• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.
  • Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Programming Icom F70

Status
Not open for further replies.

MattRiley

Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
0
Anyone know how to get the radio into programming mode? Directions say that it is to hold F0 while powering on radio, not working. Using USB cable, drivers installed, tried all different com ports. Radio appears to briefly connect, comes up with the reading screen, then says unable to read.

Any Ideas?

Thanks
 

baker954

Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2003
Messages
0
Location
Indiana
Having exact same issue!!! Installed USB to serial drivers, and the whole shin-dig.

Someone needs to chime in on this year old problem.
 

edwin907

Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
2
What operating system/software are you using.

I had major issues with my 64 bit Sony Vista laptop, but installed VMWare, and running XP in a "virtual PC" solved my problems with the UHF F60 and OPC-966U software/USB cable.
ICOM's reply to my question about a 64bit driver wasn't encouraging.

The IC-92AD/RS-92 software works fine under Vista 64bit with a serial-USB cable adapter.
I may need to get the F60 serial cable (instead of the USB one) to use the software with Vista

First, check device manager to see what isn't loaded with proper drivers.
 

MattRiley

Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
0
I solved the problem and never followed up. There is an option to make the radio read-only. The dealer of our radios had done this. With icoms, however, you do not need to read the codeplug and write it back. you can just simply reprogram it from scratch.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top