GBCAT – Computer Aided Transceiver

Author: Ivan 9A2GB

Lecturer / proofreader: Jim K5LAD (v1.1)

GBCAT Beta Test team: Mike N7NMS, Kevin KG0MN, Jim K5LAD, Sandor KG4FET, Brian KB3ORS, John G4IAL, Ian M1EHI, Drasko 9A4HP, Dzenan E77DD, Mladen 9A6DAC, Oto 9A4OP, Zlatko 9A6SJZ, Robert 9A3BRV, Silvio I1SU (translation to Italian language), Dragan 9A6W, Tim KM4GUF.


GBCAT is PC software for controlling amateur radio devices through a COM/USB port or through a TCP/IP network, with the ability to transfer a 2-way audio signal over a TCP/IP network.


Hardware requirements:

A PC powered by a single core processor, (recommended CPU clock is 1.7 GHz or higher), 2 MB RAM, a COM or USB port (USB to COM adapter if required), TCP/IP network card (for wired or wireless operation), and any of the supported RIGs connected to the COM port by a suitable cable/adapter and powered on.


Software requirements:

Any of the following operating systems: Windows XP(tm), Windows 7(tm), Windows 8(tm). Installed Microsoft(tm) .NET Framework v4.0 Client Profile.


Supported RIGs:

Yaesu FT-857/857D
Yaesu FT-817/817ND
Yaesu FT897D
Icom IC-706MKIIG
Kenwood TS-2000
Yaesu FT-450D -NEW-



Free of charge