• 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.

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    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).

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please move to the correct forum if needed. i couldn't find one for this type of radio.

can someone please help me track down the software for this radio.

EF Johnson 5300

Model # : 242-5387-101-MAAB

what is the name of the needed software, and do these have some type of rib like Motorola has?

Thank You,
Martin
 

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You need the PCConfigure software which is only available through EFJ dealers. Expect to spend around $350 for it. I don't recall offhand if some sort of interface like a RIB is needed. I don't think so but I don't really remember...
 

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do you know which version i would need? i was reading that you can read them with different versions but if you don't have the right one for the radios firmware you could damage it
 
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please move to the correct forum if needed. i couldn't find one for this type of radio.

can someone please help me track down the software for this radio.

EF Johnson 5300

Model # : 242-5387-101-MAAB

what is the name of the needed software, and do these have some type of rib like Motorola has?

Thank You,
Martin
When you first turn the radio on, there will be 2 sets of numbers that will show up on the display. You will need this information to figure out which version of the PCC you will need. They will only show up for a brief time, so you have to be fast. It may take several tries to get the numbers.

Then you will need one of EF Johnson's RIB boxes (part number 023-5300-000). It has a cable that will plug into the mic connector and will have a serial connector to go to a computer serial port. The software will run under Windows XP just fine.
 

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EFJ * V200 shows up when it is powered on then the zone is displayed shortly then the channel name appears
 
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