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    I have a TP-3200 interfaced with two GM300s. Anybody have experience with the controller? Communications Specialists is no longer providing support for them. Very nice controller, though.

    I shorted what I thought was JP2 to increase deviation and got no output audio at all. Makes me think I shorted the wrong thing. Blasted ambiguously labeled PCBs with solder pads instead of real jumpers... See page 12 of the manual below.

    http://www.repeater-builder.com/com-...200-manual.pdf

    http://www.repeater-builder.com/com-...structions.pdf


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    Does the TP3200 have Motorola factory wiring/cable? We had too many problems with them and had to find a way to make them work. Known problems. We wound up junking all of them.

    So start with the intercabling. If it is still a problem send it in and I can still fix them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Does the TP3200 have Motorola factory wiring/cable? We had too many problems with them and had to find a way to make them work. Known problems. We wound up junking all of them.

    So start with the intercabling. If it is still a problem send it in and I can still fix them.
    Yes, it came with the T/R Motorola => DB-9 cable. (Although it appears to have a unstandard pinout...to make it work with the i50r I had to reset the COR pin location).

    Looking over the schematic I'm led to believe that I shorted across the op amp output instead of adding another resistor in parallel to the circuit (how it effectively "increases the gain"). I'll give it another shot tonight and report back. Nifty repeater.

    What would have have in mind as a replacement? Ideally it would have autopatch AND an ID, but...

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    You do not need the TP3200 in your i50R setup. This could be the problem as it can load down the i50R.

    ID? is that what you are really after?

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    I replaced the TP3200 with the i50r temporarily while testing my repeater and the accessory configuration had to be modified for the i50r to work. I got the whole repeater as a unit.

    Is there an easy way to add an ID to the i50r?

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    The configuration of the your i50R is standard, one we use all the time. I sold you the i50R...

    The TP3200 uses a different accy configuration for the COS, which is backwards, pin 8 PL/DPL & CSQ DETECT in your radio.

    I use the ID-O-Matic II for the ID. Some changes/added wires to your i50R cables are needed.

    The ID-O-MaticII is also used as the repeater interface for two Motorola mobile radios, GM300, CDm, ect.

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    Do you attach the idomatic to the accessory port or in between the radios and the i50r?

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    The ID-O-Matic gets wired to the receive radio's 12 volts and RUS, and the transmitter's mic/ptt.