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FDRadioguy777

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I have a radio that was last programmed with RPM 13 and I was wondering if I can write over the personality by making a new one and writing it to the radio with RPM 9. I heard from someone that I might have an issue since it was last programmed with RPM 13. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Does a similar situation apply to the radio maintenance utility? Can the programmer based radio maintenance utility read a radio programmed with any version of RPM?
 

flux4201

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If your radio was programmed with RPM 13, you cannot go back to RPM 9. You cannot roll back firmware to go back to something older then 13 either. Somewhere around RPM 12 or 13 they made it so you cannot roll back to older RPM.
 

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I think it was 12. I upgraded a radio from R10 FW to 13 in one shot and had all sorts of issues... I missed the SRN that said it had to be done in stages due to some big changes in there.
 
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