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-R8500
  • IC-7850
  • IC-7610
  • IC-7300
  • IC-705

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-756 Pro I/II/III
  • IC-736 (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.

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:

  • Tuning control
  • RIT
  • Mode Selection
  • Receive Filter
  • RF Gain (Receiver)
  • AF volume (currently however, server instances assign this slider to the local computer audio volume)
  • Squelch
  • Transmit 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 at the default offset
  • Repeater tone, both transmit and receive
  • Repeater tone selection, both CTCSS and DCS (aka “DTCS”) for supported radios
  • DCS inversion
  • Preamp selection
  • Attenuator selection
  • Antenna selection
  • Bandscope Mode (center, fixed, scroll-c, scroll-f)
  • Bandscope Span
  • Bandscope Edge selection
  • “To Fixed” bandscope edge programming
  • Bandscope data 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)
  • IF-Shift and/or Tunable Pass-Band Filter adjustment