The Premium Multimode En & Decoder Software
for RX & TX with Dual Radio Control


RTTY-, CW-, PSK 31-, SSTV- WFax-, SatFax-, Time signal, SDR Integration,
plus SubDecoder as well as TX Encoder

  • DualChannel Version (2 Radios simultaneous)

  • DualRadioControl (for more than 120 Radios without extra Hardware)

  • Full SDR Integration no extra Software needed

  • Bonito SDR-BandWatch® (Virtual Receivers)

  • Multi Signal Decoding

  • DRM in preperation

  • flexible User Interface, Multi-display capable

  • 3D Frequency and Channel Scanner, DSP-Filter Equalizer, SatTrack

  • 6 integrated Frequency Data banks incl. ScheduleManager

  • Hi-Res Spectrum Analyzer, Audio Analyzer and Oscilloscopes

  • Internet Satellite Image Download service included

  • Bonito Switchbox included

  • Great online Manual with Videos

  • free Online-Updates

RadioCom 6 NEWS


download RadioCom 6 DEMO   here!

RadioCom 6 is a software suite featuring encoding and decoding of various digital and analog signals from a radio. It is also capable to control radios (CAT) and significantly improves sound and audio quality. RadioCom6 is the successor of the successful RadioCom5. All functions of the predecessor were improved and many new features added. It is able to control several radios and significantly improve sound quality. RadioCom6 transmits and receives data (SSTV, PSK31, RTTY, Weather fax, Synop, Navtex, CW and more) and from the Internet www.meteoserver.net (world wide satellite pictures) in one program. Two Radios can be connected simultaneously to 1 sound card only. You can run and operate several decoders at the same time. The Digital Sound-Processor (DSP) of the sound card is used. That is why the quality is better than anything compatible. The moment RadioCom starts, some of the foremost changes are in plain view: it is distinctive and eye-catching. Colors are subtler and the overall looks are just magnificent, never seen before.


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Multi-display capability
For efficient operation the work area should be as large as possible. With RadioCom 6 you will be able to conveniently adapt the user surface to your liking. You can even spread it across several monitors. For example, you can display two RadioControls on one screen and decoders and analyzers on another. Using the integrated “color management” the window colors of the user interface can be set as well. This can improve the visibility extremely if you operate for example in the night/evening.

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DualRadioControl
DualRadioControl with RadioCom 6 is now able to control two radios simultaneously. The supplied Bonito Switchbox features RadioControl for more than 100 radios without the need for additional hardware since the switchbox includes level converters for ICOM, YAESU, Kenwood, TenTec, Elecraft, Bonito RadioJet and others (
see list). New USB-controlled radios are also supported of course. The FrequencySlider and the possibility to use the mouse wheel for tuning signals significantly increases user comfort. This is also true for the completely new flexible user surface.

Bonito Switchbox
The package contains the Bonito Switchbox. The Switchbox includes Level Converter / CAT Interface for more than 100 Radio's like ICOM, YAESU, Kenwood... and the Switch for the PTT if you transmit. No expensive Level converters or Soundcard interfaces are necessary. It just needs a simple cable to control the Radio and for TX.
In the case you want to make the cable by your self, we provide a list of all wiring diagrams
here.
But you can buy a complete Cable set for your Radio from you local deal or directly from us LINK.

The Bonito Switchbox is a Serial interface and needs a free COM-Port. If your Computer have no COM-Port or they are blocked with different Hardware, you can use our USB to Serial Adapter or any other USB-Serial Adapter which has all pins connected and a good driver available.

RX-Cable Set

Bonito Switchbox

TX-Cable Set

SoundCardInterfaces
Normally those devices are unnecessary for RadioCom 6 but a lot of Ham's already owns one and still want to use this expensive Hardware. Now RadioCom supports the following Interfaces: RigExpert, MicroHam, Funkamateur, TigerTronics. RigBlaster will follow soon.

SDR-Integration
SoftwareDefinedRadio's are very popular in the Moment, but the available Software is often not very useful. Bonito starts now to implement SDR Radios in that way that the owner really can use his SDR. The new Bonito BandWatch gives you the feeling to have more than only one radio. Each of the 4 BandWatch-Controls can have a different modulation and decoder. You can receive for example 4 different SSTV Images simultaneous.


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The possibilities are immense.  To improve or to highlight a specific Signal, you can simply draw your desired IF-Filter directly with the computer mouse in real time. We know, this sounds like a lot of fun :-).

SDR-IF Filter

On a AM broadcast for example, you can create a completely variable IF Filter. With RadioCom 6 you can you can simply draw now multiple narrow Notch filters which oppress unwanted interferences. (see image)

RadioCom 6 supports the following SDR's:

Bonito RadioJet 1102S, MeteoJet 1204S
WiNRADiO G3: G303i / e, 313i / e, 305i / e, 315i / e and G31DDC Excalibur
Microtelecom: Perseus
RF-Space: SDR_IQ  & SDR 14
PM PM-SDR
Elecraft K3
SAT-Schneider DTR-1
Elektor Elektor
CG-Antenna CG-SDR
ALL with I&Q outlet 12kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz
OV Lennestadt FiFi SDR (coming soon in Version 6.5)
   
   
Flex-Radio unfortunately Flex don't want to support us :-(
LAN-SDR no inquiries
   

  more radios will follow ...

DRM - Digital Radio Mondioale
We already showed our DRM application on the Exhibition Hamradio 2010 in Friedrichshafen on a Netbook using a Intel Atom CPU (See Image) and a CPU Usage from only 12-30%! I think we are the first company in the world who did this.  RadioCom 6.3 is already prepared for DRM and just needs an Update to use it. The Mode is already in test phase and works very impressive. Because everything is done by BONITO it seems that no extra fee's must be paid by the costumer. We hope we can release it very soon.
 

Frequency-Manager
The Frequency-Manager comprises of one main and 8 user databases. They can log all complex settings of a radio broadcast station and bring them up again when needed. These databases also include all decoder data, Keppler data (for satellite reception) as well as other decoder data. The main database is kept up to date using the online updating function. The Time-Manager helps you plan various tasks. You will never miss a beat.

Frequency and Channel Scanner
The Frq-/Channel-Scanner-Functions display signal strength, audio events or graphs in 3D. Event logging makes it possible to subsequently analyze events with frequency and time. With Audio-Recorder you can record and play back signals for later analysis or decoding.


Multimode En-& multi Decoder
RadioCom 6 decodes all common modes such as WeatherFax (in 1:1 resolution!), SatFax (in 1:1 resolution!), RTTY, CW, SSTV (all popular Modes like Scottie, Robot, Martin, Wrase, MMSSTV incl. the Bonito Modes and a Mode Creator) , PSK (PSK31, Q- and B-PSK) and Synopsis in superior quality. Now you can use several and even different decoders parallel! You may decode 6 PSK signals simultaneously while receiving Fax, SSTV or something else on the other channel. Since every decoder has its own window everything is displayed in a very user-friendly way.

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The TX pages were designed to be clearly arranged and simple to use. Images, for example, can be brought into the TX window simply by drag and drop, and be sent off immediately. You can queue up several images and text and RadioCom will send them out one by one. All images can be viewed and edited using the ResultViewer.

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SatFax
RadioCom 6 is able to receive and display Satellite Fax in high resolution, live and synchronously without the usual Doppler effects. In addition the integrated SatTracking program allows you to view all satellites on a world map for tracking.


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The AudioController controls all audio functions, drivers and mixers, as well as the special AudioSquelch and the DSP-filters with the new FFT-E-Equalizer (Fast-Fourier-Transformation-Extreme).

DSP-Equalizer
RadioCom 6 uses the digital sound processor (DSP) of your soundcard with special techniques the quality is higher than anything you have come across before. RadioCom6 is able to improve the sound quality in ways that are impossible even with expensive DSP receivers. The audio signal reaches the computer directly through a standard soundcard. The filtered received signal is made audible by the computer speakers. Even completely noise-covered signals are improved in such way that the effect of the integrated equalizer can be heard very clearly. This equalizer lets you arrange several notch filters within one band pass filter, or create a filter curve with custom wave pattern and variable slope at 2-Hz resolution. Simply draw your desired filter curve with you own complex characteristics and systematically eliminate interference.


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Analyzer
RadioCom 6 also have a lot Displays to analyze the Signal in real-time. Dual-Scope improves the analysis of cause and effect of signal quality on the result. Spectrum Analyzer, Time-Spectroscope and X/Y-Scope are also available.

Satellite Image Download Service
The integrated Satellite Image Download Service allows you to access worldwide satellite pictures from NOAA, MeteoSat Goes, MTSat, etc. via internet (www.meteoserver.net), and automatically creates impressive animations.

NOAA Image from www.meteoserver.net
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MT-Sat Image from www.meteoserver.net
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As you can see RadioCom 6 put everything in one program and
there is no need for you to think about a software program for each mode.


FAQ

Do you have any Questions?
If you have any Question please don't hesitate to ask us at anfragen@bonito.net.

 

Where to buy?
BONITO RadioCom is being distributed by a number of companies world wide. For details on obtaining and using RadioCom, contact your local Dealer or refer to Bonito's Dealer Website
.

You can shop in our international Online Shop www.hamradioshop.net as well.


Which Radios are supported?

RadioCom is supporting more than 100 Radios. You'll find all supported Radios here.

We extend this list constantly. If your radio does not appear on the list, just ask us by e-mail.

 

Online Manual new!!!
The new RadioCom 6 Online Manual is here.

 

How do I connect my SDR?

You can find a Installation guide for USB-SDR's here.
If you have SDR with I/Q Signal out put via RC-Jack, just plug it to your Soundcard and choose IF-Input in the RadioCom 6 Set up.

DEMO
You can download a DEMO version of RadioCom 6 here.

It is a Demo and not a Trial Version.

Is Windows Vista or Windows 7 or 8 supported?
Yes, of course. RadioCom 6 was totally revised for this OS's and supports all Vista / Windows 7 / 8 versions. Because of the  hardware related programming it starts with Administrator rights.

On the 64 Bit Versions the Software is running good as well. BUT: If you are using a USB-Serial Adapter it is easy to not find a correct working driver. We have tested now approx 20 different Adapters and find out that Adapters with FTDI Chipset  works great. It's a bit more expensive but working. We have it now in our Online Shop: LINK


System requirements
SSB-Receiver or Transceiver (remote controlled if possible) RadioCom 6 can be combined with almost all brands of radios. For example, those produced by Sony, Panasonic, Grundig, and Siemens, and any others with SSB reception. However, these cannot use timer-operated remote/radio control. We recommend controllable Radios, such as those made by Yaesu, ICOM, Kenwood, TenTec, Drake, JRC, AOR, and Skanti. In the delivered switchbox is already the control-electronic inside to remote control for more than 100 receivers and transceivers. RadioCom supports the following SDR’s: Winradio all G3 i/e Modells, RF-Space, DTR1, Elecraft K3, CG-Antenna, Elektor, Perseus... More SDR’s will follow.

Computer:
 Intel Pentium III processor with at least 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM, a bi-directional sound card with a LINE-IN port, a spare COM port, and either Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 or higher, as well as a graphics card with 1280x1024 16 bit colour resolution.

When using an SDR’s the requirements are higher depending on the minimum requirements of the SDR. We recommend in this case Intel CoreDuo with 1,6 GHz and 1 GB RAM to enjoy all SDR Features.

Internet connection is required for registration, software updates and support.

 

You don’t need a level converter!
It already comes with the software package for most radios.
This reduces the cost to a minimum to upgrade to the digital age.


Supported Modes

Fax

AM / FM Fax:
IOC's:
RPM's:

Full resolution; 2400x1800 or higher (no Limit)
576, 352, 288 ,267
48, 60, 90, 120, 240

Sat Fax

AM / FM Fax: IOC's:
RPM's:

Full resolution; 2400x1800 or higher (no Limit)
662, 381, 331, 190
 48, 60, 90, 120, 240

RTTY

RTTY, SITOR, FEC, NAVTEX, Baudot; Synop All parameters totally variable.

PSK 31
B-PSK and Q-PSK

CW

Automatic speed control. All parameters totally variable

SSTV

Special filters, Color up to 32 Bit, all picture formats and parameter totally variable.
Martin: M1, M2, M3, M4 (COL) HQ1+HQ2 in preparation
Robot: R8, R12, R24, R36 (BW) R12, R24, R36, R72 (COL)
Scottie: S1, S2; S3; S4 (COL) DX1+DX2 in preparation
Wrase: SC1 8, SC1 16, SC16sq; SC1 32 (BW) SC1 24, SC1 48, SC1 96 (COL)
SC2 30, SC2 60, SC 120, SC240 (COL)
Bonito: B1 320x256, B2 320x256, B3 320x128, B4 320x128 (all Color)
C1 320x256, C2 320x256 COL
FC1 BW+COL 320x256, FC2 BW+COL 320x256

MM:

MP 73, MP 115; MP 140, MP 175 (COL)
MR 73, MR 90, MR 115, MR 140, MR175 (COL)
ML 180, ML 240, ML 280, ML320 (COL)
MP 73-N, MP110-N, MP140-N (COL)
MC 110-N, MC 140-N, MC 180-N (COL)
PD: in preparation
Pasokon in preparation
ATV in preparation


 

(c) 2007 BONITO Germany - updated 12/2012

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