Icom 7610 RS-BA1 Installation and Settings

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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.

21 Responses

  1. blank Gary says:

    Generally, will the same instructions apply to the 7300?

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Gary,

      Nice to hear from you and I have not used my 7300 for remote yet. I believe so. It is not as hard as it first appeared.

      With the 7300 you would need to install the RS-BA1 software on a computer next to the 7300 to act as the server. This would require configuring that software. There are excellent groups in Groups.io for RS-BA1 and Icom 7300.
      Icom 7300
      RS-BA1

      I would install the software at the PC next to the 7300 first and then install the same software on the laptop.

      I hear rumors of RS-BA2 coming out later this year. It might make things easier.

      Thanks for the question.

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  2. blank Heinz says:

    Yeah
    RS-BA2 we,r waiting for.

    Ba1 from da last century. :-))

  3. blank Arthur Nienhouse says:

    Hello Dick
    I recently picked up that tp link nano EC00 I had one hell of a time getting it set as a client in my home network .
    I wanted wifi to insulate the 7610 from the LAN connection ( I lost a computer router wifi and everything that was connected hard to the cable ) Charter cable system took a hit miles from my house I never heard thunder saw lightning …just a loud snap in the house .

    Question can this EC00 be set up from the radio ic7610 ???

    What I ended up doing was to use a laptop to set the nano chip inside for my On Hub wifi I was able to see it in the On Hub app on my smart phone when it was finished, I spent hours trying to figure it all out there call center help was no help hard to understand the accent of the agent and she was not short with me asking questions.

    So can this be set from the radio from out of the box or did it do it the only way using my computer to talk to the EC00 ?

    Regards
    Art
    ka9zap

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Art,

      Nice to hear from you. That’s a bad lightning strike.

      Off hand I would say, yes the only way to configure it is through a computer. I always use a laptop with an ethernet cable connected to the router and configure it that way.

      73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  4. blank David Adcock says:

    Rich,

    I use Xfinity wifi and router and can’t get access from outside my in-house network. Any tips DMZ or Port forwarding etc.

    Dave
    KC9K

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi David,

      Nice to hear from you and I have not tried it yet.

      I think DMZ would be fine. There are only three ports open on the radio.

      For reference, there is a RS-BA1 Facebook group and a Groups.io forum (links above).

      When I get to it I’ll post some more information.

      Thanks for commenting and the question.

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  5. blank David Aslin says:

    Rich, thanks for your contributions to getting new IC=7610 owners up to speed on remote operation.
    I don’t have access to my LAN in the shack, except via WiFi. Can I insert a device on the IC-7610 LAN port to allow WiFi connection? If so, what do I need?
    73, David G3WGN M6O

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi David,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting. Great question.

      I’ve heard of others using a bridge/access point. TP-Link makes one and it was recommended by another Ham in the Groups.io forum. TP-Link N300.

      Anything like that will work and I like TP-Link products.

      Let me know how it goes.

      Thanks again and I hope to hear you on the air.

      73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  6. blank Dave Warner says:

    Hello
    Thanks for the video. I’ve not yet used the remote and your video will hopefully help an OT get to use some of the features on the 7610 and 7300.

    Happy new year,

    Dave
    G4OER

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Dave,

      Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting. I have been using it in my home and I will try from the coffee shop some day. Just haven’t had the opportunity.

      It does work good, even on my cheap little HP Stream notebook. I got good audio reports the few times I used it and I can receive good.

      Enjoy some time with it and I am sure you’ll get the hang of it.

      Thank you again, Happy New Years!

      73,
      Rich, K0PIR

  7. blank Alex says:

    Hello Rich!
    I have IC-7300 (FW v. 1.30), connected locally to the PC by USB. And I’ve got a problem:
    if I set “USB SEND = RTS” (it’s used for HRD) – any activity in “RS-BA1 Remote Control” leads to switching 7300 to TX mode, so only that I can do – turn off it by “POWER” button. “USB SEND = OFF” helps.
    Do You know any solution?
    Thanks for help!
    73! Alex, UB1AKI

  8. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi Alex,

    Nice to hear from you and thanks for the comment.

    It will fine with USB SEND OFF in the radio while using HRD and RS-BA1. I don’t believe it will affect your RS-BA1, HRD or DM780.

    My USB SEND was set to RTS for an old software program and I think many Hams just have it OFF in the radio. It should not affect anything.

    I hope this helps. Thanks again and just maybe when conditions get better I’ll hear you on the air.

    73,

    Rich, K0PIR

  9. blank Jordan VK2LPF says:

    Hi Rich

    Can you tell me do you require a static IP address for complete remote setup, at the moment my ISP uses a dynamic IP address and this could cause issues each time the IP address changes. The ISP charges me an extra $10 a month for a static address, or do you know of any kind of work around?

  10. blank K0PIR says:

    Hi Jordon,

    Nice to hear from you and thank you for the great question. Yes I have a dynamic IP but my ISP has set me up with k0pir.midcoip.net. It’s a free service of theirs, so I don’t get charged for an IP address. Maybe your ISP has similar service. If not there are some free services, but I am not sure how well they will work.

    Best 73!

    Rich, K0PIR

  11. blank John Kennon says:

    Hi, I’m N7CQQ working on setting up the RS-BA1 software. I am hung up on the setup for a Local PC. I selected USB/not Manual. Clicked on the drop down menu, no entries.. Tried the Manual, clicked on the drop down menu, found the radio, 7610. Next…the CI-V/Com prot settings.

    address 98
    Baud Rate 19200
    Com port number >>> drop down menu is blank…. Im Stuck here.

    Thanks, John N7CQQ

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi John,

      Nice to hear from you. Tell me about your station and setup. I do not run RS-BA1 on a local PC attached directly to the IC-7610.

      Did you mean remote?

      Rich, K0PIR

  12. blank Dave Borchard says:

    Is the RS-BA2 supposed to be newer than the BA-1 version 2?

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Dave,
      Nice to hear from you and thank you for posting your question here.

      Actually the newer version is named RS-BA1 ver 2. I have not purchased it yet. I would like to get my money out of the first one. I wished they had an upgrade plan, but I still don’t see one as of today. Maybe they will have a sale!

      Best 73,
      Rich, K0PIR

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