Simple Ham Radio Remote
A free ham radio remote control web application (or web app) hosted by a Raspberry Pi in the ham station to remote control a ham radio HF transceiver through a supported web browser from a desktop PC, laptop, or Android phone.
How it Works:
- Simple ham radio remote web app and the optional WiFi hotspot are hosted by a Raspberry Pi.
- The HF transceiver USB port is connected to one of the Pi's USB ports; it provides radio remote control and two-way audio.
- The Pi's Ethernet port is connected to an open LAN port on the router.
- The HF transceiver in your ham station can now be remote controlled through a supported web browser from a Desktop PC, Laptop or Android phone.
Icom IC-7100, IC-7300, IC-7610
Icom IC-7300, IC-7610 (has been tested) Icom IC7100 (has not been tested)
IC-7800-7850-7851: The power ON command is available only when the transceiver is standby mode.
The transceiver accepts the control command only from the [REMOTE] jack.
IC-7800-7850-7851: Transceiver require an external audio interface.
IC-7100-7300-7610: The power ON command and send and received audio are provided from the [USB] jack.
IC-7600: The power ON command is available only in Ver. 2.00 when the transceiver is standby mode. The transceiver accepts the control command and send and received audio from the [USB] jack.
IC-705: The power ON command is available only when the transceiver is standby mode. The transceiver accepts the control command and send and received audio from the [USB] jack.
Simple ham radio remote web app hosted by a small, low-cost Raspberry Pi credit card-sized computer is a cost-effective way to remotely control an HF transceiver in your amateur ham radio station.
This is a headless installation that doesn't require any kind of extra hardware (such as a monitor, a keyboard, or a mouse). All you need is the Raspberry Pi itself, a microSD card, a 5V power supply, a USB cable, a network cable, and a connection to the local area network (LAN).
And; there are no subscription fees, and the simple ham radio remote web app is free to download.
Though the following network configurations (click image for more info)
Easy-to-use user interface.
- Power On/Off
- Band Select
- Mode Select
- NOTCH On/Off
- NB On/Off
- NR On/Off
- COMP On/Off
- MONI On/Off
- VOX On/Off
- VFO Knob
- SQL Level
- NB Level
- NR Level
- AF Level
- RF Gain
- AGC Select
- P.Amp Select
- RF Power
- COMP Level
- Mic Gain
- VOX Gain
- Anti VOX Level
- Monitor Level
- Tuner OFF ON TUNE
Space bar: ( PTT )
The mouse scroll wheel can be used to change the VFO by hovering on the frequency digit or the VFO knob; it can also be used to adjust slider values by hovering over them.
The radio will automatically turn off when the network connection is lost or when the web browser is accidentally closed, refreshed, or reloaded. This is a safety feature, so you do not have to worry about the radio staying on while stuck in transmit.
Radio remote control and 2-way audio are integrated into an intuitive web app; there is no additional audio software to install.
Supported web browsers: Google Chrome and Firefox on PCs and Android devices.
Why Operate Remotely?
The most common: if you live in an HOA and can't put up an effective antenna system, or if you rent or lease, the property and owner might not allow you to install antennas.
QRM: Not the noise the station makes, but the noise made by home electronics, appliances, computer equipment, power lines, and other electric-power devices.
Listen to the radio when you're watching TV or late at night in bed to check into a net.
Operate from anywhere, using a mobile phone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.