Getting Started

Once wfview has been downloaded, you will need to set up the radio and the program.

Radio Settings:

Set the radio to the default CI-V address. Enable CI-V Transceive.

For radios with ethernet or wifi: Set a known username and password, and enable Network Control. Make a note of the radio’s ip address.

For radios with Serial or USB: Set the baud rate to the highest supported rate, and make a note of the rate. Here is an in-depth guide to IC-7300 radio settings.

wfview settings:

Settings

First:

Press [1] “Settings” and then press [2] “Radio Access”. Select [3] either Serial (USB) or Network.

For Serial (USB) radios:

  • Select the [4] Serial Device
  • Select the [5] Baud Rate
  • Do not manually set the CI-V address or Model ID unless your radio is quite vintage.

For Network (ethernet or wifi) radios:

  • Type in the [4] IP address of the radio or radio server. If you know the hostname, you may supply the hostname instead.
  • Enter the [5] Control Port. The default is 50001 on most radios.
  • Enter the [6] username as set on the radio.
  • Enter the [7] password
  • Select the [8] audio output device you wish to use. Typically this is your headset or speakers. Linux users may simply select “default” for their desktop environment’s default audio choice.
  • Select the [9] audio input device you wish to use. Typically this is your microphone. Linux users may simply select “default” for their desktop environment’s default audio choice.

Next, for both types:

Press “Connect to Radio” (bottom of the window). If successful, the radio model number should appear in the window title bar and the lower-right corner of the window. Once working, press “Save Settings” (bottom left of the window).