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KitN1MCC
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spectra control heads

Postby KitN1MCC » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:25 pm

i have several customers with analog 100 watt spectras i was thinking about just changing out the draws for astro high power spectras for narrow band change over

will the analog control heads work with the astro draws

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Re: spectra control heads

Postby ai4ui » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:23 pm

No, sadly they won't. The cables will, though, so you won't have to tear any vehicles apart to re-run cables. Supposedly you can change the firmware in an A9 to make it a W9, but that is probably more trouble than it is worth.
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Re: spectra control heads

Postby KitN1MCC » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:54 pm

are the sirens

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Re: spectra control heads

Postby ai4ui » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:59 pm

I don't know, never delt with the siren. Hopefully someone else will reply to this post.
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Re: spectra control heads

Postby kc7gr » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:44 pm

HLN1185B and later (I believe the last revision was HLN1185D) will work with either analog or Astro Spectras.

HLN1185A will work only with analog radios.

Keep in mind Astro Spectras have the same time-bomb capacitor problem the analog radios did. If the caps have not been replaced in yours, they should be.

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Re: spectra control heads

Postby Mraudio » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:58 am

On that same note, has anyone compiled a list of exactally what caps need replaced in each model V U 800? I have never done this...but I have 3 spectras now and would rather nip the issue before it becomes one.
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Re: spectra control heads

Postby KitN1MCC » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:31 pm

they will be sent to will first before they go into service


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