TYT MD380 bonkers idea!

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TYT MD380 bonkers idea!

Post by welshevo » 07 Jun 2016, 08:50

Morning all ... bit of a bizarre project idea...

as i was gathering my surplus gear together i had a great idea now to try and put it into practice :)....

i have an old CM9000 radio body and Control head.... i would love to utilize the control head in some way... so what i thought was this...

Bypass the entire front panel including screen of the MD380 and relay it to the CM9000 control head screen and buttons....

now i know the CM has a 15 pin D-sub (VGA) input connection so all that would need is figuring the pin outs on the MD380 and create an interface cable and then re-box the MD380 , would i need a display control board from the MD380 or could i make use of the Clear-tones input capability's as the screen is bigger than the present MD380... and would make for a nice in car DMR radio which i have the battery eliminator connected :)


any suggestions or thoughts?

it appears a simple ish project but need pin out info... etc etc anyone??
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Post by Admiral » 07 Jun 2016, 08:54

No idea, but good luck. I have a poundshop cellphone holder in my car that takes the 380 nicely and a semi-decent Kenwood speaker mic, works for me.
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Post by kr0ne » 07 Jun 2016, 19:43

Pin out shouldn't be too hard, just painstaking. Figure out which pins supply the power then whack a logic analyser on the rest and begin at the beginning, making sure you have plenty of blank pages left in your notepad!

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Post by MrWeetabix » 08 Jun 2016, 07:53

I love a good bonkers project! let us know how you get on! :-)
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Post by DistantSignal » 08 Jun 2016, 22:28

Would love to see it!

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Post by welshevo » 09 Jun 2016, 07:40

so my first question is ... like Kr0ne states "pin finding" shouldnt be too hard however.... a logic analyzer? a what?? haha i dont have anything like that? so is there a way of using a home brew method without blowing stuff up? or is there somewhere i can take my goodies for someone to work out for me?
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Post by welshevo » 09 Jun 2016, 07:48

i know i wont be getting the nice fancy color but this is what i can imagine :) im gonna do some more digging and see what can be done... but as it stands im guessing i will utilise the CM9000 radio body "box" for the md380 PCBs... and also make use of the COM ports on the radio box and Remote head.... so effectivly i will be creating my very own "cleartone" DMR mobile radio with remote mount kit :D :D :D :D
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Post by welshevo » 09 Jun 2016, 08:00

https://github.com/pchickey/md380-re/bl ... s/NOTES.md

will this help at all?? it states the ribbon and pins for LCD/front panel buttons?? :D am i getting closer???
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how random... i borrowed the image off google images :d hahaha
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Post by morgan306 » 10 Jun 2016, 15:36

What frequency band is the CM9000?

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Post by welshevo » 13 Jun 2016, 07:02

the CM9000 is 380 -430 so im led to believe....
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