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WCS-R8600 Programming Software Only for the Icom IC-R8600

WCSR8600-U Programming Software Only
WCSR8600-U Programming Software Only
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Price: $25.00

Product Code: WCSR8600-U

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RT Systems WCS-R8600 Programming software makes it easy to manage memory channel information and other menu settings of the Icom IC-R8600. Click here for more Information.

  • Spreadsheet layout with many point and click options.
  • "Read" the current configuration from the radio for editing or start from scratch in a new file.
  • The programmer has copy and paste of memory channel information between files.
  • Column editing for changing several channels with minimal typing.
  • An easy interface to ARRL Travel Plus, RFinder-Worldwide Repeater Directory, Radio Reference, or Repeater Book to get repeater information. (separate purchase or subscription may be required)
  • Ability to copy and paste spreadsheet or website data.
  • Much more than just memory channel programming with settings for other radio menu items.
  • RT Systems Programming Software for Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 and 8.1 (full version), or Windows 10

Average Rating: Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 15 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Good reliable software September 2, 2019
Reviewer: JEFFREY GARRETT from SANDWICH, Kent United Kingdom  
I have several different incarnations of RT Software, to suit different radios in my shack.  Ive never had any issues with running the software.  The on-screen layout gives me the opportunity to see at a glance, and edit the content ready to upload to my radios.  This is especially useful if you are new to the radio and need to get to grips with the memories functions and available options.  The files can even be migrated across the software, to match memory layouts in other radio sets.  Recommended.

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5 of 5 RT Systems Prog. SW WCS-R8600 (v.5.00.14) - Great August 9, 2019
Reviewer: JEFF T from ANNANDALE, VA United States  
I first plugged the R8600 into the laptop running the latest Win 10, and it automatically installed the most up-to-date correct drivers.  I then ran the WCS-R8600 installer onto the laptop.  Very fast install, and the program booted right up.  Looked around in it a bit to gain familiarity with ‘what’s where’.  Fired up the radio, used the Communications tab to copy over the memory banks I’d already set up, and it did so flawlessly.  Went on from there, using links both ways, and was amazed how easy it was.  

Lots of nice-looking options I haven’t touched yet, but I am simply amazed how well-thought-out and designed your program is.  While it is simple and straightforward, at the same time there are a ton of capabilities and features packed into it.

The latest version certainly seems to have cleared up some of the issues folks had with earlier releases.  This program is exactly what I was looking for, with a whole lot more to boot.    Well done!

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5 of 5 Absolutely Fantastic July 1, 2019
Reviewer: Javier Tresanchez from Vallromanes, Barcelona Spain  
a good program , easy to use and fast respond to any problem for the user.

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4 of 5 Ease of use. June 29, 2019
Reviewer: Malcolm Mart from Holyhead, Gwynedd United Kingdom  
Overall very good only problem was solved when i changed options under the communications tab to fast.

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4 of 5 Software does the job. April 27, 2019
Reviewer: Brian vk3ccr from Victoria Australia  
The program does the job as advertised and has made programming the IC8600 memories so much easier.  It is very comprehensive and programs functions I was not using making me refer to the manual for correct settings.

Startup is slow as reading in the last used memory file from memory takes about 40s on my Win 10 laptop which is equipped with a solid state drive.  Also it is possible to get into modes which crash the program needing a computer power down to correct.  I cannot positively identify the cause but it appears to be related to writing to the data file.

All in all, this is a very useful program.

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