The firmware is the program code running inside the ARS-USB microprocesor. This firmware can be loaded, thanks the microprocessor includes a utility called bootloader and allows reprogrammed.
This is the driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7 – 32/64 bits. This file is usefull for Windows to detect the device and recognize it as a CDC device attaching it to a serial port. The driver works on both S.O. 32 and 64 bits.
The ARSVCOM is a Windows program for the control and configuration of the ARS-USB via a simple and friendly graphical interface.
Also it supports the previous model ARS (RCI-SE via Parallel port) and any Prosistel rotor “D” series.
The VSP is used to create a virtual serial port from ARSVCOM. Through this port, other programs can communicate with the ARSVCOM.
Tools and 3rd part programs
This free program is compatible with the ARS-USB (requires V2.3c or later version) and displays a map with azimuthal projection from the user’s location, and using the mouse can handle the ARS-USB.
Other software for ARS
ARSWIN for Linux
Project developed by the team of hamlib that supports the old RCI and RCI-SE Boards. You can visit their site at:
The RCI-SE interface is supported by Hamlib version 1.2.11. Also the two types of ADC are supported: 8 or 10 bits.
As the ARS-USB is compatible with Yaesu GS232, it works without any adaptation.