ICOM PCR 1000 FAQ
There is no audio!
What is the "Packet" Output?
Channel Scanning Has Stopped, Why?
Where can I find ICOM'S RS232 Protocol?
How Can I Keep the Radio on a Channel with the PC Off?
What is the Best Software to Control the PCR?
TalkPCR Halts When Starting
How Can the Frequency Restricted Models be Unrestricted?
History - first there was a hardware mod involving link changes, later it was possible to simply change an EEPROM setting with software. But changes were made and there is now no known way to modify a later set. It has been reported that radios with serial numbers after 3500 could not be easily changed.
The US models are blocked to comply with local legislation, i.e. no coverage of the cellular phones permitted. The European / Aus models are not blocked. It is possible other countries block out particular segments for local reasons.
Why Should I Back Up the EEPROM?
Because if it gets scrambled by third party software it can be an expensive
repair, see here for
What is EX2099?
What Is the Best Type of Antenna
My PCR seems to be off frequency Can I recalibrate it myself without expensive test equipment?
PCR1000BUR1v2 contains an option to cycle the EEPROM data and calibrate the receiver against an off air signal.
It can be worthwhile searching the archivesof the PCR Mailing list, you can use the search form at www.qth.net, on joining the list a URL is sent for archive postings.
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