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Interesting observation re: PriceInd programming lead

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mitaux8030

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Hi all,
I was getting various errors programming with a Price Industries programming lead (specificly the RS232 MRK / LPE / Jag type) - and found that the reason appears to be using a less than full battery on the radio. Even just a half-depleted (good condition, near new) small capacity battery caused these problems. Attaching a fresh fully charged battery and the problems went away. Swap back to the half depleted battery - problems returned.
Tried this across a few PCs too with the same result.

Something to be mindful of.
 

ElroyJetson

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
Well, you should never attempt to program a radio on a half-charged battery anyway. That's something every technican learns very quickly. It's easier to change a battery than have to recover corrupted firmware due to a battery dying during programming.

I've used the Price RIB box and frankly it was a wonderful moment when I got my hands on a real TQ3370,
because the TQ3370 is a lot better engineered and stable, plus it fully supports all flashing operations,
which the Price box does not do.

I highly recommend getting the TQ3370 if you do much programming of GE family radios. And if you're
going to be flashing those radios, it's essential.

OEM type ribless cables are even better.


I'm not putting down Price. They make a good product at its price point, but it does have its limitations.


Elroy
 
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