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ICOM F3161DT question

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n8wel

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I have 2 ICOM IC-F3161DT 66 RR version with V3.1.1 firmware w/ 2.0 rev and want to flash it to V4.6.2. / w rev 3.2 or to the LMR V.5.2/ w rev 3.2. It is password protected on cloning and in order to remove it (or program it) I must flash the radios again and revise the firmware in the process. What recommended service centers that is reasonable to have this done and or can someone furnish the flash so I can do this myself. Please PM on this if needed.

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D2manski3

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I also have a Icom 3161 d/t rr version. And also have the same problem. Would like to program my fire dept freqs into it. Need help on what to do step by step please. You can pm me if you would like. Thank you for any help in this matter.
 

ElroyJetson

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Whomever password protected the radio needs to surrender the password or remove the password from the radio. If they surrender the password, then it still needs to be removed from the radio.

My advice is NEVER permit anyone to password protect YOUR radio. There have been instances of unscrupulous dealers who will password protect EVERY radio that comes through their door to prevent YOU from being able to change the programming in your OWN radio. And then they can charge you for EVERY little change they make.

If YOU do your own programming, you can password protect it if you want. But be absolutely clear with anyone else who programs it for you: NO PASSWORDS.
 

matt131

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On the radios with the RR firmware, the radio will only accept radio frequencies in the RR band. Put regular firmware in your radio and it should work ok
 
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ab3ai

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Matt131,

That's not correct. I have a 3161DT RR with 3.1.1 firmware and I can program ham and public safety frequencies in it. If your in direct channel acces mode then it will only tune RR frequencies.
 

k2bui

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RR versio 3.11 & up allows for programing of the front keypad to allow direct ARR channel entry. When this option is set in software, the front keypad will not do anything else.
 
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