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IC-F5021 Alias Table Question


Premium Subscriber
Jul 19, 2011
Hello all,

I've got a few F5021 I'm programming from my FD and we're slowly trying to upgrade into using the MDC system. When programming the radios I noticed that these radios only have room for 5 other units to be added. Now these radios were purchased a while ago, so at the time this feature was no a concern. My question is, to anyone's knowledge is there a way to increase the allowable size of the table? I noticed it appears the others have a capacity of 500 (more expensive radios I'm sure), but was wondering if there was a firmware update or a setting that could be changed to exchange channel memory for alias memory.

As always any and all information is greatly appreciated!


Mar 15, 2010
The short answer.... no.

The 5021 has limited MDC functions. It's a entry level radio (but a great radio) so some functions are not there like alias tables. You'd need to step up to a 5061. Have a great day.