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Installed Icom 2200 and programming

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firetaz834

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Just thought I'd throw this out to the group incase anyone else runs into the same issue.

I have a Icom 2200 installed on a mount under the dash, or it could be that your going to install it in a console but then comes the time when you might want to buy some programming software to program the radio.

To program this radio you would have to use the speaker jack (which is located on the back of the radio. Well, I had to almost do a complete install to get to the jack.

A solution, I came up with was to install a small patch cord that is able to be reached from the back of the radio and then unplug the speak cable and plug in my programming cable.

Think this thing further, I do plan on doing a reconfiguration of my equipment and place the radio in a console configuration and I had thought when I do that I would place a 3.5mm jack on the side of the console and then place a y-connector between the radio and the speaker. That would allow me to plug in a programming cable when needed without having to pull the radio out whenever it needed to be programmed.

I just wanted to pass this along to anyone that might run into a simular sitation with radios that have their jacks on the rear of the radio and thinking of doing a permanent mounting of the radio.
 

b7spectra

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I have put a "remote" programming cable on my Motorola Spectra. The trunk unit sits behind the back seat in a cubby hole and I found it was a pain to get to the back of it to program, so, I fabricated a short cable that plugged into the programming port on the radio to a pigtail that I just plug my programming cable into. Now, when I reprogram my radio, one would think I was at Staples, because I always so "That Was Easy!"
 

mrweather

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I like that my 90 Series Kenwoods all program from the microphone jack on the control head. Couldn't be much easier. :)
 
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