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Micom Firmware - Software Updates


Micom radios are state of the art, software defined radios. When new options or enhancements are desired and become available for each model, we simply make a change to the software or (Firmware) in the radio. The following chart specifies the newest version of Firmware that is available for each particular Micom-Radio model. Below the chart you will find instructions on how to determine what version of Firmware is loaded on your radio. If you require a software upgrade, please contact our Technical Service Department for further support.


Latest Firmware Releases


Radio Low RF Board
(Lord Board)
Firmware Version Previous versions Accessory Connector
Micom-3 RADIOS
Micom-3 All radios FTN6067A 3.8168 3.8146, 3.8145,
3.8142, 3.8140, 3.8110, 3.8120, 3.5800,
44 pin
MICOM-2ES RADIOS
Micom-2ES standard versions FLN9339A 3.5013 3.5011, 3.5700
44 pin
  FTN6067A
3.5702 3.5093 44 pin
Micom-2ES with GPS
FTN6067A 3.5702 3.5094 44 pin
Micom-2ES with VP-116
(must modify Lord Board & enable using PTP)
FLN9339A 3.5009 3.5006, 3.5007, 35008 44 pin

Micom-2ES Backpack
FLN9339A 3.5023 3.5022 44 pin
Micom-2ES Backpack with VP-116 and no GPS
FTN6067A 3.5035   44 pin
Micom-500E with SGC amp (black amp)
FLN9339A 3.5013 3.5011 25 pin
Micom-500E with SGC amp (black amp) With VP-116

FLN9339A 3.5003   25 pin
Micom-500E with SKB amp (gray amp)
FTN6067A 3.5702 3.5093 25 pin
  FLN9339A
3.5012   25 pin
1KW amp
FTN6067A 3.5702   25 pin
MICOM-2E RADIOS
Micom-2E
FRN5869A 3.400 3.280, 3.196, 3.210, 3.030. 3.280 25 pin
500W with SGC amp (black amp) FRN5869A 3.400 3.280 25 pin
MICOM-2B RADIOS
Micom-2B standard versions
FRN5860A/B 2.1711 2.171 25 pin
with cell call option FTN6067A 2.1992   44 pin
MICOM-2m-RADIOS
Micom-2M standard versions
FRN5860A/B 2.1711 2.171 25 pin
CCIR Operation FRN5860A/B 2.1708   25 pin

 

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How to determine what version of Firmware is loaded on your radio:

 

There are several ways to determine the software version that is loaded on your radio. The following sections will help you determine what version is loaded depending on your radio model.

Section A:MICOM-2E, 2ES, and 3 Series Radios

MICOM-2E through Micom-3 Series radios from the front panel; perform the following:

1. Place the radio in channel mode.
2. Press and hold in the * key.
3. After pressing for approximately 3 seconds, you will see on the display the Software Version.
4. If the software version is not displayed, proceed to the section (B) for MICOM-2E and 2ES, Section (C) for Micom-3.


Section B: MICOM-2B, 2M, 2E and 2ES Series Radios

MICOM-2B, 2M, 2E and 2ES Series radios using the RSS software; perform the following:

1. Connect the radio to the computer using the provided RSS cable
2. Open the RSS software and read the radio parameters. (refer to RSS owner’s guide 68P02953C05-O for further assistance)
3. Click on View/Change, and then select “Radio Wide Information”.
4. Repeat step 3 if necessary to see the Radio Wide Information screen.
5. Under the “Radio Model” section, you will see the Software Version.


Section C: Micom-3 Series Radios

Micom-3 series radios using the MRC/RSS software; perform the following:

1. Connect the radio to the computer using the provided RSS cable.
2. Open the MRC RSS software. The software will automatically read the radio parameters. (refer to MRC Owner’s guide 6886869J01 for further assistance)
3. Click on View/Change, and then select “RSS Panel”.
4. Click on View/Change, and then select “Radio Wide Information”
5. Under the “Radio Model” section, you will see the Software Version.

 

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Control and Programing Software

Radio Service Software (RSS) Image

Radio Service Software (RSS)
Option S86
Part Number: FLN2514



(Click for larger image) Version 3.0


The Radio Service Software (RSS) will allow you to program your Micom-2 radio with ease using a laptop or desktop PC. Programming channel information, transmit power, and bandwidth are a few examples of what can be changed. You can customize your radio to meet your needs by turning on features like the antenna tuner, side tone, or Noise Blanker. You can run the complete Built in Test (BIT) with this program and all checked circuits will be displayed.

 

ALE Radio Service Software Image


ALE Radio Service Software (ALE RSS)
Option G157
Part Number: FLN2527




(Click for larger image) Version 2.0

Designed for the Micom-2 series radios, the Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) programming software will allow easy programming of your ALE information. Net name, self address, channels, scan rate, individual addresses, and net members can easily be entered with a laptop or desktop PC. To save time, ALE parameters can be saved as a file and copied to multiple radios with ease.

 

PC Control and Programming Software Image


PC Control & Programming Software Package
Option: G424
Part Number: FVN4841




(Click for larger image) Version 1.6

For the Micom-3 Series Radios we have developed new software that encompasses all three programs previously offered with the Micom-2 series radios. This new package will allow you to 1) Program Channel information such as frequency, mode of operation, and output power; 2) program ALE information like ALE addresses, Net information, and scan rate; and 3) control the radio via your PC, allowing you to change channels, run the Built in Test (BIT), make an ALE link, type AMD messages, and much more. This software also supports the Micom-2 series radios.

 

 

 

 

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