• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

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Sep 20, 2008
Sector 001
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Should be in the Amateur Equipment forum, as this is a transciever not a reciever.


Sep 17, 2004
NJ USA (Republic of NJ)
How to change out a memory battery? Thanks Rob.
This is how how do it.

Acquire service manual. Call icom and order part number for mem batt.

They are usually a coin size lithium batt with 2 or 3 solder tabs.

Disassemble radio per service manual.

Desolder old batt and replace with new one.

Re-assemble and do a master reset on radio when powering up for first time.

Test memories by programming several and disconnecting power from radio
and let set for several days with no power to radio. If mems hold after several
days odds are the new bat is working.

Same procedure as any other amateur rig.
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