Beaglebone SPI RFID reader

I have spent the last few days trying to troubleshoot and properly enable SPI on my Beaglebone Black so that I can use the TRF7960/A RFID reader. A few years ago a group of interns made a cape for the Beaglebone specifically for this RFID reader (BeagleBone Black RFID Adaptor Cape - I have tried using the set-up instructions that they put on the wiki as well as the instructions that are available on the projects Github to no seeming avail. I have also tried the official e-linux instructions to no progress as well. I have disabled the HDMI virtual capes and have the Beaglebone attached to an oscilloscope to test if there is any output. Also, I have tried to enable spidev0.0 which did not fully work. Depending on when I enable each device tree with echo it is either spidev1.0 or spidev2.0.
Output from “uname -a”:

root@beaglebone:~# uname -a
Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone70 #1 SMP Fri Jan 23 02:15:42 UTC 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux

Please help, thank you.