Icom 7610 HDSDR and Icom I/Q Package

The Icom 7610 HDSDR instructions and Icom 7610 I/Q package is available now! With the latest Icom firmware (v1.20, released 8-24-2018) we get use of the USB3.0 port on the rear of the Icom 7610 and now we can run HDSDR with the radio. Don’t forget my article getting the Icom 7300 up and running with HDSDR.  Doing it with the Icom 7610 is easier, but also twice as expensive, hi!

 

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Icom 7610 HDSDR is Easy

It may look a little complicated at first, but it’s very simple.

  1. Update the firmware.
  2. Install HDSDR.
  3. Install IC-7610 USB I/Q Package for HDSDR.
  4. Connect a USB 3.0 cable between your PC and the Icom 7610 rear USB 3.0 (blue) port.
  5. Power on the Icom 7610.
  6. Check the driver installation.
  7. Open HDSDR and configure a couple of things.
  8. Click start and you have it!

Icom 7610 HDSDR Cautions

There are only a few things to be aware of.

  1. Do not attach the USB 3.0 cable before the software is installed.
  2. Use as short of cable as possible to avoid issues.
  3. Turn off the Icom 7610 before attaching the USB 3.0 cable to it.
  4. Verify you are using the blue port on the rear of the 7610 and of course a blue port on your computer. Those are USB 3.0.
  5. In HDSDR if you’ve been using it with other radios or software, you may want to reset it.
  6. Do not try to setup CAT control with OmniRig of DDE to HDSDR. The ExtIO_IC7610 will take care of it.
  7. Setup the soundcard in HDSDR to your PC audio device (speakers).

The rest is in the video. Enjoy!

Conclusion

Wow! It was easy and I really like the software Icom developed for the Icom 7610. Can’t wait to get CW skimmer running.

I’ll be in Yellowstone the week of September 2nd. Watch for me on the air. I’m activating Yellowstone for Parks On The Air (POTA).

A big thanks to subscribers and everyone who posts questions, comments and sends emails with ideas and suggestions. I sincerely appreciate it and hope this website helps Ham operators.

If you have a question or suggestion, please comment below. I will do my best to answer it and your experience will help others as well.

Links:
USB 3.0 cable

Updating Firmware Video

Icom Instruction Guide

Icom Firmware Download

HDSDR Download

Icom USB I/Q Package for HDSDR

CW Skimmer Download

VB-Audio Hi-Fi Cable Download

Null-modern emulator (com0com) Download

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Brad
2 years ago

So no need for a SDRPLAY like device? Wow!

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Rob
2 years ago

Presumably one has to use a pc with a usb3 port?
will a standard usb2 cable not work with a standard usb2 pc?
73
Rob
G3RCE

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Brad
2 years ago

I have it all setup and worked right away thanks to your work.

When I click on the HDSDR waterfall, it moves the waterfall to center the freq I clicked on cuasing break is the waterfall. Have not found a setting to fix that. Do you know what it is?

Thanks,

Brad

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I followed your video instrucions and I now have HDSDR working seamlessly with my IC-7610, thank you. Now neded to work on CW Skimmer. When’s that video going to appear? No pressure. 🙂 Ian G4YVZ

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Ian Cooling
2 years ago

Hi Rich
Thanks for the CW Skimmer video. Everything working as it should. Seamlessly. Great integration between the IC-7610, HDSDR and CW Skimmer. I would never have managed that without your invaluable help . Within a week I’ve doubled the capabilities of the radio. Again, a big thank you. Ian.

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Dennis Baker
2 years ago

I have been through the set up process many times with the ICOM document and your video and have not been able to get N1MM and CWSimmer working at the same time. I can use one or the other, but not both. I have been on the phone with ICOM Tech Support and submitted a support request, but have not found a solution so far.

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago

Hey Rich,
I have a problem loading the IC-7610 USB I/Q Package.
It downloads but when I double click setup 64bit It starts the process then stops. Starts saying it cant find a HDSDR package installed. any ideas? I had this working on the same computer but switched to a SSD this week end and now I get this message. Everything else has loaded. including the Uart Codec drivers.
I have already downloaded and installed HDSDR. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Rich,

This is the error message I receive:

The set up has detected no version of IC-7610 USB I/Q Package has been installed.
The specified command-line options require that the application be installed to continue.
The set up will now terminate.

At a loss here
Cheers
Cyrus / W5DXE

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Morning Rich,
Well Not sure why but HDSDR and IQ package took to the new laptop like a duck to water. everything seems to be as it should. Mainly it finally installed. Ill let you know if I find anything else out. Going to do a full reload of the OS on the desktop to see if that may be the issue.
73
Cyrus/W5DXE

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Yes it is during the I/Q package installation process. Yes I am running Windows 7 Pro Ultimate 64 bit.
Still scratching my head over this one. I uninstall everything after failure. IE: HDSDR, the I/Q Package. and still no dice once it is re installed. Nothing at all on device manager. It never gets that far.

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Yes but it wont let me. It says install 64 bit file which I have several times but to no avail. I have even gone as far as uninstalling the CP210X UART bridge drivers and reinstalling them. No go. Rich I do notice that the ICOM 7610 High Speed FIFO bridge isn’t installing either.It shows in the device mgr but says no driver found. Does this have any bearing on my trouble with the I/Q package?

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Cyrus Turner
2 years ago
Reply to  Cyrus Turner

Yes that was the first thing I tried. I’m getting a new Laptop this week and going to see if it will take the install. If it does Ill use the laptop to control the 7610 and my other radios. And just use the desktop for other stuff. Ill let you know how it turns out. Just cant figure why it only refuses to install this application. Everything else loads and installs without issues.

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Rien Aarden
2 years ago

HI Rich

I’m work with the IC-7610 and Microham MK3 so is it than also possible to work HDsdr with the USB3 Cable
Tnx for the nice video’s Rich
73′
Rien, PA7RA

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Antonio
2 years ago

Hi Rich , Also I can not install the IQ USB drivers from Digital Signature error, I tried several times to install but without success. Do you have any suggestions?0

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Roldan
1 year ago

Ive follow everything for the setup and configuration, The procedure entry point InitializeCriticalSectionEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNELL32.dll

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Roldan
1 year ago

Thanks Rich will try to look on the forum.

73,

de Roldan VA6RB

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