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Title: Eprom Programmer
Post by: BuNtEr on May 04, 2006, 03:34:52 AM
I AM looking into buying this EPROM programer, as i would like to get back into programing the old Philips FN900s like i used to in the old days and the midlands. if anyone knows a better one let me know.

here it is

Eprom Programmer
Compact EPROM programmer at any affordable price. Can program most 27 series EPROM's including, 2716,27C16,2732,27C32,2764,27C64,27128,27C128, 27256,27C256,27512,27C512,27C010,27C1001,27C020,27C040 and many more.
Connects to standard computer printer port and includes connection cable. Easy to use software and manual is also included. Works from a 10V power source or plugpack, (not included). Programming voltage is adjustable by software and has three settings, 12.5V, 21V and 25V.
Please note: This is a complete unit and not a kit.
? Programs nearly all 27 series EPROM's
? Small and Lightweight Unit
? Easy to Use Software
? Can read, verify and program contents of EPROM
? Adjustable Programming Voltage

Special Introductory Price of AUD$105.07


Title: Re: Eprom Programmer
Post by: Tomo344 on February 29, 2016, 01:58:54 PM
Hi Mate, did you get the programmer? do you want to program a couple of 900s for me? happy to pay

Cheers Tomo
Title: Re: Eprom Programmer
Post by: hpssb on February 29, 2016, 11:47:48 PM
This thread was started 10 years ago, and shows a rather obsolete piece of hardware  :o

It requires a computer with a Centronics parallel printer port and a 16 bit operating system, such as Windows 95 or Windows 98.
Computers like that in working condition are a bit rare in 2016.

FM900 radios can be programmed with a modern USB programmer, but unless you are 100% sure the radio is perfect then it'll likely involve a lot more than an EPROM.

The 900 series radios are 26-32 years old now, and like most radios that old they have components dying of old age.
The two big ones in the 900 are electrolytic capacitors (especially the ones in the display and PLL sections) and the VCO / RF front end modules that fail from tin oxidization, losing transmit / going very noisy (VCOs) or going very deaf (front ends).

Both issues are fixable but are rather time consuming, which means $$ if you are paying someone by the hour  :'(
Title: Re: Eprom Programmer
Post by: Tomo344 on March 01, 2016, 08:25:05 AM
No worries, I should have read the date on the original post, cheers.
Title: Re: Eprom Programmer
Post by: BuNtEr on March 15, 2016, 09:18:57 PM
yep the usb ones work great, just make sure the VCOs in the 900s dont have the waterfall sound on rx and tx, as thats what happens to them as they get old, fault of phillips.