The WCS-U82 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:
Other Menu Item Categories Include:
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.
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.
Limit MemoriesLimit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels.
Call ChannelHome/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 IC-U82 handles D-Star options in Memories. It is here in the Programmer that the D-Star specifics for each channel are found.
|Set “My Callsign” to your FCC issued callsign.|
The lists of Your Callsigns and Repeater Callsigns in the IC-U82 are not just for storage. The radio depends on the entries in these lists for D-Star operations.
In the IC-U82 you are limited to 6 each Your Callsigns, Rpt-1 Callsigns and Rpt-2 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 handle a talk channel, an unlink channel and several links to repeaters or reflectors. 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.
Radio Menu Settings
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.
Enter DTMF memory details and customize options for this function of the radio.
Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.