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by W0VNE
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

Re: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode

Sorry I think I finally see the problem. The radios that don't upgrade with the Hex files that worked are all the unrevised -410 logic boards which require different files then the -8xx boards that I've had success with.

Does anyone have any of the old old -4xx firmware?

Thanks - Jay
by W0VNE
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

Re: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode

Well after getting some help I've had success updating some version 1.10.x radios to 1.32.7 using some .hex files I paid for using pcconfig 1.28.8 and the Write Application Code command. Its a two step process where I load one set of loader and code files using the password huskers then a different ...
by W0VNE
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5100 BLANK NO PROGRAM
Replies: 0
Views: 113

5100 BLANK NO PROGRAM

I refurb old EF johnsons (Clean, test, repair, tune) and have some ver 1 5100's I've been looking at them and one has this odd problem where is comes up really slow and after self test reports BLANK. Then after a short time it says NO PROGRAM. Now, I'm still a bit of a noob but I think this is that ...
by W0VNE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: P25 Slow Squelch
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: P25 Slow Squelch

One of the field service notes talked about the firmware being for the express purpose of speeding something up so the squelch would open a bit faster. Depending on the Series and Version I notice a slight delay in P25 but I don't think I've seen it chop off the first word. Which maybe due to me wai...
by W0VNE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ 4-series / issues
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: EFJ 4-series / issues

Its just a guess but being microphonic sounds like an iffy soldering connection. If you have a microscope it might be worth looking at the PCBs and seeing if anything looks unsoldered or cracked. Its always nice to have some known good boards you can swap to localize the issue.
by W0VNE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5100 Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 1908

Re: 5100 Alignment

If you (or anyone else) wants a tune up on one of the Legacy 5100 53xx radios send me an email. I work cheap (I'm just a semi retired dude doing this from the spare room) I've done a lot of these radios and I've never seen a radio that didn't operate a lot better after being tweaked up. One thing on...
by W0VNE
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Trade 5300 Programer for HC08 11.11 Boot, DSP Firmware?
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Trade 5300 Programer for HC08 11.11 Boot, DSP Firmware?

I'm in the middle of fixing 4 oldie REV 3 logic boards and I've got a couple that beep on power up telling me that the CPU is working. Then nothing. I can read version info and I see that File Fmt Version = 0.0 DSP Software Version = 0.0 HC08 Software Version = 11.11 I've got nothing for these origi...
by W0VNE
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: repeated beeping on older 5317
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: repeated beeping on older 5317

oops. I mispoke, It is a hc08 cpu firmware version 11.11 I've got several logic boards that don't have any file fmt 0.0 or dsp 0.0 loaded. These beep once which is the HC08 coming up but with nothing loaded to boot the dsp it stops there. Does anyone have deep in their old hard disc boot, firmware, ...
by W0VNE
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: repeated beeping on older 5317
Replies: 1
Views: 139

repeated beeping on older 5317

I'm trying to repair an old Version 1 radio (With the HC 11 processor) When I power it up I get a constant beep beep beep. If I switch to firmware update mode and power up the rate of the beeping slows down. The display never gets past the version number for the display. Anyone seen this or have som...
by W0VNE
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

Re: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode

Is there a source for code files for updating an old version 1 radio from 1.10.0 to a later version? I have the .hex loader file but none of the .out files - thanks in advance for any direction you can give me.
by W0VNE
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 53SL Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 358

53xx Logic board swaping. cycle powr error.

This is a puzzle. I seem to have created a second radio with the cycle powr error. I took a working 800 Mhz radio and removed the logic board plopped it into a 5317 that had a dead logic board and it gave me the error message. I used tune to turn it into a VHF board and it gave me the error about ha...
by W0VNE
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5100 Series Board Swap Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: 5100 Series Board Swap Question

I know this is a really old thread but I wonder if anyone knows the answer to this. What boards if any can you swap. I know you can use tune to change the band and Obviously the RF board has to be changed but is either the front panel or the bottom logic board "universal" ? I finally printed out the...
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Tune Rev 3 that doesn't crash.
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Tune Rev 3 that doesn't crash.

I've been using tune version 2 (and 1 on the old old radios) and have no problems. I'm getting more version 4 and 6 radios and have tried to use Tune ver 3. It loads and will do one thing (Such as Transmitter output) then it crashes everytime. I'm using an old laptop with Windoze XP. Any ideas? Or v...
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: High Power VHF 5300 136-146 band
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Re: High Power VHF 5300 136-146 band

I believe you run tune read all the parameters. (Save them) then select band and instead of VHF High or VHF Low you select VHF. I don't expect it will work perfectly at the band edges but in my one experiment it worked fine. I don't have the tools password either but it seems like they do a lot of w...
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable

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