CSI 32 and CSI Super 32 Repeater Tone Panel Command list



CSI 32 and CSI Super 32 Repeater Tone Panel

The CSI (Repeater Tone Panel) Company in Lynnwood, WA is long out of business. CSI was a manufacture of Commercial Two-way Radio CTCSS - Digital sub tone panels. They are often a dark gray-blue colored unit with a front panel red LED display and small numbered keypad. At least two or three models were made; one a remote controlled unit supplied without the front panel keypad, another late production unit with telephone interconnect. Connections were made to the repeater via a real panel D-9 or D-15 (depending on the model) jack/plug assembly.


These blue-gray color CSI-32 plain, CSI Super-32 Repeater Tone Panels are not to be confused with products made by CSI in Ventura (Southern) California. CSI in So-Cal was never related to the now long gone Lynnwood, WA. CSI Company; however I will say the So-Cal CSI Company (Hi Jerry and friends) make their own line of very good quality Repeater Tone Panels, LTR Trunking Controllers and other Two-way Land Mobile Radio products, which you might check out when you have a spare moment. I have installed many of their products into my Commercial and Amateur Repeater Systems.

This page is only about the CSI 32 and CSI Super 32 controller made in Washington State.

I started servicing the CSI Tone Panels for Two-way Radio Shops and my own Radio System Repeaters. Iíve got a modest collection of working CSI units along with some firmware updates, parts and misc information. I spoke with the CSI Owner once or twice before they went poof (under). A software upgrade to an original CSI plain panel was a few hundred dollars, which is not very competitive with Com-Specsí now famous TP-38 and replacement TP3200 units. Soon after my last call, the company went away to never-never land, pricing themselves out of the LMR market even though they made a pretty good product. Another classic shoot yourself in the foot story...

By longevity and default, Iíve become sort of the last CSI-32, Plus and Super-32 Repair Station for Tone Panels, trying to offer up information and service to former customers, friends and new customers when possible. Contact me direct if you need repair or install information. In most cases I can help you out.

The majority of people contact me to ask for programming commands or a manual. Iíve taken the liberty of scanning the two pages of the manual command list and the full CSI 32 & Super 32 Controller manual(s). If you understand the basic Tone-Panel syntax, you can pretty much get things done using just the command list. There are two file formats available for the command list, one in gif, the other in Adobe pdf, which requires at least the free Adobe pdf reader program. Both of the new full manual downloads are in pdf only format. Sometimes you have to hold down your shift key to start the download vs. opening it up online. What ever works for you, just understand you can download and save the files or read them online.

A quick programming example would be to add the 127.3hz tone to the panel as show just below. 1234 or 12345 to enter the program mode, PE might show on the display, then: 01# 1273# 1# means the first tone added in the table, 127.3hz and enabled with 1# at the end. 0# is the disable option.

Hopefully your password has not been changed, it should be 1234 or 12345 possibly followed with the # (pound) key to enter. To exit the program mode, enter 99# on the front panel keyboard. This should all be very intuitive; I donít mind answering some questions if you get stuck. Please do not resell the command list, I caught one guy on Ebay selling my information, really makes it frustrating when I give people help to have them take advantage of my efforts provided free to to the public.

I get Emails from CSI Owners regarding password access or lockout problems. Depending on the CSI Tone Panel Model (Standard 32, Super32 or Plus), there is two known password problems and reset solutions. One fault is hardware related, the other a simple forgotten password. The first solution simply requires the factory master password of 35687 or a reported back door override. The override procedure is to press and hold the front panel numbers 2 and 3 at the same time. While pressing the 2 & 3 keys, the Enter Key is pressed and released, followed by releasing the 2 & 3 number keys. Hopefully your unit will then allow normal programming access. At this time you should reset your password to the factory master.

If you appear to be locked out of the programming mode/function, it's probably time to upgrade your firmware and reset the Non-Vol Ram firmware image. The original NV Ram Chips are long out of production, but I can sell you a preloaded replacement chipset (Eprom and NV-Ram clock). The chipset is required for the Plus and Super 32 models. Standard CSI 32 Tone Panels will probably need to be sent to me for a firmware repair if the master and back door passwords and procedures don't work.

One last bit, entering 91# 91# will reset the unit to factory defaults. If you leave the panel in the program mode (as indicated in by PE on the display), the unit will reset to normal operation in about 5 minutes.

The csis32m.pdf file is for the Super 32 Repeater Tone Panel (Controller) manual. The csi32.pdf file is for the standard CSI 32 Repeater Tone Panel Controller manual. Both the csi32tp.gif and csi32tp.pdf are only the command list from the basic (standard) CSI 32 Tone Panel Controller Manual.

OK, that's about it, good luck and enjoy. There are one or two Adobe PDF Manuals for the standard (basic) tone panel still on the web. A google search should easily find them.
Cheers,
Skipp
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