Astro spectra info needed

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racerman1cars
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Astro spectra info needed

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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

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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

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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

Post by VE3TUH »

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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