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ICOM IC-7600 SDR!

Our friend Alfredo EA5YJ sent us some pictures of the installation of our universal SDR interface IFace inside the great ICOM IC-7600. This is a very powerful testimonial and we like to share it to thank Alfredo: the work has been done in EB5AGV Jose Vicente’s lab.
In this way, using an SDR1A and its software you can take advantage of all the advanced features of the SDR receivers and improve the performance of any radio!

And if it works with an IC-7600… it works with any radio!

Here below you can see some pictures of the comparison between the spectrum as shown on the display of the radio and on the screen of an HP spectrum analyzer.

The installation is very easy, the instructions can be found here, and from the following images you can see result of the installation made by EB5AGV Jose Vicente.

If you’d like to buy an IFace please use the following button. A shopping cart will appear and you will be able to proceed with the order.

If you want to find out for which other radios the installation instructions are already available, go to this page.

If you do not know which SDR receiver to use and you want an advice, please note that all our tests were carried out using one of the receivers shown in this article: click here.

For more information, videos and other technical notes please visit the product page, click here.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

SDR interface for the IC-7100

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-7100. The installation is very easy.

The IC-7100, like other radios, has a very complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in having a “wide band” signal, so it will have to be picked up before the main band pass filter. The sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to realize a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency (124.487 MHz) is shown below. The path of the TX and RX signals is partly separate, so the PTT command to disable the IFace during transmission will not be necessary. The following images show the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Now we need to locate the points where to connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images illustrate where to get the various signals on the MAIN UNIT.

If you like the idea and the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

SDR interface for the IC-706

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-706. The installation is very easy.

The IC-706, like other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses two different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the one before the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). The sequence of operations to be performed in order to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to realize a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency is shown below. The intermediate frequency filter is also used in transmission, so it will be preferable to use the PTT command to disable the IFace during transmission. The following images show the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.

PTT and power supply can be easily taken from the connector J10. The interesting signal are labeled as T8 and 13.8 respectively.

At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.

This last image shows the inside of the RTX and where the IFace interface is to be placed.

If you like the idea and the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

SDR interface for the IC-756PROII

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-756PROII. The installation is very easy.

The IC-756PROII, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses three different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the first one of the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). Below is a video with the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to make a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency. Going over you can find some images that illustrate how to install the interface for SDR. The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.

At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.

This last image shows the inside of the RTX and where the IFace interface is to be placed.

If you are convinced of the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

SDR interface for the IC-R72

Follow the steps below to install the IFace card in the ICOM IC-R72. Installation is really very easy.

As always we start from the block diagram and try to find information on where to get the first intermediate frequency signal: we take the first because it is not filtered and the band is still wide. The following images make it very clear where this point is located (on resistance R82). Being a receiver, there is no need to look for the PTT signal. The power supply can be taken between the inductance L66 and the resistance R68.

At this point all that remains is to identify the points on the PCB where to take the signals: refer to the following images.

Finally, this photo suggests where to place the IFace card and where to get the signals.

If you are convinced of the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

WARNING: Although the installation of IFace is not difficult, it is done at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side effects or anything else.

For more information do not exist to write to us.
Have fun!

SDR interface for the IC-756PROIII

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-756PROIII. The installation is very easy.

The IC-756PROIII, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses three different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the first one of the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). Below is a video with the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a sufficient bandwidth to make a panoramic receiver around the chosen IF frequency. Going over you can find some images that illustrate how to install the interface for SDR.

The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.

At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.

This last image shows the inside of the RTX and where the IFace interface is to be placed.

If you are convinced of the goodness of the proposal buy an IFace using the button below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

Installing the IFace inside the IC-7410

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-7410. The installation is very easy.

The IC-7410, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the first one of the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). The one described here is therefore the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a bandwidth sufficient to make a panoramic receiver around the selected IF frequency. The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.

At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

Installing the IFace inside the IC-746PRO

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Icom IC-746PRO. The installation is very easy.

The IC-746PRO, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies. We are interested in the first, the “wide band” one, the first one of the main band pass filter (the roofing filter so to speak). The one described here is therefore the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a bandwidth sufficient to make a panoramic receiver around the selected IF frequency. The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken.

Let’s start by analyzing the wiring diagram. We have to find the first mixer, the PTT and where to take the power supply. From the following images everything will appear clear.

At this point we have to locate the points where we connect the electric cables to the IFace. The following images show where to take the various signals.

Below is shown the card affected by the mods. It will not be difficult to make the required small welds, space is not lacking.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

List of the radio mods to apply the IFace

Here below you can find links to the articles that describe how to modify your radios to insert an IFace interface into them. For those radios that are not included yet, send a request so that it can be entered as soon as possible.


ICOMKENWOODYAESU
IC-706TS-140s/680s
IC-735TS-440FT-450D
IC-746PRO TS-450S/690SFT-817
IC-7410TS-530sFT-818
IC-756PROII TS-570DGFT-857
IC-756PROIII TS-590S/590SGFT-897
IC-775TS-790FT-991
IC-7000TS-830sFT-1000MP Mark-V
IC-7100TS-850FT-1000MP Mark-V Field
IC-7600TS-2000FTDX-1200
IC-R72R-5000
IC-9100
IC-R9000
CODAN 9360

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.