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Idas Type C Programming

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Premium Subscriber
Jun 24, 2010
Oak Creek, WI
I have a coworker that wants to put an Icom F4360 Type C Idas radio on our Nexedge trunking system. Do the icom radios require a system key like the kenwood units do to program it on the system.


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Jul 27, 2005
Also, some trunking systems are set up with access control that looks at either the full radio ESN or the first digits that indicate radio manufacturer.

If the trunked system is set up for that, the ESN will need to be programmed in and the ESN/Radio ID must match what the radio says.
If it's just the manufacturer ID, you'll need to know what the system administrator set up.

I do know that Kenwood uses "68" as their manufacturer ID. Not sure what Icom uses.
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