's Extra, so how can it be Advanced? Even Novices Generally know they're not the same.
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The 7200 should come with the advanced manual CD. I use HRD software (the free one) I can adjust the notch depth with HRD. Finding the HRD software is a bit of a chore for the free one but it's out there I use it with the 7000 also.
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Thanks, I'll look for the software.

Carl,

the small manual covers GENERAL topics that a NOVICE operator would need to know.

For more TECHNICAL information, the ADVANCED manual provides a lot of EXTRA information.

How's that?

I was going to add something about first class and second class license, but that was too much.

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