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WCS-R8600 Programming Software and RT-42 cable for the Icom IC-R8600

WCS-R8600-USB Programming Kit
WCS-R8600-USB Programming Kit
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Price: $35.00

Product Code: WCSR8600-USB

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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
  • Works with the RT-42 cable to the USB port on the back of the radio or the RT-41 cable to the USB port on the front of the radio.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 So for Icon Receiver May 1, 2020
Reviewer: Rainer Curth from Usingen, Hessen Germany  
Top Sw dir My needs

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Nice when it works, but buggy August 24, 2019
Reviewer: W4JE from Arlington, VA United States  
Having similar problems to others. The software will sometimes cause the radio to stay in clone mode after IC-8600 upload is claimed to be done, as if it never finishes uploading. Also, I can only upload or download once, then the next time I try, the software tries to connect for a while then reports that it can't find a valid baud rate. So far the only way I've found to clear the issue is to reboot my computer, which is a pain. I'm using Windows 7 on a computer that is otherwise highly stable and reliable. I'm also noticing some problems when importing from a CSV file. For example, it won't recognize S-AM (D) mode (changes it to FM), and seems to ignore the pre-amp setting. Overall it seems like there's more debugging needed, and a new release should be issued. I appreciate the low price, though, but perhaps RT could double the price and issue a more refined product in return.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 WCS-8600 software and RT-42 July 1, 2019
Reviewer: THOMAS WARE from SAN DIEGO, CA United States  
Great software learning  experience

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 This software does not seem to work! March 8, 2019
Reviewer: W8IP from Grandville, MI United States  
After down loading the radio I can't seem to up loaded it back to the radio even after the computer is done sending the radio stays in the clone mode indefinitely. Seeing many others having similar problems I'm using W-10 seems very bugey. I hope this issue can be resolved in an upcoming release shortly or take it off line until the problems are resolved! I have had several other programs from RTS  and did not have these problems with those. I always thought highly of  RTS this was an disapointing purchase!

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