CPS zones/channel corruption Feb 22, 2021 6:25:43 GMT
Post by VK2IDL on Feb 22, 2021 6:25:43 GMT
CPS Version 2.1 (9.1.152)
Dec 24 202
I am constantly having corruption issues with the CPS. The larger the content the worse the problem.
I have quite a bit of experience in programming various DMR Radio models and have a reasonable understanding of the CDR-300 CPS operation and process. The contact list and RX Group list seem to be stable and I don't have any issues there. The problem lies with the Zone/Channel setup.
Starting from the top of the zone list and working downwards, I have 3 Hotspot zones, one FM repeater zone and 17 DMR repeater zones.
The Hotspot zones each have 35 channels to support the talk groups I need.
The FM repeater zone contains 18 FM channels to cover nearby FM repeaters.
The DMR Repeater Zones each contain 15 channels support the desired talk groups.
The problem is that once all the data has been entered, any change to any part of any zone (including just changing a zone name) corrupts part of one or more channels listed in one or more zones. It appears as though the data is stored sequentially without reference to its associated zone. Delete a channel in one zone and channels from other zones start moving about and end up in the wrong zone. Sometimes just the first 2 or 3 fields (name and frequencies) in a channel are corrupted, other times the Group Call and Contact list gets out of alignment and ends up with data from another zone.
The fact that just changing the NAME of a zone can corrupt the content of the zones that follow is horrible, yet Ive seen little in the way of complaints of this on the forums. Maybe no-one else is enter as many zones as I am.
This is a significant fault that prevents me from programming a number of these radios for members of my local amateur radio club.
See the two images below. The left image shows a working zone with channels installed. The right images shows the same zone corrupted after simply changing the name of one of the zones from "Analog" to "FM". Also editing any zone corrupts the content of the data in the zones below it.