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Windows software for Icom IC-229


Icom IC-229

Funtions:
&127; Frequency range from 140MHz to 150MHz
&127; Select Step between 1kHz, 5kHz and 10kHz
&127; Step Up and Step Down
&127; Scan Up and Scan Down
&127; Dual Watch
&127; Repeater function (Split)
&127; 2 Memory Bank with 100 memories
&127; Signal Meter
&127; 1MHz Spectrum Scoope

System Requirements:
&127; IBM PC compatible
&127; Windows 16/32 bit and Windows NT operating system
&127; 1 MB of RAM, 1 MB of free disk space
&127; IC229 Software
&127; Icom IC-229 HAM-Radio

Price:
&127; Few component`s
&127; 1 pcs. 25-Pin D-SUB Connector
&127; 1 pcs. NULL-Modem Cable



The connection to Printer port.
25-Pin Printer Connector
Install a 25-pin D-SUB Male connector on the President James bottom cover, and use a NullModem cable to the computer`s printer port.
See Radio interfacing to Printer Port for more information about using PrinterPort.

PinPrinterPortDirectionUsageConnection to:Active H/L
2Data 0Out to radioPLL ClockIC1 Pin 9HIGH
3Data 1Out to radioPLL DataIC1 Pin 10HIGH
4Data 2Out to radioPLL EnableIC1 Pin 11HIGH
5Data 3OutTrig to OscilloscoopeNot in useHIGH
8Data 6Out to radioAudio MuteHIGH
9Data 7Out to radioReset to A/DA/D-ConverterHIGH
10ACKIn from radioPTT SwitchLOW
11BusyIn from radioSquelch ControlHIGH
12PaperEndIn from radioA/D outputA/D-ConverterLOW
18GroundGroundIC1 Pin 6

Modification
PLL2001S  Modification Circuit






You have to do some small modification around the PLL2001S PLL-Circuit (IC1). Cut the traces to Data, CLK and ENB inputs on the PLL and insert 3 pcs. 4,7kW resistors across the cutted traces. This is to protect the CPU from be destroyed when the radio is connected to the PC printerport.

Analog to Digital Converter
Analog to Digital Converter
To use the Spectrum Scoope you will need a AnalogDigitalConverter.
This is a simple ADC for reading the S-meter value. Connect the S-Meter signal to the Input, and the Output to the PaperEnd signal and Reset to Data 7 on the printerport.
Use a BC107 or similar NPN Transistor (Not critical).


Frequency range
The frequency range is set to 140MHz to 150MHz.
When you first time start up the IC-229 software, it`s will create 3 files;
Setup.TXT
Memory1.TXT and
Memory2.TXT.
In the file Setup.TXT you will find the that the 2 last lines is the Minimum and Maximum frequency for the software.

25000500
888
889
10000
27555000
140000000
150000000

You can change this values for the software..

User Manual



Software:
&127; IC229.EXE and install the file under C:\Icom\
&127; Inpout16.DLL and install the file under C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
&127; HMeter.VBX and install the file under C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
&127; VBRUN300.DLL and install the file under C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\

Saving files:
PC: Right-click on link and choose "Save File As"
Mac: Click and hold on link and choose "Save File As"