Icom USB Driver Reinstall Windows 10 Troubleshooting HRD and WSJT-X


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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  1. William Davis says:

    I have been trying to download and install the HamLib Amateur Radio Control Libraries. The files down load and save on my Windows 10 drive but when I try to install the software I get error messages that it cannot open the files to write them. Very frustrating.

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi William,

      Nice to hear from you and I did install those libraries at one time. Verify that you have downloaded the correct file.

      On this page there is a download button “Download the latest version”

      It is a *.exe file

      Rich, K0PIR

  2. Duff says:

    Hi Rich ;
    Being a new owner/op of a 7610 have much appreciated your tips/tricks in getting the conductivity going…
    with that said… I’m NOT! ha . some reasonable success with HRD… and not so much with WSJT-X…Many of the same HamLib error reads as others… very frustrating… 3rd day into configuring the 7610…
    any clues are appreciated.

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Duff,

      It’s nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting.

      First try restarting the computer and just start WSJT-X.

      In WSJT-X try to get the radio working with it. Use the Icom 7610 as the rig. Hamlib errors usually indicate an error configuring WSJT-X. Correct Rig, Serial port, baud rate and PTT are critical. Don’t open any other software that may be using the com port.

      What happens when you click Test CAT? The specific error?

      Rich, K0PIR

  3. Ken Archer says:

    Hi Rich,

    I have watched several of your videos on YouTube but I am having a problem with the USB driver that came with RS-BA1. When I click connect on the Radio Screen or turn on the radio while the computer is running I get a message The Last USB driver loaded failed or something like that. I am having issues with transmitting remotely and have yet to get it working correctly. I have uninstalled and followed the instructions to install the USB drivers correctly.
    Another question is will I be able to use this USB driver to run WSJT-X or another digital program?

    Thanks very much,

  4. K0PIR says:

    Hi Ken,

    Nice to hear from you and thanks for commenting here.

    See if you have any errors when looking in Device Manager.

    I have not done that with WSJT-X, but I believe that it is possible. There is a Facebook group and a ham on there who is very knowledgeable of RS-BA1. It is the RS-BA1 group on Facebook. I am sure that group can help.

    I hope to get to it soon enough and do a video, thank you again and best of luck and best 73!

    Rich, K0PIR

  5. Jaime says:

    Hello Rich,

    My problem is with the IC-7600. When I plug the cable into the USB-B port – the back of the radio to any USB port on computer, the IC-7600 simply stops transmitting. I use Windows 10.
    Jaime, PP5JD

    • K0PIR says:

      Hi Jaime,

      Thank you for coming in here and sorry to hear the trouble you’re having.

      It stops transmitting? I wouldn’t plug the cable in while the radio is transmitting.

      Do you mean it starts transmitting? Have a look at this page and the first item that I mentioned. It probably has to do with that.

      Rich, K0PIR

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