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IC-F5062 RS232


Aug 23, 2019

I have some questions about this radios. I have a repeater build from two IC-F5062 radios with DB25 port on the back. Can i use RS232 port bouild in this radio to change channel? I already done 5-tone decoder, but i don't know what commands send by RS232 will work for channel change. So, can someone have a commands list work with IC-F5062? Or maybe is a different way to do that?

Thanks, Matthias


Dec 10, 2016
Hi Matthias,

The short (but frustrating!) answer is YES, it can be done, but you're going to struggle to find out how.

Icom PC CMD V2 protocol lets you control pretty much every function of the transceiver through the RS232 interface, including channel change, control of TX/Audible states, output of RSSI/ID/Talkgroup etc. Unfortunately, the protocol is only available from Icom themselves, under an NDA (and hasn't been leaked anywhere as far as I can tell).

There's details online explaining how to set up Hyperterm to connect, and giving a couple of example commands, so you may be able to work it out yourself, but other than that you're relying on Icom I think!

Sorry I can't be of more help!