[amsat-bb] Re: ICOM IC-PCR-1000

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at leikhim.com
Mon Nov 25 21:05:22 PST 2013

I bought one of these receivers a year ago to use for LMR signal 
strength measurements. It is a very versatile receiver multimode 
receiver, It is NOT SDR however, so extracting some digital modes may 
require a "discriminator tap" which is well documented on various sites. 
As was pointed out, the lack of a serial port on the host computer will 
require a USB to serial "dongle-thingy". The biggest complaint by users 
is support of USB. That being said, I got mine working, so if you have 
any trouble I will give it a shot. Hope my memory serves. I did however 
download a whole lot of software and info. I would recommend avoiding 
the "BONITO"  software that was often bundled with it. Mine just plain 
did not like their product and acted in very funny ways. I got worse 
than no support, very cryptic people to ask for help. Try the ICOM 
software to get it going and then branch out. Beware of any utilities to 
back up, retune or modify the firmware.

Joe Leikhim

Leikhim and Associates

Communications Consultants

Oviedo, Florida

JLeikhim at Leikhim.com



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