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 Supported radios
PC controllable radios which are compatible with TrunkView

IC-R10IC-R20IC PCR-100IC PCR-1000IC PCR-1500IC-R1500
IC PCR-2500IC-R2500IC-R7000IC-R7100IC-R8500
Other CI-V compatible receivers (see Icom note)
Pro-2005 (with OptoScan456 board)Pro-2006 (with OptoScan456 board)
Pro-2035 (with OptoScan535 board)
Other CAT interface compatible Yaesu radios
Icom note:
Radios which are driven by the Icom CI-V protocol have a 'radio address'.
Just enter the appropriate CI-V address (in hex) for the particular radio in the Settings window and your radio should work with TrunkView!

PCR-100 / PCR-1000 / (PC)R-1500 / (PC)R-2500 users only have to check the 'PCR model' box.

To operate an Icom R1500 with TrunkView
  • R1500
    Connect and determine the COM port being used by the R1500 (need only be done the first time).
    Thereafter do NOT use VFO or PC Mode (TrunkView will control the radio), exit the control panel and leave R1500 powered ON and connected to PC.
    Connect Audio lead from Ext SP to Line in/Microphone socket of PC.

  • Windows
    Go to Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device manager->Ports and find the COM port installed by the 'USB to UART bridge controller'. (COM port used by the R1500)
    Open the Properties of this COM port, check Port settings and select 38400 as baudrate. (default will be 9600).

  • TrunkView
    Open the Settings window.
    Set Sound Device to your PC's sound card.
    Go to RS232 and select the previously edited COM port, baudrate 38400, select Radio type Icom and tick 'PCR model'.

Uniden note:
Uniden radios organize memory channels in two different ways:

1. the traditional banks, with a fixed number of channels per bank.
2. the recent radios have 'Dynamic Allocated Channel' memory. This means that all channels belong to a pool, and when a channel is needed, it is allocated to the group where it is needed.

Users of a traditional radio have to select a memory channel for the frequency manipulations. (Default: channel 500).
These types include: UBC245XLT, UBC780XLT, UBC785XLT, BC895XLT, BC898T, UBC3300XLT

If you have a radio with Dynamic channels, you only have to tick the 'Dynamic Memory' box.
These types include: BCT15, USC230, BC246T, BR330T, BCD396T, UBC800XLT, BCD996T, UBC3500XLT.

To start Remote Mode on a UBC780XLT
Press E key for 2 seconds.
If REMOTE mode is selected, the 'RMT' icon appears.

Change transfer speed:
  • 1. Press MENU.
  • 2. Press or to select SYSTEM DATA and then press E.
  • 3. Press or to select PC CONTROL and then press E.
  • 4. To change the transfer speed, press or . Then press E.
  • 5. Press MENU, and press MENU again.

Realistic note:
The OptoScan456/535 communication board is a CI-V compatible board with default address 80 (hex).
To use it, select Icom and enter CI-V address 80.
Radio addresses 80 to 8F are reserved for the OptoScan456/535.

If your radio is not listed, but seems to be compatible with TrunkView, just drop an e-mail and it will be added.

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