Russ Cheatham


Madison, Alabama

Thanks for checking out my page about the IC-746 control software.   No registration is required.  I welcome any comments and/or questions plus suggestions for enhancements.

It’s as simple as point and click.  Left click will turn counter clockwise, and right click will turn clockwise.  Set your comm Port and baud rate from the pull down menus before you click the POWER button.  The POWER button doesn’t actually turn the radio on or off, but it does start and stop the code.  Make sure you radio is set to the same baud rate you choose.  I have not implemented repeater or TSQL functions yet.  If a button is active, the cursor will change in most cases to a cross.  For the cases with an inner and outer knob, inner will be a cross and outer will be an up arrow.  Since Icom didn’t allow software control for every feature, not all buttons or knobs are active.  The CALL button is a bit weird since there is no direct software command.  I anticipate tweaking how that guy works.

I really don’t know the minimum system requirements.  My system is only a 233MMX with 32MB RAM, so chances are you’re better than that.  You’ll probably need to set your colors for 16 bit, though I’d be interested to hear how it looks to you with less.

You must be set for large fonts in your display setup or your graphics will be skewed.

Please let me know any oddities you find, and ENJOY!

The software is provided “AS IS” and without any express or implied warranties. 

Under no circumstances shall I be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use this software. In addition, you release me (Russ Cheatham) from any damages that you might incur, and agree not to assert any claims against me, arising from your use of this software.

By installing or using this software, you indicate your complete and unconditional acceptance of these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement promptly remove the product form your computer and destroy any associated documentation. 

Click here to download the latest version of code (V0.93).  It’s just over 1.9MB.

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