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Harris Software and Programming Cables

cmjonesinc

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Not to switch subjects too much... But what's the process for getting Harris software and cables? I've looked at them before but there isn't much info floating around like with moto.
 

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Not to switch subjects too much... But what's the process for getting Harris software and cables? I've looked at them before but there isn't much info floating around like with moto.
If you work for an agency that has spent a fortune with them, they’ll talk to you. But if you’re just a guy looking for a cable, & CPS, you’re not worth the sweat off their *****.
 

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If you work for an agency that has spent a fortune with them, they’ll talk to you. But if you’re just a guy looking for a cable, & CPS, you’re not worth the sweat off their *****.
Probably why there isn't much info floating around 😂
 

Stephen

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I was able to contact a dealer to get a copy of the software for my P7100. Unlike Motorola the software will only work on one computer, but it is possible to do so. Just be prepared to spend a couple hundred, and that's for an older version.
 

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Contained in the HELP SCREENS for both Radio Programmer and Radio Personality Manager, under PROGRAMMING THE RADIO are the hookup diagrams for radio to computer, and more importantly the diagrams for all programming cables of the radios supported by the software platforms. Basically, you can build your own cables. And in the case of the Orion/J725m/M7100 radios, you can rewire the older TQ-3377 Orion cable into the newer TQ-3409 "Shop" cable, which does not require the TQ-3370 Programming interface box.

I hope this is helpful...
 

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merlin

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Diligently search you can find 'progammer' V.17 or V.18 free download. works with most 2nd gen Ericson radios, some 1st.
Portable cables are hard to find parts for DIY but mobile/base are scary easy DIY. RF guys sells them, pricy, but work.
3rd gen radios are just now becoming available, the will need the latest version of RPM for those, expensive when you can find it.
Cables still work.
 
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