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NOTE: IC-F2000D and IC-F1000D have been replaced by IC-F2100D and IC-F1100D respectively.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 DP2000 & XPR3000 Series Carrying Solutions – Carry Cases, Waistcoats & Belt Clips

Motorola DP2400 & DP2600 Carry Solution Matrix

Note: We have a separate guide for DP4000 & XPR7000 here.

Here’s a handy matrix table to help you find the correct carry case for your Motorola DP2400/e or Motoola DP2600/e.

Radio Model Carry Case Material Belt Clip/Loop Size Belt Clip/Loop Type
No Display & No Keypad Carry Cases
DP2400
XPR3300
or
DP2400e
XPR3300e 
PMLN5870A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5864A Hard Leather
PMLN5866A Swivel
PMLN5868A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Display & Keypad Carry Cases
DP2600
XPR3500
or
DP2600e
XPR3500e
PMLN5869A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5863A Hard Leather
PMLN5865A Swivel
PMLN5867A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Replacement Carry Case Belt Loops
All Models PMLN5610 Hard Leather 2.5″ (6.35cm) Swivel Belt Loop
PMLN5611 3″ (7.62cm)
Other Carrying Accessories
All Models HLN9985B Plastic Waterproof Bag
4200865599 Leather Tool / Radio Belt Only
NTN5243A Carry Case Strap
HLN6602A Nylon Universal Nylon Chest Pack
RLN4570A Break-A-Way Chest Pack
RLN4815A Universal Radio-Pack & Utility Belt
Spring Belt Clips
All Models PMLN4651A Plastic / ABS 2″ (5cm) Spring Clip
PMLN7008A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
PMLN7296A 2.5″ (6.35cm) Vibrating Spring Clip

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It’s Official: The UK Government Recommends Two Way Radios In The Workplace To Help With Social Distancing

The UK government is officially recommending the use of two way radios as a communications tool to help with social distancing in the workplace. Using [two-way] radios means that employees do not always need to work closely together in order to communicate.

Go directly to: our range of portable two way radios.

On 23rd Mar 2020, the UK government announced that movement in the country would be restricted to help combat the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. That effectively meant that very few workplaces could continue to stay open. Millions of UK businesses closed down as a result.

UK Government Workplace Advice

On Sunday 10th May 2020, the British government announced that the UK was to start to make plans to get back to work and has released guidance to employers that says:

Reducing movement by discouraging non-essential trips within buildings and sites, for example, restricting access to some areas, encouraging use of [two-way] radios or telephones, where permitted, and cleaning them between use.

Two way radios are ideal for short-range communications between employees and Radiotronics is delighted that the government have endorsed the use of radios in the workplace to reduce the chances of contact.

The UK government also recommends that two-way radios should be cleaned between use.

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UHF vs VHF – What is the difference?

Here at Radiotronics we tend to be asked this question a lot, and for good reason. Picking wrong could result in your radios not working as effectively in your business, or not even working at all. Firstly, this is what they are:

UHF – Ultra High Frequency

This is the frequency band of 440-470mHz for business-grade two way radios. This frequency band is often selected if the radios are to be used both indoors and outdoors. A UHF wavelength is smaller (about 70cm) than VHF which means it is much better at penetrating walls and obstacles. Because of this, UHF is a much more common choice than it’s VHF counterpart, for example in schools, offices, warehouses, etc. Wherever there are walls, think UHF!

VHF – Very High Frequency

This is the frequency band of 136-174mHz for two way radios. This band is often used for the outdoors only. VHF’s wavelength is much larger (around 2m) than UHF, which means it can really struggle through solid objects. However, in the outdoors, it tends to have better range than UHF in open environments, such as farming, hiking and outdoor activities.

One very important thing to know about these frequency bands are that they do not mix; UHF radios will not work with VHF radios and vice versa. These radios are manufactured so you could not add a frequency if it is not within the range.

If you have purchased licenced radios from another company in the past and are wanting to purchase more from Radiotronics, we can confirm what frequency your radios are already on before you select a band and make a purchase. You can either contact us and quote the long model number on the radio (which can be found when you remove the battery on a sticker on the radio side) or alternatively take a look at our detailed product pages which are being updated with this information.

If you have purchased radios from Radiotronics in the past, your previous invoices will confirm your frequency version.

If you are wanting to purchase a brand new fleet of radios and can’t decide which frequency band would be best for you, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist!

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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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Motorola DP4000 & XPR7000 Series Carrying Solutions – Carry Cases, Waistcoats & Belt Clips

This page is designed to be a reference guide to carrying solutions for Motorola DP4000 & Motorola XPR7000 series two-way radios.

Note: We have a separate guide for DP2000 / XPR3000 radios here.

Here’s a handy matrix table to help you find the correct carry case for the Motorola DP4000 series.

Radio Model Carry Case Material Belt Clip/Loop Size Belt Clip/Loop Type
No Display & No Keypad Carry Cases
DP4400
DP4400e
PP4401
DP4401e
XPR7350
XPR7350e
XPR7580
XPR7380e
PMLN5845A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5839A Hard Leather
PMLN5846A Swivel
PMLN5843A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Display & Keypad Carry Cases
DP4600
DP4601
DP4600e
DP4601e
or
DP4800
DP4801
DP4800e
DP4801e
XPR7550
XPR7550e
XPR7580
XPR7580e
PMLN5844A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5838A Hard Leather
PMLN5840A Swivel
PMLN5842A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Replacement Carry Case Belt Loops
All Models PMLN5610 Hard Leather 2.5″ (6.35cm) Swivel Belt Loop
PMLN5611 3″ (7.62cm)
Other Carrying Accessories
All Models HLN9985B Plastic Waterproof Bag
4200865599 Leather Tool / Radio Belt Only
NTN5243A Carry Case Strap
HLN6602A Nylon Universal Nylon Chest Pack
RLN4570A Break-A-Way Chest Pack
RLN4815A Universal Radio-Pack & Utility Belt
Spring Belt Clips
All Models PMLN4651A Plastic / ABS 2″ (5cm) Spring Clip
PMLN7008A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
PMLN7296A 2.5″ (6.35cm) Vibrating Spring Clip

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