Changing the Radio Channel and/or Farm ID of an IPC

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide.
Before performing field work ensure the following:

  • Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3
  • EP3 time is set correctly
Change Channel and/or Farm ID
  1. Generate a SD card for the desired radio channel and install in EP3
  2. On your EP3 select Settings > Comms
    • Set Programming Channel to the channel the IPC is currently on
    • For V5.xx IPCs check the Use Broadcast Header box
    • For V3.xx IPCs do not check the Use Broadcast Header box
  3. From the main screen select IPC List, navigate to the desired IPC select View > Comms
  4. Check the Channel checkbox > Send
    • Expect a response to confirm the channel was set
  5. Check the FarmID (V5 IPCs only) checkbox > Send
    • Expect a response to confirm the FarmID was set
Confirm Channel and FarmID are set correctly
  1. Select Settings > Comms
    • Ensure Use Broadcast Header & Scan Channels are unchecked
  2. From the main screen select IPC List, navigate to the desired IPC then select View > Comms
  3. Select the Status checkbox then Send
    • Confirm you get a response from the IPC

A schedule and/or timeset can be sent at this stage also if desired.

Related Documents
AN02 – Changing the Radio Channel of an IPC
EP3 User Guide   Importing and Exporting using IMS   Upgrading-firmware-on-the-ep3