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ICOM F1020 Programming

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I found an old ICOM F1020-2 in the garage today, was curious if anyone knew if they could still be programmed or could point to someone locally in Ohio that may be able to do it?
 

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I found an old ICOM F1020-2 in the garage today, was curious if anyone knew if they could still be programmed or could point to someone locally in Ohio that may be able to do it?
Sure, they absolutely can still be programmed. The CPS is DOS based. I run it along with many others on an old IBM laptop that has been strictly used for programming for many years. I, however am not in the Ohio area.

The 1020 and 2020 are still great performing radios, and built to last!
 

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These are older radios, I owned an F2020 UHF back in 1999 or so, used it on 70cm, GMRS and for work stuff.
At the time, they were good radios for the price. They'll do remote head configuration, if you can find the remote head kits, there was also an 160 channel upgrade chip for them.

I don't recall the exact model number for the programming cable, but it's unlikely you can find them new direct from Icom anymore. You'd probably have better luck searching E-Bay. It's the same cable that programs the Icom F-420, F-320 radios (I was running those too).

Programming software is probably out there floating around in the ether if you did a google search. Somewhere I've probably got the old 3.5" floppy disk for it.

The programming software runs under DOS. I never had an issue running in a DOS window on a Windows 95 laptop.

Programming software is pretty straightforward and easy to use.
 

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I don't recall the exact model number for the programming cable, but it's unlikely you can find them new direct from Icom anymore. You'd probably have better luck searching E-Bay. It's the same cable that programs the Icom F-420, F-320 radios (I was running those too).
OPC-478 with the OPC-592 adapter. Still factory available from Icom.
 

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Great radios, still use several F1020 VHF and F2020 UHF ones myself. Others have said what is needed already. There are some accessory cables and modules that can be added for features like encryption as well.

These were common in taxis in my area. I ended up with several new old stock about 2006 and sold several online. eBay is a great source for the cable, software and option boards.
 
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