Updating the Podlist and Schedules using the EP3

Follow this process if you have been provided or generated an updated podlist and schedules for your system and need to distribute with an EP3.

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
Updating Podlist and Schedules
  1. If you have been provided files in a zip file you will first need to extract the files.
    • Save the zip file to a suitable location on your PC
    • Right click the zip file > extract all
  2. Insert SD card into PC/laptop and copy new file(s) to appropriate folder(s)
    • The required folders are pods, schedules and possibly firmware & repeaters – all in the root directory of the SD card
  3. Eject the SD card, install it in the EP3 and turn the EP3 on
  4. Select IPC Files > scroll to desired file (if more than one) > Load
    • Confirm the expected number of IPCs report as loaded
  5. Select Back > Sch Files > scroll to the desired schedule file > Load
    • This may take a several seconds if there are a lot of schedules
    • Confirm the expected number of schedules report as loaded
  6. Select Sch List from the main menu to verify schedules have loaded
Now Distribute the Schedules
Must be within radio range of target IPC(s)
  1. From main menu select IPC List > scroll to IPC of interest > View
  2. Select Comms > check Schedule checkbox > check Local check box > Send
  3. Repeat for each desired IPC

Related Documents
AN30 – Updating the Podlist and Schedules using the EP3
EP3 User Guide   Upgrading-firmware-on-the-ep3