Will anyone be updating/upgrading DCS equipment software(/hardware?) at York this Spring?  I had the software update done a few years ago and would like to have it done for me again if at all possible.

Thanks!

GTOGreg

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Peter Frenzel 010119 posted:

Is there usually a charge?

It was free when I went.  It was held at a hotel near the fairgrounds and, if I recall correctly, included a presentation (from MTH?) on DCS as well.

Your are talking the DCS user group meett.  Not sure if someone has stepped up to take over this event after the passing of Barry and Marty.  MTH will update your TIU during the show, if I remember correctly 

Well Dave Hikel had the meeting last fall. I also thought you could take it to the MTH booth to upgrade as well. 

Greg Laughlin posted:

I finally found the following information in the Member Meet Notice online:

Thursday, April 22nd - MTH DCS WiFi seminars  3-5:30 Orange Hall, DCS Users Group meeting 5:30-9? York Fairgrounds Restaurant

 

Well I'd be suspicious of that information because the meet doesn't start until Friday and i haven't seem an announcement here for a Users Group meeting.

MartyE posted:

Well Dave Hikel had the meeting last fall. I also thought you could take it to the MTH booth to upgrade as well. 

To the best of my knowledge, there is no DCS Users Group gathering scheduled for April, and, no, you cannot get the upgrades done at the MTH booth (again, to the best of my knowledge). Try your local--or perhaps not-so-local MTH dealer. It really does make a difference when these dealers disappear, and there are some things that the Internet can't do for you.

Hi all,

There will be a DCS User Group Dinner in October, but not in April.  The information in the TCA packet is out of date.

For those looking to have their DCS firmware updated, you can come see me during the meet.  I'll be in the Ross Custom Switches both in the Orange Hall most of the time.  I'd be happy to upgrade anybody's DCS hardware for free.

We had a very nice turnout at the last DCS User Group Dinner back in April.  This was my first time MC'ing the Dinner and our first time at a new location, the Eagle's Nest Restaurant.  Details for next October have not been finalized.  Since York is back to only two days (Friday and Saturday), we will likely be changing the meeting time from Wednesday evening to Thursday.  I will announce the schedule and other details on the DCS Forum in early September.

 

Dave Hikel posted:

Hi all,

There will be a DCS User Group Dinner in October, but not in April.  The information in the TCA packet is out of date.

For those looking to have their DCS firmware updated, you can come see me during the meet.  I'll be in the Ross Custom Switches both in the Orange Hall most of the time.  I'd be happy to upgrade anybody's DCS hardware for free.

We had a very nice turnout at the last DCS User Group Dinner back in April.  This was my first time MC'ing the Dinner and our first time at a new location, the Eagle's Nest Restaurant.  Details for next October have not been finalized.  Since York is back to only two days (Friday and Saturday), we will likely be changing the meeting time from Wednesday evening to Thursday.  I will announce the schedule and other details on the DCS Forum in early September.

 

Well, I guess that means I can cancel the vacation day I scheduled for Thursday, then.  How nice that the information in the meeting notice is not correct...

Dave, I'll look for you to see about an upgrade.  Do I need to bring anything besides the TIU and the remote?  I think my TIU is the original release, as there are no Rev markings at all. 

I think I have all the other bits and pieces necessary except for the serial to USB adapter, but I can easily acquire one of those - can you recommend one?  I see where MTH links to an FTDI UC232R-10?

I already have:

   RS 232 cable

   STEREO mini-to-mini 1/8” audio cable

   Radio Shack 273-1890 18/24V transformer (I think this is the right thing for the Aux Power Input?  Or I could easily bring my Z1000 transformer brick)

   4-conductor handset cord

Thanks!
Greg

Last edited by GTOGreg

Hi Greg,

Assuming York happens next month...

I'll have everything we need for cables and power to do the update.  Some of us are truly odd ducks and actually travel with that stuff!   Just bring your TIU and remote and we'll be good to go.

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