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Building a Minitor 5 programming cable

Postby firecomm » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:14 am

I'd like to try building my own USB cable to program my Min 5 and I'm wondering if it's a simple USB cable with an RJ-11 on the end or is there more to it? If it's a simple one, does someone have a pinout for building one?

I've seen them on ebay but wanted to try my hand at building one instead of putting out the $$. I have the UPI already, it's just a PITA to use it all and would like to ditch it for a simple cable.

Thanks all.

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Re: Building a Minitor 5 programming cable

Postby SteveC0625 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:15 pm

firecomm wrote:I'd like to try building my own USB cable to program my Min 5 and I'm wondering if it's a simple USB cable with an RJ-11 on the end or is there more to it? If it's a simple one, does someone have a pinout for building one?

I've seen them on ebay but wanted to try my hand at building one instead of putting out the $$. I have the UPI already, it's just a PITA to use it all and would like to ditch it for a simple cable.

Thanks all.

Nope, you can't just use a USB cable. It has to contain a circuit and chip that converts USB to TTL. A tiny bit of internet searching yields all the info you could hope to find about this. It is incredibly well documented at this point in time.

This link should tell you everything you need to know. http://forums.radioreference.com/motoro ... rogramming

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Re: Building a Minitor 5 programming cable

Postby firecomm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 am

Thank ya sir!


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