I have been writing software
called Ham Radio
Integrator (HRI) to control Amateur Radio equipment
and recently added support for ICOM Marine
RichardHula from the UK helped by testing the software
on his Icom
M802 many times - until all the problems were worked out.
Some of HRI's control features:
1. Its primary purpose is to inform all other computer controllable equipment
of radio frequency changes - this probably is far more useful for amateurs/hams rather than for boating
2. Controls the few antenna
tuners which are computer controllable - the Palstar ATAUTO, and LDG AT200PC.
3. Controls the LDG DTS4/DTS6 coax antenna
4. Controls the Expert 1KFA amplifier
5. Controls the CK1610 relay box - which hooks up to a COM port for control.
6. Turns ON/OFF REMOTE
7. Turns ON/OFF M802 radio.
HRI will probably make the ICOM Marine
radios easier to use on the Amateur Bands. Controls for the ICOM Marine Radios are:
1. Frequency - RX and TX changes together, or RX and TX changed separately.
2. NB - Noise
4. SQL Control
7. Tuner Control - OFF, ON, Tune Now
8. Audio Volume
9. Three TX Power Levels
10. Ten RF Gain Levels
11. Can select the Mode (for example USB/J3E, CW/A1A, etc)
12. Displays: SQL Status, S Meter, Power Meter, ANTC Meter)
Some of its s/w features:
1. Allows easy changes to the ICOM Marine radio's RX and TX frequency (by selecting VFOA) and changes to only the TX frequency (by selecting VFOB)
2. Has thousands of frequency memories organized into banks.
3. One memory bank has the ICOM Marine frequencies
4. One memory bank is for Short Wave (SWL) with the frequency list selectable from the EiBi database.
5. Can look up US Amateur callsigns (though you must first download a file from the FCC's website)
HRI is available for free for personal use. It is available in the FILES section of the N3ZH_Software Yahoo group. There is also a documentation
file there explaining its setup and use.
HRI is written in Java, so one needs to go to java.com: Java + You
and download & install the latest Java Runtime Environment