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Author Topic: Midland software for programming radio  (Read 3205 times)
KB8YPY
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« on: July 01, 2005, 06:40:22 PM »

Hello; I am looking for the program software for the Midland FM radios 70-052 and 70-050 so I can reprogram them to 6 meters.

Thank You for your help in this matter.

Ken Howe

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Kb8ypy@drobloc.com
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K7AAT
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 01:35:31 PM »


   Those midlands do not use "programming software".   Their internal, removable EEPROM requires a proprietary Midland programming unit,  I believe the model 70-1000.


   Ed   K7AAT
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KD4NUE
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2005, 02:32:39 PM »

Check this cross reference for info on Midland:

http://www.repeater-builder.com/midland/midland-model-table.html

The module can most likely be replaced with this user-programmable module:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5800948948

The standard module could most probably be reprogrammed by removing it, erasing under UV light and using a cable such as this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5802790911

Taking this route, you will need a software setup to take an ascii file and create binary or hex files to use with Eprom Programmer.  

If you don't have the programmer or eraser, using the user programmable module would probably be the best bet.  If the radio had a group switch, that module will give up to 80 channels per group - limited to four groups for a total of 320 channel capacity.

Hope some of these options prove usefull
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KD4NUE
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2005, 02:40:37 PM »

Be sure the model ends with "C"

A FCC ID Search returns these models will extend to 54 MHz:

FCC ID.........Model Number
AK58IF70050C  - 70-050C
AK58IF70052C  - 70-052C
AK58IF70055C  - 70-055C
AK58IF70056C  - 70-056C

Model numbers ending in A or B for VHF Lowband Midland radios will not go to 54 MHz (without some additional effort)

Also, most of the software floating around for Midland Syntech II rigs won,t allow an entry above 50 MHz; even on a C model.  

Doing a check on the 70-052C, FCC ID AK58IF70052C through the FCC Site :

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm?calledFromFrame=N

reveals 3 type acceptance dates for that model number and FCC ID, only one shows coverage to 54 MHz.  

Good luck with the project.  I am in the same boat; just trying to figure it all out.  
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WV6F
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 01:16:28 AM »

I have a Midland 70-1000c which I use to
reprogram the mobiles using the Z-273 or
Z-383b eprom modules.

I'll reprogram any Midland for a donation of (not
required but is kindly requested) $10 plus normal
US Mail rate return postage (about $3.85 for Priority
Mail and .40 cents for Delivery Confirmation), the
money I use only to offset the very expensive
price I paid for the programmer new just a short
time back.

The Z-273 board is and Eprom and need to be
erased first. I can erase and reprogram the module
no problem

Contact me direct if you're interested.

skipp025@yahoo.com
www.radiowrench.com
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