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I have an Icom F-3161 that I am attempting to read with the software however the radio is locked (password protected) and I have forgotten the password. Is there any around this or does the radio have to go back to Icom?
 

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Just go to File -> New, enter one frequency and write it. Then build the rest of the codeplug.
 

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If the radio is read-protected...

Your only options aside from having (or guessing) the password are:

1) Find your archived copy of the .icf file that is in the radio now, which you kept in a safe place... right? Reload the saved .icf file into the cloning software, and enable "transceiver data out" before cloning to the radio, or,

2) Write a new file and start over.

A new file created by the cloning software can be loaded directly into the radio. Different from other manufacturers, Icom puts the radio-specific tuning and alignment information in a separate "Maker Reserved" section that is not touched when you simply create a new file and write it to the radio, so a new one will work just fine.

Did you try 123456, 000000, etc?
 

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Next Step

I tried 123456, 000000 etc wont work.

when I try to write a new file asks for password...

Whats my next step???
 

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Did you try 123456, 000000, etc?
Once I thought I was wrong , but I was mistaken...

The read/write password on the newer models is indeed a read/WRITE password. Not looking good, but I will query IA tech support and see if there is a solution that does not involve hammers and other implements of destruction. The password is indeed a nasty bugger:

Read/Write Password

Enter an up to 16-digit password for the read/write password function.
When a password is set, the programmed password is prompted and required at trying to read or write from/to the transceiver using this software.
To turn the function OFF, set no password for the item.

Usable characters:
Numbers (0 to 9), capital letters (A to Z), small letters (a to z), symbols (! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~) and space.

NOTE:
Do not forget the programmed password.
Otherwise, you cannot read and write from/to the transceiver unless the internal parts of the transceiver are exchanged.
 
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The read/write password on the newer models is indeed a read/WRITE password. Not looking good, but I will query IA tech support and see if there is a solution that does not involve hammers and other implements of destruction.
from I-A Dealer Tech Support:

Greetings,

Sorry, there is no way to program the radio unless you put the right password in it. You will need to send that radio in and we will need to replace the cpu on it.

Thank you,
Harry Dhawan
Land Mobile Technical Support Representative
ICOM America, Inc.
2380 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Harry is the man, so that should cover it.
 
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