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Tk-2180 / nx-700

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rtm8575

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Hi all, I need some assistance!

Our department sends us out the software to update and upgrade our radios in the field. I have an NX 700 in my car and carry either a TK 2180 or an NX 210 portable.

Here is the problem...

I keep getting a note that the firmware needs to be upgraded. I know it's on the disk, but I cannot figure it out to save my life! I really need some good step-by-step instructions - simplified...

Thanks to all in advance!
 

Astro25

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You need to use the Firmware Programming tool (FPRO.exe). It is included with every software package, I believe.

You select the firmware file via that application, then write to the radio. Pretty easy once you get FPRO.exe up and running...
 

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Besides Fpro, you'll need the correct firmware file for your radio model (???.hex file). Also the firmware program option needs to be enabled in programming. Here's the procedure for the NX-700:
 

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rtm8575

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FPRO.exe

Okay, I have the software - but I just cannot find "FPRO.exe". Where do I find it on the disk?
 

rtm8575

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FPRO.exe

AH! Thanks, I found it and now I can flash the radios.

THANKS TO ALL FOR WORKING WITH ME!

This is one area I seem to be lost...Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
 
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