Icom IC-705 firmware v1.20, programming software v1.10, and a new 3rd party remote app for Android

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Markku Koskinen, who notes the following new and updated programs for the Icom IC-705 general coverage transceiver:

First, Icom has published firmware version 1.20 which includes a number of new features. We’ll post the full announcement below. Click here to view the release notes and download.

Secondly, Icom has published a new version (1.10) of their IC-705 programming software. The new release also includes a number of additions. Click here to view the release notes and download.

Finally, Markku notes that there is now an IC-705 Remote application on the Google Play app store.

The app appears to control basic functionality like tuning, band, mode, filter, and CI-V address switching.  The app is free and should work on most Android devices.

Thanks for the tips, Markku!

Spread the radio love

3 thoughts on “Icom IC-705 firmware v1.20, programming software v1.10, and a new 3rd party remote app for Android

  1. 13dka

    1. Hey Mike! Thanks for the heads-up! Hope you’re doing welll

    2. I just updated the firmware (make sure you saved your settings first because this update will really reset them!) and I’m really impressed! Like Thomas mentioned in the other post, it’s refreshing to see updates that expand or add new functionality to what was already perfectly useable before. Half of the new functions are really useful for reception-only operation of the 705: The new SCROLL-F / SCROLL-C spectrum/waterfall options are a big one for SWLs (OK, maybe just for me), another one are presets to reconfigure the entire radio (audio routing etc.) by a single switch for e.g. digimode decoding with an attached! computer, and having an option to assign the physical VOX/BK-IN button on the front panel to control either Preamp/ATT, Notch, NB, NR and VFO A/B or VFO/MEMO is pretty nice, too!

    In other words, this update made the 705 substantially better than it already was! 🙂

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.