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    Default Icom F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radio Information

    This thread is to highlight accurate and detailed information related to the latest Icom F7010 series P25 subscriber radios. All F7010 series radios are official DHS CAP certified as of October 2019.

    The following models are included in the F7010 series:

    IC-F7010S Limited Keypad VHF 136-174 MHz Portable
    IC-F7010T Full Keypad VHF 136-174 MHz Portable
    IC-F7510 VHF 136-174 MHz Mobile

    IC-F7020S #11 Limited Keypad UHF Range 1 380-470 MHz Portable
    IC-F7020T #21 Full Keypad UHF Range 1 380-470 MHz Portable
    IC-F7020S #31 Limited Keypad UHF Range 2 450-512 MHz Portable
    IC-F7020T #41 Full Keypad UHF Range 2 450-512 MHz Portable
    IC-F7520 #11 UHF Range 1 380-470 MHz Mobile
    IC-F7520 #21 UHF Range 2 450-512 MHz Mobile

    IC-F7040S Limited Keypad 700/800 MHz Portable
    IC-F7040T Full Keypad 700/800 MHz Portable
    IC-F7540 700/800 MHz Mobile


    Upgradable Feature Enhancements Licenses:

    ISL-P25TR Phase 1 Trunking Operation
    ISL-P25P2 Phase 2 Trunking Operation (Requires ISL-P25TR)
    ISL-P25DS Data Services (Required for Tier 1 & Tier 2 Location Services)
    ISL-P25AES AES256 Encryption Enhancement (Requires UT-134 or UT-125FIPS-2 board)
    ISL-P25VS Conventional Voting Scan
    ISL-P25FP Front Panel Programming
    ISL-P25W 25.0 kHz Wideband Operation (Requires FCC authorized license within the United States)


    Assorted Hardware and Software Options:

    UT-134 AES/DES Encryption Hardware Board (Requires ISL-P25AES to remain DHS CAP compliant)
    UT-125FIPS-2 FIPS 140-2 Compliant AES/DES Encryption Hardware Board (Requires ISL-P25AES to remain DHS CAP compliant)
    BC219N Standard Single Unit Rapid Desktop Charger for North America
    BC225 Smart Single Unit Rapid Desktop Charger for North America (Optional RS-BC225 Battery Management Software available - supports up to 30 connected chargers)
    BC214-1 Standard Six Unit Rapid Desktop Charger for North America
    SS-BC62 Standard Vehicular Charger with Cigarette Adapter
    IABC1019 Heavy-Duty Single Unit Vehicular Rapid Charger
    BP284 Standard 3210mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (Same as supplied with F7010, F7020 and F7040 portables, MB133 Standard Belt Clip not included)
    MB133 Standard Belt Clip (Same as supplied with F7010, F7020 and F7040 portables)
    OPC1534 Encryption Keyloading Cable for Motorola KVL3000/4000/5000 (Requires female-to-female RJ-45 adapter and OPC1871 adapter for Portables and IAOPC1075 adapter for Mobiles)
    CS-F7510 Subscriber Radio Programming Software
    OPC2338 14-pin USB Programming and Transparent Data Cable for Portables (Standard micro USB 2.0 cable also supported with specialized driver installation)
    OPC2363 10-pin USB Programming Cable for Mobiles Front Panel Microphone Connector (Standard micro USB 2.0 cable also supported with specialized driver installation)
    CS-OTPM2 Over-The-Air Programming Software (OTAP) for Conventional Operation Only (Important Note: OTAP for trunking is not supported at this time)
    RS-BC225 Battery Management Software available - supports up to 30 connected chargers
    UX-241 Magnetic Mount GPS Antenna for Mobiles (Required for Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 Location Services)
    RMK5 Single Remote Head Mount Separation Kit (Requires selection of appropriate OPCxxxx extension cable)
    RMK7 Dual Remote Head Mount Separation Kit (Contains additional Remote Head, Requires selection of appropriate OPCxxxx extension cables and secondary microphone)
    HM218 COMMANDMIC Remote Control Head for Mobiles (Allows for installation of radio in smaller vehicles, remote head unit is similar to the F7010 series portable size, shape and functionality - allows for reduced training between portable/mobile models)
    OPC2364 6.2ft. (1.9m) Remote Head Separation Cable (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    OPC2365 9.8ft. (3.0m) Remote Head Separation Cable (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    OPC2366 16.4ft. (5.0m) Remote Head Separation Cable (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    OPC2367 26.2 ft (8.0m) Remote Head Separation Cable (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    OPC2373 6.2 ft (1.9m) Remote Head Separation Cable for use with HM218 COMMANDMIC (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    OPC2374 26.2 ft (8.0m) Remote Head Separation Cable for use with HM218 COMMANDMIC (Requires either RMK5 or RMK7)
    HM220 Standard Heavy Duty Mobile Microphone (Same as supplied with F7510, F7520, F7540 mobiles)
    HM220T DTMF Heavy Duty Mobile Microphone (Same as supplied with F7510, F7520, F7540 mobiles)
    SM29 Desktop Microphone for use with F7510, F7520 and F7540 Mobile as Control Station
    IAPS12 Desktop Power Supply with Custom Cover for use with F7510, F7520 and F7540 Mobile as Control Station
    SP30 20W External Speaker for F7510, F7520 and F7540 Mobile
    FAS81V 136-150 MHz Standard F7010 Portable Antenna
    FAS82V 148-162 MHz Standard F7010 Portable Antenna
    FAS83V 160-174 MHz Standard F7010 Portable Antenna
    GAL06026 136-174 MHz Optional F7010 Wideband Portable Antenna (Recommended for use with Large VHF Statewide Trunking Systems or customers requiring wide-spectrum coverage)
    FAS81U 380-430 MHz Standard F7020 Portable Antenna
    FAS82U 430-480 MHz Standard F7020 Portable Antenna
    FAS83U 470-512 MHz Standard F7020 Portable Antenna
    FAS100U 700/800 MHz Standard F7040 Portable Antenna
    HM222 IP68 Waterproof Speaker-Microphone for Portables
    HM184H Windproof Speaker-Microphone for Portables
    IAHM600 Heavy Duty Bluetooth Speaker-Microphone for Portables
    IASKF7P System Owner Master Key (SOMK) Required for Trunking - Requires Special Authorization Form from Trunking System Owner/Administrators and Icom P25 Engineering Group (Only Available to Trunking System Owners/Authorized Administrators)
    IASKF7S Accessory Advanced System Key (AASK) Required for Field Programming of Trunking Parameters (Non-Provisioned - Requires Trunking System Administrators Authorization and Activation)


    Current Software/Firmware Versions as of October 2020:

    Radio Firmware = v3.9
    CS-F7510 Programming Software = v2.90
    CS-F7500ASK Advanced System Key Manager Software = v2.1.126 (Only available to trunking system owners/authorized administrators)
    Radio Discovery Tools (RDT) = v2.1.70.0 (https://www.icomrdt.com/)


    Some General Notes:

    1. When ordering F7010 or F7020 model portables, you must specific the requested antenna option for the required operating frequency range, no antenna is included by default except for the F7040 700/800 MHz models.
    2. To utilize Radio Discovery Tools (RDT), a properly formatted microSD card is required and the radio must be configured with the appropriate settings through programming.
    3. Trunking enabled radios can be programmed without requiring an ASK in order to make conventional and configuration changes; however, you will not be able to add/modify ANY trunking parameters without an "authorized ASK for the associated trunking system".
    4. The IASKF7S Accessory Advanced System Key (AASK) for trunking operation can be purchased by anyone; however, they are non-provisioned (unprogrammed) and authorized programmers are required to have the ASK programmed and authorized by the trunking system owner/authorized administrators. (Note: this requires the trunking system owner/authorized administrators to have secured the required IASKF7P (SOMK) first, through the approved processes.)
    5. For Phase 2 trunking support, the ISL-P25TR Phase 1 licenses is required.
    6. For Over-the-Air GPS and Android Tactical Awareness Kit (ATAK) support, the ISL-P25DS licenses is required.
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    Default F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radios Sales Brochures

    Here is the latest sales literature on the Icom F7010 series P25 subscriber radios:

    IC-F7010_F7020_Portable.pdf

    IC-F7040_Portable.pdf

    IC-F7510_F7520_Mobile.pdf

    IC-F7540_Mobile.pdf

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    Default F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radios RMK5 and RMK7 Configuration Options

    This document outlines the possible options when using the RMK5 or RMK7 remote mounting kits.

    F7010 series RMK5 and RMK7 Configuration Options.pdf

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    Default F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radios Motorola KVL Key Loading Instructions

    This document explains the F7010 series encryption keyloading process when using either a Motorola KVL3000/4000/5000 keyloader.

    F7010 series Motorola KVL Key Loading Instructions.pdf

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    Default F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radios Conventional Tactical Group and Radio-to-Radio Cloning Instructions

    This document explains the procedures for P25 conventional Tactical Groups and Radio-to-Radio cloning procedures. It is important to understand this functionality is not fully supported in trunking enabled radios. You will not be able to clone any trunking system information; this feature is only available for conventional operation. All trunking programming requires the presence of an authorized advanced system key for the respective trunking system.

    F7010 series P25 Conventional Tactical Group and Radio-to-Radio Cloning.pdf

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    Default F7010 series P25 Subscriber Radios Custom Display Quick Start Guide

    This document describes the process for loading a customized boot up screen with an agencies badge, patch or logo on the F7010 series P25 radios. Note, while the document says it's for the F3400 series, the process is the same on both hardware platforms, you just need to make certain the microSD card is formatted in the appropriate radio. Example, a microSD card formatted in an F3400 series radio will not work in the F7010 series without reformatting it. This is a handy feature for agency identification when the radio powers on; and who isn't proud of their agencies badge, patch or logo that we don't want to show it off on everything... I've attached some samples that we've made for reference on how this displays on the actual radio.

    F7010 series Custom Display Quick Start.pdf

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    Default Example of Electronic Radio Asset Tagging in F7010 series Programming Software

    This screenshot is an example of agency asset tagging that is available in the F7010 series P25 subscriber radios. When programmed, this information can be viewed on the radio from the Radio UI menu by pressing "OK" button on the keypad and then scrolling left or right in the menu until you see "Information" then scroll down and select "Comment".

    It's a helpful feature when radios are assigned to specific person, group, vehicle or agency as a way to quickly label the radio without the need for stickers all over the outside of the radios housing; coupled with the custom boot screen logo, users can really customize their radios for their agencies.

    Example of Agency Asset Tagging.PNG

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    Default Example of Zone and Memory Channel F7010 series Programming Software

    These screenshots are an example of what Zone/Memory Channel programming looks like in the CS-F7500 programming software for the F7010 series P25 subscriber radios that are enabled for trunking operation.

    In this screenshot, there is no trunking advanced system key present at the programming computer! Note, there are several fields that are "Teal" in color and the Trunking folder has a "Pad Lock" symbol displayed. This indicates to the programmer that some fields are restricted from modification without an authorized advanced system key. The programmer has no abilities to view the core parameters of the trunking system, as they are protected under the locked Trunking folder.

    Example Zone with Trunking Enabled without ASK.jpg


    In this screenshot below, an authorized advanced system key is present. Note, there are no options in that are "Teal" in color and the absence of the "Pad Lock" symbol on the trunking folder; this indicates to the programmer that they have full control over these parameters.

    Example Zone with Trunking Enabled.jpg

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    Ok, beyond the basic group voice calls and single site operation how well do these work with other vendors (MFID A4, MFID 90) systems that use proprietary formats to implement certain features? Do these support SNDCP data?

    Since Icom doesn't have much in the way of large infrastructure packaged P25 Trunking systems, it's expected these subscriber radios will typically be pressed into service on some other manufacturer's infrastructure.

    After dealing with some manufacturers who clearly had not spent much time testing their equipment with other manufacturers subscribers and infrastructure and how they react to things like location registration, detach, cross-system unit-to-unit calls, ISSI calls - It's my concern that they're putting these things on the market, agencies are buying them up because they're the latest greatest thing or they're an attractive price point compared to the other brands, and then end up beta testing and field developing functionality that should have been there from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRENT310 View Post
    Ok, beyond the basic group voice calls and single site operation how well do these work with other vendors (MFID A4, MFID 90) systems that use proprietary formats to implement certain features? Do these support SNDCP data?

    Since Icom doesn't have much in the way of large infrastructure packaged P25 Trunking systems, it's expected these subscriber radios will typically be pressed into service on some other manufacturer's infrastructure.

    After dealing with some manufacturers who clearly had not spent much time testing their equipment with other manufacturers subscribers and infrastructure and how they react to things like location registration, detach, cross-system unit-to-unit calls, ISSI calls - It's my concern that they're putting these things on the market, agencies are buying them up because they're the latest greatest thing or they're an attractive price point compared to the other brands, and then end up beta testing and field developing functionality that should have been there from the start.
    First, all subscriber radios that have completed the DHS CAP certification process are tested for compatibility between manufactures for the core functionality; of course this doesn't take into account data services as they are somewhat proprietary between infrastructures to some degree; meaning things like Over-the-Air Programming (OTAP), Battery Management, etc. I can tell you with 100% certainty, that much of the development of these subscriber radios has been performed on "MFID 90" (a.k.a. Motorola platform) for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. Additionally, extensive work was also done again EF Johnson Atlas and "MFID A4" (a.k.a. L3 Harris VIDA) infrastructure as well. As far as testing, there has been extensive ongoing testing for the past two years with targeted BETA systems prior to deploying and they continue to be tested rigorously with each firmware release.

    With that said, we have radios on Michigan MPSCS, Missouri MOSWIN, Colorado DTRS, City of Boulder, Colorado, Regional Wireless Cooperative (Phoenix), Cochise County, Arizona and several other systems and they are working quite well. In Canada, they have been tested on ECOM911 in early 2020 and are expected to be tested on other systems in Canada in 2021.

    As you stated, Icom does not make infrastructure equipment, the focus is to offer quality, lower cost P25 subscriber radios that can support most mainstream infrastructures. The F7010 series radios do support Unit-to-Unit calling, Dynamic Regrouping, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Location Services, Over-the-Air Rekeying (OTAR), Encryption modes such as DES-OFB, AES-256 with multiple CRK support and in 2021 will also offer support for ARC4 (a.k.a. Advanced Digital Privacy) in order to allow for complete interoperability. All of the standard P25 functions are supported.

    The purpose of this thread is to provide information about the radio platform, instructions, documentation, etc so that there is no speculation as to what is supported, etc. I do not want this to become a back and forth discussion thread; we should carry that somewhere else to not pollute the information stream for those seeking help and support with these radios. With that said, the F7010 series radios passed DHS CAP certification for both conventional and Phase 1 and Phase 2 trunking operation and has cross-platform support for Motorola, L3 Harris, EF Johnson Atlas and Tait infrastructures. Additionally, we have several of these radios in service at the federal government level as well on Daniels and Codan conventional repeaters supporting features like Android Tactical Awareness Kit (ATAK) and a host of location services data. These subscriber units are meant to compliment an already established system, for agencies who do not have the budgets for the high dollar competitors or who do not wish to purchase Motorola, L3 Harris, EF Johnson or Tait subscribers radios.

    Like other Icom radios, they utilize well constructed, quality Japan components and adhere to the highest quality standards; using and Aeroflex 3920B, I am continually impressed on how well each radio checks out from the factory, and I have literally touched hundreds of these radios in VHF, UHF and 700/800 over the past two years, both mobiles and portables, and all require little or no adjustments. Side-by-side a Motorola subscriber radio on the systems we've deployed, it's very tough to tell the difference in everyday usage. If you would like more information, please feel free to send me a PM and we can chat.
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    While this information is nice, I think you post is a little out of place.
    1. You do not disclose you are a Icom employee pushing your product.
    2. You have flooded multiple forums (here, RR) with the exact same post.

    Admins?

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    First off, I am not pushing the product for sale, I am merely information sharing to dispel rumors and/or misinformation that has been circulated. Second, the post on RR, only contains the first post in this thread, the part numbers and specifications. All subsequent posts related to support items such as how to guides and so forth have only been posted here, for the benefit of professionals who maintain subscriber radios and/or systems. If the information is not welcome, I will gladly focus my efforts elsewhere and cease proving assistance here for Icom products. Thanks for your concern, admins please do what you must to maintain order of your forums.