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Current Version: 3.0 (12/2/1999)

Note: This program has been superseded by JRX, a virtual radio, and IcomProgrammer II, a memory-programming utility.
These newer programs are much better for the tasks performed by this older program, and run on more platforms.


Typical SatFinder display

Here is RadioComm's appearance while running. The list to the left is a database of transmit/receive frequencies, any of which can be applied to the radio at a keystroke. The controls at the right are slaved to the transceiver's controls — if you move the controls on the radio, the virtual controls move, and vice versa.

Typical SatFinder display

Here is an example of one of RadioComm's features — spectrum analysis. In this example, I want to see what AM passband my radio provides while tuning the WWV time standard transmission at 15 MHz. Many high-end Icom transceivers and receivers provide this kind of data to a connected computer, making this kind of sophisticated feature possible — but it's something not possible for the radio alone.

What is RadioComm?

RadioComm is an Icom transceiver/receiver controller program.

RadioComm can be used to program your Icom radio's memory, or to create nice radio-frequency spectra (see above) or to interface your radio to a huge database of frequencies.

RadioComm knows about many Icom radios, and controls the radio or is controlled by it, depending on your wishes. It provides several convenient ways to program your radio's memory from any computer database you care to create or download. Basically, RadioComm connects your radio to the full data resources of the internet.

Oh, I almost forgot the other good news. RadioComm is CareWare — that means no money, now or ever. You just have to care.

Click here to download RadioComm as a self-extracting executable (516 KB).

  • Installation Instructions
Download RadioComm, run the self-extracting executable, and the program will install itself. Run the program. Acquire Icom's CT-17 RS-232 interface box (if your radio requires it). Use the interface to connect you Icom radio to your computer, and start playing. RadioComm knows about many Icom models, and you can add your radio to the plain-text database if it is not there already.

Be sure to read the provided help file if difficulties arise, or if you wish to create your own frequency databases.

  • User Support
Sorry — there is no user support. Please do not write and ask for assistance. RadioComm is basically free, and I cannot possibly offer "customer support" for a free program.

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