tk3 is open source software designed for the ICOM IC-R3 receiver. Though tk3 is intended chiefly for Linux, MacOS X, and BSD users, it will work on Microsoft Windows (95 and later), too.
I do not own an IC-R3, but I am working with IC-R3 owners to develop tk3. The current, experimental version of tk3 works both with USA/Canadian IC-R3 models and Japanese and European variants which employ 9 kHz AM BCB spacing. It can:
I implemented tk3 in the Tcl/Tk scripting language which enables it to run on a variety of operating systems. I am looking for beta testers to try tk3 in the MacOS X environment. I have not tested it on other platforms, but it will probably work on them after little or no modification. The free Tcl/Tk interpreter software must be installed on your computer prior to using tk3.
tk3 is distributed free of charge, but it is neither shareware nor in the public domain. tk3 is a copyrighted work released under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. tk3 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
All the other lines will contain these fields:
Bank number (0 - 7) Channel number (0 - 49) Frequency in MHz (.005 - 2999.995) Mode, case insensitive (am, nfm, wfm) Step in kHz Offset in MHz (0.000 - 159.995) Duplex (optional + or -) Tone Squelch (optional t) CTCSS in kHz (e.g., 141.3) Skip (optional skip or pskip) Label (optional 6 characters)
This is a sample memory data .csv file:
Bank,Ch,MHz,Mode,Step,Offset,Duplex,TSQL,CTCSS,Skip,Label 0,0,460.3500,NFM,12.5,5.0000,+,t,162.2,,"Ingham" 0,1,460.3000,NFM,12.5,5.0000,+,t,162.2,,"IngI-2" 0,2,460.0750,NFM,12.5,.0000,+,t,162.2,,"Ing-Ta" 0,3,460.0250,NFM,12.5,.0000,,,67.0,skip,"MSP" 0,4,460.0500,NFM,12.5,.0000,+,t,162.2,,"Tri-Ct" 0,5,462.9750,NFM,12.5,5.0000,+,t,162.2,,"LCA" 0,6,463.0000,NFM,12.5,.0000,,,67.0,skip,"Med-1" 0,7,463.0250,NFM,12.5,.0000,,,67.0,,"Med-2" 1,0,153.7700,NFM,10,.0000,,t,173.8,,"Lan-FD" 1,1,153.8300,NFM,10,.0000,,t,162.2,,"Gen-Ta" 1,2,153.8900,NFM,10,.0000,,t,162.2,,"Flint" 1,3,155.1750,NFM,10,.0000,,t,127.3,,"FlintA" 2,0,423.4250,NFM,25,.0000,+,,67.0,,"AllenP" 2,1,423.1500,NFM,25,.0000,+,t,110.9,,"A-Hill" 2,2,423.0750,NFM,25,.0000,+,t,110.9,,"A-Hill" ...
You can use a separate text editor or spreadsheet program to create, edit, and print memory channel files. You cannot create or edit memory channel data files within tk3.
tk3 is undergoing development. To download a beta test version, including source code, click on the appropriate link to the left.
Revised April 6, 2004