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Icom F-50 Cloning

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We recently had a few Icom F50 radios donated to our CERT team. I am having trouble programming them. It looks like the firmware version is 1.0. I purchased a programming cable for the radio and, after some work, found that it was operating on Com Port 5. Now the error message says "No answer from the transceiver". I have tried CS-F50 V2.1 and V3.1 with the same result. As far as I know, these radios never had speaker-mikes attached so it doesn't seem like the solder joint problem is applicable here. My question is what is the correct cloning software version and can I upgrade the firmware? Thanks for any help.
 

Forts

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That's pretty old firmware I believe... I think Icom was big on having matching CPS and FW for these radios. Let me see what I have in my collection...
 
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The software variants are as follows:
F50 V1.7
F50MDC V2.0
And the last and current version F50MDC V2.1

If you use the latest F50MDC V2.1 it will program all older non MDC F50's.

Are you sure you're not using F50V software?

There is no firmware upgrade for the original F50's.
 
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