I have had problems with this orion for quite a while. None of the knob or
buttons will work on the Orion II. When I power up the rig with just the on
and off switch on the rig and when it comes on it says at bottom "FLASH UPDATE
MODE". Now anything I try it comes up with 'FLASH UPDATE MODE". I was having
problems 2 weeks or so with the front knobs or button not working. So I unplug
everything going to the rig and moved it to a table and plugged the power
supply back in and turned the rig on and it started working. A day or so ago I
upgraded to 3.028.
the rig has not worked since. I donot think 3.028 has anything to do with the
rig not working right. I cannot get the radio to reload 3.028 or anything into
the rig. It seems like the more I work with the rig tonite the worse it gets.
Early tonite the rig was booting up with no control from the front controls,
but now it will not go pass "FLASH UPDATE MODE". The other day when the fron
knobs had no control of the rig, I tried N4PY soft ware and it seem to control
the rig along with the read out. I just tried N4PY and it has no control on the
rig since if always come up with "FLASH UPDATE MODE" on the screen. This rig
has quite a history of problems. I guess I will call Ten Tec and see what they
say. It seems to me something locks the radio up in the software area. When it
is working right I use Windows 7 and XP and Writelog. Any idears.
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