Re: Recent comments on IC7000 operation w/menus - Ham Radio Deluxe

WA8Y Steven

Yes, I first used DXLab with an IC-718.  It became a software controlled radio.  I then bought the Ic-7000 (which I still own).  I bought it for a mobile but it was so much better for CW  and contesting (built-in filters and voice keyer) that I brought it  back and forth from SUV to shack a lot.  I then bought an IC-7410 (lacking a lot of features,  sure not the improved version of the 756proIII I was expecting).

Anyway all three rigs used CI-V interface no problem.  I used the IC-7000 on Field Day and with Satellites. 

Last year I used the IC-7410 for FD with the CI-V interface for CW.
For FD I use N3FJP network FD logger (I am a CW op )  The IC-7000 CI-V interface works with SATPC-32 and my old Window 7 laptop.

73, Steve WA8Y 

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From: montanaaardvark <boblombardi@...>
Date: 3/10/20 9:45 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [ic7000] Recent comments on IC7000 operation w/menus - Ham Radio Deluxe

Do you use DXLab with your IC-7000?  The reason I ask is that the video shows a much more capable rig for the demo, an IC-7800, and the Commander window shows the choice of IC-7800 and IC-9100. Those rigs have USB interfaces unlike the slower CI-V (RS-232 driven) interface that the 7000 has.  A controller can do more with it.

If I was starting from zero, I'd try DXLab first.  Since I've been using HRD for 18 years, I'm inclined to experiment more with it and see if I can get there.  

Back in early '16, I looked at DXLab for about a month to see if I wanted to renew HRD or dump it and start over.  I don't remember all the details from four years ago, but obviously stayed with HRD.

The priority, though, is I have about a month to do my outdoor antenna work and stuff before it gets too hot to be outside except morning and evening.  The radio and software will wait.


W4ATM - 35 Miles south of the Kennedy Space Center
Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for

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