Free and open source remote operation of many Icom radios with wfview

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  1. KB7TBT

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    Free and open source remote operation of many Icom radios with wfview

     
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  2. NG1H

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    That is pretty cool. I just downloaded the software. Still in beta so not everything works and there's a couple of squirrelly things like you need to restart after changing settings but otherwise worked with a 7300 for radio control. Audio routing is only for network capable radios like the 7610 at this time.

    Also direct internet control is also only for the network capable radios. The 7300 will require an additional computer next to the radio to act as a bridge.

    https://wfview.org/
     
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  3. W4EAE

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    YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!! :D
     
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  4. NN3RP

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    Just did test it out with IC7610! The fellows on the other side could not tell that I was using my laptop to remote into rig via LAN....no complaints on audio....running about 300W....hihi

    We envision a new way of remote controlling Icom gigs. Keep up the excellent work fellows.
     
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  5. KC8UD

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    Ah yes. The 17 meter activity group on 18.157.5. Jump in and join us sometime. We're on every morning/early afternoon. People just come and go through the day. Not a net so just jump in and say hello. It's a great place to test your new remote software or a new radio or a new antenna or just experiment.
     
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  6. W4EAE

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    This software is excellent work. I saw this post yesterday, and after I got home I had it installed and running in under five minutes. This morning, I was able to do the same on my office computer. Even over WAN, the latency is still <25ms.

    Their roadmap also looks excellent. Many new features are planned, and v2 will include IC-7300 audio and memory management. With firmware updates already available via SD card, this could become the perfect overall software for Icom radios for those who are not Windows users.
     
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  7. KA1YBS

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    Its not (yet) as user-friendly as Icom's RS-BA1 but, WOW!

    Excellent work, kudos to the developers. I eagerly wait to see this project's ongoing progress. I use RS BA1 on a Surface Pro, and its a delight to use the touch controls, something I hope to see with wfview.

    I love that this is cross-platform. Looks to heavily use CAT protocol, I see many other rigs other than Icom being supported one day. Awesome!

    Best 73's
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2021
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  8. KC1UA

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    This software also works quite well with the IC-R8600 receiver, and brings the spectrum display to your monitor while retaining front panel controls of the radio. A great start; looking forward to its development.
     
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  9. KI5ONL

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    good start, and thanks for posting links.
     
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  10. NX3W

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    How interesting! What a great open source project. I'll have to try this out on my rig-control computer soon.
     
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