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EF Johnson sl5100 Programming for Win 10?

toverbeck

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Hi all,
Looking at getting a couple EFJ sl5100's in the next few months. I know that the radios and software are dated but seem like a good candidate for an 800mhz radio that doesn't need your first born to program :). I'm curious though, will the software work with Windows 10 or will I need to track down an older computer as well?
Thanks!
 

cmjonesinc

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The software itself seems to run just fine on Win10. I don't have a radio handy to actually plug up and try though. I've used it on win7 with no issues on a cf19 toughbook. It has always been pretty easy to get along with when I've used it. Edit: I've always used a true serial cable as well. Can't speak for usb cables or adapters.
 

buddrousa

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I have used XP 7 8 and 10 with 5100's and 5300's
The version software depends on the firmware version of the radio.
Before you ask NO I DO NOT SHARE SOFTWARE.
 

ergbert

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The latest version of PCConfigure works just fine on Win10. I have used it under VirtualBox on a Mac, with a USB-serial cable sourced from ebay. Flawless.

Edit: Used with 5100ES, on 6.16.x firmware. No experience with other versions.
 
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