Ham Radio

WSJT-X and Icom IC-9100 Config Setup

Here's how I successfully configured the IC-9100 for WSJT-X v1.8.0 in March 2018.

Download WSJT-X Software

  • Download WSJT-X (v1.8.0) Joe Taylor K1JT
  • This software includes support for recent Icom radios like mine.
  • Connect USB cable from Dell laptop to IC-9100 back panel

Configure IC-9100

  • Menu 56: USB Mod Level = 25%
  • Menu 58: Data Off Mod = Mic
  • Menu 59: Data Mod = USB
  • Menu 60: CI-V Baud Rate = 9600
  • Menu 61: CI-V Address = 7C h

Configure WSJT-X

  • Note that COM ports cannot be shared between programs. Do not try using WSJT-X and other rig comm programs concurrently.
  • Run WSJT-X
  • Configure File > General tab:
    • Your callsign and grid square
  • Configure File > Radio tab:
    • Rig: IC-9100
    • Serial port: COM5
    • Baud rate: 9600
    • Data bits: Eight
    • Stop bits: Two
    • Handshake: None
    • PTT method: CAT
    • Mode: Data/Pkt
    • Split Operation: Rig
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