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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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Motorola CPS 2.0 Is So Slow!!!

Motorola CPS 2.0 Logo

Yes! You’ve noticed it too then? A problem with the latest version of CPS 2.0 for Motorola MOTOTRBO radios is that it appears to be so slow!

But there is a fix. It’s a bit of a mess around, but it seems to work.

Our colleague, Sam from BTW in Canberra, went under the hood so-to-speak and made some adjustments in CPS 2.0 configuration file which makes most, if not all, operations many times faster than before.

Until the necessary improvements are made in the next release, here is the modified configuration file:

  • English [MD5 hash e0b529485e2efdd726fb1c37705f6b04]
  • All other languages [MD5 hash b126e04c65e8b706ce15851317e88a5d] results might not be as fast as the above file.

To use it:

  1. Download either of the above files. (Optionally confirm the MD5).
  2. Make sure CPS2 is closed.
  3. Copy(overwrite) the above downloaded CPSshell.exe.config file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MOTOTRBO CPS 2.0. Optionally, you can create a backup of the existing file by renaming it to CPSshell.exe.config.bak.

 

 

 

 

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Complete Motorola CPS 2.0 Upgrade Guide

Motorola CPS 2.0 Logo

Updating to the latest firmware is a must. It contains some important bug fixes and keeps your radio up to date. The latest FW contains new features, extended programming options and occasionally, fixes to bugs. CPS 2.0 is now the recommended customer programming software for Motorola MOTOTRBO two way radios.

Tip: It is recommended you read this article until the bottom of the article.

Motorola CPS 2.0 Screenshot

The Current CPS 2.0 Version

The table below contains the current CPS version as well as the respective versions of CPS 2.0 firmware.

Latest CPS Software Version
GMVN6241 R2.21.61.0
Latest CPS 2.0 Firmware Version
Compatible Radio Firmware Version Codeplug Version Notes
DM1000 (All Models) R01.01.49.0000 12.05.40
DM2000 R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
DM4000 R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
DR3000 & MTR3000 R02.10.00.13 20.00.02
DP1400 & SL1600 R01.01.49.0000 12.05.40
DP2400e
DP2600e
DP3441e
DP3661e
DP4 (All Models)
SL2600
R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
SL4XXX (All Models) R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
SLR Repeater (All Models) R02.10.00.13 07.00.08

CPS 2.0 Video

This is a great video that demonstrates various functions of CPS 2.0.

NOTE: Hidden Cotcha – Must Be On Latest V1.0 Firmware

Your MOTOTRBO radio MUST be on the latest verison of 1.0 firmware to be able to upgrade to 2.0 firmware. That means that you cannot upgrade a DP4400 on really old firmware to 2.0 firmware without first updating it to the 1.0 latest firmware.

But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. If we have supplied CPS 1.0 subversion 16.x within the last 12 months, we will supply CPS 2.0 for free*.

*We must have supplied CPS 1.0 subversion 16.x within the last 12 months.

The Current CPS 1.0 Subversion 16.x Version

Bearing in mind you will need CPS 1.0 subversion R16.8 to upgrade your old radios to the latest version of v1 firmware, you will also need CPS 1.0 subversion R16.8 and the firmware that corresponds to your radio.

Latest CPS 1.0 Subversion 16.x Software Version
GMVN5141 1.0 Subversion 16.8 (Build 828)
Latest CPS 1.0 Firmware Version
Compatible Radio Firmware Version Codeplug Version Notes
DM1400
DM1600
R01.01.30.0000 11.00.46
DM2400
DM2600
R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
DM4000 R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
DP1400
SL1600
R01.01.30.0000 11.00.46
DP2400e
DP2600e
DP3441e
DP3661e
DP4 (All Models)
SL2600
R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
SL4000 (All Models) R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
Repeaters
DR 3000
MTR3000
R02.09.00.13 19.00.03
SLR 1000
SLR 5500
SLR 8000
R02.09.00.13 06.00.11

CPS 2.0 Speed Issue

We have written an article on speeding up CPS 2.0.

 

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New Universal Motorola Analogue Radio USB Programming Cable

Universal Motorola Analogue Radio USB Programming Cable

Radiotronics has developed this amazing multi-radio analogue USB programming cable for almost all analogue Motorola two way radios that removes the need for a Radio Interface Box (RIB) and hence is considered a “RIB-Less Cable”.

> You can buy the Universal Motorola Analogue USB Programming Cable here

Compatible Radios Include

  • GP-Professional Series: GP340 & GP640
  • GP-Professional Compact Series: GP344 & GP388
  • GM-Professional Series: GM340 & GM640
  • CP-Commercial Series: CP040
  • CM-Commercial Series: CM140, CM340

Programming Software

This cable does not usually include the programming software. The correct software is as follows, which can be purchased from our website separately.

> You can buy the Universal Motorola Analogue USB Programming Cable here

We have started a Facebook group to hopefully support owners of the now discontinued Motorola GP340/HT750 series radios: https://www.facebook.com/groups/304084137284525/

Note: For analogue radios only.

Note 2: Only suitable for programming. Not suitable for upgrading radio firmware.

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Kirisun DP770, TM840 & TR850 Programming Software

It’s probably a fair bet you’ve found this page whilst searching for the programming software for either the DP770 portable radio, TM840 mobile radio or the TR850 repeater from Kirisun.

The programming software for these models is the Kirisun CPSp. And the latest version (at time of writing) is v1.91.

Kirisun CPSp Programming Software

You can download the Kirisun CPSp Programming Software FREE OF CHARGE from our website here.

You will also need some programming cables…

Kirisun cables are hard to find in the UK. This information is for reference as we cannot supply these cables. The Kirisun DP770 requires the Kirisun KSPL-15 programming cable (if you can find one). The TM840 / TM880 mobile radios require a Kirisun KSPL-U21 programing cable (again, if you can find one). The TR-850 repeater requires a Kirisun KSPL-17 programming cable. The only place we managed to find one was on AliExpress.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to find an alternative cables. It appears only genuine Kirisun cables work. If you’ve found otherwise, please let us know in the comments section.

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Kirisun PT568 Radio Programming Software

If you’re looking for programming software for the Kirisun PT568, stop right here. The correct programming software for the Kirisun PT568 is Kirisun KSP568 and the latest version is v1.04. And you can download it FREE.

Kirisun KSP568 v1.04

This software works with 4 versions of the Kirisun PT568 including 136-174MHz VHF (version 1), 420-470MHz (version 3).

You can download the Kirisun KSP568 FREE OF CHARGE from our website here.

You will also need a programming cable. We do not sell Kirisun compatible programming cables so we recommend that you purchase a cable on eBay. We have selected one here that we have tested.

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