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Pyramid SVR 200U Programming issue

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i just recieved a svr-200U repeater unit (the 14ch version) but im having trouble assessing it via the P3 port under the front panel.
i made the rib cable as on batlabs site but i cannot read the unit im wondering if ive wired the cable wrong, ive got the centre pin of the 2.5mm jack going to pin 15 of the rib and the earth ring going to pin 11
can someone please confirm if this is the correct wiring for me please
 

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I have an OEM FY-1 that doesn't have a RIB connection and doesn't appear to have an RS232 to TTL converter in the cable. Perhaps newer units are at 232 levels?

Maybe one of the EEs on here can reverse engineer it...
 

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i just recieved a svr-200U repeater unit (the 14ch version) but im having trouble assessing it via the P3 port under the front panel.
i made the rib cable as on batlabs site but i cannot read the unit im wondering if ive wired the cable wrong, ive got the centre pin of the 2.5mm jack going to pin 15 of the rib and the earth ring going to pin 11
can someone please confirm if this is the correct wiring for me please

I would like so much to know the part number nomenclature of the microcomputer chip in the 14 channel version. I have a bunch of single channel ones and want to see if simply adding a 14 channel BCD switch will convert it. Could you take a look or make a good closeup photo and post it?
 

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I have an OEM FY-1 that doesn't have a RIB connection and doesn't appear to have an RS232 to TTL converter in the cable. Perhaps newer units are at 232 levels?

Maybe one of the EEs on here can reverse engineer it...
I am pretty sure it is a single wire TTL interface. I use a standard Motorola RIB and connected via ground and data pins on a SABER cable.
 

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I am pretty sure it is a single wire TTL interface. I use a standard Motorola RIB and connected via ground and data pins on a SABER cable.
I tried that on the brand new SVR200 I last sold and it didn't work, I had to order this new cable for that unit.
 

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I am pretty sure it is a single wire TTL interface. I use a standard Motorola RIB and connected via ground and data pins on a SABER cable.
Is pin 11 ground on the RIB or do i use pin 1 to connect to the base of the 2.5 plug as i have pin 11 going to the base and pin 15 going to the tip
 

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Taz; If you can, please get the numbers or closeup picture of the 14 CH microcomputer. I want to upgrade mine to 14CH and the manual does not make a distinction leading me to believe it may be hardware/switch only.
 

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Taz; If you can, please get the numbers or closeup picture of the 14 CH microcomputer. I want to upgrade mine to 14CH and the manual does not make a distinction leading me to believe it may be hardware/switch only.
Im onto it but i jave to wait till im home which will be in 2 days and ill post them then :)
 

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Thanks, those pictures help. I think one of mine has that same version firmware on the chip.

As far as the XTL5000. In what way does it not work? Is the SVR not turning on? Or an audio path problem? Take note that the SVR has jumpers for polarity of COR, PTT and if I recall correctly the pin that turns the SVR on. The XTL also has VIP I/0 logic to be programmed.

If you need support, you might call Pyramid directly . Also the Communications Support website has folks familiar with XTL mobile programming.

The SVR may be a PITA to set up but it should work reliably once you get there.
 

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XTL High Power does not have COR on the DB25. You'll need to modify the radio or use the special cable Pyramid offers.
 
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