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ID-5100E D-STAR Mobile Firmware Update (Release E2) & CS-5100 Cloning Software Update (Rev. 1.10)

This is to inform you that Icom Inc. has published a firmware update for the ID-5100E and an update for the CS-5100 cloning software on their global website.

Before you install either the firmware or software, download the installation guide using the link on the firmware update page, or from the support webpage.

These updates provide the following improvements:

ID-5100E D-STAR Mobile Firmware Update (Release E2)

1. DV Fast Data setting has been added.
2. Near Repeater Search function has been improved.
3. Tone squelch (TSQL) is now supported when using FM repeaters in the DR function.
4. [TONE] FUNC key is now displayed when using FM repeaters in the DR function. (Only ID-5100E)
5. A “to me: Alarm/High Tone” option has been added in the Standby Beep function, and is set as the default.
6. Receive history screen default has been changed from call signs to names.
7. Receive history screen setting is now saved.
8. A function has been added in the DV mode to display the distance between you and the other station from GPS data that is in the recorded audio files.
9. GPS Record Sentence option has been added in GPS Logger.
10. External GPS option has been added to GPS Select in GPS Setting to support an external GPS receiver input from the DATA jack.
11. The Save and Load speed of icf setting files and CSV repeater list files to/from an SD card is faster.
12. Beep tones sound when pushing the headset PTT on a non-Icom Bluetooth headset.

Please note:

a. An OPC-2350LU, OPC-1529R or OPC-2218LU is required to install the firmware update. To use the OPC-2218LU for the first time, a USB driver is required.
b. Before downloading, thoroughly read " Firmware update instructions".
c. CAUTION: You MUST first save your transceiver's data onto an SD card or your PC using the CS-5100 cloning software. ALL the transceiver’s data will be erased during the update.
d. Never turn OFF the equipment power or disconnect the data communication cable during the update.
e. The following firmware has been updated:

- CPU M to Version 1.10
- CPU C to Version 1.10
- DSP to Version 1.10

CS-5100 Rev. 1.10 Updated cloning software

1. DV Fast Data setting has been added.
2. A new setting has been added to display either the registered names or the call signs in the Receive History Log.
3. A new alarm tone Stand-by Beep option has been added to Sounds in Digital Setting.
4. An External GPS option has been added to GPS Select in GPS Setting.
5. A Record Sentence option has been added to GPS Logger in GPS Setting.
6. A TSQL option has been added to the Tone selection in the FM Repeater List.

Please note:

a. CS-5100 Revision 1.00 cannot read icf files made by Revision 1.10 software.
b. Before downloading, please thoroughly read "ID-5100A/E Cloning Software Instructions" for installation details and what is required for the installation.

The firmware and cloning software can be downloaded from the following URL on the Icom Inc website:


Corporate background (
Icom UK Ltd was established in 1974 and is the sole UK and Republic of Ireland importer and distributor for Icom Inc., of Osaka, Japan. Based in Herne Bay, Kent the company is privately owned with over 30 staff.

The company is one of the country's leading distributors of two way radio communications products and has built a reputation over the last 40 years for providing the business, marine, aviation, Amateur radio markets with high quality products and excellent service.

Press release Date : 30/10/2014

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For more information,
please contact:

Ian Lockyer,
Marketing Manager

01227 741741

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