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Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | Icom RS-BA1 Help

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PA0RCL  Rating: 3/5 Feb 23, 2013 07:38  Send this review to a friend!
Far too expensive  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have some experience with remotely controlled transceivers, for instance my Kenwood TS-480. The Kenwood software required for the server and client is made available by Kenwood free of charge and it works fine.

Whereas making my TS-480 remotely controlled took me less than a half hour, Icom made me spend two long evenings finding out how their RS-BA1 was supposed to work with my IC-7200, my server PC and a remote netbook. I finally managed to get it working, it is really not difficult once you know how to, but this product is not up to what I had expected from Icom.

For the 100 bucks Icom charges you one could at least expect better and less ambiguous instructions.

As I see it Icom has two possibilities for improvement:

1) come up with a better handbook (at least for those hams who do read manuals)

2) make this software freeware

Product is in production.
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