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"CANNOT AQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR" R06.08.00

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"CANNOT AQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR" R06.08.00

Postby spidertat2man » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:14 pm

I wondering if anyone can give me an idea what I am doing wrong. Here is my set up: Motorola RLN4008B with 12V External Power Supply and Internal 9V Battery installed, RKN4035A Test Cable, Motorola 3080369B72 RIB to Computer Cable, MTSX RSS R06.08.00 Software installed on an Intel Pentium 4 Computer running Windows 98 2nd Edition. I boot the computer up in DOS, Load the MTSX software and go to PC Configuration. I have set an archive file, I have tried COM 1 and COM 2 port setting and when I do the communication test I get:
Warning: Communication With Radio Failed
>CANNOT ACQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR<
Retry Last Command Again.
F2 OK
I have tried different radios and still get the same error message. Is my computer too fast? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: "CANNOT AQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR" R06.08.00

Postby MTS2000des » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:18 pm

spidertat2man wrote:I wondering if anyone can give me an idea what I am doing wrong. Here is my set up: Motorola RLN4008B with 12V External Power Supply and Internal 9V Battery installed, RKN4035A Test Cable, Motorola 3080369B72 RIB to Computer Cable, MTSX RSS R06.08.00 Software installed on an Intel Pentium 4 Computer running Windows 98 2nd Edition. I boot the computer up in DOS, Load the MTSX software and go to PC Configuration. I have set an archive file, I have tried COM 1 and COM 2 port setting and when I do the communication test I get:
Warning: Communication With Radio Failed
>CANNOT ACQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR<
Retry Last Command Again.
F2 OK
I have tried different radios and still get the same error message. Is my computer too fast? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Got to bootdisk.com and get a real MS-DOS 6.22 bootdisk, select "Command Prompt Only" so that no drivers or anything else are loaded by pressing F8 during startup.

If this does not do it, you may have to find a slower computer- many newer computers have a UART that does not play nice with the older radios.
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Re: "CANNOT AQUIRE BUSY LINE ERROR" R06.08.00

Postby K4RUR » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:00 am

I agree with MTS2000des, try the boot to command prompt only first. I hate to say it, but i think the Pentium 4 is going to be too fast. If I remember correctly, the fastest I've ever run that RSS on was a Pentium 2. Look and see if you can find an old laptop with a Pentium 2 in it, they should be cheap if you can find one. Hamfest, flea market, ebay, etc. Good luck!

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