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Radio Programming Software for the Icom ID-800



RT Systems WCS-D800

The WCS-D800 Programmer is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC including settings for D-Star operations. You can easily set up your D-Star channels with just a few mouse clicks.

Memory Channels Include:

  • 500 Memory Channels with D-Star Options*
  • 10 Limit Memories(5 pair)
  • 7 VFO Channls
  • 2 Call Channels

Other Menu Item Categories Include:

  • Common
  • F1 Common
  • F2 Common
  • DTMF

The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.



* Icom UT-118 required in radio for D-Star.

With the WCS-D800 Programmer you can begin a new “factory fresh” file into which frequencies and option settings are entered. Or, you can read from the radio, store these details on your computer and make changes. Then, with minimal button pushing, send the new configuration back to the radio.

The Programmer allows you to create and save as many files as you want for your radio. Files can even be shared between users via email or the Internet. Any RT Systems Version 4.50 program can open a file from any other RT Systems Version 4.50 programmer... even from a different radio.

Managing all the options of this great little radio becomes easy with the Programmer. The cut, copy, paste and insert features of the Programmer make channel management easier than ever.

Open more than one file at a time. Memory channel information can be copied from one file to another within the Programmer making it really easy to set up a new file.



Limit Memories

Limit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels. Many of the Limit Memories are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.

VFO

The program makes available the same VFO’s as in the radio (usually one per band). Remember these are not real memory channels since the details are lost as soon as you tune the radio manually. There is no one button recall for these. You do not need to program into VFO before programming details into a memory channel. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.

Call Channel

Home/Call channels are special memories accessed through one button recall on the radio. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can be changed to another within the band, they cannot be left blank.

Memories and D-Star Columns:

The ID-800 handles D-Star memories in Memories. It is here in the Programmer that the D-Star specifics for each channel are found.



D-STAR Settings

Set “My Callsign” to your FCC issued callsign.

The lists of Your Callsigns and Repeater Callsigns in the ID-800 are not just for storage. The radio depends on the entries in these lists for D-Star operations.

In the ID-800 you are limited to 99 Your Callsigns and 54 Repeater Callsigns. Callsigns with extensions must be entered here first. An entry is used in a memory channel by selecting it from these lists. With advanced planning, you can program lots of channels for talk, reflector linking, callsign routing, and unlinking using these fields.

While you may not be able to set up “a link to every reflector” in one file, there are enough options to provide a great deal of D-Star activity... even worldwide contacts.

Tx messages, name/location/equipment details, etc., scroll on the radio receiving your call. Be sure to turn on the Tx message with the checkbox.



D-STAR Calculator

The D-Star calculator is not available in this program because of the limitation for Your Callisgns and Repeater Callsigns. You must remain in control of the data to organize it for optimal use.

Gather information from: www.dstarinfo.com/dstar-web-calculator.aspx or www.dstarusers.org/repeaters.php to get started on your file.


Radio Menu Settings

Common

Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.

The entries on the Settings screens are made for you to “Set and Forget”. Once settings are customized, you are prompted to save before exiting. The saved settings will be there every time you create a new frequency file.

F1 and F2 Common

Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio.

DTMF

Enter DTMF memory details and customize options for this function of the radio.




Preferences Customize the Programmer

Grid Display

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  • Set colors for text (Fore) or background (Back) of alternate rows for easier viewing across the columns.
  • Freeze columns to keep information on the screen as you scroll to the right of the page.
  • Hide columns you don’t use. Customize your printout: hidden columns do not print.
  • Use Combo for Check boxes – changes the grid to eliminate check box selections that are disabled on some systems.

Memory Defaults

  • Set options to control auto fill information for memory channel entries.

Font

  • Set options to control the font in the column headers of the channel entry screens. Select any font and font size available on your computer.

Other

  • Set options to control how the programmer handles the global Radio Menu Settings file.
    - Separate (default) handles the global settings of the radio in a “set and forget” fashion. Once you set these up and save the file you won’t have to reset them for a new frequency file.
    - Together as one gives you the ability to create files that are complete with frequencies and customized global settings. In this mode, each file begins with factory defaults for every option of the radio.
  • Check “Get data from Radio” new file option to prevent data loss when you read from your radio into the programmer.
  • Check “different window” option to make the programmer for a different radio run in completely separate window rather than in a separate tab of the same window.

Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.



WCS-D800 Programming Kit Hardware Requirements:
A PC running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) or Windows 8 (desktop version). A CD drive (local or network) for installation. A free USB port. The RT Systems USB-29A interface cable. The cable connects the radio to the computer from the USB port on the computer to the speaker jack on the radio.
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