13691Re: [tracker2] Re: T2-301 otwincfg.exe comm problem
- Mar 8, 2012You're welcome to send it in for evaluation. It'll probably be quicker
for us to take a look at it here than to keep troubleshooting remotely.
On 3/8/2012 12:42 PM, TomC wrote:
> No luck, no how!
> I guess I should have known better than to buy a used unit, "as is" from
> a seller who claimed he had tested it and it worked.
> As with any ham gear that still uses the ancient serial port, the first
> problem was being sure that the USB-serial adapter would work right.
> That did take hunting down drivers that would work on my Win7 machine.
> Then it looked like the problem was probably the original owner's
> homebrew cable -- hard to guess if it was wired to use with or without a
> null modem cable -- but either way, no luck trying to talk to the T2-301.
> So then I bought the real T2-301 Serial+Power cable direct from Argent
> Data. That cable arrived today. Still no luck talking to the T2-301 even
> with the real cable and a known good null-modem cable.
> All the above attempts were conducted on both my Win7 desktop machine
> and my XP laptop (I know the USB-Serial adapter works on the laptop
> because that's what I use to program my Kenwood D710A). I even
> downloaded a fresh copy of otwincfg.exe just in case my earlier copy
> might be corrupt.
> NOTHING will let either computer talk to the T2-301.
> Interestingly enough the T2-301 transmits something about once per
> minute while powered up and connected to the computer, so it isn't
> totally dead - just brain-dead
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> > The communications error message means that otwincfg didn't get the
> > expected response from the tracker. This might be because the
> > tracker isn't hearing the PC. On the OT1+ this might mean a blown
> > MOSFET on the RX line, or possibly bad cabling. A cold boot
> > (powering up the tracker after you hit 'connect') is always the
> > most reliable way to get the tracker into config mode.
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