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Saber X Question

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Saber X Question

Postby ka8ypy » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:53 pm

Will an Astro Saber work in a Saber X??

For those that don't know, a Saber X is to the Saber what a PX300 was to the MX.

Thanks,

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Postby kb3jkp » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:31 pm

astro saber is taller, and the pinout is different....

try it...see what happens...

but bring it to me first,lol

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Saber X

Postby thomasm9 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:24 am

There are four models of Saber X's . Two of them are for Systems Sabers and two are for Astro Sabers. Of the two for Systems Sabers models one of them has a telephone style handset and the other has a speaker/mic control head, the same thing applies for the Astro versions. Be careful about puting the wrong model into the Saber X, it may cause a failure to the power supply inside.
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Postby ka8ypy » Mon May 15, 2006 2:16 pm

Tom,

Thanks for the info...Any Idea how to tell them apart in regards to Astro or System Saber??

DB

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Re: Saber X Question

Postby thomasm9 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:47 am

DB,

Model numbers. I have a manual for the Saber-X and Astro-X and there is a table of six different model numbers. I don't have access to the manual right now but I could get you numbers if you want. They appear to be variations for the systems Saber and Astro Saber. Some versions have hand held control heads and some handsets only. There is a version of the Astor-X out hat uses a W3 type hand held control head.

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Re: Saber X Question

Postby k5hdm » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:28 pm

I would LOVE to find an ASTRO X.. I have the manual also and they look really neat!
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Re: Saber X Question

Postby resqguy911 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:32 pm

If you want a really fast way to tell them apart from the outside, The Saber-X has a 12 channel knob, the Astro-X has a 16 channel knob.
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Re: Saber X Question

Postby NSPD » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:28 pm

resqguy911 wrote:If you want a really fast way to tell them apart from the outside, The Saber-X has a 12 channel knob, the Astro-X has a 16 channel knob.


Both my Saber-X's have a 16ch knob since it was intended for Systems Sabers. There was an Astro-X on ebay recently and one outward difference that I noted was that there was a red emergency button on the top.

One thing I have not been able to get an answer on is whether or not the Handset and HHCH mics are interchangable. Mine has a handset mic, but I would LOVE to be able to change zones.
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Re: Saber X Question

Postby resqguy911 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:35 am

NSPD wrote:
resqguy911 wrote:If you want a really fast way to tell them apart from the outside, The Saber-X has a 12 channel knob, the Astro-X has a 16 channel knob.


Both my Saber-X's have a 16ch knob since it was intended for Systems Sabers. There was an Astro-X on ebay recently and one outward difference that I noted was that there was a red emergency button on the top.

One thing I have not been able to get an answer on is whether or not the Handset and HHCH mics are interchangable. Mine has a handset mic, but I would LOVE to be able to change zones.


Good point, I forgot about the easily forgotten about systems model...
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Re: Saber X Question

Postby RFI-EMI-GUY » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:07 am

I know this is a very old thread, but I have never seen one of these and would like to find one. Is there really such a thing as a Saber X transportable? Pictures and part numbers please?

I should clarify, we have all seen the silver Zero Haliburton cases with a vehicular adaptor and power amp. I am asking about anything resembling a Motorola PX300 "pack set"/ "Lunch Box".
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