ICOM Reader    New DStar Support for IC-7100 and IC-9100!


What is the ICOM Reader?


The HamPod ICOM Reader has been specifically designed to work with several ICOM transceivers to provide a great deal of capability and accessibility to these radios. With the ICOM Reader, you will have convenient quick access to the most commonly used functions provided by your ICOM model and use your transceiver with a high degree of capability. All without the need for a connected station computer or help from a fellow ham or long-suffering partner!

There are several options that determine how the ICOM Reader performs and interacts with your transceiver and all options are stored in EEPROM and retain their settings when powered off. The ICOM reader can be set to automatically report some changes as you operate your transceiver or can be configured to be silent and only report information when requested by you with a key press on the ICOM Readers 16 button keypad. The keypad is used to configure the ICOM Reader and to request information from the ICOM transceiver as well as to perform direct frequency entry more quickly and efficiently, especially on those small models without a keypad. The ICOM Reader also allows easy entry of several control settings such as PL/CTCSS/DTCS tones and options, Mode, mic gain, power level, keyer speed, compression, and more if your model supports those functions. Currrently there is support for IC-703/Plus, IC-706MkII, IC-718, IC-746/Pro, IC-756/Pro/ProII/ProIII, IC-775, IC-7000, IC-7200, IC-7400, IC-7410,IC-7851, and IC-9100. Now with support for the IC-7100 and IC-7300. Just added DStar support for the IC-7100 and IC-9100! More models and functionality can be added as requested. Please note that all ICOM models do not support full functionality via the CI-V port so not every command will work with specific ICOM models and some such as the original 756 and 775 are quite limited.

The ICOM Reader is supplied with a 6 foot serial cable, 9 volt DC wall power supply and a null modem cable adapter to connect to a PC for flash updrades. You will need to provide your own CI-V interface cable or we can provide one as an option. Please download and read through the manual from the link below for more details and see just how much the HamPod ICOM Reader does for ICOM accessibility.


 

HamPod ICOM Reader Hardware Description

The rear of the HamPod ICOM Reader has two male DB9 serial ports and a DC power jack. The firmware is upgradable in the field through one of these ports by connecting to a computer to flash the firmware in the HamPod when an upgrade is available. With the ICOM Reader, you can connect two ICOM transceivers or optionally, connect one ICOM and a different piece of supported equipment to the serial ports and switch between them by using the keypad. The power jack accepts 9 to 12 volts dc and has a positive center pin and can be powered with the supplied wall wart or connected to your 12 volt DC shack power distribution system. There is a 16 button keypad on the top of the unit on the left side and the speaker grill is on the right. The dimensions are 5.3" x 4.0" x 1.5" plus about 3/8" of additional height for the keypad



Downloads:

HamPod ICOM Reader Manual (15k ZIP file 05/19/2017)
ICOM Reader Firmware v1.05 (95k ZIP file 05/19/2017)

 


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