The optional RC-28 utilizes the same tuning knob and encoder used on Icom HF radios, providing a tactile option for the RS-BA1 software. The encoder includes a PTT and two user-programmable function keys. The RC-28 is not a standalone control for Icom radios and may only be used with the RS-BA1 software.
You got too much QRM/QRN at home? But you have access to a distant area which is quiet (radio wise)? Why not put your station there? Or control your radio in the attic from the computer in the cellar via your local network. Either is possible with the remote control software RS-BA1 by Icom. Or let other operators use the club station when it's idle...
The software RS-BA1 by Icom consists of two parts, a so called 'Server' and a 'client' part. The server is used on a computer at the remote site, where the transceiver is located. Someplace else you have another computer running the Client software. Both computers are connected over a network, either a Local Area Network (LAN) or the internet. Imagine your remote station located anywhere in the worls, controlled over the internet!
RC-28 Remote Control USB EncoderThe RC-28 utilises the same tuning knob and encoder used on Icom HF radios, (identical to the IC-7000) providing a tactile option for the bundled RS-BA1 IP control software. The table top controller includes a sturdy PTT and two user-programmable function keys. The RC-28 is not a standalone control for Icom radios and may only be used with the RS-BA1 software.
To access Icom Radio remotely (over the internet), Icom sells the RS-BA1 software. During the setup, I stumbled over a few, mainly networking-related problems. In this post, I describe the symptoms, the tools I used for network debugging (on Windows), and the possible solutions.
Icom's RS-BA1 software consists of two parts, one called a 'Server' and a 'Client'. The server is used on a computer at the remote location, where the transceiver is located. Anywhere else you will have another computer running the client program. Both computers are connected through a network, either a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. Imagine your remote station located anywhere in the world and controlled via the Internet! In order for it to work, the transceiver must be connected to the host computer. Icom transceivers with a USB interface simply require the supplied USB cable. Other transceivers require a sound card/CAT interface to connect audio and CAT data with galvanic isolation. In principle, any sound card interface works, such as our SB-2000, USB-2, USB-3, Digikeyer microKeyer and many others. It is also possible to operate older Icom transceivers, but only with very limited possibilities (just frequency and mode control, nothing more). 2b1af7f3a8