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Novice needing help with Motorola M1225

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I have several M1225 radios I'm attempting to program. I have a 32bit WinXP machine, what I believe is the correct software, the RIB box (with battery), FTDI cable with driver and the cable that goes directly to the Motorola radio itself.

Is there someone willing to walk me through this like I'm 5? It's probably that I'm missing something simple but I can't seem to make this work. Help please!
 

RadioGuy7268

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Many of the aftermarket cables are straight from the computer to the radio and bypass the RIB altogether. Assuming your FDTI is a 9 pin serial plug, try going directly into the Serial port on the computer & forget the RIB. You should also make sure the Comm port is correctly selected in your preferences setting.

If you do want to use the RIB/need to use the RIB, there's a diagram or two floating out on the web that show you how to make your own cable for most any radio. The M1225 should take the same cable as 90% of Motorola Radius/Maxtrac mobiles. Batlabs would be the site I'd go looking to first for pinouts.
 

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What is the exact problem you are having? Sometimes he RIB needs a steady 9v supply. There is a power supply for the RIB.Sometimes that is an issue.
 

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I got a cheap USB cable on e-Bay for the M1225. I plug it into a Win XP machine and other end into the "telephone" plug on the radio. I use version 4.0 of the RSS and have no problems programming the M1225.
 
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