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rchamberlain1

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Got new software 3.1.1 and a new f50v radio. I could program it OK and then found out it did not have voice storage or vibrate. Got a new replacement with vs and vibrate. Can not program it. Have a used f50v with vs and vibrate that I can read but can not program even after reading it. Tried two different computers. Using a USB cable. What am I missing? I see a lot of people having write problems. Thanks.
 

12dbsinad

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It is because your repalcement radio does not have the newer firmware installed. Push the up arrow, and the P3 button together and power up the radio. If it says version 3.6 or older, that is why it will not program. You can read, but will not allow to write with the 3.1.1 software. The new firmware adds the Motorola paging alerts, and I must say sounds exactly like a Minitor. Have them update the radio to the current firmware.
 
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