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USB ribless programing cable available?

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Is there a USB ribless programming cable available for the MTS2000? Or could I just use a readily available DB9 ribless cable along with a USB to serial cable? Which would be the best method?
 

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N7AS,

You may be able to get by with the USB cable. Some people have good luck with them. Some people have good luck with the USB to serial adapters.
Me I prefer to use the old school standard rs 232 to rib or radio. To many chances for a hiccup and make a nice doorstop or paperweight with all the extras inline but ,that's my preference as I have to many antique pc's in house with real serial ports.

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I use a ribless cable with the DB 9 connector to a USB to serial adapter.

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My PC is Windows 10 PRO 4.0GHz. Is it too fast to run CPS or should I try to find a Netbook just for programming? I don't want to spend alot of extra money.
 

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My PC is Windows 10 PRO 4.0GHz. Is it too fast to run CPS or should I try to find a Netbook just for programming? I don't want to spend alot of extra money.
I'm running a FTDI USB to Serial DB-9 cable and serial DB-9 to cable for Motorola CPS for DMR/Astro P25 on Windows 10 Pro 4.3ghz and both CPS runs fine on my computer. I say try it out to see if it works or not its the only way you're going to know for sure.
 
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A 64 bit version of Windows won't work with MTS2000's RSS. Even though APX and TRBO CPS officially support Windows 10 now…they still don't run extremely well in a Windows 10 environment.


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Check Kawa Mall for the Jedi SERIAL cable, the MTS2000 windows software does not work well with USB, as it was written way before USB. The MTS2000 Radio CPS Ver 02.03.00 is the current Windows version.

BTW RSS is DOS only. And our Licensed RSS runs just fine on fast Pentium computers, in DOS......

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RIB-less Programming Cable Motorola XTS3000 HT1000 MTS 9 pin serial. $16.90
 

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Just so you know Motorola does not make an Oem rib less cable. That would have to be a knock off.
 

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Just so you know Motorola does not make an Oem rib less cable. That would have to be a knock off.
Cant be a knock-off as Motorola never made a one piece serial programming cable for Jedi radios. Kawa Mall has the best serial cables.
 

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I'm running a FTDI USB to Serial DB-9 cable and serial DB-9 to cable for Motorola CPS for DMR/Astro P25 on Windows 10 Pro 4.3ghz and both CPS runs fine on my computer. I say try it out to see if it works or not its the only way you're going to know for sure.
Is your Windows 10 PC 64bit or 32bit?
 
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I'm running 64bit with no issues. :D


Astro 25 CPS or Astro Saber XTS3000 CPS?

TRBO officially supports Windows 10 now (as does APX) though there are still a couple of quirks for a few uncommonly used features.


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Astro 25 CPS or Astro Saber XTS3000 CPS?

TRBO officially supports Windows 10 now (as does APX) though there are still a couple of quirks for a few uncommonly used features.


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Astro 25 CPS I'm using a XTS 5000 UHF.
 
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