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Trident TNT Controller Cable Pinouts/Service Manual

zsauve

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Hello Everyone. I was given a few Trident TNT LTR controllers from a radio site that was replaced with a nexedge system. Does anyone have a service manual or information on the pinouts for the DB25 connectors so I can make some interface cables.
 

RFI-EMI-GUY

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Do these controllers have any practical use any longer? What subscribers would work with them? Can you have standard CTCSS and DCS community repeater mode working together with the LTR?

I see them on eBay all the time but pass them up because I never had a working knowledge of them.

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kb2ztx

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The trident controllers allow you to use them for CTCSS and DPL also. I have a few set up on my GMRS repeaters. They came from our old LTR system at a shop i worked at. We had multiple LTR users on the system and multiple LMR only users who couldn't afford LTR radios at the time. Made it easier for small business's to switch over time.
 

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The Trident Raider/Marauder controllers used a simple Null modem cable for a direct connection to a computer running Hyperterminal or their own Trident "T-comm" version.

From what I recall - all the units shipped with a default password of "Master", and you could re-set the panels to a default condition if you needed to. The tables to set up a "conventional" Tone PL or DPL were a little quirky, but easy enough to deal with once you got the hang of it.

What I liked was their ability to set up CWID on a per-user basis, along with the ability to enable certain features (or not) on a per user basis. You could also put the CWID down in the weeds with some lower deviation, and adjust the WPM settings. They had plenty of adjustability, and did do a fine job of decoding and encoding. Not too many problems with falsing.

I always considered them to be "plug and play" units that didn't require tons of setup (unless you wanted to complicate things) and they were rock solid. Never had a problem with them that I didn't cause - all by myself. The Marauder panels even had a type of "dial up networking" that would allow you to link distant sites by phone lines on an as-needed basis. I never had a need for that, but thought it was a neat feature.

I believe Motorola bought out Trident Microsystems around the time they started to offer Passport LTR in the CDM/Pro Series/Waris line up. They fizzled soon afterwards. I've still got some LTR panels in operation - 20+ years now, so I still carry some spares, but I bet I haven't hooked up to a panel in 5+ years.
 

zsauve

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Thank you everyone for the insight on the controllers and a shoutout to Reelfishguy for sending me the service manual. Probably will be a learning curve with the whole terminal emulation thing as I'm used to more modern CPS.
 
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