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IC-f70/f1700 program question


Premium Subscriber
Jul 19, 2011
Thanks everyone in advance for the help. I'm trying to upgrade my fire department's IC1721 radios to have the entire department utilizing the MDC1200 system. Our old dealer since retired but I was able to purchase the all the items he had that he used for our current systems. I have the IC-F70/F1700 V2.0. The radio firmware appears to be 3.0.

After reading the radio I don't see the MDC option. The research that I've done has lead me to believe that this is because of two issues. One I need V2.2 of the software or two that I need to upgrade my firmware to the radio.

My first question to the experts on here is which of these two above mentioned solutions is correct. Secondly, does anyone know where to locate 2.2 as I've only been able to find 2.0 online, OR how do you upgrade firmware on a radio as I've never done that before either.

Thanks again for everyone's help and advice. If it were not for you, I'm not sure I'd be able to make the advancements made thus far!