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Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

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Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby vk2ual » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:04 am

Gday to all from VK2
I have just bought an Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt but am unsure what programming cable I should be using ? I have T99DX-144w programming cable and am not able to get it to work with my new old stock Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt rig. I am going to use in on the 70cm band in vk as p25 is going off in Sydney with 8 P25 repeaters and more on the drawing board. The T99DX-144w is a great rig for the vk 70cm band but it is always nice to have more power if needed. Well that's all for now thanks for your time and help with this question it is greatly appreciated. 73z Richard VK2UAL

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Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby jackhackett » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:28 am

Which cable do you have, the one that plugs into the 15 pin Accessory jack or the one that plugs into the 25 pin jack? High power Spectras program through the 25 pin jack under the handle.

Also could you post the other model numbers for the radios (the ones labeled ID), they should look something like T04KKD9AW7AN.

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Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby vk2ual » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:34 am

Gday Mate Love The Fr Jack Hackett
I now have it http://www.rfguys.com/product/motorola- ... ming-cable but thank you for your time and help it is greatly appreciated. Richard

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Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby jmr061 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:25 am

What is the rest of your programming setup consist of? Computer with real serial port? What RIB are you using? What version of CPS are you using?

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Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby vk2ual » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 am

Gday to all,
I have my Motorola Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110 Watt is now idling to perfection. I programming cable for the RFguys has a chip in the cable so no need for a R.I.B and I use a usb Adaptor/Convertor cable from the 9 pin to the computer and on the other end the 25 pin goes direct into the Astro Spectra. I am not sure what version of CPS I am using as the software is is on an older pc so I will get back to you with that information. I am very happy with my new High power Motorola Astro spectra, I have owned a 2nd hand 40w Spectra and love it but to own a high power { new old stock - NOS } radio for $100 and seller has had quite a few of these NOS sold 20 ish so far. I am using the resistor mod ie pin 4 to pin 6 using a 560k resistor enabling the radio to be used on VK Aussie Ham Radio 70cm band repeater spectrum from 438.000Mhz - 440.000Mhz. Well that's all for now, I have put a link for the cable and I will get back to you about the CPS version. 73z Richard

http://www.rfguys.com/product/motorola- ... ming-cable

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Re: Astro Spectra T99DX-149W 110Watt programming cable ?

Postby vk2ual » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:57 am

Sorry my pc is an NOS - New Old Stock NEC laptop running Windows XP, I will give you the laptop's specs and cps Ver in my next post. vk2ual


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