iCTRcvr: Icom PCR1000
Control on your iPod/iPhone/iPad
iCTRcvr brings Icom
PCR-1000 control to your Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Eventually I hope to offer
it for Android (including Nook and Kindle stores) if the demand is there
(each store wants around $100 just to post programs, ouch!).
Because of the development
and marketing costs, I'm charging $.99 for the app. I know that's not
free, but it's not a lot either and you won't have to suffer through popup ads that others use
or need to buy another program to
enable a "free" app. Personally, my time is too valuable to wait
through a commercial every time I want to do something.
For now, this is a simple
app. It allows you to
control the turning, squelch and volume on the PCR-1000. There are two
VFOs per band, each with 5 memories. It doesn't
provide the advanced features I offered in CTR-Rcvr yet. As time permits,
I'll add additional features and update your program through the App store.
requires an Ethernet-to-Serial interface to interface to your radio.
Several are available including my free PC based interface,
here to see what I use.
Before you can use
iCTRcvr, you'll need to set it for the IP address and port of your
Ethernet-to-Serial interface. To do this just click the Wifi icon next
to the meter. Click here for more about
Operating the program is
simple. Everything on the display is a control (except the meter).
NOTE: You can click
the exit button on your device at any time to return to the device menu.
The program and the link will shut down and the radio will stay in the
state it was in.
VFO Toggle: Click
the VFO or Band label. There are two VFOs with 5 memory buttons each per
Band Change: Click
the digital frequency display. Select the band from the list.
There are several ways to control the frequency:
Slide your finger across
the frequency dial. You can flick the dial left or right to speed dial.
Press on a frequency on
the dial. The radio will move to that frequency.
Press one of the memory
buttons (five for each VFO).
Spin the center knob. This
is great for fine tuning.
Press and hold the center
knob. A popup window will allow you to directly enter a frequency.
Note: The dial will turn red if you tune outside the selected
band. This is an indication only, any frequency can be set on any band.
enable fine tuning, press and hold the frequency dial. When fine-tuning
is enabled, a magnifying glass will appear over the dial pointer and the
tuning rate will decrease by a factor of 10. Press and hold the
frequency dial again to return to normal tuning.
Setting Memory Buttons:
To set a memory button, select the desired frequency the press and
hold the memory button you want to set.
Mode Change: Click
the Mode label under the meter.
Click the Bandwidth label under the meter.
Adjust the left-bottom knob.
Adjust the right-bottom knob.