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I'm wishing now I had gone with Butel. I have had really great success in the past with RT Systems on ham handhelds and mobile units but their R30 software is extremely slow and very buggy. I would not recommend it.

Good luck mate.
You'll grow tired of the Butel software. There are several threads regarding the 4 available options. Icom, RT Systems, Butel, and direct spreadsheet CSV import/export.

Here is one https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://forums.radioreference.com/threads/programming-sw.380831/&share_tid=380831&share_fid=15920&share_type=t
 

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Nick,
Unusual you are having that level of difficulty. I would call customer service and share your issues.
Good Luck,
Mike
 

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You'll grow tired of the Butel software. There are several threads regarding the 4 available options. Icom, RT Systems, Butel, and direct spreadsheet CSV import/export.

Here is one https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http://forums.radioreference.com/threads/programming-sw.380831/&share_tid=380831&share_fid=15920&share_type=t
Does Butel continually crash? If not then it’s got to be better that RTS. But at $15 I don’t expect much.

I don’t use tapatalk so was unable to pursue. I did search for R30 software and read a few threads and felt like RTS was middle of the road quality, also based on prior experience. I bought mt R30 on eBay but the seller did not include the Icom software because he couldnt find it. I would like to try it someday though.
 
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Does Butel continually crash? If not then it’s got to be better that RTS. But at $15 I don’t expect much.

I bought mt R30 on eBay but the seller did not include the Icom software because he couldnt find it. I would like to try it someday though.
If RTS is constantly crashing there is a problem with your computer.

The R30 doesn't come with software, it's extra cost. It wasn't available when the R30 was released. That's likely why the R30 wasn't sold with software.
 

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If RTS is constantly crashing there is a problem with your computer.

The R30 doesn't come with software, it's extra cost. It wasn't available when the R30 was released. That's likely why the R30 wasn't sold with software.
I was beginning to think the same thing about my computer but went ahead and bit the Icom bullet and bought the Icom software. Runs like a champ, never crashes and is much faster than RTS. The only negative, it doesn't import RR downloads.

One thing I learned about the R30. Mine came with 1.10 firmware and would not run with the Icom software until I installed 1.04. Just based on the version number it looks like a roll back but Icom support says that's the latest version.

The RTS software only crashes now when I try to cut/paste more than 20 rows of data. So I use it to download RR data and convert it to CSV for the Icom software.

All is well in R30 land......
 

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If you look at Icom's website, V1.04 is from May 2018 and V1.10 is from September 2018. You don't have the latest firmware.
 

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If you look at Icom's website, V1.04 is from May 2018 and V1.10 is from September 2018. You don't have the latest firmware.
I realize that but the Icom R30 software doesn't work with V1.10. I get a warning window that says incompatible model or wrong software.

I may backup my files and re-install 1.10 again. One would think Icom could get that right.
 
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