RT Systems WCS-D5100 Programming software makes it easy to manage memory channel information and other menu settings of the Icom ID-5100.
Spreadsheet layout with many point and click options.
"Read" the current configuration from the radio for editing or start from scratch in a new file.
The programmer has copy and paste of memory channel information between files.
Column editing for changing several channels with minimal typing.
An easy interface to ARRL Travel Plus, RFinder-Worldwide Repeater Directory, Radio Reference, or Repeater Book to get repeater information. (separate purchase or subscription may be required)
Ability to copy and paste spreadsheet or website data.
Much more than just memory channel programming with settings for other radio menu items.
RT Systems Programming Software for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), or Windows 8 and 8.1 (full version)
On some Icom radios the USB-29A and the USB-RTS05 cables are offered for programming. This comparison is presented to help you decide between the two cables.
USB-29AThe USB-29A programs the radio with which is it shown. It addresses the radio through the 3.5mm speaker jack.
The USB-29A can be used to program many of the Icom handhelds and mobiles as well as radios from other manufacturers. It is one of the more "universal" programming cables in the RT Systems line.
USB-RTS05The USB-RTS05 programs the radio with which it is shown AND can be used for data with other programs such as D-Rats. It addresses the radio through the data jack.
This cable is not as universal as the USB-29A in its use with other radios for programming; however, it can be used for data on many Icom D-Star radio models.
Note: Be aware that you must turn off GPS from the controls on the front of the radio when using this cable for programming. Erratic movement of the mouse will occur if GPS is on.