The RS-BA1 remote control software gained popularity by allowing Amateur radio operators to operate selected Icom radios from a PC via IP.
The RS-BA1 offers real-time operation with low latency, high-quality audio allowing you to use an Icom radio installed in another room using your home network, or even from a remote location over the Internet.
A new version of this software is now available called RS-BA1 Version 2 which will allow users to take advantage of some of the features of HF radios such as the IC-7610, IC-7851 and IC-7850 including dualwatch operation and dual spectrum scope.
RC-28v.2 IP Remote Control System
The RC-28 IP Remote Control System, allows Radio Amateurs to remotely operate selected Icom amateur transceivers. Incorporating the RS-BA1 Version 2 software, the RC-28v.2 comes complete with remote control USB encoder and will work with the IC-7100, IC-7200, IC-7300, IC-7410, IC-7600 & IC-9100 via USB, and with the IC-7610, IC-7700, IC-7800, IC-7850 & IC-7851 via an ethernet cable.
Dualwatch, Dual Spectrum Scope Control
The dualwatch operation and dual spectrum scopes with the waterfall functions* can be used on your remote PC. MAIN and SUB spectrum scopes can be observed on the RS-BA1 Version 2 at the same time.
* The dualwatch and dual spectrum scope functions are only for the IC-7851, IC-7850 and IC-7610. The spectrum scope functions (single receive) are usable with the IC-7300.
Most functions and modes of your transceiver, including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, can be controlled using the CI-V commands. The following functions are added to the RS-BA1 Version 2.
• Panel size can be enlarged (Normal or large size selectable)
• Indicator click operation to change the settings
• RIT and ⊿TX functions
• [MUTE] button
• SUB dial
Low Latency, High Quality Audio Over an IP Network
The RS-BA1 Version 2 offers real-time operation with low latency, high quality audio. You can use the transceiver installed in another room using your home network, or even from a remote location over the Internet*.
* A static public IP address or Dynamic DNS is required for the base station (Server) PC, when you configure the remote control system through the Internet.
Functions Compatibility Chart
|Remote Power ON/OFF||/||/||/||/||x||/||x||/|
|Spectrum Waterfall Scope||/||x||/||x||x||/||x||x|
|APF AF Level Adjustment||/||/||/||/||x||x||x||x|
|USB Dial with RC-28||/||/||/||/||/||/||/||/|
/ : Function Available
x : Function Not Available.
Note: Depending on your transceiver, some functions or modes cannot be used, or you need to update the transceiver’s firmware.
Please use the latest firmware version of the transceiver.
• CD (including the RS-BA1 instruction manual, the RS-BA1 installer, the USB driver and the USB driver installation guide)
• USB cable (A-B type)
• Installation guides
Note for RS-BA1 Version 1 users: To obtain the new features in the RS-BA1 Version 2, the purchase of the new software package is required.
- Minimum system requirements – One transceiver & one PC are connected.
Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/7 (32/64 bit)
CPU: 1.8GHz processor or better
Memory: Windows 10/8.1/7 – 2GB (32 Bit), 4GB (64 Bit)
Hard Disk Space: 150MB or more
Display resolution: 1024×768 pixels (enlargeable)
Further info can be found on the RS-BA1 Version 2 Leaflet
Because the system requirements may differ, depending on your PC environment (permanently running software such as antivirus software, peripheral devices, network condition, settings of OS and other software), the operation is not guaranteed.
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