IC 7610 Remote Control Software

This post is about how to remote control the IC 7610 with Simple Ham Radio Remote (SimpleHRR) Software and a Raspberry Pi.

Simple Ham Radio Remote User Interface (UI).

Simple Ham Radio Remote Web App is a free download as a Raspberry Pi image (.img file) that is flashed on an 8GB or larger microSD card using your favorite software for flashing microSD cards.

Install Simple Ham Radio Remote (a web app) to remote control the IC 7610 on a *headless Raspberry Pi.

*A Raspberry Pi is considered headless when you have no monitor or keyboard connected to it.

System requirements

  1. A valid QRZ Callsign.
  2. A Chrome or Firefox web browser.
  3. An active Internet connection.
  4. Please read the Terms of Use Here ✓.

Hardware required

  • Icom IC-7610
  • micro SD card adapter
  • micro SD card (8GB class 10 minimum)
  • Raspberry Pi (3B - 3B+ or 4B armv7l minimum)
  • Raspberry Pi Power Supply 2.5A - (3A - 3.5A better)
  • Cat5 Ethernet cable (connecting Raspberry Pi to LAN)
  • USB Type A Male to B Male Cable (between Pi & IC-7610 )
  • USB - Bluetooth - 2.4GHz Wireless mouse with a scroll wheel
  • Computer with an SD slot (or an appropriate SD card adapter)

Download-Install .img file on the microSD card

  • Simple ham radio remote web app is free of charge. Only a simple activation is required.
    • You can download it here: SimpleHRR v0.2.1-e.
    • Windows: To 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 .img file to the microSD card with your favorite image writer. There are various image writer you can use, example Etcher - Raspberry Pi Imager 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-7610 for Remote Operation

Firmware version should be at least 1.3 or higher.

     Menu -> Set -> Connectors ->
  1. ACC AF/IF Output -> Output Select: AF
  2. ACC AF/IF Output -> AF Output Level: 50%
  3. ACC AF/IF Output -> AF SQL: OFF (OPEN)
  4. USB AF/IF Output -> Output Select: AF
  5. USB AF/IF Output -> AF Output Level: 50%
  6. USB AF/IF Output -> AF SQL: OFF (OPEN)
  7. MOD Input -> USB MOD Level: 50%
  8. MOD Input -> DATA OFF MOD: USB
  9. CI-V -> CI-V Baud Rate: Auto
  10. CI-V -> CI-V Address: 98h
  11. CI-V -> CI-V Transceive: ON
  12. CI-V -> CI-V Output (for ANT): OFF
  13. CI-V -> CI-V USB Port: Unlink from [REMOTE]
  14. CI-V -> CI-V USB Baud Rate: Auto
  15. CI-V -> CI-V USB Echo Back: ON
  16. USB SEND KEYING -> USB SEND: OFF
  17. USB SEND KEYING -> USB Keying(CW): OFF
  18. USB SEND KEYING -> USB Keying(RTTY): OFF
  19. USB SEND KEYING -> Inhibit Timer at USB Connection: ON

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

Connect the Raspberry Pi to the IC-7610

  • Plug the USB cable into the Raspberry Pi the other end into the IC-7610

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-7610).
  • 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

  • If you have access to the router, login as admin via a browser. The router IP address is usually something like 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254.
  • Look for Attached Devices or Device Name (Raspberry Pi simplehrr) - IP Address
    (something like 192.168.1.8).
  • Write down or copy that IP Address you will need that to activate SimpleHRR.

Setup SimpleHRR Visual Guide

  • Open a Chrome or Firefox web browser enter the URL:
    https://your-Pi's-IP-address:50000/remote
  • Enter Username (a valid QRZ Callsign).
  • Enter Email address. Optional: Just leave noemail@noemail.com
  • Enter Password (greater then 8 char).
  • Select Radio (IC-7610).
  • 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.

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 link using your username and password the day after activating SimpleHRR.
  4. If you already activate SimpleHRR and activate or reactivate another, the password to the user manual link will remain the same!
  5. For security reasons, only Chrome or Firefox browsers are allowed to log in to access the user manual!
  6. Supported Radios:
    Icom IC-7100, IC-7300, IC-7610
    Icom IC-7300, IC-7610 (has been tested)
    Icom IC7100 (has not been tested)

Links

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

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