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Astro Saber UHF model 1 low beep on start up

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MT2000 man
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Astro Saber UHF model 1 low beep on start up

Postby MT2000 man » Thu May 14, 2015 7:35 pm

Good day all,

I've had this UHF Astro Saber model 1 UHF for quite awhile. I went to turn it on the other day and ( after the green light on the top went out ) it gave a low pitched beep. What does this mean ? The radio still works 100% great. I thought it was possibly the battery that was fried, since I left it on the charger for probably close to 3 weeks and the light on the charger was flashing orange. So, no big deal, I have a fresh battery off my other Astro Saber, I plop that on, and the same thing happens ( low error tone beep ). It reads / writes to the computer fine, etc. So I have no idea what the issue is.

Oh, and on said batteries ( on both batteries actually ) even though I know the second battery is fantastic ( I use it on my 800MHZ model III all the time and lasts for 3 days ) I put the same battery on the model 1, go to transmit and it gives a low battery tone, and the light flashes red. Almost like it thinks the battery is dead, when it's really not.

Did I fry something in this radio by leaving it on the charger too long ? I would think it would be isolated to just the battery that I had left on the charger, but it appears to be doing it on other ( good ) batteries as well.

Any thoughts >

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Re: Astro Saber UHF model 1 low beep on start up

Postby N4KVE » Fri May 15, 2015 7:17 am

When that happens to me, it's because some switch is set to unprogrammed, instead of blank. GARY

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Re: Astro Saber UHF model 1 low beep on start up

Postby MT2000 man » Sat May 16, 2015 6:06 pm

Hmmm, just checked the codeplug and sure enough, there was two switches programmed as "unprogrammed". I changed it to "blank" but she still does the low beep :( Eh, oh well. It works, and that's all I care about lol

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Re: Astro Saber UHF model 1 low beep on start up

Postby resqguy911 » Mon May 18, 2015 4:19 pm

MT2000 man wrote:Hmmm, just checked the codeplug and sure enough, there was two switches programmed as "unprogrammed". I changed it to "blank" but she still does the low beep :( Eh, oh well. It works, and that's all I care about lol


Do you have anything programmed to a switch such as scan or encryption? If you power the radio up in a mode that doesn't have a scanlist or secure mode associated, and the switch is in the enable position you will get a single bonk.
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