Radio Model: ID-1
- Supports D-Star voice and data
- Supports analog FM voice
- Ethernet and USB interfaces
- 10w output
The ID-1 is Icom's 23cm (1.2GHz) radio. It supports both the Digital Voice and Digital Data (128K) D-Star modes. The radio can be operated without the faceplate, and can be controlled with Icom's control software.
Control Software for ID-1
The software (provided free) installs under windows. The software also works under Linux by using Wine.
The ID-1 interfaces with the computer using an internal USB-RS232 converter. This can make things difficult when trying to get the Control Software to talk to the radio when using a Linux operating system. We are currently working on a solution that will allow the operation of the ID-1 under Linux.
RC-24 Remote Controller Unit
When not attached to a computer, the ID-1 can be controlled by using the RC-24 Remote Controller Unit. This is the faceplate that comes standard with the ID-1. Because it is often desirable to place the radio closer to the antenna, one might wish to separate the RC-24 from the ID-1 with a length of Cat5 cable. We plan to experiment with the longest usable run that still maintains functionality and audio quality.