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Tait Radio Programming Difficulty

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knightcon

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Hey Guys,

I have recently bought a Tait TM9100 with TMAC70-4T hand held control head (HHCH). I have the Tait FPP for programming the 9100's and a programming cable for it but when I try to connect to it from the laptop it won't work. I have tried now with two different radios, one is a friends 9100 which was programmed for him by a company in Melbourne, and my one, and with both when I press either read or interrogate a window pops up where I should be able to see the model and serial of the radio but nothing comes up and the program freezes.

I don't know if the radio is going into programming mode or not, when I connect the programming lead and press read or interrogate nothing happens and no sounds come out of the speaker, but the speaker does make a noise when first powering up.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

dispatch235

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Sounds like you have a driver issue with the programming cable or incorrect comm port setting... we have the same radios on our fire dept, and the only time I ever had trouble reading or writing to the radios was on a laptop running vista. I loaded everything onto a laptop running xp and have never had any problems once the correct comm port settings were selected
 

knightcon

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Hi dispatch,

I have checked the COM port settings and they are set exactly how the Tait requires including Baud rate, data bits, parity bits, stop bit, and flow control. I have also done a test using Hyper Terminal to monitor what is going on in the COM port when I connect to the Tait radio and I see activity there, its random text and symbols which are being sent through continuously, not sure what to do at this point.
 
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