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Need help programming a F5061 radio

Stumpy014

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Greeting and I hope someone on here can help with my issue. I purchased a F5061 off Ebay, which could be an issue to use in my railroad motorcar and I am having trouble getting the thing to work correctly. I can get the cloning software to read and to write to the radio at first I kept getting a message about updating the firmware due to "Roaming mode= Time Base" I went in and changed digital settings and it took the programming but now I keep getting a flashing display. I did the hold 0 and 3 and my got the number of 4.9 and sum SD07. I am running CS3150/5060 software that is the latest version. So what is my options for getting this thing to work correctly does it need a firmware update or am I missing something. I have a f5021 in my other motorcar and I had no trouble getting it to take programming which is why I got a second Icom for the ease of programming.

I should add the railroad motorcar is for a hobby and not for professional use so I don't think I need the RR programing firmware. I belong to NARCOA and they set up railroads that we are able to take our cars out and run them. Part of the required equipment is a narrowband vhf radio programmed for their personal channels and also with the 96 railroad channels in case of an emergency.

Thanks
Ben
 

Bill1957

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My Icom's :Software 4.9 and radio firmware 5.4. Software version might be a bit low for the firmware version. That's for F5061 and F3161 radios that I have.
 

Stumpy014

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Thanks, should I get the firmware on the radio or get a newer version of the cloning software? If I need firmware update does that have to be a dealer thing or something I could do myself.
 

Stumpy014

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Thank you for the help hopefully this will get me going in the right direction. Do you have a link to finding the firmware updates for this radio. I looked all over icoms page and couldn’t find anything also the best place to find the new cloning software. I got this one from eBay from the antenna farms page.
 
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