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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: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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Icom IC-R8600 programming software April 1, 2019
Reviewer: Raymond Solinski from Ashburnham, MA United States  
Good software overall, makes programming your radio much easier. I did have some trouble with getting the driver correct, and the other issue was I needed to have the send speed set to fast in order for the program load to my radio. Once those items were addressed, it worked very good. The only other complaint is I wish they would offer all of their software to be compatible with Mac.

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WCS-R8600 Software March 14, 2019
Reviewer: John from USA  
This software only allows you to program twenty groups even though the ic-r8600 has 100 groups available for programming. This is a major deficiency of the software and needs to be fixed since at present it's only possibe to utilize 20% of the receiver's memory potential.

You're right. In the original version there were only 20 groups.  Do Help | Check for Updates to get the latest version which has been expanded to include all 100 groups/  It takes a while for the program to load all those channels, so be patient with it... but they are all there.   Hope this helps.... 03/14/2019  K0RTX

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Database software for IC-r8600 November 22, 2018
Reviewer: Lexa from Switzerland  
great tool

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Very useful software November 7, 2018
Reviewer: Dale from Belmont, CA United States  
I am using it but have found several bugs using the copy and paste routines.   It is incredibly slow to load also.    I do use it and have figured out away to work around the bugs.

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