If you have one of these, then you need this software.
The ARC3 software for the Icom R3 will add extra power to your Icom R3. Unlike the software from Icom, this software provides a complete management system for your Icom R3 and it is designed by R3 users.
Please compare the list of features below with these other packages before you spend your money.
Compatible with Windows 98 / 2000 / XP -- NOT VISTA AND NOT 7
Compatible with Icom OPC478U USB cable
ARC3 is NOT comptible with Windows Vista or 7.This is no problem for you however, just pull that old computer or laptop out of the closet and use it as a dedicated system. If you don't have an XP computer, check eBay where you can buy laptops complete with XP installed and ready to run with dead batteries which you can then run from AC power instead of the battery. You can grab these for almost nothing because most people fail to see how they can be useful tools for software like this.
Easy user interface
Program the new 8.33 step for Airband into your memories! 8.33 step is not available in VFO mode.
Setup your Icom R3 Memory and Search banks in a spreadsheet type interface.
Add comments to your memory channels / search banks (stored in R3)
Setup your own bank 'tags'
Easy cut/copy/paste data
Import/Export CSV data
Import ICF files from Icom software
Save files in Icom ICF format
Full clipboard support for import/export data to/from other applications
Insert/remove/delete/swap/sort channels with a few mouse clicks
Move/Copy/Swap entire memory banks
Easy data toggle with mouse double click or space bar
Sort frequencies per bank or all banks
User adjustable frequency bandplan: type in a frequency and software will select right mode and step. (see screenshot below of bandplan)
Easy Fill for setting up new banks in a few seconds (enter a start frequency and a step, and easyfill will calculate and fill the selected bank)
Import frequencies directly from any website with Webcatcher.
Extra Dummy bank for storing temporary data while you are re-organising your memories.
Support for 9 kHz step in AM band (not available for US version of R3!)
Memory manager. You can see the spreadsheet type interface:
Setup additional options:
For your convenience, ARC3 has a bandplan options. The software 'knows' the right mode, step and offset:
Easyfill: setup a bank in a few seconds:
You can customize the offsets:
Swap/Copy/Move entire banks or channels with a few clicks:
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