Connects your Icom radios to your computer
Version: 1.0BCSIcom is a simple program to exercise a CI-V Interface with Icom
Operating System: Mac OS X
Before running the program, be sure to plug in any USB/serial adapter that
you will be using. After starting BCSIcom, select the correct serial port from the popup menu, along with the baud rate.
You can usually leave your ID set to the default value of 234. Note that the
program expects decimal values for radio IDs, not hex.
Set the ID for the radio, usually you can find this in the radio
documentation. The bytes value should be 4 or 5, depending on how
many bytes that radio type uses for frequency commands. Try one or the
other if you don’t know which to use.
Every three seconds, the program will update the current frequency and
You can change the frequency by typing it into the text box and clicking
on the Set button. Likewise you can use the popup menus for setting the
mode and bandwidth. Note that not all modes and bandwidths work with
If you click the Find All Radios button, the program will search all radio
IDs, looking for any connected radios. This can be handy if you don’t
know the ID for a radio.
Note that the baud rate still needs to be correct, so
you may need to run it several times at various baud rates if you don’t
know what baud rate the radio is set for.
Please note that.BCSIcom is meant to be a simple program just to verify that the cables, drivers and all the other major hardware components for a radio link are working and for this reason BCSIcom was especially not meant to be a full featured radio con