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Programming Cable for Datron Portable?

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The Datron Guardian is basically a re-cased Thales/RACAL 25 portable.I believe it even uses the same programming software. I'm not sure if it has the same pin-outs as the Thales 25.
 

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A friend took a Datron apart recently and said its circuit boards are completely different than the Thales T25.
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My mistake, it uses the same Thales T25 board and Thales based firmware and software.The Datron has pretty much the same exact features (Datron had their own version of analog DES) and even the same screen format as the Thales 25.It even has the same Fire Features zone.
 

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The Datron Guardian is basically a re-cased Thales/RACAL 25 portable.I believe it even uses the same programming software. I'm not sure if it has the same pin-outs as the Thales 25.
Unfortunately the pin-outs are different. I have a T25 too.
 

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So the racal software will work with the gaurdian?
I also got a g25rpv100. The batteries are the same as the xts series. And it looks like the moto antennas will work also.
Does anyone have a manual?

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The Datron batteries have a bunch of RF filtering and Motorola batteries will cause lots of problems. I had a Guardian with a Motorola battery and it would draw lots of extra current and the radio would reset all the time. I was able to measure the current in 5A range on transmit.

I traded the radio off and the new owner took it in person to Datron and they confirmed you cant use Motorola batteries, they must have the extra RF filtering. I also had a programming cable and I can ask the new owner to pin it out for the group here.

I don't remember if the programming software is compatible between Thales and Datron but I do know the radio code plugs are as I received Guardian code plugs from my friend and put them in my Thales radios. I really like the Datron and Thales T25 radios, they are cheap, P25 and FPP.
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So the racal software will work with the gaurdian?
I also got a g25rpv100. The batteries are the same as the xts series. And it looks like the moto antennas will work also.
Does anyone have a manual?

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I have some information on the Datron Guardians. We just acquired a few (400+) from the National Fire Center on excess. I was able to get a Manual and programming cables and software. What I am looking for is any extra information on testing these radios. I know they were only manufactured for a limited time and the rights have since been sold off. I was able to talk to Datron customer service and they told me that Cobham Avcomm purchased the rights to the Datron platform. I have tried to contact Cobham but they are yet to respond.

I have a copy of the programming and maintenance manuals for anyone who would like a copy. Let me know and I can email them The pdf scans are much too large to attach to the forum.

As stated before by others... these radios do use the Thales/Racal programming software. Of what I know, NIFC used a Racal testing breakout box with some extra cables to test the Datrons. I am not sure if there was ever a testing cable or audio break out box specific to the Guardians created or sold. If I can find one, I will let you all know.

If someone is smart enough to make a test set up for the Datrons please let me know.
 
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