RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Amateur Radio > Digital Voice for Amateur Use


Digital Voice for Amateur Use - Discuss use of digital voice technologies on the amateur radio bands. This is to include technologies such as VoIP, P25, DMR/TRBO, NXDN, D-STAR, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2018, 4:36 PM
eaf1956's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,615
Post CS 800D

I ordered a CS 800D from Connect Systems on Thursday night. The radio arrived from California on Saturday. WOW

Codeplug for the 800D on Hoosier DMR wouldn't load it said the firmware was wrong version. So I put together my own codeplug and looked for a QSO to see how the radio was going to work. BTW: The firmware for the Hoosier DMR codeplug was an older one. This is the newest version and has the latest updates.

Likes: Awesome Audio both ways, Programmable keys (even the knob) Detachable head, 130,000 contacts version

Dislikes: Small screen but at least it isn't white.

Radio comes with a N type connector which may not be liked by all. But, it is the best connector for the radio. Programming is not as easy as TYT or even Vertex Standard but once you get going it gets better. Overall, I like this radio better than the TYT MD9600 mostly because of the remote faceplace and front facing speaker.
__________________
Current scanners:BCD 996XT,BCD996P2
BCD536HP (2)
Ham Gear: Icom 7000, U82, V82, V8, IC 2820, MD2017, Vertex Standard EVX 539, MD 9600, CS 800D, and a YAESU FTM400DR
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2018, 4:59 PM
eaf1956's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,615
Default

CSI issued an update to the CPS which was supposed to prevent radio issues. I downloaded and installed it only to have it crash my CS 800D when writing the codeplug to the radio. No Joy! I really didn't want to return a radio I just got. I called CSI and told them the issue...Radio never rebooted after the codeplug was written to it. Disconnected power to the radio and now it won't even turn on. The Microphone lights up. LOL

OK they told me to load an older firmware to reset the radio and then reload the current firmware. Issue was fixed for now I guess until I write a codeplug to the radio again. You gotta love technology!
__________________
Current scanners:BCD 996XT,BCD996P2
BCD536HP (2)
Ham Gear: Icom 7000, U82, V82, V8, IC 2820, MD2017, Vertex Standard EVX 539, MD 9600, CS 800D, and a YAESU FTM400DR
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2018, 11:27 AM
eaf1956's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,615
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eaf1956 View Post
CSI issued an update to the CPS which was supposed to prevent radio issues. I downloaded and installed it only to have it crash my CS 800D when writing the codeplug to the radio. No Joy! I really didn't want to return a radio I just got. I called CSI and told them the issue...Radio never rebooted after the codeplug was written to it. Disconnected power to the radio and now it won't even turn on. The Microphone lights up. LOL

OK they told me to load an older firmware to reset the radio and then reload the current firmware. Issue was fixed for now I guess until I write a codeplug to the radio again. You gotta love technology!
Update: At least on my end the new CPS version R4.02.4 causes issues like Program not responding and Write errors. Never had those issues with R4.02.3
__________________
Current scanners:BCD 996XT,BCD996P2
BCD536HP (2)
Ham Gear: Icom 7000, U82, V82, V8, IC 2820, MD2017, Vertex Standard EVX 539, MD 9600, CS 800D, and a YAESU FTM400DR
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions