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ICOM F80DT Programming

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Larryfire26

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Anyone know how to program P25 conventional in this radio?

Need it for ham radio use and for just monitoring a local fd channel

Can this be combined with standard amateur channels?

Thanks to all in advance
 

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You can have analog channels and P25 channels in the same radio and in the same zone.

Under the Model menu, select Portable LMR (P25 Conventional).

Under the Memory CH folder, click on a Zone you want to add channels to. You'll see a grid come up.

Enter your RX and TX frequencies.

Under CH Type, select Analog, Digital, or Mixed. If Digital was selected, you can edit the NAC codes for the P25 system you want to program.

That should get you started, let me know if you need additional help.
 

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If the software doesn't show "MDC" in the list of "folders" on the left, you may need to upgrade the firmware in the radio to the latest version.

To find out the firmware version in the radio, click Clone at the top of the window, then click Information. Do this with the radio turned on and hooked up to the computer, and it'll read some information from the radio.

The latest digital firmware for the F80 is 2.5, the latest analog firmware is 2.6.

Let me know if you need a firmware update.
 

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Yes I need the firmware update!
is it possible to email?

Thank you

I also have a f40gt which i would lve to use mdc1200 and that need a firmware as well

Thank you

larry
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I don't think the F40's support MDC1200. I don't know of any new firmware for them.

Check your PMs.
 

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Hi All,
I have a similar problem with several IC-F80DS radio`s which have come into my hands for P25 encryption programming from my Emergency K9 Support Team.

As I am more familiar with analog programming of Icom radio`s I am somewhat in the dark with regards programming these Digital Encryption sets. I have been in touch with Icom direct who have been anything but helpful so I am somewhat at a loss as to what to do next as the K9 team needs these secure speech radios pronto!

I can confirm that I have tried both CS-F70/D7100 v2.0 and CS-F70/F7100 v2.2 programming software, but I am unable to programme the P25 encryption into the radio`s. A check of all (8) IC-F80DS radio`s I have here for programme shows up the following details:-

Activation code:- (code is visible)
LMR (P25 Conventional)
MDC capable.
Revision....2.6
Sum.........A134
Option......P25 Rev 2.5

The only advice which Icom gave me was that my firmware is probably out of date & my firmware needs to be updated suggesting that I contact my supplier / Dealer to aquire this. Unfortunately I did just that & they in return told me that I have to get this from Icom......Ahhhhhh!!

Can anyone please give me any advice on this subject & if possible let me know where I can get the required update for my current firmware. I would be extremely grateful for any help.

Have also tried two versions of Icom ADJ software which I have here, but neither of them recognise the radio`s. The versions are ADJ Rev 1.1 and ADJ Rev 2.0 Do you happen to know if there is one available which will work with my software version?

Thanks, STEVE (Icoman)
 
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Hi All,
I have a similar problem with several IC-F80DS radio`s which have come into my hands for P25 encryption programming from my Emergency K9 Support Team.

As I am more familiar with analog programming of Icom radio`s I am somewhat in the dark with regards programming these Digital Encryption sets. I have been in touch with Icom direct who have been anything but helpful so I am somewhat at a loss as to what to do next as the K9 team needs these secure speech radios pronto!

I can confirm that I have tried both CS-F70/D7100 v2.0 and CS-F70/F7100 v2.2 programming software, but I am unable to programme the P25 encryption into the radio`s. A check of all (8) IC-F80DS radio`s I have here for programme shows up the following details:-

Activation code:- (code is visible)
LMR (P25 Conventional)
MDC capable.
Revision....2.6
Sum.........A134
Option......P25 Rev 2.5

The only advice which Icom gave me was that my firmware is probably out of date & my firmware needs to be updated suggesting that I contact my supplier / Dealer to aquire this. Unfortunately I did just that & they in return told me that I have to get this from Icom......Ahhhhhh!!

Can anyone please give me any advice on this subject & if possible let me know where I can get the required update for my current firmware. I would be extremely grateful for any help.

Have also tried two versions of Icom ADJ software which I have here, but neither of them recognise the radio`s. The versions are ADJ Rev 1.1 and ADJ Rev 2.0 Do you happen to know if there is one available which will work with my software version?

Thanks, STEVE (Icoman)
Steve,

If this is how you dealt with Icom, I can understand why you feel that they are being less than helpful - you seem to have a problem listening to what is told to you.

You MUST have the encryption enabled. You do not do this in your programming software. It is done via a firmware update, specifically to that serial number of your radio. YOU cannot do this. It must go to a real Icom dealer, who will get it taken care of. No, really. There is no
software out there on the web to do this. This is how it has to happen. Really.

THEN, you must have the Motorola KVL keyloader, and the appropiate cable to enable the encryption.

Then, and only then, your dogs can talk to each other with encryption.

Hijack a few more threads and ask the same thing - the answer will always be the same however. You have been offered help, you just don't seem to like what you are hearing.
 
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Steve,

If this is how you dealt with Icom, I can understand why you feel that they are being less than helpful - you seem to have a problem listening to what is told to you.

You MUST have the encryption enabled. You do not do this in your programming software. It is done via a firmware update, specifically to that serial number of your radio. YOU cannot do this. It must go to a real Icom dealer, who will get it taken care of. No, really. There is no
software out there on the web to do this. This is how it has to happen. Really.

THEN, you must have the Motorola KVL keyloader, and the appropiate cable to enable the encryption.

Then, and only then, your dogs can talk to each other with encryption.

Hijack a few more threads and ask the same thing - the answer will always be the same however. You have been offered help, you just don't seem to like what you are hearing.
Dear IAMHERE300. Your comments & other were noted & YES I do take on board what advice is given & I am sorry that you have taken this negative atitude.

I have at no time run down ICOM themselves & may I add that I worked with them here in the u.k. for several years back in the mid 90`s!!

This subject is now closed as I have since given the sets back to the K9 owners so that they can bin them or do as they please!!
 
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