Supported Radios and Features

wfview is designed with compatibility in mind. Where possible, commands are used with a rich history dating back sometimes as far as 20 years. And while the more advanced features, such as the waterfall, are only available on newer radios, older radios can still enjoy rapid radio control and remote operation using the built-in server.

The following radios are considered the “core” supported radios for wfview, and thus have the most supported features:

  • IC-9700
  • IC-R8600
  • IC-7850
  • IC-7610
  • IC-7300
  • IC-905
  • IC-705
  • Xiegu X6100 (beta)

If your radio is not on the above list, please see the chapter for Using Older Radios.

Support for these older radios is coded into wfview. Some radios have more features implemented than others:

  • IC-7800 (needs more testing)
  • IC-7700 (needs more testing)
  • IC-7600 (needs more testing)
  • IC-7410
  • IC-7200 (needs more testing)
  • IC-7100
  • IC-7000 (needs more testing)
  • IC-703 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-706 MKGII (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-756
  • IC-756 Pro I/II/III
  • IC-736 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-737 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-738 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-718 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-706 (PTT using RTS)
  • IC-9100 (needs more testing)
  • IC-910H (needs more testing)

For the most up-to-date list, you can look in the code and see the currently supported radios. You can also cause an unsupported radio to masquerade as as different model by changing the radio’s CI-V address to match a supported radio’s default CI-V address, and then checking the “Use CI-V address as Model ID too” box. It’s probably best to tell wfview to use the Manual Radio CI-V Address as well. More information can be found on the manual page for the Radio Access page of the Settings tab.

Remember, even though you may not have as many features as the newer radios, wfview can get these radios to work remotely, for audio and control, with ease.

Supported Radio Features

Provided the radio supports these commands, you can expect the following radio features controllable from wfview:

  • Spectrum and Waterfall (core radios only)
  • Tuning control
  • RIT
  • Mode Selection
  • Receive Filter selection
  • Twin Pass Band Filter adjustment
  • Receiver Filter width adjustment
  • RF Gain (Receiver)
  • AF volume (currently however, network-access instances assign this slider to the local computer audio volume)
  • Squelch
  • Transmit Power Level
  • Mic, USB, ACC, or LAN modulation level (depending upon the source selected)
  • Waterfall reference level
  • Transmit (via command or RTS on some radios)
  • Enable/Disable Automatic Antenna Tuner (“ATU”)
  • Begin ATU tuning cycle
  • Repeater duplex/simplex selection
  • Repeater offset programming
  • Repeater tone, both transmit and receive
  • Repeater tone selection, both CTCSS and DCS (aka “DTCS”) for supported radios
  • DCS inversion
  • Split mode programming and activation
  • Quick Split
  • Main/Sub and A/B VFO functions
  • Preamp selection
  • Attenuator selection
  • Antenna selection
  • Bandscope Mode (center, fixed, scroll-c, scroll-f)
  • Bandscope Span
  • Bandscope Edge selection
  • “To Fixed” and “Custom Edge” bandscope edge programming
  • Bandscope enable/disable
  • Band Stacking Register (“BSR”) read access to jump to previous band positions
  • Modulation source selection (Mic, ACC, LAN, USB, etc)
  • Metering:
    • S-meter
    • Power Output
    • SWR
    • ALC
    • Compression
    • Vd (scale may be incorrect on some radios)
    • Id (scale may be incorrect on some radios)
    • Center Tune (IC-R8600 only)
  • Frequency Calibration, fine and course (IC-9700 only) (under Radio Settings).
  • IF-Shift and/or Tunable Pass-Band Filter adjustment (press “Show More” on the View tab)
  • Send CW using the radio’s built-in keyer