Icom 7610 HSDSDR as a 3rd Receiver

I’ve been asked a few times about setting up HDSDR with the Icom 7610 and how to use HDSDR as a 3rd receiver. It is a lot of fun to try and I will be using it more often. Whether you’re contesting or a casual user this may be for you. It can keep a guy busy too  😀 

If you haven’t already done so, have a look at my article and video,  Icom 7610 HDSDR and Icom I/Q Package.

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HDSDR as a 3rd Receiver Settings

In HDSDR if you followed my previous article there are only two settings to check/change. Those are in the EXtIO settings, the MAIN/SUB and Sync Mode. Have a look at the video below to see how it works.

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Icom 7610 Settings

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Icom 7610 HDSDR as a 3rd Receiver Video

In this video we look at using the Icom 7610 with HDSDR and using HDSDR as a 3rd receiver.

Things to Look For

  • When tuning in HDSDR use the mouse to point and click. Using the scroll wheel on the mouse changes both the Lo and the Tune frequency.
  • You will be limited to the same band between HDSDR and the IC-7610. The other receiver (in the video the MAIN) can be tuned to a different band.
  • Audio from HDSDR is sent to your PC speakers. Note the change in audio quality in the video when I unmute HDSDR.


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Preparations for using the IC-7610 with the HDSDR application

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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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