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CommandStar for VFD


Mar 29, 2023
Henning, TN
I've searched the other threads but can't find what I am needing. I have a CommandStar that was donated to my fire department. The unit has a cable that connects to a large cabinet that is the power supply and I/O. Th box is missing the front cover but the cards inside are "DAP CARRIER" and " CML". The cards have four RJ45 com ports. The rear has multiple ports including EAST AND WEST, COM 1-4, FOOT SWITCH and more. With the amount of I/O, I hope that I can wire to the rear of my Motorola radios. We want to use the console to manage three VHF and two UHF radios.
I need help finding programing manuals, cables and pinouts and a radio dealer that may have the software so I can have them program it. I know these have been out of use for a while and there isn't any support. our department just can't afford the $60k for a CAD system.