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F80T Programming Problems

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Feb 19, 2014
I recently received an F80T, got the USB cable, and the programming software. The software is by ICOM. CS-F70/F1700. When trying to program the radio and connect to it. I continue to get error messages. It reads with errors about comm ports (ive tried all of them) and that it cannot connect.

Also, how am I able to program through the keypad on the radio body? I read somewhere about holding down the side button and P0. When turned on the radio goes into dealer mode. From there I type in the code 159357. From there it goes to SETMODE. How do I get past that.



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Apr 28, 2002
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My suggestion would be to pull down the user manual from the Icom website. It does not appear that the radio is keyboard programmable for frequency input. Rather it appears you can modify some of the basic user settings. From what I see, you push and hold P1 & P2 together while you turn the radio on. Then push and hold P0 to enter the user settings. From there you can cycle the various user settings using the P0 key. The user manual is easily downloaded from the main ICOM website in case you don't have a copy.

Regarding the errors with the USB cable, my guess is that you don't have the proper drivers for the USB chipset being used. If you have the programming disk then the USB drivers should be on that disk. They may not be getting loaded when you installed the software so you might have to manually load them. Another thought is to make sure that you run the program as an "administrator". Finally, make sure you are running the proper OS system. Their software may not have all the proper drivers for Win8.

Hopefully these suggestions help you.
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Mar 21, 2008
USB cable problem

The version of Windows makes a big difference. If the cable has a prolific chip, it must be the newer chip for Win 8 and there is a driver that works with Win 8 but is not not usually included with many cables. You can download that driver separately.
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