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Motorola CDM1250 Programming Problems

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TimmayCG

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I'm currently having some trouble programming CDM1250s. When I try to read the radio, I'm getting an error saying to ensure power is turned on for the radio and RIB. I've verified the RIB is working with a Astro Spectra, however no luck with (2) CDM1250s...

Any suggestions?
 

DPapay

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If you can program the spectra, then check the cable from rib to radio. If the cdm is a dual head, make sure you disconnect the dual head interface box, and reprogram from one head only. You could damage stuff if you try to go thru dual heads.
 

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Two other possible ideas:

1) Be sure the 9V in your RIB is fresh; CDM radios seem to be sensitive to this.

2) Be sure your cable is for a CDM and not an MCS2000; they look the same but are pinned differently.
 

ryan81986

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Also make sure that there are no damaged or dirty pins in the "outlet" for the CDM mic plug.
 

TimmayCG

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I figured it out, I'm using a AARKN4081B which doesn't require a RIB... Just had to find a parallel to serial adaptor

Thanks to everyone who responded!
 
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