IC-7100

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The latest HF/VHF/UHF rig from ICOM are supported by Remoterig. You get full remote functionality from the control panel and the feeling is exactly as if you use them locally. It’s one of the simplest rig to setup and come on the air with. No special cables needed, just connect the RJ45:s and setup the parameters in the boxes. The performance of the radio is comparable with much more expesive earlier models. This setup is going to be a Killer, believe me.

The picture below show my control panel when visiting our relatives 1500 km from home. RRC with WiFi and a Huawei 4G/LTE router with Wifi in the kitchen window is all needed. I got full control over my remote HF-station and are able to chat with the guys at home on 2m.  (4G/LTE gave 20-40 Mbit and 36 ms pingtime)

Note !

ICOM have made a hardware modification lately (March 2014) which makes later produced rigs  incompatible with  the orginal Remoterig boxes (New IC-7100 control panels are also incompatible with old IC-7100 main units). The reason of the modification was to avoid that data communication will be heard in FM mode at low modulation leves. They have solved it by reducing the amplitude of the data sent from control to main unit.  To handle this modification in the Remoterig a interface PCB called 1258M has to be installed in strap socket of the Control-RRC. This board is quite simple and can be built by your self also ( see info here). 

The ICOM modification was done from serial numbers US>02003001 and in EU>03003601

 

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