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Programming Cables for Motorola Radios

Motorola Compatible Programming LeadsHere at Radiotronics, we’ve had our own collection of Motorola two way radio USB programming leads made – all compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10. We’ve put together this handy reference chart which outlines the Motorola part number and our alternative.

Historically, prior to the MOTOTRBO (DP) range, most Motorola programming cables were serial. All of our “compatible” programming cables are USB cables.

Reference Table

Motorola Part Code Our Equivalent* Compatible Radios
PMKN4012B RT4012DP DP3400, DP3600, DP4400, DP4600, DP4800
PMKN4115B RT4115DP DP2400, DP2600, DP3441, DP3661
PMKN4128A RT4128DP DP1400
PMKN4004 RT4004CP CP040, CP150, CP140, CP160, CP180
RKN4075C RTPGP340 GP320, GP330, GP340, GP360, GP380
GP640, GP680, GP340-Ex, GP640-Ex, GP680-Ex etc.

* Our Order Code refers to the order code for our compatible product, not our order code for

 

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Motorola GP340 Programming

Motorola GP340 ProgrammingDo you need to program your Motorola GP340? Radiotronics sells everything you need to do just that.

> Also see our Motorola GP340 Front Cover Kits

This article also applies to GP320, GP330, GP360, GP380 radios. But this article does not apply to GP640 and GP680 as, whilst they share the same accessory/programming socket, GP6xx radios require different software.

What Do I Need?

We recommend that you go for an after-market USB cable which will make your life a little easier. We’ll concentrate on that option here. But for convenience, we have put details of the genuine programming kit at the end of this article. Note: The GP340 and GP344 have different accessory and programming sockets but they use the same software.

Operating System Compatibility

We have tried and tested ENLN4115 GP Professional Series CPS on both Windows XP and Windows 7. We’re unsure if it will work on Windows 8 and Windows 10. If you try it and find it does work, please email us sales@radiotronics.co.uk and let us know.

How To Program A GP340

Wayne Holmes is one of Motorola Solutions’ lead engineers. He has a very useful video on GP Professional Series programming.

Genuine Programming Equipment

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to create a genuine programming kit. You’ll need a Radio Interface Box and a bunch of other things. This is a serial cable programming kit so you’ll also need a USB to RS232 Cable – Available from eBuyer for about £15

Order Code Description Portable Mobile List Price*
3080369B72 RIB to PC RS232 Serial Cable     £53.00
RLN4008E Radio Interface Box (RIB)     £182.00
EPN4042A RIB Box Power Supply     £8.40
RKN4074B Portable Radio (GP340) Cable     £36.00
MDJMKN4123B Portable Radio (GP344) Cable £96.00
GTF374C Mobile Radio (GM340) Front Cable     £31.50
RKN4083B Mobile Radio (GM340) Rear Cable     £36.50
Firmware Upgrade Adapter
HLN9742D Firmware Upgrade Flash Adapter     £69.00

* List Price is Motorola’s published price at the time of writing this article. Please refer to our website for current prices.

Upgrade Motorola GP340 Firmware

If you’d like to upgrade the firmware in your Motorola GP340, you’ll also need a HLN9742D flash adapter which only works with the genuine RIB box (and you’ll need everything in the list above). We’ve tried firmware updates using an aftermarket RIB box, and whilst the aftermarket RB box works for programming – it did not work for firmware updates.

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Motorola CP040 Programming

Motorola CP040 Programming SoftwareAre you needing to program your Motorola CP040? Radiotronics sells everything you need to do just that.

What You Need

Operating System Compatibility

We have tried and tested the Commercial Series CPS on Windows XP and Windows 7. We’re unsure if the Commercial Series CPS works on Windows 8 or Windows 10. Please let us know if you manage to get it working on any of these newer operating systems.

Commercial Series CPS Compatibility

Commercial Series CPS is compatible with the following radios, although you will need a different programming lead for the mobile radios.

Portable Radios
  • CP040
  • CP140
  • CP160
  • CP180
  • CP200
Mobile Radios
  • CM140
  • CM160
  • CM180
  • CM340
  • CM360

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Icom Programming Software Reference

Here’s a great reference guide to Icom Programming Software and Icom Programming Leads. Most of this Icom programming software and most of these Icom programming leads can be obtained from our main website.

 

Licensed Portable Radios

Model Software Serial Cable USB Cable
IC-F3262D / IC-F4262D (S/T) CS-F3160 None OPC-1862U
IC-F5062D / IC-F6062D OPC-1122 OPC-1122U
IC-F3202DEX / IC-F4202DEX CS-F3200DEX None OPC-1862U
F31G / F41G OPC-966 OPC-966U
F51 / F61 CS-F50
F3062 / F4062
F3162 / F4162 (S/T) CS-F3160
F3162D / F4162D (S/T)
M87 / M88 CS-M88
F1000 / F2000 (S/T) CS-F2000 OPC-478UC OPC-478UC

Licence Free Portable Radios

Model Software Serial Cable USB Cable
IC-F4SR CS-F4SR OPC-478 OPC-478U
IC-F22SR CS-F22SR
IC-F25SR CS-F25SR
IC-F27SR CS-F27SR
IC-F4029SDR CS-F4020SDR
IC-F29SR CS-F29SR
IC-F29DR CS-F29DR
IC-4088SR Not Required

This list is work in progress. Please feel free to help us along by emailing technical@radiotronics.co.uk with any additions you can suggest.

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Motorola P145/P165/P185 Programming

Motorola P100 CPSAre you looking to program your Motorola P145, Motorola P165 or Motorola P185 series radio? Radiotronics offers everything you need to do just that.

What you need

Compatible Operating System

The GMVN5534 P100 Programming Software (CPS) requires Windows XP or Windows 7. We cannot say for sure that it will or won’t work on Windows 8 or 10 as it has not been tested. If you find it works on Windows 8 or Windows 10, please email us at sales@radiotronics.co.uk and let us know.

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