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Zetron ZR-310 Controller

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Howdy , everyone.

I recently received a donation of a Motorola Radius GR1225 desktop repeater equipped with a Zetron ZR-310 Community Repeater controller.

I am experiencing some issues some issues with the controller . I have yet to have the repeater reprogrammed , so I have been dinking around with the controller. I am using an HT with DTMF to issue commands to it. It appears to be accepting the commands , but misbehaving .

What I mean by this is , the controller is not sending any confirmation tones either by RF or audibly. I have already done a master reset as instructed by the service manual , and I was able to change the access code , and it DID accept that changed value . However , CW ID , hang time, user profiles, CTCSS or DPL tone changes seem to have no effect. Also , the TX light on the controller does not illuminate during transmit, but I have verified that the RF deck IS transmitting . Interconnect cables are connected .

Does anyone have any thoughts on this ?
 
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