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Icom F3161DT RR Version

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n8wel

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I have a ICOM F3161DT that has railroad firmware and I cannot program the radio with the standard ICOM CS software for that model and I assume I will have to buy a special RR version of the software to program, or my other option is flashing it to a standard LMR version, if so wonder if someone has a flash and loader to do this and what is the latest version of software is needed if I decide not to flash it.

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I was actually coming to the forum to ask a similar question anyway. Is there even a real difference between the "railroad firmware version" and the standard version?
 

n8wel

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I was able to get the correct software RR v2.8 today and worked with the radio as intended and no need for me to flash it to standard LMR either.

The Railroad firmware has most of the same features as the standard, but has the ability to punch in the tx/rx channel number (pre-assigned AAR VHF freqs) using the dtmf keypad followed by the # to enter, there is other settings for global also on memory channels. No priority channels, but emergency and Home bank is avail. is another feature.
 
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