CPS Version for Motorola GP339 (Anyone have CPS R03.11.16 AZ?)
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I've been trying to program my radios now for going on 2 years and have been hitting brick walls. I will list the things I've tried at the bottom but from all my research I believe it has come down to my version of CPS software.
I have read that Motorola radios cannot be programmed with CPS versions older than the last version used to program the radio. Can anyone confirm this.
Also, using ComTool, I can pull radio data as below:
Model Number: AZH25SDH9AN6
Software Version: R03.16.00
Codeplug Version: 08.00
Firmware Part No: 5107414A01R0120
Based on the above, someone has told me a suitable CPS is Motorola Professional GP300, GM300 Series CPS (R03.11.16) AZ. I can't seem to find this anywhere, would anyone know where I can source it?
So far below is what I have tried to date:
- OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- Cable: USB Prolific (successful connection), Serial bus (successful connection)
- CPS: Have tried CPS R06.12.05 AZ, R06.12.04 AZ, R06.12.05 AA, R06.12.02 AA, R03.11.15 EN, R03.11.1 AS, R03.11.15 EMEA, R03.11.16 EMEA, various others.
- Com Ports: COM1, COM2, COM3, etc.
- Installed Commsbepx64
- Started Motorola Application Launcher
- For non-XP machines I have also tried running as Administrator as well as compatibility modes using XP with SP3.
- "Application does not support reading this file"
- "Unsupported Model."
- "Radio not supported by this CPS (Error 1303)."
- "Unable to create layout for modelIndex 7, versionIndex 7, cpStdVersion 03.00"
- "Couldn't open port . Check whether device/RIB are powered on or not, and the Device to RIB, and the RIB to PC connection is OK".
Would really greatly appreciate the help of the Hamfiles community. Please help me.
I promise that when I can figure out my 2-year long problem I will detail a full report on how I solved my issues to hopefully help others.
Last edit: by RustyRivers
I want to let everyone know that I have now successfully programmed my two GP339s!!! After 2 years of trying.
This is how I did it:
I managed to get my hands on R03.11.16 AS, although I don't think the region of software was as important as I initially thought.
I had previously tried the registry region free hack which hadn't solved my problem, and eventually on the later OS PC's I was using I couldn't even find the registry file anymore anyway… Seemed like it had moved and was no longer under the "Local Machine" subfolder.
Anyhow, following some guidance from a radio expert in Indonesia after buying the CPS from him for AUD$10, I got it working. His name is Hotna and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Very helpful guy.
The radio expert also sent me Waris Codeplug Tool, which came as part of a package called US Waris Lab Upgradekit R03.03.00. Rather than change the region of my software, I used the Codeplug Tool to change the region of my radio. It seems that while the sticker on the back of my radios showed AZ (and the serial numbers correlated to info pulled using ComTool therefore no reason to doubt the sticker to be inaccurate) my radio region was actually a different region. This must have been done by the previous programmer of these radios. This was probably where I went wrong all along as I had been focussing on getting an AZ region program. I think this could throw a lot of new players as well so those reading this… learn from my mistakes! Just because the sticker on the back of the radio says a particular region (e.g. AA, AZ, EN… etc.), it may well be that the region has been changed by the previous programmer.
After changing the radio regions to Asia I could then read my radios using the new R03.11.16 AS CPS. This was the first time ever I have programmed a radio and would have to say it was very easy. The Motorola CPS is pretty easy to figure out, and I was able to program in the 80 UHF CB channels, as well as a private channel quite easily. The only difference between my two radios now is that one reads Radio01 on startup and the other Radio02.
I have now programmed my two radios and tested them successfully, and am a very happy chappy.
In the end, both my Serial cable and USB cable worked, so this was not an issue for me. My final PC I am using for the programming is a Windows 10 64-bit device so it is definitely possible and I've had no issues.
Hope all the best for other fellow programmers, and if anyone had any questions please feel free to hit me up.
where were you able to get the program R03.11.16as.
i am having the same issue and been trying for ages
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