Philips FM1000 Series (FM1100/FM1200/FM1300)
This radio is EXTREMELY flexible and has a loyal following in the amateur
Many modifications have been published which vary from simple
programming using a computer to full-blown conversions featuring wideband
coverage, CTCSS, Selcall, variable power control, all the bells and whistles in
The major drawback for mobile use is that the alphanumeric LCD display could
be better - it's not very readable unless you're close in and directly in front
of it. OK, so my eyesight's not what it was, but the STORNO 6000 has a gas
discharge display that's far better, except in full sun. At night, the only
form of illumination available on the FM1000 control head is a piddly little lightbulb with a green cover
situated just behind the volume knob which is barely able to make the LCD visible.
Not up to modern standards at all.
Electricity Supply Industry SB014 (Midband 12.5kHz) FM1200 with Keypad Head.
The ESI sets all came with a full remote mounting kit, fist microphone,
hands-free with VOX. The control board is a Type 1, which is ideal for nearly
solderless modification using the various 27C512-based EPROM kits available.
This one's on 2m using the PA4DEN Freeware Mod. More information in the links
at the bottom of the page.
(RIGHT) - Electricity Industry SE011 (Low Band 12.5kHz) FM1100 with
the Standard Console. These sets have a keypad microphone for selecting
channels. Not always suitable for EPROM reprogramming, the use of a Portable
Data Programmer (PDP) or Computer Data Programmer (CDP) or a G3YUH Computer
Programming/Control interface may be necessary (see fm1000.com for details). A
nice set. This particular one was decommissioned last year as the electricity company that owned it has now moved to a TETRA network.
Philips FM1000 Series PMR Mobiles (FM1100, FM1200)
- The FM1000 Collection: http://www.fm1000.com/ - for detailed
modification information for the FM1200 - including the JRC-specific Type 1
- If you own an FM1000 series radio from Philips/Pye/Simoco or you're interested in them, join the mailing list 'FM1000Series:'
- The Philips Mobile Radio Collection: http://home.wanadoo.nl/pmpc/.
- Conversion for 6 Metres: Bernie Wright's instruction page has moved from to his new business site at: Eastern Analogue and RF Ltd. A good, detailed, illustrated set of instructions for converting an E-Band FM1000 Series radio for F-Band
User's Guide for the ESI Version of the FM1200
This is the handbook issued to all users of the FM1200(ESI) and covers the functions programmed in for the Electricity Supply Industry JRC-Band trunked network.
Network Diagnostics Manual for the Engineering version of the ESI FM1200
This manual gives instructions on how to use the network diagnostics (Engineering Mode) of certain suitably-equipped Electricity Supply Industry JRC-Band trunked network FM1200 Mobiles. Other versions of the FM1200-series may have similar functionality, YMMV...
System Functional Description for the ESI Version of the FM1200
This is the full System Functional Description for the FM1200(ESI version) which describes exactly how the radio shall interact with the ESI network. Probably of use to those with an interest in how trunked radio networks work - especially the slighty non-standard ESI one - "It's MPT1327, Jim, but not as we know it..".
Last modified 10/09/09