RC-28 V.2

RC-28 V.2
RC-28v.2 IP Remote Control System

The RC-28 IP Remote Control System, allows Radio Amateurs to remotely operate selected Icom amateur transceivers. Incorporating the RS-BA1 Version 2 software, the RC-28v.2 comes complete with remote control USB encoder and will work with the IC-7100, IC-7200, IC-7300, IC-7410, IC-7600 & IC-9100 via USB, the IC-7610, IC-7700, IC-7800, IC-7850, IC-7851 & IC-9700 via an ethernet cable, and the IC-705 via WLAN.

Dualwatch, Dual Spectrum Scope Control
The dualwatch operation and dual spectrum scopes with the waterfall functions* can be used on your remote PC. MAIN and SUB spectrum scopes can be observed on the RS-BA1 Version 2 at the same time.
* The dualwatch and dual spectrum scope functions are only for the IC-7851, IC-7850 & IC-7610.
The spectrum scope functions (single receive) are usable with the IC-7300, IC-9700 & IC-705.

Added Functions
Most functions and modes of your transceiver, including interference rejection functions and IF filter settings, can be controlled using the CI-V commands. The following functions are added to the RS-BA1 Version 2.
• Panel size can be enlarged (Normal or large size selectable)
• Indicator click operation to change the settings
• RIT and ⊿TX functions
• [MUTE] button
• SUB dial

Low Latency, High Quality Audio Over an IP Network
The RS-BA1 Version 2 offers real-time operation with low latency, high quality audio. You can use the transceiver installed in another room using your home network, or even from a remote location over the Internet*.
* A static public IP address or Dynamic DNS is required for the base station (Server) PC, when you configure the remote control system through the Internet.

Functions Compatibility Chart

IC-7610 IC-7600 IC-7410
IC-7300 IC-7200 IC-7100 IC-9700 IC-705
Dualwatch Function / x / x x x x x x x
Server Function / / / x x x x x / /
Remote Power ON/OFF / / / / x / x / / /
Spectrum Waterfall Scope / x / x x / x x / /
APF AF Level Adjustment / / / / x x x x x x
CW Keyer / / / / / / x / / /
Voice Recording/Playback / / / / / / / / / /
USB Dial with RC-28 / / / / / / / / / /

/ : Function Available
x : Function Not Available.
Note: Depending on your transceiver, some functions or modes cannot be used, or you need to update the transceiver’s firmware.
Please use the latest firmware version of the transceiver.

Supplied items
• CD (including the RS-BA1 instruction manual, the RS-BA1 installer, the USB driver and the USB driver installation guide)
• RC-28 Controller
• USB cable (A-B type)
• Installation guides

Note for RS-BA1 Version 1 users: To obtain the new features in the RS-BA1 Version 2, the purchase of the new software package is required.

  • Minimum system requirements - One transceiver & one PC are connected.
    Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/7 (32/64 bit)
    CPU: 1.8GHz processor or better
    Memory: Windows 10/8.1/7 – 2GB (32 Bit), 4GB (64 Bit)
    Hard Disk Space: 150MB or more
    Display resolution: 1024x768 pixels (enlargeable)
    Further info can be found on the RS-BA1 Version 2 Leaflet
    Because the system requirements may differ, depending on your PC environment (permanently running software such as antivirus software, peripheral devices, network condition, settings of OS and other software), the operation is not guaranteed.
  • IC-705
    The new portable HF/VHF/UHF IC-705 has many great features such as SDR platform, internal battery, GPS, Bluetooth and D-STAR, all in a compact and lightweight body. The Icom IC-705 uses the same 4.3 inch colour touch screen display as the best selling IC-7300 and IC-9700 featuring real-time spectrum scope and waterfall display.
  • IC-7100
    In 1995, almost three decades ago, Icom changed the way radio hams thought about mobile HF communication with the introduction of the IC-706. Since that time, the Icom Mobile HF radios have been the Performance HF mobile radio of choice. Now, Icom has once again changed mobile HF communications with the introduction of the IC-7100.
  • IC-7200
    The IC-7200 HF/50MHz transceiver maintains all the traditions of high quality engineering that you expect from Icom. Rugged in design and easy to operate, the IC-7200 utilises the latest digital functions including digital IF filter, twin PBT and manual notch filter which are normally associated with more expensive models. The IC-7200 is ideal for field operation or at home in your shack and is designed to be one of the most practical rigs available.

  • IC-7300
    The IC-7300 is a revolutionary compact radio that will excite HF operators from beginners to experts. This model has a high-performance real-time spectrum scope and employs a RF direct sampling system. The IC-7300’s real-time spectrum scope provides top-level performance in resolution, sweep speed and dynamic range. While listening to received audio, the operator can check the real-time spectrum scope and quickly move to the intended signal. The combination of the real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function improves the quality and efficiency of HF operation.
  • IC-7410
    The IC-7410 from Icom has been designed as a specialised HF/6M transceiver sporting excellent performance and features. The IC-7410 employs a high grade DSP unit and double conversion super-heterodyne system developed from the latest technology found in higher grade Icom rigs including the IC-7600, IC-7700 and IC-7800 series. In addition, the IC-7410 has a built-in 15kHz 1st IF filter and can accept up to two optional filters (3kHz/6kHz). When operated with these 1st IF filters, narrow mode signals such as the CW and SSB modes are protected from adjacent and unwanted strong signal interference.
  • IC-7600
    The IC-7600 HF/50MHz transceiver is enhanced with some of the main features tried and tested on our flagship IC-7700/7800 models, highly regarded by Amateur operators world-wide. Add over 45 years of analogue RF circuit expertise and the result is the IC-7600, a new rig with outstanding performance and a multitude of innovative features including a newly employed double conversion superheterodyne system and dual DSP units and 3kHz IF (roofing) filter.

  • IC-7610
    Whether it is poor band conditions, or battling to pick out a call in a large pile-up, faint signals have always been a challenge for DXers and Contesters around the world. The difference between putting the QSO in the log or having to try another time is the capability of your receiver. One key factor is the RMDR capabilities, the ability to pick out a faint signal in the presence of stronger, adjacent signals. The IC-7610 introduces dual RF direct sampling receivers, achieving 110dB RMDR, rivalling that of top-of-the-line transceivers.
  • IC-7700
    The IC-7700 HF/50MHz transceiver shares many features with its 'big brother', the world famous IC-7800. With two independent DSP units, a +40dBm* 3rd order intercept point and ultra wide dynamic range to name but a few of the features.
  • IC-7800
    Icom has developed the flagship model IC-7800 which is a fusion of forty years analogue RF circuit development expertise, with cutting edge digital technology.
  • IC-7850
    The IC-7850 'collectors piece' will be produced early in 2015 in very limited numbers to celebrate Icom’s 50th Anniversary. Based on the benchmark IC-7800 the IC-7850 will share many similarities with Icom’s current top of the range IC-7800.

  • IC-7851
    Contesters and DXers are always looking for that competitive edge to magically pull out the weak signal that is either that rare country or multiplier they need to climb up the list. Larger antennas, higher gain pre-amps and other devices in line are great. However, what happens inside the radio with all those signals coming down your feedline can defeat all your efforts.
  • IC-905
    The IC-905 is the industry’s first microwave rig in the 144, 430, 1200, 2400, 5600 MHz and 10 GHz* bands. Multi-mode operation in SSB, AM, FM, D-STAR DV/DD, and FM-TV (Amateur TV) is possible. Output power is 10 W on 144, 430, 1200 MHz, 2 W on 2400, 5600 MHz, and 0.5 W on 10 GHz.
    * CX-10G is required for 10 GHz operation.

  • IC-9100
    The IC-9100 all-in-one HF/VHF/UHF transceiver covers not only HF, 6M, 2M, 70cm and 23cm* Amateur radio bands, but also a variety of operating modes including SSB, CW, AM and FM. It also features dual band simultaneous reception, satellite mode operation and RTTY decode on the display.
  • IC-9700
    The Icom IC-9700 is the first VHF/UHF/1200 MHz transceiver which introduces the RF direct sampling system for the 144 and 430 MHz bands, a real-time spectrum scope and waterfall function. The RF direct sampling system has already provided high performance in Icom's IC-7610 and IC-7300 HF transceivers. In addition, the spectrum scope and waterfall function have been indispensable tools for operators to increase QSO opportunities, without missing weak signals. The radio has many other impressive features including a built-in 1200 MHz band, 4.3 inch TFT colour touchscreen display, full duplex with Dualwatch on separate bands, Satellite mode, D-STAR DV (Digital Voice) /DD (Digital Data) modes and Terminal/Access point modes. Also, a newly designed power amplifier and cooling system provide stable and high-efficiency operation, even when continuously transmitting for a long time.

Our friends at Tech Minds have produced a video that logically goes through the step-by-step process of remote controlling an Icom Amateur radio, more specifically, in this case, the IC-7300, using the RS-BA1 Version 2 remote control software.

The video provides an:

• Explanation of the RS-BA1 Version 2 Remote Control Software and its new features
• Introduction to the RC-28 remote controller encoder.
• Installing the RS-BA1 Version 2 remote control software
• Setting up your computer and radio...in this case, the IC-7300
• Accessing the IC-7300 remotely

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