The Midland "Syntech® 1" radios remain popular long after their production ceased. The main problem impacting their popularity is the difficulty in reprogramming the Z-273 EPROM module which contains the operating information (frequency, tone, scan etc). The original solution - which was cumbersome and unfriendly to operate and is now rare and expensive - was the Midland 70-1000 standalone programmer.
SkyLine now offer
70-1000X, a PC-controlled programmer for the
Using the supplied software, this unit allows easy reading and
of the Z-273 module, with direct screen readout and editing of channel
tone information, scan lists, personality parameters etc.
Unlike the Midland
unit, EPROM images can be stored and retrieved as
files on the
host computer. The 70-1000X not only handles the Z-273 modules
from both Midland ST1 and A.W.A. RT-85
radios, it facilitates transfer of channel data
between the two makes.
And now - commencing with release 1.14 - "Talkaround" functionality for the Syntech-1 is now included in the data in the Z-273.
Using the supplied
X383 adaptor, the
70-1000X also programs the Z-383 module used in the
70-336/526 8-channel mobiles.
With a Midland 70-1071
70-1000X will now program the Z-350 module used in the Syntech
70-155/255 80-channel portables.
For Australia, the
Jaycar MP-3011 or Altronics M-9243 are
recommended for 2.5mm.
this sytem, you will also need a 25-pin M-F cable with all pins wired
straight through; and (access to) an EPROM eraser. These are NOT
INCLUDED with the programmer package.
further information, check the
FAQ or contact
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