I have a (many) irrigation controllers that are no longer being manufactured and the company is defunct with absolutely no support or help in any way shape of form. The controllers are currently in use and are functioning as they should. In general, the controller consists of a central board (CPU) ? with a spread spectrum radio attached to communicate with other controllers (input and output). A vhf radio to receive DTMF tones (input only). A keypad and the station modules which hook via underground wires to the sprinkler heads.
I have a stock pile of spare parts of which most are "plug N Play" but replacing the vhf radio will require a frequency to be set somehow. I am not sure if this is done via the vhf radio or the main board.
I need to interface somehow to view and alter the frequency settings for the vhf radio and or the CPU?
I know this can be done remotely via the spread spectrum radios as I remember watching the technician do so at initial install.
The company that manufactured the irrigation controller was Signature Control Systems, Inc. They were out of California. The controller were rebranded for John Deere at one point. Signature Control Systems is no longer in business (john Deere discontinued offering this system years ago. Some of the SCS products / tech were merged with another irrigation company. The system I have was not part of this and was discontinued. There is no parts or service available from anyone.
Is it possible, to gain access to the system, firmware, etc. to accommodate my needs?
Can you help? If not, do you know someone who can help?
I can take photos if that helps. If you need more info let me know.
Gordon S. ... Show more