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Panther 605m / Tait 2020 Help

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Aug 24, 2013
Maryland Shore
Does anyone have any experience with the Panther 605m (re-badged Tait 2020)? I have two identical units in service (136-174 split firmware ver 8.28) and both of them power on with "Error 31" but hitting any key causes the error to go away and they are functional. I went to reprogram them to narrowband and I am unable to read either one of them using the M/A-COM Panther Conventional Programming Software. I am using the OEM M/A-COM cable and have a valid license for the software. When I go to read the radio I simply get a message that it can't be read and to check the cable.
Mar 14, 2013
Christchurch, NZ
The Static Ram battery may have finally failed.
if you open the radio there's a snap on battery, you might be able to find a replacement.

As for the com port, with the T2020 SW make sure you're using ports 1 to 4.
Also it may require a slower speed PC.

you could try asking here:
Yahoo Groups
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