• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

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zrock

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Anyone know if Chrp will work with programming the above radio. I don't see it listed in their supported radios but pretty much every other icom is. If it does not work is their a good inexpensive place to DL/purchase the software?
 

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It is not supported by chirp. Try contacting a dealer in your area and inquire the cost of the software.
 

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My local dealer is useless. They were to call my back as they did not no if they could get the software. Also asked if they still did the radio licence. Never did hear back from them

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Try some other dealers, even if it needs to be shipped. You will get the ones who don't really care, and others who would be happy to make a small sale.
 

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Ya I'll have to look online again. When I was searching earlier I found a few dealers that offered it for dl... should have known better. When I bought my portable the dealer wanted a 1.5 hours Labour to program it after I just bought the radio off them.

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Chirp is mostly for ham radio's, your ICOM is a commercial grade radio.
Ahh did not know that..thanks... manufacturers should just give the software as a free dl.

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Ain't that the truth. Tough luck for those of us that live in small towns with useless shops or no shops at all... closest shop is 6 hours away if I want to have a shop do the work

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