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by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EF-JOHNSON-5300 ... SwCU1YpQNs

A link if your interested. Also check out my lame attempt at social networking on the facebook (Look up refurbatron)
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5300ES V6 with remote.
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: 5300ES V6 with remote.

There is a ribbon cable that is has a surface mounted connector. I've seen these fail (Need resoldering) so it might be as simple as an open connection.

800 MHz is not of much interest to me but there are Volunteer Fire Department guys that might love one.
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Ancient 5100 questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: Ancient 5100 questions!

I know there are a lot of people who are obsessed with version 4 being better then 3 which is better then 2 and onto 1 but the only difference I see are different CPUs and more or less ram. Operationally they seem like Motorola clones (Nothing wrong with that) and even more so on the 5100. Version 6...
by W0VNE
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: any active EFJ users left?
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: any active EFJ users left?

To keep the thread alive. A big yes! I'm very active with refurbing 5100, 5317 & 18s. Since EF Johnson went kinda kerput I've been getting some work fixing them. I mostly sell ones that I refurbish (Clean, test, repair *make cables and find microphones) I reverse engineered a little circuit board to...
by W0VNE
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Ancient 5100 questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: Ancient 5100 questions!

I'm also very interested in old flash files. I've got DSP firmware for the Version one but nothing for the system. I've got some 1.10.x radios that have some firmware problems. I was told there was a 1.32.11 but its a special version meant for a state. I assume this is just some trunking thing (Whic...
by W0VNE
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: EFJ 242-5326-271 programming cable

I've designed a little circuit for programming the 5300 which lets you do either firmware updates or lets you program the radio with PCC. I'm waiting on a PCB place to deliver some boards but I'm planning on selling them for $50 to start with. Check out refurbatron on facebook for a pix of the proto...
by W0VNE
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 53SL Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

53SL Questions

I picked up my first of this series. I have lots of info on the 5300 (17 and 18) but zilch on the 53SL. The first thing I notice is that power up seems to click along ok then.... CYCLE POWR shows on the display and seems to stay that way. (Cycling power doesn't change anything) Anyone with anything ...
by W0VNE
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Putting 5300 into Code Update Mode

Is there someplace to find .out files for version one radios? I have some arm based radios with control 1.10.0 and DSP 0.1.23 and for what its worth file fmt 5.5 and hw 0.1.2

I see .hex files in the /dsp/5300 directory. Is that something that needs to be proccessed into the .out file somehow?
by W0VNE
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5131 Parameter error help
Replies: 1
Views: 2745

5131 Parameter error help

I picked up a pair of 5100s These are both 5131 UHF 380-470 MHz radios with a blank front. *No buttons or display. Using pcc 1.26.0.4 or 1.28.0.8 at 9600 baud I am able to read the options and the version information. *Note I've tried setting the parameters to UHF Lo and UHF 380 Model # 242-512A-433...
by W0VNE
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Firmware request for...
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

Re: Firmware request for...

Did you ever find code to upgrade your firmware? I'm also looking for the best version of boot, dsp and arm code for early 5317s with version 1 firmware. The newest one I've seen is File Format 5.8 DSP Software 0.1.59 Controller Version 1.26.3 Hardware Version 0.1.2 Boot load ver 1.8 I've got a coup...
by W0VNE
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Keyloading and Over the Air Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 10757

Keyloading and Over the Air Questions

I've got no serious reason to need encryption other then being curious and wanting to play around with something new. I have some EFJ 5300s that have the old transcrypt 460 scramblers built in. Some of the radios have keys in them from the previous owners and I can turn on selectable mode and when I...
by W0VNE
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5300 Programming Nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 6483

Re: 5300 Programming Nightmare

Just an update to the programming nightmare. I have a few radios that boot up super fast and I think are saying V202. Anyhow I found that I needed to switch to 9600 baud to read or program these radios. Note this changes the options that you can program to the radio. Don't give up. The software vers...
by W0VNE
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EF Johnson 5317 Mobile.
Replies: 2
Views: 3496

Re: EF Johnson 5317 Mobile.

Someone (probably) pressed the button to put it into crypto mode and the radio was not set up for that. Pass him along this cheat sheet that will put the radio into a working condition. Excuse the formating. Cut and past this into a text editor and change it to monospaced fonts so it looks right. Or...
by W0VNE
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Problems programming older EFJ5300 mobile
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Re: Problems programming older EFJ5300 mobile

I'm not certain as thats a version number I've not seen. I think you have a version 1 5300 which is ARM based. 5300 ARM DSP FIRMWARE BOOT PCC Version 1 (ARM) 1.32.11 1.64 N/A 1.10/1.12 1.30.7 I think PCC 1.28.0.8 is another version to try.
by W0VNE
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: 5300 Programming Nightmare
Replies: 15
Views: 6483

Re: 5300 Programming Nightmare

Did you try changing your baudrate? I find that 5300 want higher speed serial date. It simply doesn't work at some of the slower speeds so check out 115k or 56k.