Latest software version: 01/10/00
This software is no longer being promoted nor supported. It has been
, a newer and better program with many innovative improvements, support for
several different radios and trunk scanning.
The geniuses at Icom think they have created the ultimate technology in the
PCR-1000. Impressive as it may be, it has been compromised by Icom's
decision to keep the serial control protocol a big secret. It is difficult
to imagine the mentality that would open up unlimited possibilities by
replacing the control panel with a computer, only to supply a lame Windoze
program that has the look, feel and capability of any old scanning receiver
you could go buy. So, here is my response to such ironic insolence:
is a DOS program for controlling the PCR-1000 in ways Icom never
thought of. Ever since the customer support department at Icom America
Inc. told me that there is a $500 licensing fee and an extensive approval
process before any top-secret information can be divulged, I have felt
it is the duty of anyone with the capability to prove Icom wrong to do
so. Therefore I encourage you to download this program, use it and tell
Icom what you think.
There are two other derivations available for older computers,
handhelds, palmtops and notebooks:
will run on '188, '186 and '286 computers.
should run on ANY x86 computer, no matter how old. It still
requires a screen with a minimum text resolution of 80 columns by 25 rows.
Each of the three .ZIP files contains one of the above-described programs,
plus the following two files:
tells you what the program does and what you need to do to make it
converts all banks in the PCR1000.MCH file to files
BANK00.SCN - BANK19.SCN for use with the PCR program. Only banks
containing channels are converted. Once converted, these files may
be edited like any other .SCN files.