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PorkControl is a free (opensource) Java control program for the Yaesu FT-817 transceiver and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It provides an uncomplicated interface for general use of the radio via the CAT serial interface. Many users find this useful to avoid the need to use the small controls on the unit, others use it for remote control. PorkControl allows favourites to be stored and supports automatic configuration for access to UK repeaters.

There is a now a scriptable command line sister program called pigctl for Unix/Linux. It does not require Java or X. Click here for details.



Download Version 3 (6th August 2011)

MD5: 179dcfff37bdf40236065477051bc1e1

The download does not include the UK repeater list: download from

A Few Warnings

Amateur radio is a hobby that requires care, otherwise you can ruin your radio, get jailed or end up in hospital. The author accepts NO RESPONSIBILITY at all. The download includes a README file, read it before use. The following are important points:



Copyright Tony Chung, unless stated on the credits page.