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Astro spectra info needed

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Astro spectra info needed

Postby racerman1cars » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi, Is the handheld control cable the same for a regular Spectra and an Astro spectra?
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Re: Astro spectra info needed

Postby VE3TUH » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:37 pm

I expect that the control cable is a simple db25 to db25 straight through extension cable, as you can simply also just plug both the A3 and W3 hHCH directly into the radio. So I would have to guess that yes they are the same. This thread probably does not belong in the buy and sell, though.

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Re: Astro spectra info needed

Postby jmr061 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:05 pm

They are not the same and you will smoke your radio if you use the wrong cable.

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Re: Astro spectra info needed

Postby VE3TUH » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:09 am

Sorry. I know that is true between the A3 and W3, different heads, different faceplates on the radio. I expected that the extension cable would be the same, though.


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