Icom 7300 DM780 Setup: I’m using the free version of Ham Radio Deluxe and DM780 in this example. The free version is still available here. If you like the free version I would suggest you get the paid version at some point. The updated Digital Master 780 does RTTY (FSK). That’s what I’ll be upgrading to later. I am also using Windows 10 and my PC is a Lenovo P580 laptop.
One of the last posts I did was setting up Ham Radio Deluxe with the Icom 7300 using a CI-V cable. This article just takes it a little further and gets DM780 setup with a USB cable so you can operate digital modes. It is very simple, but this is very basic. If you want more detail, take a look at the manual and browse some YouTube videos. For now, this article will get you going on PSK31, RTTY (AFSK), CW and a few more.
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First things first. Review my previous post Icom 7300 Ham Radio Deluxe Setup. Make sure the Icom 7300 is setup correctly in the menu. You should be using the CI-V cable for rig control and you should already have downloaded the USB driver from Icom and installed it. Here’s the download link, USB Driver (Ver 1.2). Do not connect the USB cable until you have downloaded and installed the driver.
Icom 7300 DM780 Setup
After connecting the USB cable follow these steps:
- Start HRD and then start DM780.
- Go to Program Options and click on Soundcard.
- Set the Input (Receive) to the USB Audio CODEC, mine is on COM4.
- Set the Output (Transmit) to the same USB Audio CODEC (COM4).
- Next Click on PTT.
- I use Ham Radio Deluxe – DM780 for PTT, so put a check mark on that.
- Next click on Modes + IDs.
- Check mark the “Use PTT” in the upper righthand corner.
- Next check mark “Enable serial (COM) port keying and select the com port your USB cable is using. Mine is COM4.
- Check mark “DTR”.
- Close Program Options.
When operating digital modes set the Icom 7300 to DATA mode (see Pg. 3-3 of the full manual on how to set the operating mode.) For instance when I am using PSK31 on 20 Meters I have my rig set to USB-D (USB DATA).
When operating CW you’ll have the rig in CW mode. This is a lot of fun. It helps when making contacts. I use it for a contest here and there and also use it to send CQ. I’ll do a post on N1MM Logger + later. Now that’s the way to go when contesting and it’s a whole lotta fun!
That should do it for the Icom 7300 DM780 setup. You should now be able to setup your macros and operate PSK31, RTTY (AFSK) and CW. Please see this video for a little more detail.
Thanks for dropping by and looking at the Icom 7300 DM780 Setup. I hope you find this article interesting and useful.
If you have a suggestion or do things differently, please comment below. How’s the Icom 7300, HRD and DM780 working for you? Best 73, good health and good DX. – Rich, K0PIR