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SCPD

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Or search Google

The Software ranges for $50 to $70.00 through Most iCOM Authorized dealers.
 

Duster40

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Not hard to use...
the best way to learn this radio, is to 'read' a radio
into your software program.
Besides the information in the 8 pages of memory banks,
there are 12 pages of other program documentation....
don't jack around with any of these until you understand
what they do, & why. Once you begin to understand some
of the options & selections, you can have fun personalizing
your radio & system.
I suggest memorizing the factory default settings into a 'folder',
& then do your programming & playing in another folder...always
have the factory defaults to fall back on.
 

gbowne1

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I'm looking into the 121 or the 221 as a UHF GMRS radio. Are they ok to use on GMRS?

I'm used to using Motorola radios on there.

I'm looking at spending about 200-300 on a ICOM UHF GMRS mobile.

Greg
 

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The Icom F-121 is a VHF radio...the F-221 is a UHF radio, which will work great
on GMRS.....you will need the CS-100 software program, & a OPC-1122 cable.
Once you get those things, come back & ask some more questions....
 
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