Intelligent Standards-Based
HF Communications Software

Interoperability — Emergency / Disaster relief — Grid-down communications

Staying connected without dependence on infrastructure

The ION2G software brings HF Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) MIL-STD-188-141B to your computer with a familiar and easy to use interface. ION2G helps you stay connected to the people you need to communicate with across thousands of miles without dependence on infrastructure. Using ALE and smart algorithms, ION2G automatically finds HF radio communications channels through the constantly changing ionosphere -- while avoiding busy HF frequencies and interference. ION2G takes the guesswork out of finding a frequency to use and will find usable radio channels that even experienced HF operators may miss. Selective calling with SELCALL CCIR-493-4 is also supported enabling you to communicate with stations that are not ALE capable. ION2G is interoperable with ALE 2G and SELCALL radios from all major manufactures, including Codan, Barrett, Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood.

ION2G is cross-platform and runs on Windows 10 (64-bit) and Raspberry Pi 3 or later. Support for MacOS and Linux x86_64 are under development as well. ION2G can be used with radios from manufactures like Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, and others. New radio support is under active development.

This software is currently still in beta and under active development with many experimental features being tested. Beta testers are needed so please contact us if you would like to help!

Friendly and easy to use

Friendly

An easy to use interface designed with a focus on people and communicating with them. With features including a contacts directory, advanced propagation tracking, and robust text messaging, ION2G gets out of your way — and lets you stay focused on what matters.

Intelligent channel management and link establishment

Intelligent

Uses intelligent algorithms to track patterns in channel occupancy, avoid interference, and automatically select the best channel for your communications.

Interoperable with major radio brands

Interoperable

Built on open-standard field proven communications protocols. A single unified software solution enabling communication with any stations running ALE 2G (MIL-STD-188-141B) or SELCALL (CCIR-493-4).


Radio Support

Radio Support

ION2G Currently supports the following radios:

  • Icom IC7300
  • Icom IC706MKII and MKIIG
  • Icom F8101
  • Icom IC7100
  • Icom IC7200
  • Icom Generic (various other models) (alpha)
  • Kenwood TS-590/TS-590S (alpha)
  • Kenwood TS-570/TS-570S (alpha)
  • Kenwood Generic (various other models) (alpha)
  • Codan NGT CICS (alpha)
  • Yaesu Generic (various models) (alpha)
  • Xiegu G90 (alpha; works with IC-7100 Emulation, 19200/N/8/2 CIV address 0x88)

Support for new radios is under development, so if your radio is not listed here, please contact us or join the ION2G groups.io community and ask.


Collaborate

Collaborate

Join our groups.io community to ask questions, get help with setup and configuration, and share ideas.


Register

Register

ION2G is free for use by radio amateurs on the ham bands. By purchasing a license and registering your copy of ION2G, you get a personalized permanent license and CCIR-493-4 SELCALL address assignment. Your purchase helps fund ongoing development of this software.

If you are interested in using ION2G for non-amateur radio use please contact us for more information.

Click hear to purchase a license for your amateur radio station. After you have completed the purchase you will be taken to a registration page to complete your license request.


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Download

The current beta release of ION2G+ is 0.9.7.4. If you have an earlier version of ION2G, please read the changelog before upgrading. ION2G+ is available for Windows and Raspberry Pi (3 and later).

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