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Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

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Leadenwah
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Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Postby Leadenwah » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:28 am

Just received an Astro Spectra PLUS 800MHz which, when powered up. gives me
only the Red and Amber lights, then a blank screen. There is no cycling up and
down, no " SELF CHK ", no audio ( beep, bonk, etc. ). No FAIL or any other messages.

This radio worked fine after swapping Vocon boards with a known good radio.
The known good radio then displayed same behavior as the defective one had.

So it appears that the Vocon must be the problem. My question is whether
an impaired Vocon would behave this way.

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Re: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Postby tvsjr » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Definitely impaired. I think you're looking for inhibited - I haven't witnessed that behavior on an AS+, but the symptoms sound right.

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Whoops, I mean INHIBITED

Postby Leadenwah » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:59 pm

Inhibited is the very word, thank you. Perhaps, I am "impaired" by this vexing radio.
Being a 9600 trunking 800 A/S PLUS, it seems like a good candidate to get inhibited
for affiliating without an invitation. I have had two identical Astro Spectra Plus 800 models
previously. They can be a tad fussy, but I've never had one that was inhibited so I'm at a loss
(literally and figuratively).

Can an inhibited radio be read by the CPS or does it behave this way: Briefly lighted Red and Amber,
but nothing at all thereafter. Powering up and down brings the same result.

Chances of finding a replacement Vocon seem quite remote.

Any thoughts, guesses much appreciated.

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Re: Whoops, I mean INHIBITED

Postby Victor Xray » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:19 pm

Leadenwah wrote:Can an inhibited radio be read by the CPS

Yes and the CPS will pop up a warning window too, telling you the radio has been inhibited and can only be restored from the dispatch console or from the depot.

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Re: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Postby N9LLO » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:03 am

Can this be revived with an S record push?

Chris

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Re: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Postby spectragod » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:59 am

Depending on what the radio was last written/programmed with, you may be able to uninhibit it yourself with regular rss/cps, the early stuff would allow you to uninhibit with just a read/write operation.
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Re: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Postby escomm » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:17 am

N9LLO wrote:Can this be revived with an S record push?

Chris

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