• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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  1. K

    Astro Saber Battery 32 hour charge?

    Just picked up an OEM battery (NTN4595D) and on the back of the battery there's a label saying that the battery needs to be charged for 32 hours before initial use. That seems a bit excessive for a NiCad, but why is it? Is there any benefit to charging it for that amount of time? I was under the...
  2. T

    CPS Launch App Error

    Hey team, I have installed the CPS on my system and I am getting this error. It says the system cannot find the file specified. What should I do?
  3. T

    Motorola Astro Saber VHF Test Freq

    Does anyone know the test freq for CSQ1 on the Saber for VHF. I want to test the mic i have to receive on my scanner.
  4. T

    VHF Motorola Astro Saber Shoulder Mic

    Hey everyone, I am looking to get a Shoulder Mic for a VHF Astro Saber. I have heard the Public Safety Mic is not recommended on a VHF unit. Why is this? Also, should I buy a "OEM" model or do the third parties work just as well.
  5. T

    Astro Saber Front Panel Programable?

    Hello, I have just bought a VHF Astro Saber Model 3. Is it capable of being Front Panel Programable like on an XTS?
  6. N

    Saber / Astro-Saber

    Anyone able to help me program my Astro-Saber for listening only in the Southern California Area .. ? Also have a Motorola Saber II, which I know at this point only can be program with DOS on a old computer, if anyone can help me out and a reasonable deal, please let me know, Have 2 sabers...
  7. WQAJ741

    ASTRO trunking

    I have an astro saber that has conventional channels, and the company I am starting work for said I could use my own radio. The issue is that they are UHF trunked...now I heard Astro can do that, but can I have a zone where it is trunked and everything else is still conventional or is it one or...
  8. E

    Naughty "Radio-As-A-Scanner?"

    Hey guys, I've seen a few posts wagging a finger at theoretically programming trunking radios to use as a "scanner only" with p25 systems. Forgive my ignorance, but how does Uniden do it? Is it because there aren't any "I/O" freqs, just banks of freqs, and you risk keying-up in their net? MY...
  9. robo614

    Astro Saber Question - Yes I am sure beat to death

    I am sure this is the 3 thousandth time this question has been asked, but here I go anyway. I did search the forum to find my answer and did not readily see it. I have the following radio: Model #H04KDH9PW7AN SR#465AVU1948 CodePlug: 000C FirmWare: 03.36.00.00 DSP Software: 105.01.06...
  10. A

    Need info about Antenna

    After much searching, I could not find anything about this. So here goes the question. What is the gain of the wideband VHF (136-173Mhz) dipole portable antenna vs. the standard heliflex antenna you would normally see on a Motorola radio. I only ask because I came across one for sale and it...
  11. J

    ASTRO Saber I, RSS R09.05.00 "Codeplug to new..."

    Hi, I have an ASTRO Saber I Model#: H04RDC9PW5AN. I have ASTRO RSS R09.05.00. When I try to read the radio codeplug I get "Codeplug to new for this application." I beleive I have the latest version RSS so it must have been programmed with CPS. Does anyone know a way around this or have a...
  12. bezking

    Motorola CPS RVN4182V (XTS3000)

    Hi all, Will the CPS RVN4182V for the XTS3000 work with the Astro Saber? A MOL search for Astro Saber CPS returns " CPS R05.01.00 ASTRO SABER XTS3000", part RVN4182U, which has been replaced with V. Thanks!
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