Month: June 2020

Programming The Motorola GP300/P110/GP350/GP280/GP88/GM300/GM350 Two Way Radios

Motorola’s Radius GP and GM series radios are now cancelled. But there were so many of these radios sold that there are still many around and still in use today! That’s why we’ve put together this guide to programming the Motorola Radius GP300 series two way radios.

NOTE: This guide does not tell you how to program the Radius GP300 and GM300 series radios. It outlines what you need to program them. If you would like to learn how to program these radios, we will link to a few guides at the bottom of this page. You might want to join this dedicated group on Facebook.

Portable radios covered by this guide:

  • GP300
  • P110
  • GP350
  • GP280
  • GP88

Mobile (vehicle) radios covered by this guide:

  • GM300
  • GM350

Programming Cables

It probably goes without saying that the portable radios and the mobile radios in the Radius GM/GP series have different programming cables. The portable radio is programmed via the back of the radio. Whereas the mobile (vehicle) are programmed using a cable that plugs into the front of the radio*.

* There is a method of programming the GM300 and GM350 radios from a connector on the back. We do not cover that method in this guide as there is not enough information about it.

Prerequisite: USB to Serial Cable

No matter what radio or cable you will need to use, if you do not have a COM port directly on your PC or laptop, you will need a USB to Serial cable. It is important that you buy an FTDI chipset USB to serial cable.

Buy from Radiotronics UK: http://www.radiotronics.co.uk/startech-icusb2321f

Portable Radio Programming Cable

Radios covered: GP300, P110, GP350, GP280 & GP88

The portable radios in this series are programmed using a cable that connects to the back of the radio. Because the programming kit replaces the battery, you will also need a 9v supply. Unfortunately, the original cable is long since discontinued by Motorola. But there are some aftermarket replacement cables.

Note: The GP300 and GP350 have a different battery profile and therefore require different cables.

Motorola GP300 Radius Programming Cable

You can buy these cables from our friends at RadioArena here:

Mobile (Vehicle) Programming Cable

Radios covered: GM300 & GM350

If you have either the GM300 or GM350, you will be able to find a cable at Radio Arena here.

Programming Software

Batlabs has, by far, the most comprehensive list of programming software versions for these series radios. You can see the BatLabs.com home page (or their mirror site at Angelfire).

You can download the Radius GP300 software from Radiotronics UK free of charge. However, it must be noted that we can’t give you any help programming.

The software only runs on MS DOS, not Windows.

Further Help

Please do not contact Radiotronics UK about programming this radio. Instead, you can find help in the following places:

The software only runs on MS DOS, not Windows. Here are some solutions online including a solution by G1IGVa solution by KK6JYT and a solution using DosBox.

 

 

 

 

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Programming The Icom IC-F2000D & IC-F1000D

Icom IC-F2000D UHF (and IC-F1000D VHF) is a current radio from Icom of Japan. We’ve created this guide. This guide does not tell you how to program your radio. There’s a help guide in the mentioned software. This guide tells you what you will need to program these radios.

NOTE: IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (digital) and IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (analogue) are not the same radio. This guide is for the IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (digital) radios. If you have the IC-F2000/IC-F1000 (analogue) radios, we have a guide for the IC-F2000/IC-F1000 (analogue) here.
NOTE: IC-F2000D and IC-F1000D have been replaced by IC-F2100D and IC-F1100D respectively. Whilst they’re similar radios, they do have different software.

Radiotronics UK sells everything you need to program the Icom IC-F2000D UHF (IC-F1000D VHF) radio on our website. You will need the following items:

You will need BOTH of these ^ items.

Radios that are covered by this guide:

  • IC-F2000D (UHF) & IC-F1000D (VHF) – No Display

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

The Icom OPC-478U(c) cable is the USB version and replaces all previous OPC-478 model cables. There is no other cable available for Icom radios. This is the correct cable for the IC-F2000D/F1000D radios.

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

Icom CS-F2000 Programming Software

Despite being called CS-F2000D, this software is for both IC-F2000D UHF and IC-F1000D VHF series radios.

Software Support Unavailable

It should be noted. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support for self-programming two way radios. If you choose to program your own radio, we urge that you allow plenty of time to self-learn about your radio and the programming process – it’s not always straightforward.

Icom Support Group

Radiotronics helps manage a support group on Facebook for Icom business radio users. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/icomradios/

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Programming The Icom IC-F2000 & IC-F1000

Icom IC-F2000 UHF (and IC-F1000 VHF) is a current radio from Icom of Japan. We’ve created this guide. This guide does not tell you how to program your radio. There’s a help guide in the mentioned software. This guide tells you what you will need to program these radios.

NOTE: IC-F2000/IC-F1000 (analogue) and IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (digital) are not the same radio. This guide is for the IC-F2000/IC-F1000 (analogue) radios. If you have the IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (digital) radios, we have a guide for the IC-F2000D/IC-F1000D (digital) here.

Radiotronics UK sells everything you need to program the Icom IC-F2000 UHF (IC-F1000 VHF) radio on our website. You will need the following items:

You will need BOTH of these ^ items.

Radios that are covered by this guide:

  • IC-F2000 (UHF) & IC-F1000 (VHF) – No Display
  • IC-F2000S (UHF) & IC-F1000S (VHF) – Display & Partial Keypad
  • IC-F2000T (UHF) & IC-F1000T (VHF) – Display & Full Keypad

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

The Icom OPC-478U(c) cable is the USB version and replaces all previous OPC-478 model cables. There is no other cable available for Icom radios. This is the correct cable for the IC-F2000/F1000 radios.

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

Icom CS-F2000 Programming Software

Despite being called CS-F2000, this software is for both IC-F2000 UHF and IC-F1000 VHF series radios.

Software Support Unavailable

It should be noted. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support for self-programming two way radios. If you choose to program your own radio, we urge that you allow plenty of time to self-learn about your radio and the programming process – it’s not always straightforward.

Icom Support Group

Radiotronics helps manage a support group on Facebook for Icom business radio users. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/icomradios/

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Programming The Icom IC-F4002 (IC-F3002, IC-F4003, IC-F3003, IC-F4001, IC-F3001)

Icom IC-F4000 UHF (and IC-F3000 VHF) is now a cancelled radio from Icom of Japan. However, there are still many hundreds of thousands of these fantastic radios out in the marketplace and, with that in mind, we’ve created this guide. This guide does not tell you how to program your radio. There’s a help guide in the mentioned software. This guide tells you what you will need to program these radios.

Radiotronics UK sells everything you need to program the Icom IC-F4000 UHF (IC-F3000 VHF) radio on our website. You will need the following items:

You will need BOTH of these ^ items.

Radios that are covered by this guide:

  • IC-F4000 (UHF) & IC-F3000 (VHF) – Series Name
  • IC-F4001 (UHF) & IC-F3001 (VHF) – USA
  • IC-F4002 (UHF) & IC-F3002 (VHF) – United Kingdom
  • IC-F4003 (UHF) & IC-F3003 (VHF) – Canada
  • IC-F4006 (UHF) & IC-F3006 (VHF)
  • IC-F4008 (UHF) & IC-F3008 (VHF)

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

The Icom OPC-478U(c) cable is the USB version and replaces all previous OPC-478 model cables. There is no other cable available for Icom radios. This is the correct cable for the IC-F4000/F3000 radios.

Icom OPC-478UC Programming Cable

Icom CS-F3000 Programming Software

Despite being called IC-F3000, this software is for all of the IC-F4000 UHF and IC-F3000 VHF series radios.

Icom CS-F3000

Software Support Unavailable

It should be noted. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support for self-programming two way radios. If you choose to program your own radio, we urge that you allow plenty of time to self-learn about your radio and the programming process – it’s not always straightforward.

Icom Support Group

Radiotronics helps manage a support group on Facebook for Icom business radio users. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/icomradios/

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Programming Motorola GP2000 (Alpha Series) Two Way Radios

Motorola GP2000 is an obsolete (cancelled) two-way radio from Motorola Solutions. We’ve created this guide. This guide does not tell you how to program your radio. There’s a help guide in the mentioned software. This guide tells you what you will need to program these radios.

Motorola Alpha Series (North America) Range

The “Alpha Series” is the name given to the Motorola GP2000 radios. The Alpha Series was an entry-level series of radios and fit into a price bracket. But they were incredibly popular during their time. Available in 2 versions, one with a partial keypad and one with a full DMTF keypad.

Note: In the UK & Europe, there is a very similar radio called the P020 and P030 that’s referred to as the Alpha Series. But it’s specific to Europe and have different software.

Programming Software

In Europe, the programming software for the Motorola GP2000 is PMVN4059 software and available from our website.

Note: In Europe, if you have a P020 or P030, you need to see this page as it looks the same but has different software.

Programming Cable

The Motorola GP2000 takes the same programming cable as the Radius CP200. Therefore you can use any of our two cables that are designed or the CP200 on your GP2000 radio.

Software Support Unavailable

It should be noted. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support for self-programming two way radios. If you choose to program your own radio, we urge that you allow plenty of time to self-learn about your radio and the programming process – it’s not always straightforward.

We have started a Facebook group to hopefully support owners of the now discontinued Motorola radios: https://www.facebook.com/groups/304084137284525/

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