• 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:


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    RIB's keep dying

    Hello everyone. First post here, and I hope I'm in the right place. I have acquired a bunch of 110w VHF W7 Astro Spectras. I have had the same aftermarket RIB and cables for years, never a problem. I had regular Spectras and MT1000s before the astros. Never had an issue. Once I obtained these...
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    To RIB or Not to RIB

    What is the difference/Positives vs. Negatives of using a programming cable that connects from a radio to a rib to a serial port vs radio direct to serial port?
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    HT1250 Programming Issue

    I was having quite a few difficulties using the Motorola supplied RIB box communicating through a serial USB adapter. I've had success with this set up once... just once. I confirmed the proper Port was being used. I also changed the port both through the computer and the CPS to ensure there...
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    ASTRO Spectra Radio Comm Failure

    When attempting to read a Motorola Astro Spectra with Motorola RIB and CPS version 5.0, I am having trouble part way through the device read and get a Communication failure with radio. The read device process starts fine and I get the typical response on the control head "1 CSQ" and the...
  5. linkinpark9812

    Motorola Spectra Programming Trouble

    Ok, this is somewhat of an odd problem, but I will do my best to explain it. While reading this, keep in mind that I WAS able to program this Radio several times before, with the same equipment and cables and same setup. I have a High powered Spectra with an A9 Head. One day I wanted to...
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    Programming Issues with the STX

    I was programming them for a while, then my board went up. Got my hands on an old 100mhz, RSS shows the error saying that the radio and rib need to be on for it to work when its off, but when the rib is on i get the bus collision error, i have done everything i can think of from changing the...