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bnt133

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Hello All, Im looking to getting an older computer off of Ebay for programming HT1000's and Astro Spectras with the RSS / DOS (whatever the hell it is) programming. What should I look for and get?

Thanks!
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Look for a Panasonic ToughBook CF-29.

They have real serial ports, can run DOS off a disk/USB/CD for programming your older DOS radios like HT1000/MT2000's but are "modern" enough to run Windows XP for legacy CPS like Astro Spectra/XTS3000, MCS2000/MTS2000 and newer CPS like Astro 25.

Make sure you get one with a hard drive or at least the caddy. The later (mk5) CF-29 is more desirable, but even a MK1 will work.

When formatting the hard drive, I'd make a small FAT32 partition for DOS based RSS, 120mb is fine. Just boot to DOS when you need to run the DOS RSS from the partition. My CF-29 mk 5 will boot from it's USB ports.

Don't overpay, a good clean one with a good screen should not be more than $125-150.
 

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Look for a Panasonic ToughBook CF-29.

They have real serial ports, can run DOS off a disk/USB/CD for programming your older DOS radios like HT1000/MT2000's but are "modern" enough to run Windows XP for legacy CPS like Astro Spectra/XTS3000, MCS2000/MTS2000 and newer CPS like Astro 25.

Make sure you get one with a hard drive or at least the caddy. The later (mk5) CF-29 is more desirable, but even a MK1 will work.

When formatting the hard drive, I'd make a small FAT32 partition for DOS based RSS, 120mb is fine. Just boot to DOS when you need to run the DOS RSS from the partition. My CF-29 mk 5 will boot from it's USB ports.

Don't overpay, a good clean one with a good screen should not be more than $125-150.
Well...That makes life easier. I bought a cf29 the other day and was expecting to have to buy another laptop just for RSS CPS. Thanks for saving me some money!
 

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The latest HT1000/Visar/JT1000 RSS runs fine on a Pentium processor. DOS of course...
The MTSX, latest RSS version also runs on Pentium processors.
 

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I also run HT1000 RSS on a pentium with no issues. There are also tools to disable cache that will allow even the oldest RSS to run fine.


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