• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    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).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

Astro Spectra 12v DC power adapter?

Status
Not open for further replies.

MOCOMD1

Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2009
Messages
50
What does it take to get one of these to run through a wall socket? I understand Motorola sells their power bricks, but those things go for $100+.

Would something like a 12v AC Adapter from radio shack fly?
 

franks_ham

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Aug 1, 2007
Messages
331
Location
Sonoma Co., California
The 15A/13.8VDC power supply will work for powering up and listening, but if you want to transmit at all, go with a Motorola PS.

Another option that has yet to fail me is getting a super-duty power supply from the local electronics parts store. They usually run 50-100$.

Regards,

-Frank C.
 

MOCOMD1

Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2009
Messages
50
Thanks for the info. The 13.8VDC from Radioshack appear to fit the criteria, although i was hoping for something maybe a little cheaper?

I might be pushing my luck though- these high-end radio's aren't meant to be 'cost-effective'.
 

franks_ham

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Aug 1, 2007
Messages
331
Location
Sonoma Co., California
The Spectras & Astro-Spectras from my experience need minimum 12VDC to even turn on, let alone program...Yes these radio's aren't cost-effective at times. Especially being between 5-10 years older than most out there today.

Regards,

-Frank C.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top