Icom 7610 Rig Control N3FJP Amateur Contact Log and Fldigi

Icom 7610 rig control problems? Having trouble finding software for the Icom 7610? If you are a fan of N3FJP software and Fldigi then this is for you. This works for the Icom IC-7300 too. Amateur Contact Log is easy to configure for the Icom 7610 and Fldigi integrates with it beautifully! Fldigi logs right into AC Log. Wow, what a great combo!

As of the writing of this post, Icom 7610 owners have to look at rig control alternatives for the Icom IC-7610. Currently Flrig, HamLib and RigCAT do not have files for the Icom 7610.

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Icom 7610 Rig Control Using N3FJP Amateur Contact Log

It’s easy to configure N3FJP’s Amateur Contact Log for the Icom IC-7610. Especially if you are replacing a previous radio. Just change the CI-V address in ACLog under Rig Interface to 98 for the IC-7610. Change it to 94 for the IC-7300.

For Icom 7610 rig control choose the correct Com Port, Baud Rate and change the Command to Read Frequency CI-V address to 98, Don’t forget the other side, Command To Read Mode. It needs to be 98 too. Try it.

icom 7610 rig control

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For Fldigi to communicate and follow AC Log, enable the Application Program Interface (API) Server in ACLog.

icom 7610 rig control

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Fldigi Configuration with N3FJP

Open Fldigi and go to the Fldigi configuration window. Enable a couple of things and you’re off and running. See the video below for more.

icom 7610 rig control

Icom 7610 Connected to ACLog with Fldigi

Since the Icom 7610 is not an entry level radio, I am guessing you are already familiar with how ACLog and Fldigi operate. If you are not familiar, see the video below. I’ll go into a little more detail.

When making a contact using Fldigi, Fldigi will save the QSO to ACLog automatically. They intergrate perfectly.

Tune the Icom 7610 to change frequency and both programs follow.

Log a PSK31 (or any digital mode) and the contact/QSO information correctly transfers to AC Log. Note: You’ll have to enter your correct power in ACLog, but everything else will be fine.

Have you been using Fldigi with the 7610? What are you using to connect to the radio?

Icom 7610 N3FJP Fldigi Integration Video

BONUS Photos: Icom 7610 Menu Settings

You can see this in my other videos. Ham Radio Deluxe Setup and Icom 7610 N1MM One Cable RTTY CW – How To.

Captures from my IC-7610

The first row and bottom 2 photos on the left are important for this application. Note: The capture on the top far right (USB SEND/KEYING), I have set these so I can use my USB cable for RTTY (FSK). This will not be necessary for you in this application. It won’t hurt anything though.

IMPORTANT: The bottom 2 on the right (TX DELAY & CW-KEY SET) are needed if you run an amplifier and CW QSK.

Push Menu>SET>Connectors for the first 6 captures (top row and two left captures on the bottom row).

Push Menu>SET>FUNCTION to set the TX Delay.

To change the CW Rise Time. Go into CW Mode, push Menu, KEYER and EDIT/SET. Tap CW-KEY SET and increase the Rise Time.

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AF Output Level stayed at 50% for recording data signals.

DATA OFF MOD stays at MIC,ACC and DATA1 MOD IS USB

Unnecessary until you want to operate thru a LAN.

I use this for RTTY (FSK) It works for this application too.

My CI-V is 19200. We are using Unlink from [REMOTE]

CI-V Baud Rate 115200. CI-V Echo Back ON

TX DELAY for using an amplifer (yours may vary)

CW Rise Time for QSK

Sources

N3FJP

Fldigi

Sherwood Engineering HF Test Results – Icom 7610

IMPORTANT: IF YOU DRIVE A LINEAR AMPLIFIER WITH YOUR ICOM 7610, INCREASE YOUR TX DELAY TO AT LEAST 10MS. MINE IS SET TO 20MS BECAUSE I USE AN AMERITRON AL-811. PG 8-3 ICOM 7610 BASIC MANUAL. (See Sherwood link above)

I hope you find this informative and useful. If you have a problem, please don’t hesitate to comment below. May DX be with you. – Rich, K0PIR

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K0PIR

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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brian gallear g8vpr
3 years ago

in the uk we are still waiting for the shipment to arrive
so nobody is playing hi..

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Steve N8DNG
3 years ago

Just what I was looking for Rich! Thanks! One question though, this works in USB-D mode. What about making it work in RTTY mode on the rig? I was making contacts in RTTY with FLDIGI but in USB-D, not RTTY on the rig. Thanks again, N8DNG

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K2HAT Lee Hatfield
3 years ago

My Question, what cables will I need to go from the computer to the IC-7610 so I can do JT modes, FLdigi etc?

I do not see this mentioned in the page here yet.

I have no speakers hooked to my computer, so video is of no help;
text works as I can still see that with my eyes at this time.

Thanks 73 de K2HAT 🙂

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Gregg
3 years ago

Nice video on interfacing N3FJP and FLDIGI. The 7610 looks like a nice rig, but it will look nicer to me when the price comes down and the many bugs are worked out. Meanwhile, I still like my 7600.

I also use N3FJP and it is an excellent logging program. Do you know if the N3FJP/FLDIGI combo works as well on the 7600?

Thanks and 73
Gregg KE2SX

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Dennis Kimrey W0HL
3 years ago

Great Video. Trying to get the 7610 to transmit in FLDigi. I am using AALog for logging but maybe it is time to switch. Love the way ACLog interfaces to FLDigi. Wonder if AALog would do the same? Thanks for another great video

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Dennis Kimrey W0HL
3 years ago

Thanks Rich

Look forward to the slide.

Thanks for your help

Dennis
W0HL

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Joe Colson W4LBY
3 years ago

Any plans for a video on connecting the Icom 7610 to a lan system for remote operation?

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John Birdlebough
3 years ago

Cheers all, just getting new 7610 up and running with Flrig and Fldigi.
changed CV address to 98, setup per screens above, but new radio FW only allows 8ms delay on tx however I have reed/vacuum relay QSK that works to 3.4ms no problem.
I tried the 7300 setting with com6 (first port), 115200 baud matching radio, tried different combinations of RTS/DTR. with 7300 it does initialize, tune works, but it and TX button on Flrig leave transmitter keyed.

What did we miss? 73’s K7BIT

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Carl A Horvath
2 years ago

Is it possible to get Fldigi to send cw on the 7610 with the keyboard? NOT using SSb audio?
TNX, de Chuck Wd8NXS

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Chuck
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

WOW thanks Rich, Hmmm how do you do that??

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Chuck
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Just tried it, it keys the rig, but is not sending.

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Carl A Horvath
2 years ago

Hi Rich, I had to get another computer, and re-install software.

Now I can’t get the N3FJP and the Fldig to talk again.

In the config window for the fldigi this is all I see

SEND:<PROGRSEND:
AM>
SEND:
SEND:

Any ideas?

Yes, the N3FJP does control the radio and read out the correct frequency.

Thanks
Chuck WD8BXS

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Chuck
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Thanks, that did it!

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