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Old 04-07-2008, 12:26 AM
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I had a GMRS license back when most people didn't know what they were. Myself and about 7 other people had a chance to put a GMRS repeater up in a good location. We got a system license (KAE 1586) as it was called in 1986 (one license for everyone). We had to move the repeater in 1994. and since it was a major change, the system license could not be modified. Everyone then had to get individual licenses and mine was KAE6715. After the divorce, I quit using ham and GMRS radios for several years during which time the KAE license expired. When my son and I started using using radio again, I got the WQDL410 call.

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I didnt mean anything by what I said juts didnt want to see you get into trouble in case you didnt have a license but as always you have jerks (not you) making wise comments when you say something and add comments that are uncalled for,but it shows how some people are anyway good day...
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Real cute Grog, shows your mentality

I have to come down to a certain level to communicate with many of the people on this forum
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No problem here.

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Any one out here know where you can find the flash upgrade for a f43gt

My dealer no longer carries Icom, so now I am looking to upgrade this myself!
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Old 05-01-2008, 1:21 PM
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the F33 F43 usally flash on their own.I can program most Icom Portables and mobiles if anyone needs some help
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How would one programthe MDC function on the Icom f43gt?

I do not even see it in the software?

ANy help is appreciated

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I don't see it in my verion of software. It might not be an option. The F40GT doesn't seem to have it either.

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Old 05-03-2008, 5:28 AM
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Default F43gs Mdc

Looks like you will need a Midian board plugged into the option slot to get MDC capabilities. Otherwise, maybe you need to sell the F43 and get an F4021 or an F4061. Or (horrors of all horrors!! Get a Motorola radio with the MDC in the radio. Incidently, big /\/\ owns the patents for MDC signalling.

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Looks like you will need a Midian board plugged into the option slot to get MDC capabilities. Otherwise, maybe you need to sell the F43 and get an F4021 or an F4061. Or (horrors of all horrors!! Get a Motorola radio with the MDC in the radio. Incidently, big /\/\ owns the patents for MDC signalling.

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But those have expired, that's how come other companies are able to start offering it from the factory instead of relying on an aftermarket board.
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I read up on the MDC stuff and it is capable of a lot more than agencies around here use it for. About all they do in Pickens is ID radios with it. Interesting stuff.!

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Anyone have a dealer in NY-NJ who programs the ICOM radio for receive only.

i want to monitor a local fd in p 25 mode with the Icom portable that has p 25 ability
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What software version are you using on the F43.The newest is 2.2 ....



For the P25 programming I would assume you have a F70?.It is not complicated to program them for recieve only.....If you need someone to do it let me know as long as it is not a trunked system.................
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I have the f43t. I go to program the MDC1200, which is an option in the programing software, and I don't think it works. I hooked my scanner up to my computer with a MDC monitoring software package and keyed the radio and got no MDC signal. I tuned the scanner to the local police freq. and the computer identified their MDC signals with no problems. So I know its not the scanner/computer/software. Any one how to setup MDC on the radio?
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When you are going to use the mdc1200 feature you need to turn it on the actual channel in the feq menue.Then you will need to go to the mdc menu and set it up with your id.Then you need to turn it on for tx and rx then select if you want it pre or post
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For some reason this still is not working. I have had the radio setup as follows... under the freq menu.
pwrsave is off ... log-out=MDC emg-out=mdc decode=mdc log=both system=system 1
under the mdc menu i have general 1 MDC On=On Self-id=0001(for testing) Pttid 1 RX=enable Ts=enable PTTID down=enable Rtt beep=enable curt beep=enable
Not sure what else i can do to make this work. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I am programing this under the lmr...should it be under PMR? Not sure what the difference is. Also maybe it could be an issue with the actual MDC self ID, how do i calculate that?
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AS I said if you can email me a copy of your programming file I can look at it and see what the problem is
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Connect to your radio and select Clone > Information
Be sure that is says MDC Capable here.
If it does not your need to update your firmware. Post your current version here. My guess would be 2.1 if it is listed as MDC Not Capable.

If it does say MDC Capable do the following.

Open the desired frequency and select 'System 1' under MDC

Expand MDC and Click General and turn MDC On for System 1 also change the self ID to 0001

Click PttID and Enable RX > Enable TX > Enable PTTID Up

Click Alias and enter a name for No. 1. Give it ID 0001

Write to your radio. You should hear the MDC Sqwawk when you release the PTT on your radio.
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I just noticed that the radio I in fact do have is the f4021T not the F43. I was looking at both and must have ended up clicking on the wrong one. According to the Icom website this is still MDC compilable. When I click on the Info it doesnt indicate anything about MDC. Its revision 1.0. I can't find the firmware on icoms website either. I followed all of N7SAC's setup and it still doesnt work. I appreciate all your help guys. Any other ideas?
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Maybe your revision of the radio does not support MDC1200, but the newer ones do? Not sure, but a guess since they have just started supporting it recently.
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Default Programming Icom CS-F51

I get communication error when I try to read out from my F51. I have the right com-port in the program

Do I have to press any key before starting the program?


I would be very thankful for you help


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