RT Systems WCS-9100

 

The WCS-9100 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. The D-Star calculator built into the program gives you D-Star information from all around the world to use. You can easily set up your D-Star channels with just a few mouse clicks.

Memory Channels Include:

  • 100 HF Memories plus 6 Limit Memories (3 pair)
  • 100 VHF Memories plus 6 Limit Memories (3 pair)
  • 100 UHF Memories plus 6 Limit Memories (3 pair)
  • 100 1.2GHz Memories plus 6 Limit Memories (3 pair)
  • 500 DR Memories
  • 40 Satellite Memories (20 pair, Uplink/Downlink)
  • 500 DR Memories
  • 52 VFO Memories (3 per Band)
  • 4 Call Channels (1 per Band
  • 50 GPS Memories

Other Menu Item Categories Include:

  • Common
  • Receive
  • Transmit
  • CW/RTTY
  • GPS

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

The programming process begins by first installing the program then installing (and allowing) the drivers for the cable. Be sure to complete both of these steps.

Next, make all the connections between the radio and the computer and complete Communications | Get data from radio. This “syncs” the radio and computer. Even if the radio is not yet set up with memory channels, there are details that the programmer needs to get from the radio.

Start setting up details for your radio in a “factory fresh” file (File|New) or in the file that was created when you did Communications | Get data from the radio. Begin by entering a receive frequency (that will be the frequency published for the repeater). When you press Enter or Tab to leave the Receive frequency field, the program will complete details for the channel. Then customize Name and Tone to match the details you have for that local repeater.

Use the links to external data sources (File | External data) built right into the programmer to access repeater details for your area or for a location you plan to visit. Then with just a few button clicks, you have a file with hundreds of entries and all you typed was your location (i.e., zip code or city).

Save your file as you work. This is a computer, after all, and you would hate to lose your work should the system fail. Actually, create and save as many files as you want or need. You could have one file for home, a different one for the vacation house, another for the trip to your son’s house, another for the yearly 3K run and picnic where you help direct traffic and want the radio to be programmed with only the frequencies for that event. Remember, radio programming is an overwrite process. Everything in the radio is replaced by everything in the file.



DR Memories

The DR Channels are special memories of the radio used for quick manual D-Star setup from the radios face. D-Star channels do not have to Be programmed here Before Being saved to memory.

Satellite Memories

20 pair of Uplink and Downlink frequencies for satellite operations.

VFO

The program makes available the same VFOs 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

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.

GPS Memories

Once stored in the radio during GPS operations, these channels are read from the radio with the other details.

Memories and D-Star Columns

The IC-9100 handles D-Star setting on HF, VHF, UHF and 1.2 GHz Memories. Every memory channel in the Programmer has D-Star specifics. The D-Star columns Become active once Operating Mode is set to DV.

D-STAR Settings

Set "My Callsign" to your FCC issued callsign.

The list of Your Callsigns is just storage. The callsigns used during a transmission are programmed in the memory channel. This list is available to make a selection from; however, the callsign does not need to Be entered here first.

Tx messages, name/location/equipment details, etc., scroll on the radio receiving your call.



D-STAR Calculator

Make programming D-Star channels easy with the built in D-Star Calculator. The information is updated automatically on your system with Programmer updates. Use the Calculator to automatically enter Callsigns and extensions along with frequency details... no more space counting to get those extensions right! Set up channels for any D-Star function (talk channel, a link to a repeater or reflector, unlink, echo test, etc.) or details for a DV Access Point with just a few simple mouse clicks.

Chanel Type

Use the calculator to select the function for channel.

Talk Channel

Set up your "talk" channel. Use boxes on the left for local repeater.

Reflector

Reflectors world-wide are included. Just select and apply to set up channel.

DV Access

Details for DVAP can Be set up, including frequency and function.


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.

Receive

Customize features for the Main and Sub Band receivers.

Transmit

Customize options for the transmitter.

CW/RTTY

Use these settings to adjust the CW and RTTY menu items of the radio.

GPS

Configure GPS function settings.




Preferences

Grid Display

  • RT Systems now available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
  • 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.

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