Remotely Control the IC-R30 with iOS™ /Android™ Apps

The RS-R30I for iOS™ devices, and the RS-R30A for Android™ devices, can be downloaded for free. They enable you to wirelessly connect to the IC-R30 and remotely control VFO operation, memory channels, a variety of scans and the voice recording functions. Using the optional VS-3, Bluetooth® headset, the VS-3 and iOS™/Android™ device can be wirelessly connected to the IC-R30 at the same time. You can control the IC-R30 from the iOS™/Android™ device while listening to the received audio on the VS-3 optional Bluetooth® headset.


Dualwatch Operation

Dualwatch Operation

The RS-R30I/A can control dualwatch operation. The group and memory channels, the band, scan and recording functions can be set on the Dualwatch screen.

Function Setting

Function setting screen

You can quickly change function settings by using the iOS™/Android™ device by touching the screen.

VOL/SQL Adjustment

VOL/SQL setting screen

The volume/squelch levels can be controlled. The volume settings for Dualwatch operation can be separately/simultaneously set for each band.

Wireless Operation with an Optional Bluetooth® Headset


The optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset offers flexible operating styles. You can put the IC-R30 into your pocket and wirelessly listen to received audio.

Bluetooth® connection images

The application does not output the audio received by the receiver.
The VS-3 plays either the *1 or *2 audio, and stands by on the other line.

IC-R30’s Function Update

Update your IC-R30’s firmware to the latest firmware version (Version 1.10 or later).
After updating, the following functions are added to the IC-R30.

  • Remote control operation with RS-R30I/A .
  • Automatic backlighting is improved.
  • Some restrictions of program scan edge settings are eliminated.
  • Skip function is improved.
  • Duplex check function during the memory scan is added.
  • Duplex scan function is added.
  • Memory group and group link settings are connected.
  • Channel UP/DOWN is available across channel groups in the Memory mode.
  • IC-R30 and VS-3 audio connection can be automatically cut when there is no audio.
  • Volume of a Bluetooth® headset and the IC-R30 can be separately set.
  • Battery condition information is added.
  • The record file management system is improved.
  • . . . and more

Function Comparison Chart

  RS-R30I RS-R30I
Single watch
VFO mode settings Frequency
Tuning step
Memory mode Memory channel display
Memory writing
SCAN Scan Start/Stop
Volume/Squelch adjustment
Recording ON/OFF
Attenuator setting
RF gain setting

✓ : Function available. N/A : Function Not available.



OS AndroidTM 5.x or later
Google Play Store service supported
Hardware Bluetooth®



OS iOSTM 9.0 or later
(iPhone 5S or later, iPad Air, and so on.)
Hardware Touch screen device, Bluetooth®


Download the RS-R30A here.

Download free on Google Play


Download the RS-R30I here.

Download free on App Store


Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
RS-R30A / RS-R30I 301KB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note