• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

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    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

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Astro Saber mics

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May 5, 2008
ARE they good quality? They look similar to the ones on ebay that seem like they can go either way... some are solid, some are useless. 'dont mean to piss on anyone's cornflakes, just asking if you mean "quality for $22" or quality period.


Banned - Deadbeat Seller
Mar 7, 2006

No offense taken, its a valid question. I have a Pryme brand mic for my XTS 5000 i use on duty and the mic i ordered from the link below (to me anyway) seems like a quality mic. It has the 3.5mm ear peice connector and a good thick & solid coiled cable. The connections to the mic body and the radio pin connector appear to be made (production wise) the same as the Moto mic that was issued to me with 5000 as well as the Pryme mic. I was surprised at the price and originally thought it would be only a secondary mic so i ordered one and figured if i didn't like it i'd toss it in the drawer. I was surprised at the quality construction when i got it. But...as you stated someone else that may order one might not be as impressed with it. Who knows, maybe i got one made on a Monday instead of Friday evening at 4:45pm : )
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