I just got my new Icom 7100, and while I'd love to operate it locally, there are just too many things near me that get interfered with from RF.
As such, one solution is to remotely control it - I have some suitable QTH's for the transceiver and antennas all of which have access to internet. I can piece a machine together to run windows, linux, whatever is necessary to get this working.
Any software recommendations?
It's nice to note that the 7100 has a usb connection which allows me to obtain two sound interfaces - one "microphone" and one "speaker" on the Icom. I'm not familiar with CAT control, but apparently I can also send commands over USB too.
There is this software Icom makes (RS-BA1), but I would have to wait for it to ship (who the hell still sells CDs of software!?) In addition, I'm sure there are some free and open implementations, I just can't seem to find them.