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Icom F4161 - scan resume problem

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g8tzl2004

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I have an F4161 which I have successfully programmed. It has an IDAS option installed but I am only using the radio in analog mode.

The radio will scan and will stop on a carrier. But when the carrier drops, the radio does NOT automatically restart scanning after, say, 3 seconds. I need to manually restart the scan using the programmed scan key.

I have spent hours trying different settings. I also used a default "codeplug" just in case the original had some incorrect values hidden away.

With all my other Icom radios I have never had a scan resume problem?

Any ideas?

Maybe its firmware related? The radio is running v2.9 firmware and I am using the latest v5.0 software. Maybe I should use an older software version? Or update the firmware?

Thanks
 

12dbsinad

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Under Scan setting, Cancel CH, make sure it is not selected with Start CH/talk back or anything that is selected to talk back setting. This will cancel the scan upon RX of a channel. Select TX CH. That should work. Also, set your resume timer under scan setting. I usually set it to 4 or 5 seconds depending on how long you want it to hang.
 

g8tzl2004

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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately, TX CH and 5.000 for Resume is already selected.

I'm thinking its possibly a firmware issue - possibly due to using "early" v2.9 firmware and latest v5.0 software...but I've never had a scan resume issue with all my other Icom stuff

I might try installing v2.6 software?
 

g8tzl2004

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I tried using v2.6 software and the scan will still not automatically resume after the carrier has dropped - I have to start the scan manually.

Again, I uploaded a default "freq file" when I installed v2.6.

So maybe v2.9 firmware has a bug?

Anybody know how to upload new firmware?
 
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