Is there a trick to programming the Athearn Challenger (N scale)?

SteamDonkey74 Mar 4, 2009

  1. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    Short answer it is and maybe has programming features not available with other systems. I had difficulties at times with the original DCC++ but haven't had any with DCC++EX, which is not the original DCC++ modified (has been completely rewritten). If I had to program a decoder that fell out of the NMRA specs I have the option to use the additional programming tools they have added along with their support..

    Diagnostics <D ACK> Command

    SPROG and others are also an alternative. One doesn't need to be an electronics or computer person any more though to put a DCC++EX Command Station together.

    Sumner
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  2. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    I have programmed my Challengers using the PR3 and DecoderPro
     
  3. 308GTSi

    308GTSi TrainBoard Member

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    I am willing to learn :)

    My first hurdle was error messages saying DecoderPro is unable to read any CV's .......... If you can help me work through this it will be of a great help to myself and any other DecoderPro owners with an Athearn Challenger.
     

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