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Jaguar Error - "DISABLED NO PERS"

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bbedsole

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Ok, so I work in a newsroom and we love using Jaguars as scanners because of their reception, durability, and audio quality.

I recently bought a pair on Ebay (I know, I know) and when I finally received the batteries that I bought separately, I turned them on, and I immediately got this message:

DISABLED
NO PERS

Obviously, this means "No Personality". I wasn't too surprised. I figured the memory was cleared out. So I tried to program it with ProGrammer, but no luck. I think I was able to make some progress with the Radio Maintenance appication, but only a little. I can't get it to Recover or re-initialize, which might help.

Does this message mean it was basically disabled remotely by the previous radio system admin, and is therefore unusable or unprogrammable by anyone else?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm sitting on two bricks here.
 

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Might have been last programmed with RPM or Programmer R20 that requires a serial key.

There is a section someplace here that goes into detail on how to revert from RPM back down to Programer R18 the last verson to not require a serial key

And when you say sitting on 2 bricks.. as long as they arnt white and warped tightly I think these should be able to recover
 

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More than likely when removed from service by whomever had them last they programmed a fake system named disabled and fake conventional freq named no pers. we do something similar and it is a pretty common practice when removing radios from a system. As stated it is likely done with the current version of programmer available when try were surplused (R20).


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bbedsole

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I think all of you guys are correct.

I was able to contact a guy with RPM and take him my radios. He immediately saw that there was a code in the 60s, not the 30s, and knew it was done with RPM, which makes my older version of Programmer unusable.

I sent him Radioman's link so he could see it, but if he can upload the personality I have for the Jaguar, I'll be happy, no "backdating" needed.

Thanks to all of you for your help. I think I'm just about out of the woods. :)
 
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