CI-V Command line tool
This small program is useful for setting frequency and mode for almost all Icom rigs. It is invoked in a batch file or from command line and takes several parameters.
Installation and Setup
Download here, unzip and put in any directory, that's it. To ensure that you can call the program from any directory make sure that the exe file resides in a folder which is in your path statement.
- DOS, Windows 98 or newer
- CI-V level converter attached
- 0.3 MB free disk space
Call program from the command line or in a batch file. Supply parameters for COM-Port, Baudrate, Frequency to set, Mode to set and which Icom rig is the target.
|-c:n||n is the COM port to use||possible values: 1 to 9||-c:2
will use COM2
|-b:n||n is the baudrate to use||possible values: 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200||-b:9600
will use 9600 Bd
|-f:f||f is frequency you want to tune to in kHz, decimals allowed, decimals separated by "." (dot)||possible values: 30 to 2999999999 kHz, actual values depend on rig||-f:14195 will tune to 14195 kHz (20m)
-f:145500 will tune to 145.5 MHz (2m)
-f:1821.1 will tune to 1821.1 kHz (160m)
|-m:m||m is mode you want to set, available modes depend on rig
See remark 1
|U=USB, L=LSB, C=CW
F=FM, A=AM, W=WFM
|-m:U sets USB mode
-m:F sets FM mode
|-i:n||n is IF filter width you want to set, available filters depend on rig
See remark 2
|1=Wide, 2=Normal, 3=Narrow||-i:2 sets normal width
-i:3 sets narrow width
|-r:r||r is the rig you want to adress, either model name or hex adress
See remark 3
|Model name (see remark 3) or hexadecimal adress of rig||-r:IC-756Pro uses default adress of IC-756Pro
-m:$04 uses adress $04
Parameters general notes:
Parameters are valid regardless of UPPER/lower case letters. Any will do. All parameters must be given, do not omit any (will result in error). Parameters must be separated by at least one space character. All parameters have the general format:
- - (dash, minus sign)
- c parameter letter
- : colon
- value the value
- Modes will work on almost all Icom rigs the same. Exceptions: IC-R7000 in SSB and IC-R8500 in WFM.
- Many older Icom rigs support only two filter width settings: 1=Normal and 2=Narrow. You have to do some experiments with your rig to see what applies.
- You can either use the model name or the hex adress of that rig. If you use the model name it must be exactly written like one of the models in this list (Upper/lower case does not matter):
IC-271 IC-471 IC-1271 IC-275 IC-375 IC-475 IC-575 IC-1275 IC-706 IC-706Mk2 IC-706Mk2G IC-707 IC-718 IC-725 IC-726 IC-728 IC-729 IC-735 IC-736 IC-737 IC-738 IC-746 IC-7400 IC-751A IC-756 IC-756Pro IC-756Pro2 IC-761 IC-765 IC-775 IC-78 IC-781 IC-820 IC-821 IC-910 IC-970 IC-R10 IC-R71 IC-R72 IC-R75 IC-R7000 IC-R7100 IC-R8500 IC-R9000
- When you use the model name, the default CI-V adress of that rig will be used. If you choose to change the CI-V adress of your rig use the hex adress instead.
- Instead model name you can use the hex adress of the rig, maybe in case of non-standard adresses used. In that case give the two digit CI-V adress in hexadeciomal notation. The leading $ sign is mandantory when using hex adresses.
- The Icom IC-735 (IC-731 in Japan) is the only rig which uses a slightly different data format. To use a IC-735 with this tool it must have the default adress $04!
- If you have the IC-746Pro use IC-7400 instead, this is how the IC-746Pro is called in Europe.
-r:$04 will use adress $04 (default for IC-735)
-r:$55 will use adress $55 (non standard)
civcmdline -c:2 -b:9600 -f:14341 -m:U -i:2 -r:IC-756Pro
Will use COM2 with 9600 Bd, tune to 14341 kHz (20m), set mode USB with normal filter, rig is IC-756Pro.
civcmdline -c:4 -b:19200 -f:145500 -m:F -i:2 -r:IC-706mk2g
Will use COM4 with 19200 Bd, tune to 145.5 MHz (2m), set mode FM with normal filter, rig is IC-706MkIIG.
civcmdline -c:1 -b:4800 -f:7026.5 -m:C -i:3 -r:IC-7400
Will use COM1 with 4800 Bd, tune to 7026.5 kHz (40m), set mode CW with narrow filter, rig is IC-746Pro/IC-7400.
civcmdline -c:3 -b:19200 -f:28085 -m:R -i:2 -r:$04
Will use COM3 with 19200 Bd, tune to 28085 kHz (10m), set mode RTTY with narrow filter, rig is that with adress $04 (most likely a IC-735. The different data format for IC-735 is used. IC-735 supports only two filter widths, here -i:2 is narrow.
If you don't want the program on your disk anymore, just delete the exe file (civcmdline.exe). No changes to the registry are made, no other files are used by this program.
You are looking at it, this is all you will get, sorry. If you have any questions or suggestions or even praise, don't hesitate to send an email to the author: ep [at] plicht.de.