Guide to the Wfview Icom Interface

Wfview rig control interface is for Windows, MacOS and Linux. You'll need a USB cable for Wfview IC-7300 control. I found Wfview a while back and have been trying it out using my Icom 7300. It is fantastic. Again, I love this app and it is just in it's infancy stage.

Wfview can be helpful if you use ACLog, Log4OM, MacLoggerDX  and other logging programs that don't come with a rig control interface with the waterfall. So it can be used with a lot of different software.

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Introduction: What is the Wfview Icom Interface?

It is software that connects to the Icom transceivers and controls the rig via your USB cable and it will do it over the Internet, but that's another topic for another day.. This neat application has a spectrum scope and waterfall when used with the IC-7300. You'll be able to control the frequency, band edges, filters, audio, rf gain, PBT and more.

How to Install

To install, follow these steps for Windows:

1) Download the Windows release from here. The current version is v1.5

2) Right-click, choose extract all, the file and extract it

3) Double-click the file to start the installation process. Follow the prompts to install. I always install to the default location. (See video for how it's done.)

How to Configure for the IC-7300

In this section I'll be using my Icom 7300 (IC-7300) and if you have another compatible transceiver you'll just need the CI-V address it uses.

To start check you're radios internal settings. My Icom 7300 Screen Captures for your reference. Then use the setting below for the Icom 7300.

Video - How to Use the Wfview IC-7300 Interface for Various Operations

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I have it configured to use with ACLog, WSJT-X and Fldigi. Subscribe to this website to be notified of post updates.

Thank you

I’ll have more on this topic in an upcoming video. You can follow Mr. B. and myself on our travels using TwitterFacebookInstagram and/or YouTube.

If you have any questions about Wfview, please ask them here. I prefer the comment section here or in YouTube over e-mail because your comments and questions will help others as well.

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Stay in touch, stay safe and best 73,

Rich, K0PIR

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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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Brad
1 year ago

Wfview can also be connected via your network (for network capable radios such as the 7610 or 8600).

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Francis G. Farmer
1 year ago

I use N3fjp’s logging software. can u\you use both at the same time?

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Ron Bean
9 months ago

Hi Rich:

I recently downloaded and installed wfView on the Windows server connected to my ICOM 7300. Got it up and running in a few minutes. Pretty neat piece of software, especially when you consider that it’s a fraction of what ICOM wants for their remote software – hey, you can’t argue with free, right?

The problem I’m having is in getting the software to work on my client PC laptop. I’m running Windows 10 on both machines, and oddly enough, I get audio from the radio to the laptop. The issue is that I cannot use the client software to operate any of the functions on the rig and I get no waterfall.

I followed all the rig settings you recommended to the letter and as I mentioned, the server software is working flawlessly. Can you help me with the correct settings on the Client?

My email address is: kj5xx@mail.com (not a typo).

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Ron Bean
9 months ago
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I’m testing it on my WiFi LAN first, then I’ll test it over the Internet.

Thanks.

73,

Ron – KJ5XX

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Joe
2 months ago

I’ve tried as you defined, and the control seems to work 100%, but I never see anything on the waterfall parts. Any ideas?
thanks

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