icom ic7000 software
Hi i was after some advice on software programs that fellow hams recomend.
I have a IC7000 and have ordered an interface but wanted some advice on what software to use.
the first thing i wanted to do was programme the memeories of my ic7000.
For memory management, most people recommend Rumtrol.. http://www.dl2rum.de/rumsoft/RUMtrol7K.html ... I used it to set up the memories in both of my 7k's with an older HP 4900 series laptop when I first got each of them. For digital modes and rig control I've had good luck with HRD (Ham Radio Deluxe). I've been using it since around 2004 with an FT897 and the 7000 with no major issues. The latest version of that can be found here .. http://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/HRDv5.aspx ...
Good luck, and enjoy,
I agree with Greg, for rig control you can't beat HRD. I have the same rig, but it is currently on the shelf as a back up. However I ran HRD/DM780 along with a SignaLink USB with the 7000 and everything worked flawlessly.
In fact my CAT cables for both my Icom 7000 and my FT-950 came from your country, from ZLP Electronics.
Thanks to you both for the reply.
I have just ordered the zlp cat cable
The programming of the memories is a bit of a task.
Its a shame that you cannot get a file to upload all of your repeaters / freqs in for vhf/uhf i know they would be different for your side.
Anyway thanks guys for all your advice.
Commander, the transceiver control component of the free-ware DXLab Suite, supports your ic-7000. DXLab is a free-ware suite of 8 applications that can operate independently, but detect each other's presence and interoperate automatically. You can start with one or two applications, e.g. transceiver control and logging, and then add others in whatever order you choose; the DXLab Launcher lets you download and install a DXLab application with a couple of mouse clicks, and provides a single point of control for the suite.
Originally Posted by G0PRT
Besides the usual logging, transceiver control, DX spot collection and digital mode features you'll find in most applications, DXLab provides many additional capabilities - but keep in mind that you can learn these capabilities step-by step as you add applications in whatever order you choose:
- controls up to 4 transceivers, with optional transceiver selection by frequency
- enables the logging and spotting of both RX and TX frequencies when operating split
- supports transverters for 6m, 4m, 2m, and 70cm operation
- can direct a secondary transceiver or receiver to follow the primary transceiver's frequency and mode
- interoperates with SDR Consoles used as panadaptors (e.g. SpectraVue) or skimmers (e.g. CW Skimmer)
- provides 10 banks of 10 memories, with the ability to continuously scan a bank's frequencies
- as you QSY, displays frequency-dependent settings for devices like tuners, amplifiers, and antenna switches, with optional control via parallel port signals
- provides user-defined transceiver control sequences initiated by up to 16 buttons and up to 8 sliders; for example
- provides both map-driven and callsign-driven operation of all commercial PC-controllable rotators
- can display a translation for up to 50 "QSO phrases" in the languages likely used by your QSO partner based on his or her DXCC entity; more than 60 languages are supported
- tracks confirmation and verification of QSOs for DXCC, TopList, and WAZ awards, highlighting needed DX spots, automatically generating outgoing QSLs that request confirmation of needed QSLs, identifying confirmed QSOs for submission to the ARRL DXCC desk, and generating DXCC submission paperwork
- highlights DX spots needed for the annual CQ DX Marathon award, and generates the required submission spreadsheet
- reports progress towards DXCC, TopList, Challenge, VUCC, Marathon, WAS, WAC, IOTA, WAZ, WPX, USA-CA, Canadaward, Holyland, DOK, WAE, WAB, DFM, SRR, RDA, WAHUC, WAIP, WAJA, JCC, JCG, and AJA awards
- synchronizes with LotW and eQSL.cc, initiating upload and download operations with a single mouse click without requiring the user to manually invoke TQSL, deal with ADIF files, or use a separate application
- extracts address information from all 3 CDROM callbooks and QRZ.com (free with advertising, or no advertising with subscription)
- provides one-click access to more than 80 web-accessible sources of QSL information
- directly prints QSL labels and 4-to-a-page QSL cards - with or without a background image
- directly prints addresses on envelopes or labels
- provides operations that can alter many logged QSOs simultaneously without requiring the user to modify ADIF files -- e.g. performing callbook lookups on already-logged QSOs, or adjusting the start times of QSOs logged during a specific time range, or extracting QTH information from COMMENT fields, or...
- captures DX spots from up to 6 sources (telnet clusters, packetclusters, DX Summit), creating and maintaining a local database with one entry for each active DX station that is color coded by "need" and LotW/eQSL participation, and whose entries can be independently filtered and displayed in a table, on its world map, and on a zoomable bandspread
- optionally announces needed DX spots, and includes a web server that makes all spots browser-accessible from anywhere on your home network
- extracts QSX frequencies from DX spot notes, enabling accurate transceiver setup for split frequency operation with one user action
- captures solar and geomagnetic data from WWV spots and uses this data to display easy-to-understand QST-style graphical propagation forecasts, and to depict the auroral oval on its world map (choice of VOACAP, ICEPAC, or IONCAP propagation forecasting engines, all of which are included)
- monitors user-specified NCDXF/IARU HF beacon schedules to rapidly calibrate propagation forecasts with actual propagation
- decodes all PSK31 or PSK63 or PSK125 QSOs within your transceiver's bandpass and extract callsigns to create and maintain a "stations heard" window
- simultaneously runs soundcard RTTY (using the MMTTY engine) and an optional external modem (e.g. a KAM or PK232) to provide diversity decoding or the ability to simultaneously decode a DX station and callers
- supports PSK, RTTY, CW (generation only), and Phone (voice keying) with a single user interface and macro facility
- interoperates with MultiPSK, MMSSTV, MMVARI, MMTTY, MixW, Fldigi, DM780, HRD, DX Atlas, and CW Skimmer
- is updated with user-suggested features frequently, and downloads/installs upgrades with a single mouse click
- is driven by an active and friendly user community open to everyone
User-reported defects are generally corrected within 24 hours. At this moment, the number of reported but uncorrected defects across all members of the DXLab Suite is 0.
DXLab is available here
- reference documentation is available in both html and pdf format here
- task-oriented documentation is available via here
Thanks to all replied got the memories in my ic7000 and the zip electronics interface works great