Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

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Garyf629
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Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by Garyf629 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:46 pm

Does anyone have the detailed instructions for performing the firmware upgrade for MDC-1200 on a TK-7180H/8180H. Also the programing instructions would be helpful.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by dmonty83 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:22 pm

From within the programming software you must enable firmware programming.

Once you write that feature change to the radio you need to power down the radio and power it up while holding down the correct firmware programming key, the 180 series mobile key escapes me at the moment. This will put the radio in the firemware programming mode. On the radio display the correct port speed will show.

You need to launch the "Fpro" application from the KPG89 directory. Once launched you need to locate the firrmware file on your PC. Then set correct com port and baud rate. Make note of the checksum value as you should verify this against the radio when the update is completed.

David

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by kb9suyp25 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:38 am

You must hold the s button down then power up the radio. That will get you into firmware mode.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by Elighting » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:11 pm

You must also have the newest software too. I upgraded my TK-2180 and it wasn't hard at all. F1FF is the correct/current firmware, in case you didn't know.

Jordan,TCFD.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by SLVFD61 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:45 pm

How can I get ahold of the firmware upgrade? My local Kenwood deal WILL NOT perform a firmware upgrade unless it's a radio he sold me and I purchased this radio from a radio refurb site... I'd be willing to send a few bucks someones way for the upgrade...

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by Elighting » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:36 pm

Pm me.

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Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Post by Fireguyastro » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:10 pm

How do you reset the radio after upgrading the firemware

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