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Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:46 pm
by Garyf629
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.

Thanks

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:22 pm
by dmonty83
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

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:38 am
by kb9suyp25
You must hold the s button down then power up the radio. That will get you into firmware mode.

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:11 pm
by Elighting
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.

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:45 pm
by SLVFD61
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...

Thanks

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:36 pm
by Elighting
Pm me.

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:10 pm
by Fireguyastro
How do you reset the radio after upgrading the firemware

Re: Firmware upgrade for MDC1200 for a TK-7180

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 am
by JInma
I am also needing the F1FF firmware update.