Icom 7610 Firmware V1.30 – Scroll Mode Added

Firmware update for the Icom 7610. Icom 7610 firmware V1.30 adds the scroll mode operation. You can download the firmware update information here (the link to the actual update is below.) There are a couple of other changes that will be noticeable. Please backup and save your radios settings before making the update. As with everything please read the update instructions in the manual first.

Icom 7610 – Backup your settings before updating. They will be restored after the update.


Icom 7610 Firmware V1.30

  • A Scroll mode is added.
  • The Scope function is RS-BA1 is improved.
  • The number of FIX EDGE memories is expanded.
  • A pop up screen that displays SPAN or EDGE is added.

To update from firmware version 1.05 or older to 1.11, the IC-7610 needs to have firmware version 1.06 installed.

Thoroughly read Section 6, SD CARD/USB FLASH DRIVE, in the BASIC MANUAL and the Section 13, UPDATING THE FIRMWARE, in the ADVANCED MANUAL, and follow the instructions displayed on the IC-7610 LCD screen.

BE SURE to make a backup copy of your data settings to an SD card/USB flash drive before updating the firmware.

The firmware will be updated to the following versions.

    • Main CPU: 1.30
    • Sub CPU: 1.05
    • Front CPU:1.01
    • FPGA: 1.06

Video (This shows an older version being installed. Use the latest Firmware V1.30)

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I was looking forward to the Multi Function Knob update as with the Icom 7300, but maybe that will come later.

What are your thoughts on the firmware update for the Icom 7610? Please comment below.


Icom 7610 Groups.io

Icom 7610 V1.30 Firmware Update Instructions

Icom 7610 V1.30 Firmware Update


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Dennis Kimrey
1 year ago

Love the upgrade but I am with you. Hope they do the multi function knob like the 7300. Really like that feature on the 7300

Glen Jenkins
1 year ago

How about doing a VIDEO showing how to use the new features?

Adam Strack
1 year ago

Love the update. I’ve already added my edges and love the scroll feature. Used it a couple this weekend; so simple yet so elegant.

Jim Lancaster
1 year ago

John R Smith
1 year ago

Hi – I’ve watched a number of your online videos. Very nice! I have a 7610 and was wondering when the firmware update would happen. Surely ICom wouldn’t update the 7300 (I have that too) and not the 7610! Finally they have done it.

But what puzzles me is, unlike the 7300, there is apparently no ft8 content in the update. Have any idea why this might be? I assume that would be implemented with the MF knob. Seems if they could do the 7300, 7610 would be easy. Only thing I can think of is that they have some additional non 7300 things planned. Hopefully in the NEAR future.

I’ve been a Yaesu guy for years (FTDX5000 etc – flawless performance for 10 years) but lately it seems ICom is where the action is. So……….

I’ve also reserved an ICom 52A and PW2 (if it doesn’t cost a fortune lol) through DX Engineering but both have been back ordered forever, I assume due to parts shortages. I notice the 7610 is now out of stock as well!

Anyway, thanks for what you do. The online videos from you and others are REALLY HELPFUL to us all, often saving us from laboriously digging through the voluminous manuals.

73 John KD6DX

1 year ago

I love this update purely for the scroll mode change on the pan adapter. The smearing of the panadapter, it had before, made the radio all but useless for contesting with the installed panadapter, i.e., jumping to next contact, etc., so I had to rely on HDSDR. I used it this past CQWW RTTY contest and it was fantastic when used with a mouse. Just click and it was spot on, no additional tuning into the RTTY signal was necessary. The old “feature” with the smearing display made me sorry, at first, that I chose the IC-7610 over the TS-890S. I’m sorry no longer. I wanted the dual receivers on the IC-7610, which is great, but I absolutely hated the smearing panadapter.

Gary Kulling
4 months ago

Greetings Rich,
Thanks for all your efforts towards the hobby!
I’m running a 7610 into a KAT500/KPA500 combo utilizing the Icom cable to activate the tune button input to the tuner. The KAT500 likes 20-25 watts rf input for a quick tune.
Can I increase the10W AM output rf of the 7610 to 20-25w? I cannot find procedures in my manuals to do that?
Tnx and 73,
Gary K3TCU

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