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Web Radio Control remote control software

Web Radio Control software enables remote control of radio amateur equipment using a web browser -based user interface. In addition to computer-controlled (CAT control) radios, Web Radio Control can control antenna rotators and antenna switches. Supported client devices include computers running Windows, Mac OS or Linux, and phones and tablets running Android or iOS. The only piece of software required to use Web Radio Control is a modern web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, so that there is no need to install any additional applications for basic use cases.

Web Radio Control supports phone (voice), morse code (CW) and certain types of digital modes. CW support includes text-based CW, text macros and use of a physical morse key. Connecting a physical morse key requires a separate USB adapter to be connected to the client device. Instructions for building a prototype version of the USB morse key adapter are already available. Working digital modes requires use of additional software on your computer. Supported programs include fldigi and WSJT-X.

Web Radio Control is currently in active development, and it is available for free as a beta version for early testing. The software will be eventually released as a commercial product, which will provide a significantly simplified setup, removing the need to edit complex configuration files. In addition, future releases will include improved support for CW and rotator control, support for SDR reception and shared use of the station.

Follow Web Radio Control updates and discussion in the international discussion group: https://wrc-users.groups.io/g/main

How can I get Web Radio Control?

You will need to obtain a valid software license to use Web Radio Control. Currently, while Web Radio Control is still in beta testing phase, the licenses are free, and you can request a beta testing license by sending an email to support (at) webradiocontrol.tech. The actual license you will receive consists of a license ID that identifies your personal copy of the software and a personal download link to the latest Web Radio Control software image file for Raspberry Pi. The license ID will allow you to activate your copy of the Web Control software.

Hardware overview

Web Radio Control server software runs on Raspberry Pi models 2, 3 and 4. The software controls radios and other accessories via the USB bus using devices such as USB sound cards and USB — RS-232 serial port adapters. Remote access to the Web Radio Control server requires an Internet connection with a public IP address.

Installation

Follow the steps listed below to install Web Radio Control:

  1. Hardware requirements

  2. Installation - Installing the software to a memory card

  3. Network setup - Setting up network connection and domain name

  4. Configuration - Configuring the software to control radios and other accessories

Troubleshooting

Please read the frequently asked questions and the troubleshooting section first to see if the documentation covers your issue.

The technical support page contains additional instructions on getting help with Web Radio Control-related issues.