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Old 24-11-2010, 12:07   #1
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Icom 710RT Cloning / Programming Software

I'm trying to locate cloning software for the IC-710RT to help me set up 160 programmable channels. The file is EX2144.exe and, apparently, it is not distributed by Icom any longer. Does anyone have a copy of this or know where I can find it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-12-2010, 09:12   #2
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You can download a copy at http://www.kb2ljj.com/data/icom/ex1726.zip.

The cloning cable you will need can be found on eBay.

Note that the user programmable channels can be set up with other pieces of software more conveniently, but if you want to modify some of the basic operating parameters of the radio then you will need this software and cable.
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The ex1726.exe does not work with the M710RT. The RT requires the ex2144.exe for programming. I've searched the internet high and low for the ex2144.exe without success.
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Old 04-12-2010, 16:49   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I asked Icom Support about it and they confirmed that EX2144.exe is no longer distributed and suggested Marine Radio Control. This program, however, does not allow programming the user channels. Is there any software out there that will let me program the 160 user channels on the 710RT?
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I have Marine Radio Control but as you said, it does not allow one to program the user channels. I am searching for software and will share if I find any.
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Bummer. Will follow-up with an ICOM tech I know and see what he suggests.
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Using this software (ex2144.exe) is it possible to open the M710RT to HAM frequencies?

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Yes, I believe so. You can find other software for remote control but EX2144.exe is the only product I know of that can be used to program the 710RT. Unfortunately, nobody has it or knows where to get it.
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Hmmm, maybe if we RT owners put together a collective letter to ICOM they might be willing to dig this out of archive for us -- any takers?
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Hmmm, maybe if we RT owners put together a collective letter to ICOM they might be willing to dig this out of archive for us -- any takers?
I guess it's worth a shot, but they are bound by FCC rules which prohibit them from providing this software to end users. I have this software but am an FCC licensed technician and am also bound by an agreement with my Icom rep. Really wish I could help out. You might have better luck by asking your local Icom dealer/service-shop personnel.

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Interesting, do you happen to know which FCC rules prohibit distribution of this software?

Apparently there must be exceptions because I have seen it on an ICOM pricing list from ICOM America.

I assume that the EX2144 is simple DOS app like EX1726 ?

Thanks for the info.
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Interesting, do you happen to know which FCC rules prohibit distribution of this software?
Part 80.203 as well as wording in part 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The point is, consumers are not allowed access to software that allows programming of channels or frequencies (among other things) for which the transmitter is not certified for. This software allows you to do so.

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Thanks for the info.
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Yes, I believe so. You can find other software for remote control but EX2144.exe is the only product I know of that can be used to program the 710RT. Unfortunately, nobody has it or knows where to get it.
Here is what I came up with in order to open the radio to HAM band transmission. Apparently is a hw workaround and the EX2144.exe just makes it easier to work with HAM bands simulating a sort of VFO.
If somebody has a M710 or M710RT (which I believe should be identical) radio already opened to HAM bands can out of courtesy give a peep to the below mentioned diode?

HAM BAND OPERATION

If your radio can't TX on ham band, you may try these steps below:
  1. Turn off radio and opened 9 screws on back side.

  2. Turn radio up side down until you see fan and the bigger PCB no B4248K. On the right side of PCB find IC no TD62783AF. On the left side of the IC find 7 diodes no D201-D207.

  3. Cut diode no D203-D206, and reinstall the cabinet carefully.
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Most of these 710's are already set to allow programming of transmit frequencies in the marine band only. If your radio does not allow transmit programming at all, then yes, cutting these diodes (D206 does not exist on U.S. versions) will allow transmit frequency programming, but only on marine bands. The only way to operate on ham bands is to open the frequency range using the software.

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