IC 7300 Remote Control Software

This post is about how to remote control the IC 7300 with Simple Ham Radio Remote (SimpleHRR) Software and a Raspberry Pi.

Simple Ham Radio Remote User Interface (UI).

Simple Ham Radio Remote is a free web app, it comes preinstalled on a Raspbian Lite Image which is flashed onto a 8GB or larger microSD card using your favorite software to flash microSD cards. There is No additional software to install.

Install Simple Ham Radio Remote IC 7300

System requirements

  1. Ham Radio Callsign
  2. Chrome or Firefox web browser
  3. Active Internet connection
  4. Please read the Terms of Use Here

Hardware required

  • Icom IC-7300
  • micro SD card adapter
  • micro SD card (8GB class 10 or larger)
  • Raspberry Pi (3B - 3B+ or 4B armv7l)
  • Raspberry Pi Power Supply 2.5A - (3A - 3.5A better)
  • Cat5 Ethernet cable
  • USB Type A Male to B Male Cable
  • USB - Bluetooth - 2.4GHz Wireless mouse with a scroll wheel (optional)
  • Computer with an SD slot (or an appropriate SD card adapter)

Download, Install the Image onto your microSD card

  • This image contains everything you need to get up and running quickly.
    • Download: SimpleHRR v0.2.1-h.
      Sorry for the inconvenience, you might have to close the Dropbox tab when the download has finished.
  • Windows: Install the Image onto your microSD card
  • Extract the image double-click the .zip file then click Extract All.
  • Insert the microSD card into the computer's SD card slot use the SD card adapter if needed.
  • Next, flash the image to the microSD card with your favorite image writer. There are various image writer you can use, example Etcher - Raspberry Pi Imager works for Linux, macOS or Windows.
  • Now remove the flashed microSD from the computer, keep it in a save place will insert it into the Raspberry Pi later.

Prepare the IC-7300 for Remote Operation

Firmware version should be at least 1.2 or higher.

     Menu -> Set -> Connectors ->
  1. ACC/USB Output Select: AF
  2. ACC/USB Output Level: 50%
  3. USB MOD Level: 50%
  4. DATA OFF MOD: USB
  5. CI-V -> CI-V Baud Rate: Auto
  6. CI-V -> CI-V Address: 94h
  7. CI-V -> CI-V Transceive: ON
  8. CI-V -> CI-V Output (for ANT): OFF
  9. CI-V -> CI-V USB Port: Unlink from [REMOTE]
  10. CI-V -> CI-V USB Baud Rate: Auto
  11. CI-V -> CI-V USB Echo Back: ON
  12. USB Serial Function: CI-V
  13. USB Send/Keying -> USB SEND: OFF
  14. USB Send/Keying -> USB Keying (CW): OFF
  15. USB Send/Keying -> USB Keying (RTTY): OFF

     Menu -> SET -> Function ->
  1. Time-Out Timer (CI-V): ON - 3min

Connect the Raspberry Pi to the IC-7300

  • Plug the USB cable into the Raspberry Pi the other end into the IC-7300

Connect the Raspberry Pi to Network

  • Plug the Cat5 cable into the Raspberry Pi Ethernet port the other end to the LAN.

Booting the Raspberry Pi for the First Time

  • Insert the flashed microSD card into the Raspberry Pi microSD slot.
  • Power ON the Radio (e.g IC-7300).
  • Power ON the Raspberry Pi.
  • Wait for the Pi to boot up - the green LED should stop flashing when it's finished!.

Get the Raspberry Pi IP Address

  • Open a browser and Log in to your router as admin. The router IP address is usually something like 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254 or 10.0.0.1
  • Find Attached Devices -> Device Name (Raspberry Pi simplehrr) - IP Address
    (something like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x).
  • Write down or copy the corresponds IP Address you will need that to set up Simple Ham Radio Remote.

Set up Simple Ham Radio Remote on your Raspberry Pi

  • Open a Chrome or Firefox web browser enter the URL:
    https://your-Pi's-IP-address:50000/remote
  • Enter Username: Ham Radio Callsign (confirmed on QRZ.com)
  • Enter Email address: Optional: Just leave noemail@noemail.com
  • Enter Password: (greater then 8 char)
  • Select Radio: (IC-7300)
  • Select Dev USB: (/dev/ttyUSB0)
  • Click [ Activate ]
  • Verify the information is correct Click [ OK ]
  • Wait 1 minute for Raspberry Pi to reboot.
  • Click [ OK ]
  • Enter Username (your Callsign)
  • Enter Password (your Password)
  • Click [ Sign in ]
  • Click [ Call Radio ] when it turns green.
    Be patient it takes a little longer to turn green on a first time install.
  • Logout:
  • Click [ Hang Up ]

That's it.

Read me:
  1. The first boot takes about 2+ minutes because all SimpleHRR prerequisites are installed during the first boot. Wait 2 minutes, then start checking https://your-Pi's-IP-address:50000/remote.
  2. This installation is for LAN access only. See user manual for Internet access.
  3. Access the user manual using your username and password the day after setting up SimpleHRR.
  4. Simple Ham Radio Remote supports most Icom CI-V, Yaesu CAT controlled HF transceivers.

Links

  1. User Interface
  2. Set up Guide
  3. Simple Ham Radio Remote
  4. Setting up your Raspberry Pi
Simple Ham Radio Remote

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