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ICOM F1721 Programming Software Download

jeech

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I am a volunteer with a couple of agencies and need to start managing my radio plan personally for my F1721. I reached out to BearCom to see if they had CS-F70 or CS-F1721 available for purchase and they told me that since it is a discontinued radio, they no longer have the software in their system. I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you guys can help with, as I'm new to programming radios.

  • Is this software compatible with windows 10? I see references to 7, but not 10
  • Does anyone know where I can purchase a download of this software rather than a CD?
  • Is there anything else I need to look out for as far as programming this radio?
 

mmckenna

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Have you tried calling Icom tech support?

Last time I talked to them (years ago) they were very helpful.
 

12dbsinad

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1) Yes, it will work with Windows 10. You'll need the newest USB programming cable/driver.
2) Icom ships the software on a CD when purchased from a dealer. There are some other bootlegged versions on Ebay and the like that come on a USB, however I'd spend the extra and get a legit copy and also the latest version. It would be possible I suppose to have a dealer do a direct download, but personally I'd just get the CD that way you'll always have a original hard copy.
3) Great radio's. However, if you're new to programming radio's I'd advise to be very cautious. These are P25 capable radio's and things can get rather involved and complex. Good luck!
 
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